No fear of God in this world because we lack true Men of God
Acts 5:5 -
And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
We read in scriptures when the glory of God was among the people, the fear of God was in this world. When there were men of God like Moses who had close relationship with the Lord and the Lord's glory was on him then the fear of God was among the people. Like here we read in Acts when glory of God was maximum amongst the people, when people broke the Law there was immediate judgment, so also during the times of Moses when God's glory was manifested and if people went against the Lord there was immediate judgment. There would be fire coming out of the earth or it opening up and consuming them, or sickness instantly hitting them.
In today's world we have many famous Men and Women of God. These are more celebrities or showmen and else spiritual Men and Women of God. If one opens one's spiritual eyes and sees things, we are literally in a pathetic state. All these so called Men and Women of God are struggling in life. Struggling is not a problem so much but the problem is all are struggling at very low stages of spiritual growth. The things of the world have so much influence on the people including on these Men and Women of God are they are not spared. In fact they are attacked more and have become victims to this world and things of the flesh one after another.
Things are so bad that we do not have even one Man or Women of God who is at the secondary school level of spiritual life forget about college. All are corrupted with corrupt teachings or with the desires of the flesh. When I say not one I am not exaggerating, I mean it. One of the main causes is unity among the God's people.
If one is in close touch with these preachers, evangelist or Church leaders one would get really depressed at their relationship between each other. They all behave like crabs in a bowl. When one manages to climb to the edge of the bowl to come out the one below him will pull him down by trying to climb over him. They would make sure no one comes out of the bowl. That is the state of our Church leaders and elders. Hurts and deceit works among them more than it works among the ordinary people.
If one understands the stages of spiritual growth as given in the Bible, in today's world all Christians are either still in spiritual Egypt or in the spiritual stage called Jerusalem. When God said pray for Jerusalem people think of the Jews living in the land of Israel and pray for them. All this is because they have no understanding of scriptures. Jerusalem was just a part of Israel; did the Lord not love the others? If one looks at scriptures one will not find one scripture asking us to pray for people of Israel or Zion but we have in Psalms (Psalms 122:6) asking us to pray for peace in Jerusalem.
The time is come and is at hand that we need to get down on our knees and pray for the people of God that they will grow in Him and dwell in Zion (Israel) moving out of Jerusalem.
Let us pray for peace and harmony among the people of God that dwell in spiritual Jerusalem, that they come together as one body working for the glory of the Kingdom of God and not for their own glory and against each other. That they stop pursuing to be paper planes by glorifying their own selves but become fighter jets by glorifying the Lord. That their relationship with the Holy Spirit grows and they surrender to the Holy Spirit so as to become teachable to Him. That they come together with one purpose in humility having a sober hearts overcoming the desires of the world. That they pursue God's Will above all.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we have all those send by You to lead your people themselves struggling in Jerusalem. They are fighting among themselves and soaking in the desires of the flesh. They hurt each other and misguide each other. They look at another and justify their own wrong doings. They are filled with the teachings of this world and of man, but less of your Kingdom. They do not spend time with You, nor surrender to You to be thought by You. Lord, we pray there is change in Jerusalem that your people grow in You and advance to Zion so that your glory shine on this earth and people know You are a Living God...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Psalms 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (03389 Y@ruwshalaim yer-oo-shaw-lah'- im rarely Y@ruwshalayim yer-oo-shaw-lah'- yim ): they shall prosper that love thee.
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