The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Administration of the Kingdom of God, continued

Ask rain from the Lord at the time of the spring rain—the Lord who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man. (Zechariah 10:1—NASB)

There is a smell of rain in the air. Our Lord Jesus is ready to pour the water of life on all who are thirsty for righteousness.

There also are other waters that we are not so sure of. Gideon's army was selected on the basis of how the soldiers drank the water. This is still true today. We are not to jump into the pool like so many fools without watching carefully for the enemy. We always, always, always are to test the spirits—even if the leadership encourages us to just accept the spirit that is present and give ourselves to it.

There are waters that are not of God. Then it is not a case of how we drink the water but of making sure the water we are drinking actually is the Holy Spirit.

How can we tell? It can be difficult. Seasoned warriors, believers and elders of substantial experience are rushing to partake of the "waters of refreshing and renewal."

Yet I am disquieted in my soul. I asked the Lord what spirit this is that is becoming prominent in America. The only answer I received was, "delusion."

Was this the Lord? Some experienced ministers that I respect would answer, "Never!"

But I am not certain. I see red flags. When there are exhibitions that obviously are not of God and the eldership is not stopping them, how am I to believe that Jesus Christ is in control?

When I hear believers telling how wonderful their experiences were but who are not glorifying Christ, how can I be certain this is God?

When I see advertisements about how the "bar is open" and we should come and drink, drink, drink, and yet no mention is made of presenting our body a living sacrifice, of taking up our cross and following the Master, I have serious doubts. Do you?

I do not see the bloody nailprints! I do not hear the call to the cross, to the crucifixion of the adamic nature! I know the majority of the churchgoers of our day are babies. Do the babies need to hear how they can go and have more fun because the bar is open? Or do they need to hear about the moral age of horrors that is upon us and of their need to grow in the Lord until they are prepared to stand and help those around them when the Gentile holocaust arrives?

The incessant repetition of grace, grace, grace, rapture, rapture, rapture has created multitudes of churchgoers whose idea of preparing for the Kingdom of God is to jump up and down next to their pews so they will be ready for the "rapture."

Can you imagine taking a group like this and telling them the bar is open and the drinks are on the house? All they need is more spiritual fun. Right?

This is why I see red flags. The renewal movements are not following the patterns offered by the great types of the Scriptures. After Pentecost is to come judgment, war, and personal reconciliation to God, not more fun as we splash merrily about in the waters (from whatever source).

To be continued.