Monday, April 20, 2009

"Falling Away"

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Last night I felt the Lord said to me that there was going to be a "falling away" in the church. Many believe a great revival is coming (possibly), but there will be a falling away. Even now we are seeing it. I have noticed many Christians have turned their back on the Lord and walked away from Him. I have noticed that some who were once "on fire" have become cool, lukewarm and indifferent. I have also noticed that so many seem unexcited and weary concerning the things of God. Many just sit "unmoved", "uninterested" and "preoccupied" during our church services.

I remember when you could hardly wait to go to church, knowing that God was going to meet you there. There was a hunger and thirst for the presence of God. Now we only "talk" about that hunger-- it's not pursued. Prayer and Bible reading were daily disciplines, now they are neglected for weeks at a time.

Am I describing you? Has there been a "falling away" from God in your life? Are you neglecting your relationship with Him? Have you lost the excitement for Him that you once had? Does going to His house "bore" you? Is reading the Bible a "chore"? Are you too busy for God? Do you still have the joy of your salvation? Are you more interested in and more concerned with other things than the things of God? Have you lost the excitement and anticipation of meeting with the Lord and having Him speak to your heart? Have you lost your first love? How would you describe your relationship with the Lord-- hot, warm, cold, exciting, unenthused?

If that describes you, you need to lay down all unnecessary distractions that are in your life, find a prayer closet, go in, shut the door behind you and stay there until you "touch the hem of His garment" and have a personal encounter with the living God and allow Him to cause the flames of revival to begin to blaze and burn within you.

Have a great day. Don't be numbered among those who are falling away.. fall back to Him.

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