Friday, August 19, 2016

HAPPY SABBATH + A Word From The Word?!









That Sermon
Convinced Me
AND
Opened My Understanding
Today
BUT
Something Important Was Missing
For
I Didn't Feel The Need To Change 
Any Of My Old Ways!



That Sermon Was En Pointe!
I Tell You
My Conscience Was Seriously Aroused
BUT
Something Was Missing
For
My Head Is Still In The Cloud!



That Sermon Was Amazing!
It Surely Gave Me All The Feels!
It Excited All My Emotions
BUT
Get Me On My Knees?!
Oh, Puleeze!!

So, Brethren
Is The State Of Modern Christianity
Appealing To Heads
Dampening Hearts
AND
Tickling Senses!
No Jesus In Joy Is Found 
BUT
A Whole Lotta Satan
On The Go-To Chart Carts
That Seriously Freely Abound!

A Sermon That Leaves Your Senses Roiling
Is Seriously Lacking The Holy Spirit Of God!
It Lacks The Seasoning Of Reasoning Together
By Which God Calls
All ... To His Holy Heart!

"Come Let Us Reason Together!"
IS
A Call To Parlay!
God Will Show You
His Sure Certain Way
AND
He Will Prove To You
That Looking Out For You Is His Way!

But ...

A Sermon That Appeals
Only To Your Learned-Human Head 
AND
Your Excitable Skin
Is Not Going To Turn You Away
From Your Own Wicked Way!

Remember ...

God Said That
The Heart Of Man Is Deceitful
Desperately Wicked
AND
Beyond All Knowing
AND
If You Trust In Your Own Heart
With No Input From Him Who Died
You Should Know That For Your Sin
You, Yourself
Are Going To Have To Die!

So ...

Without A Convinced
Convicted Understanding
That "Good News!" Message
Will Fall Upon
A Very Hard Heart
The Stony Unproductive Ground
Where Not A Good Fruit Tree 
Will E'er Be Found!

And, So ...

We See - Here -
A Need For Renewal
Revival
Reformation 
A Need For The Under-Shepherds
To Invite The Holy Spirit
To Guide Them
In Preparing For The People
A Straight 
Two-Edged Sword Word!
A Word From The Word
Blessed Of Heaven
AND
Not From
The Downloads Of The Popularly Pious Of 
The TV-Land World!
A Word That Will Cull Believing Sheep 
From The Doubting Goat Herd
Causing Them To Change Their Ways
AND
Be Found Fit For Jesus Christ To Keep!

Jesus Said That
In His Kingdom
There Will Be A Congregation
Made Up Of 
Every Kindred
Every Nation
Every People
Every Tongue!
A People
With Heads And Hearts
In Alignment
With The Holy Spirit
Convinced
AND
Convicted
Not Emotionally Caught Up
AND
Swayed By Smooth Rhetoric
AND
The Devilish Dark Arts!

Are You Able To 
On The Good Word Heard To Stand
OR
Is Your Good Word Heard
Leaving You Flailing Around
In Sinking Sand?



Have You Heard 
Any
Convicting 
Convincing
Straight And Sure Word Sermons
Lately?

Has A Good Word
Recently
Caused Your Heart
To Leap With Joy In Jesus!

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God Is The God
Of
Full Disclosure!
God Lays His Love
On
Our Line!
God Lays Bare
His Character
For Our Inspection
And
Calls Us
To His Way
Where
Hope 
Help 
And
Healing
Are Off Of
The Heavenly Fruit Vine!

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Trust God's Words 
NOT
Your Preacher's!