The only hope for the Church

Posted by Mike Evans in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

The only hope for the Church is a move of The Holy Spirit which will empower the Church to live in personal purity and proclaim the gospel with the power of God.
The standard of piety in the Church today is deplorably low. The spirit of the world has crept in and attached to the heart of the Church so that leaders reject the subject of personal holiness in order to fill seats and bank accounts. Leadership today argues to maintain the use of alcohol and nicotine rather than exhorting separation from the world. It is a Church which no longer prays; a Church where success seems to be measured by wealth and the dollar has become god.
Have you ever asked why we don’t see the power today like we read the early Church had? The early Church had no sound systems or great cathedrals, but it had the baptism of the Holy Ghost! She had an anointing that cut to the heart and brought a demonstration of power. The early church faced the powers of darkness in a hostile world and overcame.
We need this baptism again!
Christian, will you begin to pray, “Lord, make me hungry for you like never before! Baptize me in your Holy Spirit that I might have power over sin and the ability to witness in Your anointing.”
This may scare some, but are you at least willing to pray, “God I’m willing to be made willing.”
We need a fresh Pentecost from the pulpit to the street!

12 Comments

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Herrnhut Morton

    Well, first step is what is personal purity. In the days of old, it is more legalism than holiness.

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    The standard of piety in the Church today is deplorably low

    First step to correct that is the step of personal purity. It only comes through entire sanctification. Skip that and you aint got nothing but another social club with diverse political orientation that calls its self “evangelical” supporters

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Walter Polasik

    Troy Day: Can you hear my eyeballs rolling! For the love of God one experience at the altar doesn’t bring instant lived-out holiness. That takes repeated commitment.

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Herrnhut Morton

    While I reject Entire Sanctification on biblical grounds, I also know the Holy Spirit is powerful than any of our theological statements. 🙂

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Warning: Rejecting entire sanctification leads to unholy church

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Quoting bro Mike Evans “Leadership today argues to maintain the use of alcohol and nicotine rather than exhorting separation from the world. ” – I dont know any entirely sanctified believer that would argue that but I know many who reject entire sanctification to defend such worldly mess in the church and in their lives Melvin Harter

  • Reply December 16, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    Yes we call it legalism, but that term did not become popular in the Pentecostal church world til the 80s.
    Now I want somebody to give a logical answer to this question.
    If the Holy Ghost convicted people of things 50 to 100 years ago and the secular was not as immoral as they are now, WHY ISN’T THE HOLY GHOST CONVICTING PEOPLE THE SAME AS IT DID BACK THEN?
    What changed?
    Yes I know the favorite verse of those who speak against legalism.
    Philippians 2:12. Don’t stop there read on down to verse.16.
    Philippians 2:12-16
    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

    13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

    15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”
    1st Paul you obeyed in my presence
    2nd Work out you salvation with fear and trembling.
    But that’s not all
    3rd God wants to do HIS, not ours, not yours, but HIS good pleasure. God wants to be pleased with us.
    4th Do all things without murmuring or disputing.
    Evidently some were going to criticize Paul’s teachings and start tearing them down.
    HASN’T THIS ALREADY HAPPENED IN THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENTS ?
    People started murmuring and disputing
    Why did God and Paul want us not to murmur?
    5th Because they wanted us blameless and harmless when we live out lives witnessing for Jesus Christ.
    Or are we being blamed with living too worldly and causing harm to the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this wicked generation.
    How are we holding forth the Word of life?
    6. Will we be able to tell God and Paul and our spiritual pioneers that they did not run the race in vain?
    7nd How would they say they run the race In vain?
    By the way we say we are working out our Salvation with murmurings and disputings about the way they lived was too strait and full of legalism.

  • Reply December 17, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    bro Scotty You are right They blamed the church for lots of things back then but no one back then could blame the church for not being holy

  • Reply December 17, 2017

    Albert Essandoh

    Repentance and humility to learn for change!

  • Reply December 17, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    to say the least

  • Reply December 17, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    I am not a legalist. By what people believed many years ago. I am going to ask a simple question about a simple thing.
    Pentecostal preachers preached it was wrong to go to motion pictures then late on wrong to own a TV or watch one.
    Would Pentecostal denominations been any better if their member would not have had a television set in their home?
    Bear in mind we are watching a TV screen even with a computer or smartphone. But really think this out.
    I am not saying pro or con at this time. But this was one of the things our founding ministers preached against.

  • Reply December 19, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    We should becarful what we watch tv can be good can be bad just like the internet what are you feeding yourself is the question im like my grandad i watch little tv but sing alot and find other outlets for my intertianment like exhort the brethren and living holy as God is holy painting is my outlet you must find yours

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