Still Small Voice Channel – Published on 28 september 2013
The Worldly Church
This is a five part teaching on the ways the church resembles the world. These five points are not commonly exposed for what they are, very serious sins that turn the living waters that should be flowing into stagnant Wounded Waters. They are:
1.The Love of Money, (1,2,3)
There are so many ways this sin creeps into our lives…and so many things it influences. If you are a teacher or pastor you are even more vulnerable to manipulation by those who have money. At what point do we say enough is enough? Is it the nice car, the expensive house and designer clothing? The fact is, the more we rely on money the more vulnerable we are to compromise. The more we want to impress with our possessions the more we are leashed to those who can provide the cash flow to live the prosperous life. In short if we set our hearts on these things that comprise prosperity in the eyes of the world, we are now captive and easily manipulated by the enemy, and he wastes no time setting us up. Those who have no agendas in that direction, those who answer only to the Lord and His Holy Spirit, are much more difficult to entrap and control.
The bottom line is that He is coming for a bride without spot, wrinkle or blemish. If we are not willing to look through the eyes of the Lord, at our spiritual condition and how the world may have gained access to us, we will be forced to look at it when it is too late to change.
The deep, hidden and full impact of these sins are very difficult to recognize in our lives. They manifest quite often as the little foxes that spoil the vine, and habit patterns accepted as ‘normal for a Christian’ when in fact they are toxic worldly habits that hinder the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministries. I am sharing from experience the traits that deform and stain our wedding dress, making us a bride the Lord will not recognize as His own. .
As this teaching was progressing He impressed upon Me that those who listen to this teaching with the intention of changing anything hindering the Holy Spirit in their lives, WILL receive the graces they need at that very moment, to change and be recognized as His Bride without spot, wrinkle or blemish.