I ask you to prayerfully consider what is written here, as I am sure it contains a message from our Father for you, and your congregation. It is my firm conviction that this letter came about as a result of the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I pray you will read with an open heart as to what the Holy Spirit would speak to your heart.
If we are to ever see a much needed outpouring of our Father’s Spirit bringing revival, we must get serious about our Father’s Word, about prayer, and the way we live. We must approach our Father with sincere humble hearts with an attitude and willingness to sacrifice: sacrifice our will, our desires, our comforts, and our pleasures. We are in a war with Satan and his evil forces, and too many of the Christians are skipping across the battle ground like they are picking daisies!
As a pastor or leader of your congregation, you have an obligation before God to preach and teach the WHOLE Word of God, no matter if you think your congregation wants to hear it or not. You may be surprised, for some are hungry, and they are perishing for lack of the truth. If some folks get mad and leave the church, so be it. Which numbers are most important, how many are in the pews, or how many are written in the Book of Life? Our Father will ultimately bless if we take a stand for him and put forth his Word.
You will recall in John chapter six that many quit following Jesus because He was not telling them what they wanted to hear, but he told them the truth! Those who believe and want to hear the truth will remain, as those who remained with Jesus. You may say, “I preach the WHOLE Word of God.” If that is so, “Bless You!”
Are you preaching Jesus – The WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE?
Are you preaching REPENTANCE and what it means?
Are you preaching about the RESURRECTION of a soon coming King who will judge the quick and the dead?
Are you preaching Romans 12:1-2 about how our bodies are to be a living SACRIFICE, HOLY, acceptable to our Father, which is our REASONABLE SERVICE to the one who gave his life’s blood for us?
Pastor, are you preaching Titus 2:11-12, how we are to live Godly and pure in this PRESENT WORLD?
Are you preaching 1 John 2:15-17, where we are told NOT to love the world and the things in the world for it is not of the Father?
Are you preaching on Colossians 3, which tells us what to seek and where to center our affections?
Are you preaching on 1 John 4, preparing the sheep to test the spirits and not be overcome with false doctrine?
Are you teaching them to keep their eyes on Jesus, to compare their lives to God’s Word and not to each other, or to the world?
Pastor, I must ask you again, “Are you preaching the WHOLE Word of Our Father?” Just as importantly Pastor, “Are you living the WHOLE Word of God?” Someone once said, “He who has no fire in himself cannot warm others.” Is your heart right before God? Is your life in line with his Word, and therefore pleasing to him? If Jesus came to visit you, could you take him with you through your day and not be ashamed? I pray you could.
If you are preaching the WHOLE Word of our Father, and living it like we are instructed to live it, again, I say, “Bless you!” Know that our Father hears your prayers and your work is therefore pleasing in his sight.
If you are not preaching the WHOLE Word of our Father . . . . WHAT are you preaching? Please look to John 6:63, “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:45, Jesus said; “Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.”. In Isaiah 55:10-11, God said; “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
This letter to you, Pastor, is part of my reaching out. Did you not go into the ministry to teach about our Father, and to lead souls to Christ? Then teach HIS WORDS, not words of the flesh! There is saving power ONLY in the Word of God!
1 Corinthians 1:17; “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect”. Pastor, I ask you, for the glory of the Father, for the sake of Jesus, for the souls of those who are perishing, preach the WHOLE Word of our Father. Preach it as you’ve never preached it before; like maybe your soul’s eternity depended on it…
Because it does.
May Jesus Christ lead and guide you into his perfect will, is my prayer.