Live according to the Word of God – Prayer for October 25. Praise the Lord, everybody! It sometimes seems that in recent times the Church has become “sounding brass” when it comes to its effectiveness in the Body of Christ. Haven’t you noticed?
Bible Verse for Today
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1)
The dictionary says “sounding brass” means 1. resounding; resonant; 2. having an imposing sound and little content; pompous, and in other words, making a lot of noise about nothing or without effect.
We have learned over the years how to put on a good show with large mega-churches and all-inclusive “Christian centers” with on-site bookstores and cafes. Recently, a story was written about a church in Detroit that put in ATM machines for the offering. We’ve created Gospel stars and have made “idols” of our men of God who, in turn, have accepted our accolades and have sought titles with more grandeur than “Preacher” or “Pastor.”
They are no longer taught and led by the Holy Spirit; instead, they seek PhDs from Seminaries where the Gospel of Christ is another myth to be studied by nonbelieving theologists. The power outage starts at the top, and we all have been contributors at one time or another. Christian talks are a good game, but unfortunately, it is mainly for a show with no substance.
We all know what we are doing and are not doing, and so does God. So it’s time we each search ourselves and ask God to remove every stumbling block. Including ourselves.
The full power of God cannot flow through a cracked or “dirty” vessel. That has been our problem from the pulpit to the door; compromise and the lust of the flesh and the eye have corroded our values, doctrine, and our vision in the body of Christ. Those who would point the way back and preach the true Gospel of Christ are vilified by those who call good evil and evil good.
It is time to fall in line with Gods word and His spirit
This is not the time for the Church to fall away from the faith and sound doctrine. It is time to follow God’s Word and His Spirit. It is time to repent from our wayward ways and take authority over our flesh and shortcomings.
God has made His power available to us by His Spirit, and we must start displaying that power in everything we do. God bless you all.
Live According to the Word of God Prayer for Today
Father God, forgive us for our failing voice in this world. Lord, we don’t want to be a sounding brass. God, help us to be an effective voice for your kingdom. Lord, teach us to live according to the Word of God. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Also read: GOD CARES FOR YOU Prayer for October 24