So Shake it Up, I Say

T his came across my email from Moriel Ministries (Jacob Prasch). I’ve never known them not to shoot straight, and so I appreciate their honesty in a time of great deception. It is always refreshing and I have never shied away from that mode of operation, and more and more as I see the DAY approaching. If God’s people aren’t going to be square with others on the state of things, then who will? The father of lies has had the podium long enough, I say. And so, the following by Scott Brisk at Moriel was my refreshment for the morning.

“Never, since I began collecting media reports and sifting them through the world-view of the Scriptures, have I seen such a group of reports as dismal as these concerning the state of the faith. The “church” as it once was, barely ceases to exist, and in my understanding, there is not much time remaining before “no stone remains unturned” of this current temple.

There is no such idea as “positive” in scripture. We need to deal with the truth, and the truth is: the church as we know it is done! However, this is really a good thing.

While some will continue to send out their “positive and encouraging” blabber based on the wisdom of men, I hope and pray this alert hammers home the point of actual the state of “the church” so that the remnant can get on with doing the real work of The Lord taught in the Scriptures.

Please understand that God always has and will always have a remnant and the gates of hell will not prevail against His church. However, we are rapidly approaching that time when all things that can be shaken, will be shaken, and the Lord wants a purified and spotless Bride. Much of what has been called the church in recent times has been nothing but an imposter harlot wearing a wedding gown. Yeshua our Messiah knows who belongs to Him and who does not, but He wants us to know and He wants the world to know as well…”

Amen! So, occupy ’til He comes! The church needs to get off their narcissistic worldly trip and get down to work while there is still daylight. —-Mary

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.

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  1. Donna Rathke April 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    I just printed off that article yesterday to take and share with Denise. This article and the one you just wrote are so very much NEEDED today. And yet, we well know the “church” doesn’t want to hear this message. Far too convicting and “UN-lovng”. What is un-loving is saying nothing while our family and friends perish.

    So, I say let’s let our light shine and be true Godly Love to a dying church, not to mention the un-saved people in our lives.

    And remember, Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…”.

    Thanks as always for sharing the gifts God has given you with us.

    Donna

  2. cory winn April 13, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Yes we are indeed heading toward the times of Heb. 12:25-26. I am quite thankful for Be Alert and all the “watchmen on the wall” so to speak. Things like this hit home quite a bit more when family and friends get into things like “The Shack” and accuse me of being legalistic when pointing out doctrinal error. Truth is truth. Since it is what it is, it must be pointed out. The one pitiful defense that is often thrown at us,”You’re legalistic!” and its close counterpart “Judge Not!” come readily to their lips; I have to wonder about lawlessness. In Matthew 24 we are warned that “lawlessness will increase and the love of many will grow cold.” The antichrist is called the “Man of lawlessness” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. It seems that two errors are riding on back of that. Nomianism (legalizers) and antinomianism (lawlessness). Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 9:20-21 when he says to those under the law I became like one under the law though I myself am not without the law of God but under the law of Christ. These people fail to notice that we are still under Law, the law of Christ. Or the law of liberty as James puts it. It seems that unless we put the gold star and thumbs up to anything under the sun that happens to have a Christian label on it we are automatically legalizers. It’s kind of like a silly TV commercial telling you about a “collector’s item” we have to own now. It’s a good thing the TV announcer told us that it was a collector’s item otherwise we would have lacked the wisdom to buy it! (Sarcasm is hard to get across in print.) It is saddening to see that when doctrinal error is pointed out and refuted we’ve become in a sense like Paul when he says “Have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Galatians 4:16. I completely understand that a danger to a church with sound doctrine is to become like the church of Ephesus in Revelation; we left our first love. I pray about that so that I don’t lose my first love and sense of grace to others. However, according to the Bible in Phillipians 1:9, “And this I pray, that your love may abound more and more in real knowledge and all discernment.” That Greek word there for love is agapeo. Fortunately in our church we know what agape love is. Love, knowledge and discernment Biblically speaking are not mutually exclusive things; they are mutually dependent. If one does not discern, and knowledge does not grow with love; simply put, you don’t have Biblical love. Call it misplaced infatuation or emotional stupidity, but don’t call it Biblical love. In the times of things being shaken, let’s avoid legalism and lawlessness, but not ever forsake sharing the truth in love.

  3. Mary April 13, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Well said.
    So many believers do not understand love, the biblical kind. The shallow end of that pool is that love is based solely on feelings and how we make others ‘feel’ when we say something that does or doesn’t fit their definition of love. But of course, the kind of love that desires our highest good (agape) has little to do with feelings – the deep end of the love pool. If love was defined in the context of feelings, no one would ever feel profound conviction of sin, God would be merely operating on the plane of the ‘warm fuzzy’. And if one is under deep conviction as a heathen, could they say in the Spirit that God hates them? Of course they might, but those who are spiritual understand that the answer to that is NO! But to them, in the flesh, that does not fit their definition of love, to be called a sinner or labor under conviction. And so this false notion of love carries over to the church and to universalism, that a ‘truly loving God’ would never ‘send anyone to hell’. God loves us into repentance, He does not leave us in our sin. That is the love that desires our highest good.

    As far as judgment vs. discernment, the same shallow arguments are used again by those who think in fleshly terms instead of spiritual ones. If only the church would take on a proper biblical worldview and be biblically literate, again, they would understand that false teaching leads to all manner of mischief in the church and in our personal sanctification. Paul warned people ‘day and night and with tears’ about falsehood. Are people any more teachable today than they were then? No. It is truly a spiritual battle.

    mare

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