Summary: Tells us We should be powered by.... PRAYER!!!!
WHAT ARE YOU POWERED BY?
As a God called Evangelist, and traveling around
to several different churches, and not to mention
several different denominations.
Just this year I’ve been in the Pentecostal,
Apostolic, Church of God, 1st Baptist, Missionary
Baptist, and the list goes on and on!
What we are seeing is The Churches are all
seem to be gasping for air!
Churches are losing their power
and their lives are slowly dying away!
All over this country there are church congregations
that are dying this slow death because they
Have No Vision!
They are just focused on paying their next bill
and wondering if its gonna get paid
or someone in the congregation has split
and half of the people or more has
left with them!!!
They’re struggling to just maintain what
membership that they have!!!
Churches have lost their passion today
for those who don’t have any idea about
God’s Grace and His goodness and His Love!
They have got themselves into a rut!!
They just want to stay in that comfort zone!
Their only mission is to keep their doors open!
Their plans don’t measure up to God’s size!!!
I SERVE A BIG GOD TONIGHT
HOW ABOUT YOU???
Because they’re afraid, and they have convinced
themselves that they can’t get any larger,
because they can’t handle it
and they think that they can’t handle it now!!!
They’ve lost their power and they have
convinced themselves that if anything gets
done then they’ll have to do it theirself!!!
People churches today have forgot that
God is their Strength
and they have forgot that God is
And they have forgot that Prayer is
where their power is at
And as a result they’re dying and dwindling
and they are declining in that purpose
and God’s passion and God’s power
Along with these churches that are dying
is another group that’s dying that slow death
and they don’t even know it
Just like someone who has cancer and they
don’t know it!!
These churches are carrying on and totally
unaware that their very souls are being
eaten away with something that’s more deadly
They are being eaten up by the devil himself
and these churches are most deadly because
there are no outward signs
everything seems just hunky dory!!!
New people are joining all the time!!!
They have new programs popping up
and they have plenty of money
but when you look at what’s really happening
you’d be crazy to think
ALL IS WELL!!! AMEN
JESUS SAID IN REV. 3:14-18
And unto the angel of the church of
the Laodiceans write’
These things saith the Amen, the faithful
and true witness, the beginning of
the creation of God;
I know thy works, that thou art neither
cold nor hot: I would thou wert
cold or hot
So then because thou art lukewarm
and neither cold nor hot I will spew thee
out of my mouth
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art
wretched, and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked!!!
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried
in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and
white raiment, that thou mayest be
clothed and that the shame of thy nakedness
do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with
eye salve, that thou mayest see!!!
I can see the large congregation’s that’s
growing and growing and they boast that
they have a 500 thousand $ budget!
But people they are neglecting that firm
foundation that God commands them to lay
that firm foundation that would grow their
Church, and it would grow their ministry
for many years to come.
BUT GUESS WHAT?
GOD HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OF IT!
Churches all across this nation are building
bigger buildings to house all the people
but GUESS WHAT?
they don’t have no altars!!
They are missing the whole point of the matter
THE POWER OF PRAYER!!!
In the Churches today the stock holders or
the Christians are looking for charismatic
leaders, that will have people holding on
to every word,
And all the time God is looking
for people who will seek Him on their knees!!
Can you see it today?
Can you see what their lacking
What is it that eats away at this thriving
congregation in the large churches, that’s
growing in members
and their growing in money
and their growing in popularity
and their growing in power in
their local communities, BUT
they are just going through the motions!!
They wonder why God ain’t moving among them!
They wonder why they don’t see people healed
They wonder why they don’t see people delivered
God’s Power is being neglected!!!!!
That’s what the difference is that I see