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Message Jesten Believes God is Sending to the Church in America
Written by Jesten Peters   
Monday, 25 August 2008
Much like the children of Israel did, the church in America has turned away from the true Word of God.  Many churches/ denominations are offering a diluted word that does not have the power to cleanse sinners of their sins.

The church has embraced philosophies, vain deceits, traditions of men, political correctness, and things of the world and exalted them above the knowledge of God.  We have followed celebrities and their gospel instead of Christ's.  We have said this is a different time, it is o.k. to live together before marriage; we have said that it is o.k. to have extra material affairs; we have said it is o.k. to live an alternative life style of homosexuality; we have said it is o.k. to kill unborn children; we have said that it is o.k. to participate in drug use; we have said that it is o.k. to get drunk; we have said it is o.k. to lie and cheat.

However, when someone tells me that this is a different time, that everything has changed, I say, "God has not changed and neither has His Word.  He has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light."

I ask this question, "How can we effectively witness to the world, when we are doing everything that the world is doing?  How can we be the light or the salt that Jesus said we would be, if we are living in darkness and have lost our effectiveness?"

II Corinthians 10:3-5, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Colossians 2:8, Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

God is saying to the Church, 'wake up and stop hitting the snooze alarm.' Romans 13:11-14, from the Translator's New Testament, " must know that the decisive hour has come, the hour for you to get up from your sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we first became believers.  The night is almost over; day is near.  We must discard the works of darkness and must arm ourselves with the weapons of light.  Our behavior must be such as befits the day; let us have no revelings and drinking-bouts, no debauchery and licentiousness (perversion), no quarreling and jealousy (strife and envying); let the Lord Jesus Christ be your armor, and give up thinking how to satisfy the desires of your lower nature."

We must fight and persevere with our weapon of prayer on behalf of our families, cities and nations.  We must not give up, we are not wimps.  We might have to endure some hardships as soldiers - but even if we are knocked down, we must not stay down - defeat is not an option - surrender is not an option.

The Awakening America Alliance (and myself) believe that America is on the verge of a spiritual awakening.  It is time to fight - get your GRIT back.