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If He wrote Martha, Martha Across the Sky...,

(would we hear?)



Luke 10:38 "Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

It was sometime in 1987 and I was at church praying in an upstairs room. On that particular day, I was praying for the churches specifically concerning many things the Lord had been showing me (that previous year) about the apostasy. I had been beside myself with grief over what the Lord had been showing me (about the true extent of the apostasy). I agonized in my own heart over why such a thing as an apostasy should even exist, and I was heart broken over the fact that --in one way or another, we have all been playing our own part in it unaware.

As I prayed, the Lord reminded me that when He had first starting showing me the extent of the apostasy (during that previous year), it was met with my own denial. I did not want it to be true --and I certainly did not want to believe that I had had any part in it. It was just this typical kind of reaction on our part --that I was praying about on behalf of the churches and that I was praying that the Lord would make a way to get us all past our denial, so that He can turn us. Corporate denial on the part of the churches and her leaders is the very thing that contributes to the self-deception, which perpetuates error and increases deception in the churches, i.e. in Christendom as a whole. This attitude (it's not my church or it's not my ministry) is not limited to church leaders, it is preached, even fostered in the churches.If we are willing to even admit the apostasy exists, none of us want to believe that it has anything to do with us. Hearing what the Spirit is saying 'to the churches' is very much a matter of choice.

The church leaders to whom I had been sent to speak, either rejected it right off -or typically, they believed it was scriptural that there would be an apostasy but were certain it did not include them. One after another of the pastors I had spoken to, admonished and rebuked me because they did not believe God would send anyone to tell them that their ministry was teaching anything less than the absolute truth of God's word. My response was to fast and pray throughout that entire year, not wanting to be 'coming against' God's anointed and appointed leadership.

As I knelt there praying, asking the Lord to forgive me and to grant me repentance (if I was 'coming' against His leadership) I wept even harder as I kept asking the Lord to forgive me. I told Him -- "they keep saying these things are not so and are not of God --and they say I am being rebellious." I don't understand, Father. You keep telling me to tell them, but they keep saying it is not You.

As I prayed, suddenly the Lord said, "If I wrote 'Martha, Martha' across the sky, the church still would not get it." Since I was not exactly sure what the Lord meant by that, with question in my voice I replied, "Ok, --but Lord, I don't 'get it' either?" I wept all the more (I wondered whether I understood anything at all). At this, the Lord intervened and said -I am trying to show you something: I told you to go and to speak into the ears of the leaders of my people. The pastors who are telling you that you are being rebellious when you tell them these things -they are rebellious in my sight. But when you begin to believe them and then, you refuse to speak to them about these things --which I have sent you to speak to them-- that is when you have become rebellious in My sight.

I should now explain that from what the Lord taught me then (and since then) 'the apostasy' is not some great falling away from God --by the unsaved world. To me --the understanding I have from the Lord and from His word is that the great apostasy is a great falling away from the truth which is in, by and of the church --i.e., Christendom itself. The apostasy is a departure from the truth, it is a turning from the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, (and from the truth of God's word) to another Jesus and another gospel, it is about departing from the truth in ways we know not.

No one wants to believe that any of us have by any means 'departed from the truth' --much less that any of us have had any part in turning from the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But that is exactly what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches. Even the thought that we have compromised the truth is abhorrent to us (and rightfully so!) So unthinkable is that to those who love the Lord and His word that the enemy of our souls has used even this against us. We abhor even the thought that we could be teaching and receiving anything less than the 'unadulterated truth' of God's word. Yet here a little and there a little, bit by bit the enemy has sought to undermine the truth of the Gospel --in the churches, right under our noses-- bringing things contrary to the truth in unaware.

My prayers since that day have been concerning our need for grace (in the churches) to humble our hearts to hear things we don't want to hear, to be willing to allow the Lord to show us things we do not want to believe, so that in spite of our tendency to choose denial, we will allow the Lord to uncover the devices of the enemy against us individually and against the churches corporately.

It does not even matter whether we understand (yet) how the churches individually and corporately are playing (each) their own part in the apostasy (in ways that we know not). It is true whether we perceive it or not, whether we understand it or not, whether we want to believe it or not, whether we want to receive it or not. Just because we don't agree with it or because we want to deny it, does not make it any less true. You do not have to believe me at all, but you do have an obligation to humble your heart and go before the Lord to allow Him to show you what He is saying about this to you and to your church or ministry.

When I asked the Lord why is it so tough to get this across to believers but even more so to church leaders? the Lord responded by asking why I was surprised at this. Then He gave me this example from scripture, He said, "What was the one sin the pharisees would not confess?" (I said I don't know Lord.) He then said, "It was their own apostasy." In their positions, they were the anointed and appointed leaders of God's own people. As such they were more than willing to acknowledge the sins of the people. But their own sin, that of their own apostasy, their own departure from the truth, was the one thing they refused to hear and would not acknowledge. The pharisees prided themselves on being the doers, teachers and even the preservers of God's word. They prided themselves that they "see"... yet they would not acknowledge this one thing even when confronted with it by the Lord Himself.

Sadly, human nature has not changed, there are many today who say they "see" ... but yet still refuse to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches... When the pharisees (as the leaders of God's own people) would not confess their own apostasy, it was according to their accountability before God that Jesus said to them: "because you say you see, your sin remains." John 9:41 Jesus said unto them, "If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, we see; therefore your sin remaineth."



It is imperative that today's church leaders do not do the same (reinforce themselves in denial) but that we should learn from the examples given us in scripture concerning Israel's ways and doing. It is for each man (or woman) to open their hearts to the Lord (in this matter) and allow Him to show them, instead of stubbornly turning a deaf ear, not wanting to believe that we have had any part in the apostasy --at best, that is carnality and at worst, it is idolatrous.

I know that when we are first presented with the possibility of contributing to the apostasy, it is a horrendous thought. Nevertheless, the only truly spiritual response should be to resist the tendency to say this cannot be so and instead, we should run to the Lord asking Him to show us in what ways it can be and is so.

Another misconception many people have is that the church will one day look and all of a sudden (bingo) a great apostasy will occur. But the apostasy is not all at once, it does not come suddenly. It comes upon the churches unaware by a subtle gradual turning away from the truth, here-a-little and there-a-little. It is a gradual compromise of the Gospel of Grace, here-a-little and there-a-little until we have unwittingly and unknowingly turned aside to another gospel.

Psychology's attempts to improve, behavior modify and revamp a dead Adam to make the old nature acceptable in the sight of God and man is another major facet of the apostasy. As is the prosperity message, the gospel of self, the gospel of us as the spiritual new man, and the gospel of being all that "we" can be, the humanist manifesto disguised as the gospel. The Gospel is about the substitutionary work of God in Christ, it is about all Jesus Christ being all that HE IS in us and for us in our place. We are new creatures in Christ but this does not mean that we are the new man. The spiritual new man is the Lord from heaven. (cf. 1Cor.15:47). By the spirit of adoption we are accepted by Him as members of the body of Christ (who is Himself the spiritual New Man in whom we rest). We are to be clothed with Christ, to put on the Lord Jesus Christ who is the New Man in and by whom we are hid.

The Dominion and Kingdom Now philosophies, the metaphysical mind-science so-called 'word of faith' message is yet another part of the apostasy. Now we have even a so-called Christhood of the believer --this too is part and parcel of the apostasy. In short, the apostasy is all about man, about who and what we believe man is destined to be.

The plain truth is: If it is Christ, then it is not us. And if it is us --as the operative person, then it is not Christ. It is not about our spirituality, it is about His. It is about His Life, His virtue and His performance. It is about Him as the gift of grace and not our works, not even our works of prayer and of fasting... etc. (even though prayer and fasting are certainly good things to do).

Again, it is not about what we do with what God gave us , instead it is about what GOD has done and what GOD will do with WHO He gave us! (i.,e. It is about what God has worked and about what He will do for us, in our place, through His Son!)

The examples of false teachings that I mentioned above are some examples of many ways in which the enemy of our souls has tried to undermine the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to shift our focus off of Jesus who alone is worthy (onto us, who we are, and how we supposedly achieve and/or maintain our sanctification).

In so many ways we have yet to see or understand what we have done (with our misuse of God's word). There is already a falling away from the truth and a turning away from Christ who is the hope of glory -TO- ourselves, to who we are, to the power "we've got" now that we are saved, we "can tap into" and use His power to get 'what we want' and be 'what we want'.... There are even seminars and no end of studies on 'how to' be believing for things and "how to" achieve our full potential, to the end that becoming all that "we can be" has (with all subtlety) become 'our hope of glory'.What ever happened to preaching "not ourselves but Christ Jesus our Lord and ourselves your servant for Jesus' sake" (2Cor.4:5)? What ever happened to being "determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1Cor.2:2)? What ever happened to no flesh glorying in His presence and "he that glorieth, let him glory in "the Lord" (1Cor.1:29 & 31)? According to scripture, the apostles esteemed not themselves AND they did not preach the gospel of man, the gospel of self. Instead they ceased not to preach Jesus Christ! Taking things out of the context of "in Christ" and "in the Lord" gives way to preaching a gospel 'of man' (of who and what man is: as if 'we, ourselves' are now all that, a bag of chips and more)!

Most of what is being passed off as 'gospel truth' these days is neither truth nor is it the gospel. It is instead nothing less than idolatrous boasting in the flesh; and not the Gospel of 'Jesus Christ'. People pleasing artisans tend to craft messages that appeal to the flesh, knowing this will draw crowds. They may call it 'gospel truth' but that does not make it so --no matter how much scripture they may use.

1Cor.1:28 "God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the source of your life in Christ, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

In spite of the fact that so much of what is preached today is actually contrary to scripture, if that wasn't bad enough, we also have so-called ministers of the Gospel who are churning out their own books, filled with ungodly counsel (presented as gospel truth).

From what the Lord has shown me concerning the things (that are contributing to the apostasy) the churches have become like spiritual mine fields. It is a spiritual indictment against our wicked (carnal) ways and doings that the world and its ways are actually received by so many believers, and not just by the people but among the leaders of God's own people. By the millions pastors and preachers are embracing the ways and the counsel of this world as though it was the very wisdom of God! Yet no matter how much scripture is used to disguise it, the wisdom of this world is still from below and not from above. The Apostle James said the wisdom of this world is from below and it is devilish. Yet these are the very things which are becoming more and more popular with church leaders.

For an example of just how the ways of this world are presented in the churches (as though it is the wisdom of God's word) all you need do is look at the motivational seminars which are so widely embraced by pastors and taught in the churches. We now have the 'purpose driven' everything!

The "Purpose Driven Life" and the "Purpose Driven Church" may put people in the pews but it is nothing less than Madison Avenue in the church. It is motivational alright and it does get results. (But no one ever said that the things of the world don't work.) The fact that it has become so very popular with millions of pastors is in and of itself is a spiritual indictment against our wicked ways and doings.



When I asked the Lord why the purpose driven seminars were spreading through the churches like wild-fire, the Lord said, "Why are you surprised? Does it not say in My word that 'the world loves its own'? Then He went on to explain to me, these are the ways of the world. The more worldly and compromised the churches become, the more the ways of the world (and its philosophies) will appeal to the churches." Then He told me that books by teachers like Rick Joyner were the most popular with those who are (also) following the word of faith, Dominion, Kingdom Now and Manifest Sons of God heresies. Likewise, the Lord told me regarding books like Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven..." series which have become popular with so many millions of pastors are also not of God but are 'of the world'.

1John 2:15 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."

The Lord told me that both of the "Purpose Driven" books are the "psychology and philosophy of the business world" --of the world and of its ways; the epitome of "Madison Avenue" in the churches. It is ironic that the writings of these men (and of so many others like them) appeal to pastors who would be the first to insist that they have played no part in the apostasy! (Yet, the Lord said, what they read they teach.)

Do you think this message does not apply to you? I entreat you to take a walk before the Lord through your own library, and regardless of how approved some of your books are in your sight, ask HIM to show you what you cannot see about what they really are in His sight. (In case you are wondering, I am not asking you to do anything He has not had me do also and He is not asking you to admit to anything that He has not also caused me to admit.)

2 Cor.11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

2Thess.:3 "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; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."



Over the years, the Lord began to give more and more understanding to the scope and meaning behind some of the things He had told me. And, of course, each time He would teach me something more about it, He would then take me to His word and show me these things in His word. If you will allow me to do so, I'll give one example of what I'm saying.

Metaphorically speaking, in the passages from the 10th chapter of Luke which I quoted earlier. The Lord began explaining how this incident with Martha is somewhat like the church. Obviously we all know how easily how the enemy of our souls can get us to be cumbered with much serving, even to the point of distraction. We know also that it is to his advantage for us to be distracted even by seemingly good things. But in this account in scripture, not only is Martha "cumbered with much serving" she is so consumed with her own interests that she has lost sight of what is most needful.

(In 1987) When the Lord had said to me, "If I wrote Martha, Martha across the sky, the churches still would not get it" --He wasn't just trying to tell me that we are all "too busy". He was telling me that we, like Martha, have not had our priorities straight and in fact, we (like Martha) also have our own agenda. We (in the churches) think that we have the same 'priorities' and same 'agenda' that Jesus does. Yet, the Lord makes a point of demonstrating the fact that while Martha is busy seeing to her own menu, Mary is sitting at Jesus' feet and feasting on the bread of life, which is every word that comes from the mouth of God. He leaves no doubt as to which (thing) is His priority.

There's a lot of stuff out there to eat these days. With the ways of the world and the teachings of 'other nations round about us' present in the churches, Christendom itself is no less a spiritual marketplace offering a variety of seemingly good things to satisfy our individual tastes. In the age of apostasy, if this is indeed what the Spirit of the Lord is (and has been for years) saying to the churches, the question we should all be asking ourselves is: Do we, in fact, have a different menu? And if so, what are we doing with Martha's menu in the first place? The fact is, from what the Spirit of Lord is trying to tell us, we have been more "Martha -than- Mary" and we have not been sitting where Mary was "as much as we'd like to think we have"! In truth, our menu is not really the 'table of the Lord' that we think it is.

Should we be offended by that? Hardly, we should be at His feet asking Him to show us where, how and in what ways we have come short of it! Asking Him to bring us all to repentance in even those areas where we cannot yet perceive. Being fully assured that she is doing what is right, Martha solicits Jesus' support in her cause asking the Lord to "bid my sister to help me". What Martha could not yet see is:

1) Martha mistakenly thinks her priorities are one-and-the-same as God's. (When nothing could be further from the truth.) In our human ways, we tend to forget, His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not as our thoughts. Isa. 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

2) Martha does not know it yet but even her menu is 'far from' being as needful as she thinks.

3) While Martha is busy preparing her own table, Mary has chosen the table of the Lord: sitting at Jesus' feet to hear (heed) every word that comes from the mouth of God.

4) Although Martha wants the Lord to admonish her sister (to get Mary to do what Martha thinks is right), in reality, it is Martha (not Mary) who needs to examine her ways and rethink what she is doing.

Once again, I must stress that I did not go looking in scripture for examples to support what "I believed" about "what was going on in the churches". To the contrary, I was beside myself with grief not wanting to believe that the things the Lord has been telling me were so... And it was before the Lord used that analogy of "Martha, Martha" that He had been telling me these things. It was only after the fact, it was only recently, that the Lord actually told me to write this particular article (about "Martha, Martha" and what He had told me about if He wrote Martha, Martha across the sky...) As I was writing this article, the Lord instructed me to look up various words in the passages in Luke, --certain key words which He told me beforehand would contain various meanings pertaining to what He had already been telling me back in 1987 and ever since about the churches and the apostasy.

Although this one example is by no means the only one from scripture that the Lord has used to show me these things, it is sufficient to make the point and to hopefully encourage you to go before the Lord to enquire of Him concerning these things.

If you have not taken offense in this, then I am sure you will agree:

* We all make mistakes.

* In many ways, no matter how spiritual we would like to think we are, in His sight we still tend to behave like a stubborn little child --we don't want to admit we have dirt on our hands.

* We have all been distracted (from time-to-time) by things that looked really good to us.

We tend to see things how we want them to be, not as they really are. We are all susceptible to becoming 'cumbered with much serving' --distracted & yes, even deceived in our distractions (in ways we know not). Of course, we all like to think we are doing what the Lord would want. And we all want to trust and believe that the 'menu' in our church is exactly what Jesus and His disciples would want it to be. We all like to think that the teachings we approve of and the doctrines we have embraced are all absolutely consistent with the unadulterated truth of God's word. That would be nice but (human nature being what it is) at best it is delusional to think it is true.*



*It is imperative that we do not give the devil place: we need to avoid the "my church is the true church" because "my pastor teaches only God's word" syndrome. That goes for pastors as well, especially those who naively believe they don't promote error of any kind. 1Cor.1:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. It only takes a little leaven to leaven the whole lump --and our inordinate focus on ourselves and our own perception of what is true is more than enough leaven to leaveneth the entire Gospel.

God's own word warns that if it were possible, even the very elect of God would be deceived. If then He is saying it includes us, how is He going to get us to hear (when we don't even want to admit it is possible that it includes us).

There is no doubt that Martha loved the Lord and that she had a desire to serve Him. Nevertheless, in ways she could not yet see, Martha needed re-direction.

'Martha, Martha' is a good example of how our perception of things is not the same as the Master's and it serves as an appropriate example of how easily we can be turned from that 'good' part, even from the thing that is 'most needful' in spite of our love for the Lord and our desire to serve Him.

After the Lord showed me these things, I went to His word as I was directed to do and looked up the words He gave me to look at. They are listed below:

falling away

646 apostasia {ap-os-tas-ee'-ah} Meaning: 1) a falling away, defection, apostasy Origin: feminine of the same as 647; Usage: AV - to forsake + 575 1, falling away 1; 2

another

2087 heteros {het'-er-os} Meaning: 1) the other, another, other 1a) to number 1a1) to number as opposed to some former person or thing 1a2) the other of two 1b) to quality 1b1) another: i.e. one not of the same nature, form, class, kind, different Origin: of uncertain affinity

serving

1248 diakonia {dee-ak-on-ee'-ah} Meaning: 1) service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others 2) of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men 2a) of the office of Moses 2b) of the office of the apostles and its administration 2c) of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc. 3) the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities 4) the office of the deacon in the church 5) the service of those who prepare and present food Origin: from 1249; Usage: AV - ministry 16, ministration 6, ministering 3

serve

1247 diakoneo {dee-ak-on-eh'-o} Meaning: 1) to be a servant, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon 1a) to minister to one, render ministering offices to 1a1) to be served, ministered unto 1b) to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests, 1b1) of women preparing food 1c) to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life 1c1) to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life 1c2) to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon 1c3) in Christian churches to serve as deacons 1d) to minister 1d1) to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests 1d2) to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing Origin: from 1249; Usage: AV - minister unto 15, serve 10, minister 7

alone

3441 monos {mon'-os} Meaning: 1) alone (without a companion), forsaken, destitute of help, alone, only, merely Origin: probably from 3306;; adj Usage: AV - only 24, alone 21, by (one's) self 2; 47

cumbered

4049 perispao {per-ee-spah'-o} Meaning: 1) to draw around, to draw away, distract 2) metaph. 2a) to be driven about mentally, to be distracted 2b) to be over-occupied, too busy, about a thing Origin: from 4012 and 4685;; v Usage: AV - cumber 1; 1

Martha

3136 Martha {mar'-thah} Meaning: Martha = "she was rebellious" 1) was the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany Origin: probably of Aramaic origin (meaning mistress);; n pr f Usage: AV - Martha 13; 13

careful

3309 merimnao {mer-im-nah'-o} Meaning: 1) to be anxious 1a) to be troubled with cares 2) to care for, look out for (a thing) 2a) to seek to promote one's interests 2b) caring or providing for Origin: from 3308; Usage: AV - take thought 11, care 5, be careful 2, have care 1; 19

troubled

5182 turbazo {toor-bad'-zo} Meaning: 1) disturb, trouble 2) to be troubled in mind, disquieted Origin: from turbe (Latin turba, a crowd, akin to 2351);; v Usage: AV - trouble 1; 1

menu*

1(a) menu card : bill of fare (2) diet, regimen *menus can be made up which will include a variety of foods (b) : the dishes served at a meal or the meal itself. (c) : the range or variety of food consumed (3): a program of music, drama, or other entertainment or recreation...

Years later, while I was watching TV, the Lord directed me to turn to TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) because He wanted to show me something. When I turned to TBN, there was Jan Crouch leading the camera audience through an outdoors tour of the Trinity Broadcasting Network's complex. On the grounds, which were open to the public, Jan was pointing out the pond, the fountains, benches, the lovely atmosphere and then, just as I wondered what it was the Lord wanted me to see or hear about her tour, Jan turned toward a building and started explaining how --we even have a place set up for refreshments. Then she excitedly went on to show off the menu they had on their fast food refreshment stand. Believe it or not --they had named the food items after popular preachers and teachers featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

As soon as I mention "TBN", the Lord pointed out that there will invariably be those who will immediately think, "I don't agree with what TBN teaches anyway". And with that, they will conclude: that's what this message is about. And so they will decide it does not apply to themselves, to what they teach or to their church or ministry. (Think again.) I am not saying that Trinity Broadcasting Network is responsible for the entire scope of the apostasy. I am saying that the apostasy is not by any means all due to this one network. Your ministry may not even approve of (spiritual) fast food, much less of Benny Hinn "burgers" or Papa Hagin "hotdogs". Again, the fact that TBN is not alone in this is all the more reason for all of us to allow the Lord to show us all how, where, and in what ways we have all played our own parts in contributing to the apostasy.



If you believe that you, your church or ministry really has had no part in the apostasy (-that you can see), then perhaps you should ask the Lord to show you what you cannot see. I have yet to speak to anyone, who upon hearing this message, has not immediately assured him or herself that this message does not apply to them. It does. I can only say that because that is what the Lord told me. We have all played our part in this. And He also told me that: in His mercy, He has included us all, that He might have mercy upon all.I think the key words I am trying to get across in this is "in ways that we know not", we have "all" played at least some part in the apostasy. To those who cannot except that, the Lord has long since informed me --when they think it does not apply to them, these are those to whom the message applies most. (Don't get mad at me, I didn't say it -it is what He said about it.)

Does the Lord need to confront us concerning the things we are hearing? or rather is it the things we are not hearing that He must confront us about? For those who are seeking the Lord asking Him to uncover for them whatever parts they have been playing and/or are still playing concerning the apostasy, I have no doubt they will receive this and they will agree that we have all played our part in this. But the majority will only choose to agree with this message so long as it only applies to some else, to some other church, or to someone else's ministry. Like I said earlier, hearing is a choice.

*Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Bible verses are taken from the King James Version, Open Bible. All other word definitions are taken from the Strongs Exhaustive Concordance.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for extending the grace to allow me to challenge you concerning things pertaining to our faith, love and service of the Lord as we all grow in His grace and in the knowledge of Him.

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Posted July 21, 2005 edited July 24, 2005