WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, Matthew 23:15
Paul warned the Corinthians that he was coming with a rod. He showed up to deal with sexual immorality in which the individual would not repent. The end result was Paul released Layer Four of God’s love and delivered the individual to satan for the destruction of his flesh. He did it in the hope the individual would repent under the weight of the affliction. Paul made it clear that this was standard procedure. It is part of carrying the Rod of God and this should be normal Christian life for those in leadership. Where is this in today’s church? Where is this in the leadership that give people only acceptance and forbearance? Where is this in churches that undertake marketing surveys to discover what people want and give it to them? Under the guise of ministering to the lost, much of today’s church leadership has abandoned truth. Often a desire to build a large congregation demands the watering down of the Gospel where a choice is made to never talk about sin! When we compromise God’s Word winning the lost can make them twice the son of hell, according to Jesus in Matthew 23:15. We want every believer to be empowered to act just like Jesus whether raising the dead or making them dead. In today’s church, many get a form of religion with little Godliness and no power. Jesus said in Matthew 7, “Depart from Me, you worker of iniquity, I never knew you.” We are beginning to see church leaders so full of compromise, they may hear these words on Judgment Day!