Live according to the Word of God – Prayer for October 25. Praise the Lord everybody! In our days the church in America has become as a “Sounding Brass” when it comes to its effectiveness in the Body of Christ.
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. In other words, making a lot of noise about nothing, or with no 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 book stores and cafes. Recently there was a story 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 Ph.D.’s from Seminaries where the Gospel of Christ is just another myth to be studied by nonbelieving theologist. The power outage starts at the top and we all have been contributor at one time or another. Christian talk a good game these days but unfortunately it is mostly for show with no substance.
We all know what we are doing and what we are not doing, and so does God. It’s time that 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, who preach the true Gospel of Christ, are vilified by those who would call good evil and evil good.
It is time for us to fall in line with Gods word and His spirit
This is not the time for the Church to fall away from faith and sound doctrine. It is time for us to fall in. Fall in line with Gods word and His spirit. It is time to repent from our wayward ways and start taking authority over our flesh and our short comings. 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