Jesus Christ said in Mathew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.
Yes, Jesus said He will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. However, what is happening in churches today, may appear as if the gates of hell are prevailing against it.
Moreover, Christ said that He is coming for a glorious church without spot or wrinkle. See Ephesians 5: 27 “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish”.
If Christ is coming for a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, how many in our churches today are without spot or wrinkle? A study of the Bible will give a clue of why the situation is so. The reason is that many are living a carnal life instead of a spiritual life.
A carnal mind is the same as living a life according to the dictates of the flesh instead of living according to the dictates of the spirit. The book of Romans 8:5 said: “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
Also, 1Co 2:14 has this to say, “But the natural (carnal) man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.
The book of Romans 8:7 also gave us the reason the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God. The reason is that the “carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Furthermore, Romans 8:6 gave a warning, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Look at Romans 8: 9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”.
The whole problem started from the pulpit as Romans 8:9 gave us a clear answer, “Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”. This goes to prove men and women today in the pulpit answering men/women of God (pastors) yet without the spirit of God in them and so are satanic agents.
Such men/women go about preaching letters of the Bible as 2Co 3:6 said “Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
In other words, carnal pastors produce carnal members and spiritual pastors produce spiritual members, as the case may be. The reasons why you are sick in your spirit man, why you are down in your spirit and not growing spiritually, maybe because your pastors are carnal and are feeding you with letters.
The book of Romans 1:21-28 gave a vivid description of such men/women “because of that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise, also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Bringing this home, when a man who says or answers a man of God or pastor but goes directly to disobey God’s instruction as seen in the book of Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination”.
In other words, any man that goes to practice what God called an abomination as seen in Leviticus 20:13 is dangerous to allow such a person to be your pastor. That verse says, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them”.
Those men who say they are pastors and yet are gay, practicing Homo$exul acts are doing so because they have been giving over to a reprobate mind. See Romans 1:28 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient”;
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: “+Fear God and keep His commandments”, for this is man’s all. Never be found to be doing things that are direct disobedience to the Word of God.
You should avoid every appearance of evil and never do things that could cause God to give you over to a reprobate mind. But rather strive to be filled with the Holy Spirit and the power of God. Shalom!