I had an audience with the King this morning. I asked Him what my generation must do to repent. How will we break from our coma? The disciples heard His first words, that He preached in earnest, “REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.” When they heard, they responded “immediately” and went “straightway” after Him (Matthew 4:17-22).
I shuddered and shook. My generation DOES NOT do this.
No, we wager. We check our schedules. We see if we feel like it. We immediately search for an easier experience to be handed to us. Oh how I am thrice disgusted at this fact. I am made sick by our denial of the purest methods of seeking and finding.
The love of many HAS GROWN COLD! When we seek our Internet, sports, TV, cell phones, YouTube, fun, laughter, movies, pleasure…more than we seek Him.
I heard Him say…Yes, I heard God Almighty say, “When you fail at prayer…and approaching Me, you fail EVERYWHERE.” If our time is consumed with other endeavors more than His, how do we expect to do anything but a mediocre job at hearing His Voice and finding His call for our lives.
“But, I’m not a prayer warrior.” Come on! “I don’t have time.” And I have to first bury my father or say my goodbyes or get all my stuff together or pay off all my debts or any other really good excuse. These didn’t work in the Bible and they won’t work now. We just NEED to need to pray!!!
We. Need. To. Pray.
I have a terrible fear that this country will need to burn physically before our church will wake up and pray out of our desperation.
Why aren’t we desperate now! There are riots and fires everywhere in the Middle East. Our embassies are being ransacked. Radical Islam wants to eradicate Christianity, wipe it clean from the face of the earth along with Judaism. Unparalleled natural disasters in increasingly numerous numbers on U.S. soil. Abortion. Rampant pornography and the cattle-driving sex trade ripping our young women from us. Wars and rumors of wars. Protests. Political flatlining. Occupy. Economic bailouts. Economic failure. Echoes of socialism.
CHURCH! Get up, arise from your slumber…GO PRAY!
Quit saying that you can’t because somebody ripped you off or discouraged you and was a bad example. The hour is late. The skies have went red. It shouldn’t have to get much worse for us to die to ourselves and cry out to God. Restructure, reorganize your life around Jesus…pray and read your Word…and IMMEDIATELY, STRAIGHTWAY do what it says!
Now! Go pray! Do not go back for your cloak! Do don’t stop back at home to organize your things! He is coming back. We need to be about His business.