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Great article by Camilla, she really stirs up the thoughts and gets you thinking about why.

I agree that part of the reason we see weakness in out churches is the lack of Bible Prophecy teaching.

We are asleep or distracted to the signs all around us.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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Do You Want to Know Why the Church Is Weak?

By Camilla Smith


The other day I heard a very famous preacher (a great one) speaking about why the church was so weak. Unfortunately I was in the car, pulling into the garage with groceries when the sermon was beginning and I didn’t get to hear very much of it. Obviously, I do not know what his conclusion was. But when I heard him pose the question to the congregation, “Why is today’s church so weak?” I blurted out “Because nobody preaches about the end times!”  The radio probably didn’t hear me, so that is why I am writing this down.  And that is what I truly believe. 

I wonder if you polled churches of today, how many are pastors are teaching Bible prophecy? I mean really getting into the heart of it, week after week after week–not just a little two or three week series. To me, it is essential that Christians know and understand what is just around the corner. Satan certainly seems to have no trouble deciphering where we are in God’s prophetic timeline, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that Christians should have a pretty good grasp of it?  How else can we go on the offensive? 

How many ministers in the average American church are teaching the truth about the Second Coming of Jesus?  Will they mention Israel and the God-given signs that have been fulfilled about God’s chosen people?  Are they talking about the Rapture?  Do they describe the Great Tribulation and go into detail?  Do they focus on the wrath of God and the rise of the Antichrist, the Millennial Kingdom and the New Heaven and the New Earth?  What about all those millions of demons that are going to be unleashed in that horrible seven year period between the Rapture and the Battle of Armageddon?    

How many pastors are willing to go out there on a limb and talk about Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Thessalonians, and (should we say it?) Revelation? Oh, I don’t know about Revelation. Pretty scary stuff there.  Might offend someone. Besides, it is written in secret code and not meant for us to understand.     

Whatever.     

I am not a Bible scholar. I am not a Bible expert. I am barely a Bible student, but I am getting there. And the more I learn about Bible prophecy, the more I want to know. I cannot get enough of the stuff.  I don’t understand why more people are not demanding to hear what Bible prophecy is about.  Is it just not the most fascinating subject ever?  I believe God told Daniel to seal up his prophecy until the time of the end, and we are at the time of the end, so what’s the holdup?  We need to look into this! And that is exactly what a few great “end times” experts are doing today—unsealing the very intricate prophecy that was meant for the people of the last days—that would be US.  It is no wonder we are (well they are) figuring all this out. But these prophecy experts are few and far between and they can’t do it by themselves!  They need pastors to take it to the masses.   

There is some end times prophecy that was meant specifically for the very people who would understand it, the people that it would be relevant to. Why else does it make sense to us?  We ARE that group of people. It is all beginning to make perfect sense now. It is all coming together in such an orchestrated manner that there is only one explanation—the God who knew the beginning to the end from the beginning, has put it in our grasp and customized His word for the people of this time in history. 

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