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It would appear that many churches have been hijacked by Humanism. Theistic Evolution is uncritically accepted, worldly entertainment and rock music predominates in all too many youth groups. Anti-nomianism and egalitarianism are pervasive. All too many churches seem to be more conformed to the world than transformed by the renewing of their minds.

Compromise, cowardice and corruption are pervasive. Many churches are neutralized by an eschatology of defeat and retreat. Escapism and defeatism have sucked the life out of all too many congregations. Rapture fever and an end-times obsession have so distracted all too many congregations that they are ineffective in fulfilling The Great Commission.

What is needed if we are to rescue our churches from worldliness and work for Biblical Reformation and Spiritual Revival?

Reflect on the state of our churches, families and souls.
Realise how far we have fallen.
Remember how the Lord led and spoke to us in the past.
Recognise the dangers of antinomianism, egalitarianism, secular humanism & worldly music.
Repent
of worldliness and wickedness and do thorough restitution.
Remove those things that are detestable to God.
Return to God in repentance, faith and humility.
Revive the prayer meeting.
Reemphasise Reformation doctrines in our preaching and teaching.
Restore missionary vision and the Bible study as central to our Church life.
Renew devotion to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all areas of life.
Resolve to honour the Lords Day as a day of rest and worship.
Re-emphasise the Reformation doctrines.
Re-orientate our Discipleship programmes.
Refocus on the Biblical Worldview.
Recommit all members to regular evangelism.
Reform our society, applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

Our families need Reformation. Parents, particularly fathers, need to teach and train their children in the Law of God both by instruction and by example.

Our congregations need Reformation, we need to revive the prayer meeting, get back to the Bible, move the congregation away from entertainment to Biblical education, spiritual edification, and enlist every member in fulfilling The Great Commission.

Our communities need Reformation. We need to clean up our communities and apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

Our countries need Reformation.

If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

 

We need to inform, inspire and involve. We need to motivate and mobilize, we need to educate and enlist. It is essential that we are informed, inspired, and involved in fulfilling The Great Commission, working for Reformation and praying for Revival, applying the Lordship of Jesus Christ to all areas of life.

We are involved in a world war of worldviews. And the battle grounds include the rewriting of History, the education of the next generation, the entertainment industry, the news media, religious institutions and political institutions, both local and provincial, and national.

Gods thoughts are higher than our thoughts, His ways are higher that our ways. The Reformation set about to restore Biblical principles to all areas of life. This is Gods world, and we need Gods Word to be obeyed in every are of life.

Is your conscience captive to the Word of God?

Is your desire to obey God promptly and sincerely with your whole heart aflame in the hand of God?

We need doctrinal steel in our backbones and Holy Spirit fire in our bellies.

May the Lord fill us, and empower us, with His Holy Spirit - to be faithful to His Word and effective in His service.

 
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