In Galatians 4:19,20 Paul expresses great concern over the Galatians, “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you.” I believe Jesus is currently voicing the same sentiment toward the American church. There are two distinct ministries of the Lord Jesus that need to be formed in each of us! The priestly Christ offers forgiveness for failure, but the kingly Christ offers judgment for open rebellion!
The Gospels present Jesus as the Suffering-Servant Savior but Revelation reveals Him as a triumphant King killing charalatans. Can we represent both as needed? Jesus judges and wars in Revelation. Are we prepared to judge and war with Him? We seem to have more in common with Thyatira than any other church right now. What Jesus had against Thyatira, He has against numerous segments of the today’s American church. Will Jesus judge the church? We can bet on it! Revelation 2:20 says, “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”
How many denominations can we count that have voted to accept and ordain homosexuals? Verse 21 fits every one of them, “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.” What happens when time runs out? Verse 23 happens, “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.” As the judge, Jesus kills the disciples of apostasy. In Revelation, Jesus kills more than He saves. Judgment will come to every apostate church He warns as a Priest.
“The Call” is a ministry-challenging young people to purity. As they plan to meet and minister in Sacramento, to this date the churches have refused to house them because of their stand against homosexuality. When the church tolerates and refuses to take a stand against sexual sin, judgment follows. While many of us are seeking judgment on political leaders defiling the land, we may have to wait until judgment hits apostate church leaders first. God’s justice on Ananias and Sapphira preceded justice on Herod in Acts. Judgment in the church probably precedes judgment on politicians!