WAKE UP CHRISTIANS

WARNINGS, WE ARE LIVING IN SOME VERY DISTURBING TIMES:

 

The Lord's Christ Jesus, Transformational Apostle Winfree, James, R, Sr.

 

Apostle Paul’s great desire was that the people he taught would not falter under pressure lest his work be useless or his labor is in vain. Notice his great concern for the Thessalonian saints (1 Thes. 3:1-9). He had warned them of the troubles that would soon come. In his farewell speech to the Ephesian elders, he warned them of the same troubles ( Acts 20:25-31 ). To the Galatians and the Hebrews, he did the same, warning them not to turn back to the Law. He was preparing them for the storm and the persecution they would receive from preaching the cross and paying the price to follow Jesus. Warnings are such a large part of the Scriptural admonition that Elder Paul and the other New Testament writers gave to the Churches. Today there is a glaring absence of these warnings in our preaching.

 

Here are many I found in the New Testament:

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” ( Mat. 7:15 ).

“But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues” ( Mat. 10:17 ).

“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My Name saying, ‘I am the Christ’, and will deceive many” ( Matt. 24:4-5 ).

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many, and because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved” ( Matt. 24:11-13 ).

 

“For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive if possible, even the elect” ( Mat. 24:24 ).

Then He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation” ( Mak. 12:38-40).

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” ( Luk. 12:1 ).

 

“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses” ( Luk. 12:15 ).

“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn every one night and day with tears” ( Acts 20:29-31 ).

“Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” ( 1 Cor. 6:9 ).

“Therefore let him who thinks he stands to take heed lest he falls” (1 Cor. 10:12).

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” ( 1 Cor. 11:3 ).

 

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap” ( Gal. 6:7 ).

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience” ( Eph. 5:6. )

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation” (Phil. 3:2).

“For many walks, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ” ( Phil. 3:18.)

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man…” ( Col. 1:28 ).

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” ( Col. 2:8 ).

“Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you” ( 1 Tim. 4:16 ).

 

“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation…” ( Heb. 2:1-3 ).

“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it” ( Heb. 4:1 ).

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure” ( 2 Pet. 1:10 ).

“You, therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked” ( 1Pet. 3:17 ).

 

Fellow minister and preacher, how well are you preparing yourself and your people for the storm? Are you teaching them the whole counsel of God or catering to itching ears? Are you including the warnings in your preaching? Are you preaching on only the goodness and mercy of God or do you also preach on His severity, wrath, and judgments? Are you only preaching on the love of God or do you place emphasis on His holiness, too? Do you ever preach on sin and repentance? Are your concepts of the love of God and the grace of God accurate and in accordance with Scripture?

If not, then you may be guilty of the blood of men.

 

“I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God… Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn every one night and day with tears” ( Acts 20:26-27, 31 ).

Make sure you are preparing yourselves and those whom God has entrusted to you for the storm. Oh, how much stronger Yeshua Jesus Churches would be if we included these things in our preaching and teaching and living them out before the people!

To be continued according to the Holy Spirit leading…

 

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