It is not good enough to just go to church. It is time to be the church. Most Christians today don’t have time for God and they just go to church to be entertained. The choir can sing an hour and the musicians can play an hour but the preacher better not try to preach an hour or he will loose his members. Church folks spend more time watching a movie, going to a baseball game, eating out, walking the dog, going shopping and the list goes on and on, rather than spending 1 hour a day in the presence of God. The world we live in is a mess and it is not because of the unsaved folks. It is because the church is too churchy to do the real work of the ministry. The preachers that say that they are anointed need to know what the anointing is for. When God sent the seventy to do the work of the ministry they came back rejoicing because the demons were subject to them in the name of Jesus. Luke 10:17-20 And Jesus said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning (flash) from heaven. Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy (possesses); and nothing shall in any way harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven. Did you get that? Jesus said that the spirits are subject to you. Why is this not happening today? Why is it that the preachers are not teaching that the anointing will remove burdens and destroy yokes. Why? Why? Why? God said: Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you (the priestly nation) have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
People today don’t know who God is, therefore they don’t know the difference between the truth and a lie. It is the responsibility of the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) to build up the body of Christ (the church). So that the body might develop and attain oneness in faith and in the comprehension of the (full and accurate) knowledge of the Son of God, that (we might arrive) and really mature. Eph. 4:11-13
JESUS told the devil; IT IS WRITTEN, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Luke 4:4 and Matthew 4:4 We need to tell the devil what is written. But you have to first know what’s written. If you don’t know the word, then you certainly cannot speak the word to the devil to get him off your back.
God didn’t give the church power to sit on it. He gave the church power to defeat the devil every minute, every hour and every time he shows up in your life. Look at it this way, it won’t do you any good to go to the store and buy a light bulb to replace a light that has blown out. Then look look at the light bulb hoping it will light up with out you connecting it to the power source.
Jesus said: Matthew 5:13-14 That you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality). It is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
IT IS TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO TURN THEIR LIGHTS ON!