INTRODUCTION

As I watched the Passion 2013 Conference online, (which I wrote about here, and will update when time allows) and as I saw the reported 60,000 young people in attendance, and heard the sometimes disturbing messages they were being fed and how the gospel message was being diluted or even ignored at this conference, a deep concern began to rise up within me for all of these young people, and I am sure within the hearts of many other Christians as they watched, as well! 

As the cameras scanned the crowd, and I saw a close-up of some of their faces, the reality of the need to warn this generation and young believers  — as well as an urgency to sound the alarm to all Christians who have a passion to contend for the faith and to expose spiritual deception — began to stir within my heart, and the words for this poem began to come together. 

When those of us who are followers of Christ see young people being misled by those ‘preachers’/speakers who neglect to proclaim God’s Word and do not take the time to present the gospel, and instead twist God’s Word to make it about themselves or those in their audience, and plan so-called ‘revivals,’ such as the Code Orange Underground Revival that took place by ‘invitation only, ‘ and started on January 15th,  (and as many of us learned on Twitter through Steven Furtick, that it was ‘the first of 8 Code Orange Underground meetings in 2013′) as well as witnessing the twisting of God’s Word by those who spoke at the ‘Awakening Revival’ that took place at the end of January of this year and ended Saturday, February 2nd, that should be enough to fill our hearts with concern and compassion for this generation!

We as Christians who are grieved by what we see taking place in the name of Christianity, must first pray, and then ‘rise up’ and lovingly speak the truth whenever possible to all who are being led astray by those who are distorting the truth of God’s Word.  We must pray and ask God to open the hearts and minds of those who are being spiritually deceived, and pray for God to give us many opportunities to share with them the Biblical, soul saving, life-changing gospel, that is the power of God unto salvation! (Romans 1:16)

We must also gently point out to them how these speakers distort Scripture, in spite of how sincere they seem when they seek to raise awareness of — and money for — a cause that tugs at one’s heart — such as ‘sex trafficking’ — and how this can bring credibility to their ministry and cloud one’s ability to discern what is really being said. 

Above all, we must also help them realize the importance of seeking after God alone, and the need to test these men’s (and women’s) words against Scripture (Acts 17:11) so they will not be deceived.

When time allows, please take the time to listen to Chris Rosebrough of ‘Fighting For The Faith’ give his Biblical sermon review of Steven Furtick’s ‘Awakening Revival’ message. 

Here’s a Biblical analysis given by Bezel333 of a sermon ‘preached’ by  Sergio Delamora of Cornerstone Church, which is located in San Diego CA.  (Never heard of him before).  There are so many who twist God’s Word these days, that it’s impossible to keep up with them all!

And just to show you how absurd things are becoming in the name of Christianity today, and how important it is to read and study God’s Word, and to pray for discernment so you will not accept everything as being  from God, please consider watching the video below that I found on YouTube in 2009.  At the start of this video, Ramie Whalen, of MorningStar Ministries, claims that ’40 were healed during the Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey.’  I apologize ahead of time to those of you who may end up getting this song stuck in your head!  Ugh!

Thank you very much for stopping by, and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems. 

God Bless You

~Mary/Living4HisGlory

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Therefore, I declare to you today, that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.  Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.  Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.  I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.  So be on your guard!  Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”  (Acts 20:26-31)

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and of His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”  (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”  (Titus 1:9)

“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.”  (Titus 2:1)

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.

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RISE UP!

Rise up, O Christian with discernment, and let your voice be heard

By the many who are being led astray by those who distort the truth of God’s

Holy Word

A precious generation is being taken captive by men who simply entertain

Young Christians blindly follow faithfully, yet in their sin many still remain

Some preachers mention Jesus as the Savior, but the gospel is rarely made so clear

To cause this generation to repent and tremble, as we sense Christ’s return is indeed

drawing very near

Some preachers raise awareness of — and focus on — injustices that seems to validate

what they say

So please warn them to test their words in light of Scripture, and for discernment they

must truly pray

Many of us are grieved and overwhelmed by all we hear and see take place

Pastors bring shame to the name of Christ, as well as ignore sin and repentance, and

God’s amazing grace,

They twist God’s Word, preach about themselves, and one even used God’s name

in vain,

By their empty words and disrespect, they treat the gospel with disdain,

Revivals started not by a move of God, but produced by man’s efforts and entertain

instead,

Are causing this generation to not know the one true God; they’re being spiritually

misled,

Rise up and let your voice be heard, speak out in any way you can,

Make clear the sinful state of man, and God’s gracious redemptive plan,

Be bold in exposing these men’s errors, but let God’s love guide every word you say,

Be patient with those who disagree, and please be sure to pray,

For it’s only God who can help them see that they have been deceived,

Emotionally charged, flesh satisfying messages with no power to save, is what many

have received

Rise up and speak truth to the one who’s lost, to the one who has been led astray

Deceived by men who claim to know the risen Christ, allow God to use you to show

them the way…

The way to discern, the way to learn, so they can know if a message is Biblical

and true

If your heart breaks for them, rise up and speak out to them, the one God could use

could very well be…you

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