Who is giving the Word?
Amos 8:12 -
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
In the times of Jeremiah the Israelites did their own things in the name of the Lord and when the Lord warned them through Jeremiah, they did not want to hear him. They told him not to speak strong things but speak smooth things which do not cause them to change their way of life, their belief.
In today's date we see the people are still behaving like the way Israelites did during the time of Jeremiah. Christians today are doing their own things and they are doing them with so much devotion that even God is amazed; amazed not at their devotion but at what they are doing and believing in. He starts to wonder where and when did He give this understanding to His people. This is not with just ordinary preachers but even famous preachers like the kind which come on TV; they too are teaching things which are contrary to the Word of God. They do not go perpendicular to the Word, but instead of going with the Word their teaching slowly starts to bend away such that it is very hard for ordinary person to notice, it is only after a long time does some realize they were taken for a ride. People are encapsulated by these preachers by seeing their gifting.
When someone gives them the real Word they find it hard to accept and thus shun away that person. Many a times over a period of time that person also gets frustrated, starts to compromise and lands up also preaching the worldly teachings.
The people cry to the Lord about problems and persecution, at the same time they do not want to hear the Lord or His solution to their problems via His Word. They just want God to do their thing, their way.
We see a new lot of young Believers that have been arising in this world. Youth with a hunger and thirst for the Kingdom of God but sadly they do not get people who teach them the Word of God. They land up with preachers and teachers who are teaching them worldly things in the name of the Lord. The Lord is telling us He feels for this spiritually young generation and has concern for them.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray for teachers of the Word that teach according to your heart. We pray a great fire in their bones such that this fire is not extinguished by the pressure of this world. We pray the young be saved and do not become victims for vanity following vain things but be built on solid foundation of the Truth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
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