Tag: Church

Churches Of The Dead

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 21:16 says this: The man who wanders off from the way of understanding will dwell in the congregation of the dead.” The Hebrew here is fascinating. The word for “kahal” which, translated into Greek, becomes “ekklesia,” which means “church.” So it could be translated as this: The man who wanders off from the way of understanding will dwell in the church of the dead. This is relevant to our day as we witness more and more churches and denominations wandering away from the Word of God in order to follow the ways of the world and the dictates of the times. In doing so, many have even embraced what the Bible clearly calls an abomination. They’ve wandered off and so it’s no accident that these same denominations have largely become the churches of the dead. It’s true of churches and true of people.

All the more, in a day of wandering off and apostasy, you be the one who holds to God’s Word in everything. Be that person of no compromise, and you will never end up dwelling in a church or life of the dead.

Today’s Mission – Have you in any way wandered off the path of God’s perfect will for your life? Today take the steps you need to get back on – in the center of His will and calling.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Need for Reverence

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

God is greatly to be feared . . . and to be had in reverence. Psalm 89:7

Many persons who have been raised in our churches no longer think in terms of reverence, which seems to indicate that they doubt God’s presence is there. Much of the blame must be placed on the growing acceptance of a worldly secularism that seems much more appealing than any real desire for the spiritual life that is pleasing to God. We secularize God; we secularize the gospel of Christ and we secularize worship. No great and spiritually minded men of God are going to come out of such churches, nor any great spiritual movement of believing prayer and revival. If God is to be honored and revered and truly worshiped, He may have to sweep us away and start somewhere else. Let us confess that there is a necessity for true worship among us. If God is who He says He is and if we are the believing people of God we claim to be, we must worship Him! In my own assessment, for men and women to lose the awareness of God in our midst is a loss too terrible ever to be appraised!

by A.W. Tozer