The Spirit & The Bride Say…

June 4, 2014

Friends,
Please read Israeliteindeed’s exhortation she posted today:

The Message of the Church

by israeliteindeed

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Rev. 22:17)

To what do the Spirit and the Bride say, “Come”?

Do they say, “Come and fill our pews”?
Do they say, “Come and support our programs”?
Do they say, “Come and reform your life a little”?
Do they say, “Come and add a little religion to your weekly to-do list”?
Do they say, “Come and be part of a club that will make you feel better about yourself”?

While many who profess to be the Bride–the Church–are saying these things to the unsaved, the Spirit is not saying these things to the unsaved.

The Spirit of God is calling unbelievers to come and take the water of life, which is Jesus and His so-great salvation. He specifically addresses His invitation to the thirstyand the desirous, for the “doing just fine, thank-you” crowd has no need of a Physician, but those who know they are sick.

For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jer. 2:13)

I may sound like a broken record, but it’s true–many churches in America today are broken cisterns which hold no water. In the name of the Lord, people have left Him and done their own thing for Him–a thing He has not commanded, and which will not profit. If the thirsty go to their services, they find nothing to drink. If the hungry go, they find no bread. In fact, surrounding them on the pews are mostly people who don’t really want true food and drink. They are fed the worthless junk food that keeps the coffers full and the show showing, and they love to have it so (Jer. 5:31). They eat and eat this food, but never grow; they are always learning but never coming to a knowledge of the Truth. They have a name that they are alive, but they are the walking dead, because Jesus and His Living Water is not among them. If they evangelize, their converts are worse off than they are. Those who came thirsty and hungry eventually join their desensitized and malnourished ranks, or leave in search of true food, depending upon how bad they want it.

Here is the rest of it:
http://israeliteindeed.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-message-of-the-church/

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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