A very dangerous trend in “Christiandom”, an error, a deviation from what “Christianity”- Christlike living is all about is what the pulpit, Christian platforms are been used for these days. I AM ALSO GUILTY! AND YOU!
The pulpit is been used these days to settle scores with those we do not see eye to eye with. Those not on our “good books”!
The pulpit is used to “Call out” those that we differ with on doctrinal issues. This is causing disunity of the body of Christ!
The pulpit is used to market ourselves, not Christ, as alpha and omega, how awesomely smart and perfect we are.
The pulpit is used to flaunt our wealth, pedigree, and our interconnectionism to the high and mighty of our world.
The pulpit is used to manipulate, oppress, oppose, and suppress others for our own selfish gain and reasons.
The pulpit is used to carryout the agenda of Satan, albeit disguised as “the work of God”!
The pulpit is been used to dissuade and persuade those genuinely seeking The Truth, The Way, and Life that there are other ways, and thus led astray!
Who are we deceiving when we discredit everything the true gospel is all about by eschewing humility, justice, and agape kind of love?
It is time we realize that we are doing more damage than repairing the old ruin, building on the solid foundation which is Christ Jesus. For with every one convert we think we may have “won” over to Christ, many more are been discouraged. Every man’s work shall be tested by fire! See therefore that you are not building with straw.
Lord, many a time I have deviated from your will, oh how I have lashed out from a place of anger and not a place of love. Please forgive me.
I have tried to remove the specks in my brothers and sisters eyes while I have logs in my own eyes blocking my views of myself, clogging my ears to hear you clearly, hardning my heart from doing the right thing, to uphold justice, peace, love, and fairness.
Abba Father forgive me. You have forgiven me much Lord, help me to forgive others.
Help me to overlook the fault of others, thier errors, arrogance and boasting, for it is your grace that has kept me humble and makes me boast only of your goodness and love towards me.
Thank you Lord Jesus for your mighty hand upon my life! As your hand is upon me Lord, no other hand shall be upon me in Jesus name, this I know!
May the light of your countenance continuously shine upon me to guide and illuminate every dark places in and around me!
Lord, would you make me terror to the kingdom of darkness? Let your fire come out of this vessel to devour everything that is not of You! Yes Lord, make me a vessel fit for your use in Jesus Christ mighty name I pray. Amen.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!