1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
I’m watching our society erode into darkness. The moral decline of mankind has become exceedingly corrupt. The world has come full circle mirroring the days of Noah. Our world is filled with the acceptance of transgenderism, homosexuality, pedophilia, beastiality, pornography, adultery, promiscuous sex, nakedness, witchcraft, idolism, coveting, murder, abortion, drunkenness, drug addiction, and abuse, denial of the truth and a disregarding of commonsense. Sobriety is forsaken by the masses and the true God the creator of the heavens and earth is not feared today in our society.
Genesis 6:5-8 ¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
The Church, the Body of Jesus Christ has once again found favor in the eye’s of the Lord. Jehovah-jireh. He has provided a way back to Him through the sacrifice and shed blood of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ!
The world is filled with religions, and denominations, and rules, and regulations of mankind. There are churches that have meeting up to three times a day and they have daycare and coffee shops and dance music and video games for the kids. They have large and small group meetings.
These churches also have entertainment brought in to the house of the Lord with famous musicians, and artist and all kinds of things that will connect you to a higher power, but they are lacking the One true element that is needed! Truth, conviction, the power of the Holy Ghost!!!
The presence of God!!!
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
We are proud in the spirit, arrogant with our faith, filled with idle bread, and hardhearted to the outcast. The house of the Lord is filled with gossip and indecision. There is no peace because there is no repentance; there is no persecution because there is no witness. There is no testimony because there is no sacrifice. There is no sacrifice because there is no fear.
No fear, no true belief that God is real and all knowing, and everywhere, all-powerful.
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots! The apostate churches that have torn off the doors to the houses of God and have allowed chaos to rain supreme.
Sin is allowed in the houses of God and in the lives of Christians. Search the scriptures and you’ll find that over and over again God’s people wondering down the wayward road of losing.
We don’t want to hear that we shouldn’t be watching cable television.
We don’t want to hear that we shouldn’t be listening to music that is identical with secular music.
We can’t identify Jesus Christ as one who is banging his head to some heavy metal so-called Christian rock group, or bumping His head to some hip hop music that has applied His name to the lyrics.
The world rebels in their wickedness, but still has the sense to see that the church has become corrupt with the things that the world entertains itself with.
I’ve heard many comments by those who are not walking with the Lord remark about the elements of the modern day church.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
We are to be holy as the Lord is holy and activities that are allowed in the houses of God that are clearly an abomination should be resisted and refuted by the men and women of the churches.
The Lord has given instruction in His Word on the things that we are to have no compromise with. Christians must turn away from the deception of wickedness and turn to the Word of God for instruction.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
The Word of God clearly states how His people should walk and the direction they should walk in. Drunkenness is to be influenced by the conditions of our environment, and we are to be sober without the intoxication of the world. We are to be witnesses of the light of Jesus Christ.
John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Jesus Christ is the light that is in us but if we refuse to walk in the light we will be deceived!
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
The world doesn’t understand the truth. They walk in darkness, and the churches that use the methods of the world to bring the world into the churches are walking in darkness. The truth must be declared!
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Ministers and Christians who continue to walk in darkness are refusing to submit their sin to the cross at Calvary. They continue to pick it up and carry it with them.
Ephesians 5:14-21 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Turn away from the drunkenness of society and the world, and seek the Lord while He may be found. Be sober!
1Cor 6: 9-11 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Church of Jesus Christ wake up be sober! There is still time to make things right with the Lord. Listen to reason, search the scriptures. It’s time to bring back the altars in the houses of God. Bring back the altar calls. Let the people repent for their sins. Let them know that they have sinned against the Lord. Set them free. Tell them the truth.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The truth is that everyone is hurting from something that has happened to them in there life. This tragic life altering event has caused you to separate yourself from true morality, and if you’re a believer in Jesus Christ but your walk is not where it should be, now is the time to get it right. This is the come to Jesus moment for you. If you’re bound by lust, bound by alcohol, bound by drug addiction, bound by pornography, bound by all of the sins in life and you are spiritually drunk, now is the time to confess your sin, and to once and for all be set free.
Luke 21:34 ¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Jesus Christ is coming soon and you need to be ready!
Nahum 1:2-8 2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
The time is at hand! The time now in this day and hour is to be sober. Jesus Christ is coming!
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: