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Repentance Must Start First in Your Local Churches!

1 Peter 4:17 states, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"

It's good to call for national repentance but how can that happen if that local New Testament church is filled with backsliders and apostates?  Repentance must start with the churches before they can reach the nation.  If a church doesn't repent of its indifference then how can it reach others for Christ and call a nation to repentance?  It can't because there's no light to lead others.  How can one lead a person out of darkness if there's no light.  It's foolish to think one can do that because that's the blind leading the blind into the ditch.

Many churches today are better called dead churches.  It's because these churches hardly go soulwinning or have become social halls.  What may have started out as an organization sold out for Christ gets infiltrated by all sorts of heresy.  Even if the church didn't have a Jesuit agent infiltrating it but Satan usually finds another way to creep something unbiblical into that organization.  You can have false converts of every kind who teach "Easy Christianity", some discourage soulwinning and you can imagine all sorts of foolishness that makes this local church a "dead church".  A dead church because that church no longer serves the true Church but instead the true saints left it, only the phonies are in it.  The true born again Christians will never feel comfortable in worldly churches just as phony Christians will never feel comfortable in a church that's sold out for Christ.

You want revival?  Then the answer has always been the desperate need for repentance and not a rock concert for a worship service.  I'm not talking about revivals that always have the charismatic way of doing it.  This revival calls not for the stupidity of manmade rituals but a worship service that has real hard preaching.  Some churches may seem alive with their having an entertainment driven church but they're spiritually dead.  You need hard preaching, not soft preaching for sissies.  The pastor ought to preach the Word of God cover to cover and not what the pulpit wants him to preach but he should preach what the pulpit needs to hear.

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