Shepherds Who Choose the ‘Broad Road’
The problem wasn’t -as the head Pastor of Hillsong tried to explain…someone just got carried away on our church stage (once referred to an alter or holy temple).
It started years ago Pastor-church leaders-when you and your elders decided it was ok to accommodate-a ‘little’ of the sinful attractions into your church. We can give the the gospel if we entertain them-this will bring them in the door.
You saw only one alternative to your broad road. A boring church where the sermons make you yawn-or hell fire preachers that scream in your face. Where worship music puts one to sleep and routine is called Sunday service. Since you were dead in your own spirit, you did not understand the direction of the true narrow road-or how to find it. It was a an alternative path you have become blinded to.
Matthew 7:13-14 ‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. ‘
You see ‘pastor’, the true Narrow Road is full of joy, it brings the world something they never have experienced, the heavenly glory of the Lords righteous love. Two words pastor, righteous and love. Take one away and you do not have Gods presence that shines down from heaven.
Ps. 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
You have substituted this for entertainment…and since all roads are on a continuum, it has now become unholy entertainment. You have replaced an eternal relationship with God for something they can already find in New York….on the road called ‘Broadway’.
Pastor, you have forsaken your purpose-that to which you have been called. Ministry cares for and demonstrates sacrifice-it reveals Gods true character.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
If our focus is ‘searching for a good time’ or being entertained, it will become a toxic replacement for the Lords unlimited joy and happiness. A true shepherd named Leonard Ravenhill can explain how to find our purpose on this narrow road in 98 seconds…See Leonard Ravenhill
The Lord is merciful, I have never seen anyone lose their way overnight. It almost always starts by slowly turning away. Not caring about hearing from God, not wanting to sacrifice and endure until His holiness is revealed. We desire the ‘cheap fix’ that will bring about the quickest earthly rewards. Pastor, this is called ‘selling out’! You have excelled in this pursuit-the god of this age has taught you well (2 Cor. 4:4). The Eternal God of the universe however will pour out His wrath to the false shepherds who lead His children astray.
Jer. 24: 34-35 Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you (false) leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like the best of rams. The (false) shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock there is no place to escape.
There is a true church arising. See 1st 4 articles on Kingdom of God. It will not be the dead church you are trying to avoid, nor a replica of the ‘Broadway’ you are attempting to build. His Righteous Loving Spirit will penetrate the hearts that are hurting-those who need healing-with a love so great-their lives will forever change. They will receive something not of this world, absolutely divine-everlasting. It will be a Holy Love attached with ‘fire’-something so exciting it will make your entertainment become as filthy rags.
Is. 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and the wind our sins sweep us away.
It is time to repent pastor…take the Word from God as expressed by Leonard Ravenhill, read the scriptures given in the links.
God offers eternal life-give them what pastors are called by God to do. You offer what the world already has-an existence until the next high. Christ gives life in true abundance-but until we leave this world, carrying the cross is our Divine example to receiving Gods outpouring
Jn. 10:10 I came that they may have life, and that they have it more abundantly
Matt. 16:24 If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
His unified holy church will soon join together and display His glory as intended, from the beginning. Praise God!
Matt. 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill that cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put in on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
For those who truly desire to know the Lord-the One who created you and this universe, please visit this link.
May the Lord bless you as you pursue His truth.