Where has the dependence upon the Person of the Holy Spirit gone? Will we as the body of Christ get back to trusting God to do the supernatural in our midst and not be satisfied with the fluff and buff, and bells and whistles we have been generating?
I remember a day when believers as a whole cried out for God to move in mighty ways. We longed to walk on water, (yes I tried and sank). We prayed over the lame to walk and the dead to raise.
It was a time and season when believers dared to trust in God, His Word, and the indwelling Person of the Holy Spirit to see the supernatural manifested. However, over the years I have witnessed an exchange of that longing and desire for a sense of Christian entertainment. It would seem that the believers now come to church to see a show. It is a show that seems to have been rehearsed all week long. The sad thing is that the believers leave the assembly satisfied and convinced that God was among them.
With all the church buildings and all the preachers and all the Bibles in America I ask, why is it that morality continues in a downward spiral? Why does it seem that the church is so powerless to heal the sick, raise the dead, and stand before kings against immorality. Is it because the church has exchanged the power of God and the Holy Spirit for something that we can do well, which is the ability to entertain?
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Where are the Prophets that would speak a true warning from the Father? Where is the true power of heaven being manifested? Why are the heathen allowed to tear down the places of God in order to establish their idols?
Psalms 74:7-9 ESV They set your sanctuary on fire; they profaned the dwelling place of your name, bringing it down to the ground. (8) They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them"; they burned all the meeting places of God in the land. (9) We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long.
Where are the Christians that are sick and tired or being sick and tired? If we do not get back to seeking and walking in the anointing, the power, and the Person of the Holy Spirit we will find ourselves saying, "MY BUSH IS NOT BURNING AND I AM ALL OUT OF MATCHES".
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.