Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's a Murderer

Today, I found myself just praying for the institution of the local church.  I mourn for the acceptance of sin and egotistical leaders... And for those who haven't sought God enough to gain the discernment to know the difference between witchcraft and the miraculous.

"God, help! We need to experience TRUE revival, hearts that burn for You and satisfaction in those eternal things greater than what our eyes can see, our minds can imagine and our thoughts can lust over."

The LORD began to show me that the institute of the church is being used by the enemy to murder His own people.  We have been warned that "...there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew 24:24).  After that reminder, this is the poem the Holy Spirit gave me to share...

It’s a murderer…

Stealing life to make oneself fat
At the expense of the innocent and young
Deceiving many and destroying hope
With a loose and violent tongue

Gathering those who are hurt and confused
Empty promises of hope and love
While all the time roaming as Satan’s wolves
Looking innocent as a dove

Abusing trust and stealing money
From those who work so hard
Then shunning those who choose to speak out with
“Touch not mine anointed, do my prophets no harm!”

Twisting scriptures and misquoting God’s word
To manipulate, abuse and control
While becoming idols and collecting fans in God’s house
To assist in playing a role

Creating a system of politics and fame
Hierarchies, titles and clichés
Yet forgetting the blood of our Savior and LORD
Shed to cleanse us from our evil ways

A murderer…

Could it really be the church?

Those who have forgotten the purpose for their call
The people God desires to use
Those who were instructed to teach and protect
Now will to neglect and abuse

Could it really be the saints?

Bishops, elders, deacons and the five-fold
Many turn to such destruction and shame
Quenching the Holy Ghost through lies and deceit
All for a popular name

Could it really be the ecclesia?

There were those who preached with boldness, strength
Messages full of conviction and power
Who now fulfill the prophetic words foretelling
That evil will rise in this hour

Could it really be the preachers?

Many who were true have now become false
Claiming Christ only when on stage
The same have caused God, who sits high on the throne
To bring judgment with His holy rage

A murderer…

The church could be, though the Church is not
So determine to which you belong
The true Body of Christ, the Bride of the King
Or the club that justifies its wrong

Religion or relationship, tradition or holiness
You have the freedom to make a choice
Will the true Church of God please stand up?
God REALLY wants to use your voice

To stop the murder… NOW!

1 John 3:15-16
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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