“Awake thou that sleepest”

“Awake thou that sleepest”

Eph.5:14

We have all been shocked at what has happened in our own country (South Africa) this week. Our President has gone insane it would seem destroying our beloved country even more. His decisions have weakened our currency, which seems to bother only the public and not our president nor the newly elected Finance minister. It also seem obvious that Jacob Zuma is wanting to introduce a dictatorship with him being the dictator (you fired if you oppose him). Yet corruption is at an all-time high. Crime is out of control. Yet nobody takes responsibility, not our president nor his ruling party.

The rest of the world is in not much of a better shape. Unrest, refugees, political uneasiness, corruption and even increases in shootings across the globe. Many countries are also facing financial ruin because of corrupt politicians. USA current debt is $16 trillion.

Anyone who follows social media will know that people are unhappy, wanting their president impeached or to resign. So much unhappiness and discontentment. So many petitions to have presidents fired, planned protest marches and the like are on the increase.

Yet our leaders are there because we voted them in. They are a reflection of our society, and our society is a reflection of what the church of God is like. After all we are the light and the social conscience of the world. Again if you on social media who will see the shallow Christianity which seems the norm. Christians making jokes about sin, saying if you love Jesus “like” means yes or share this post and you will be blessed. Shows great spiritual immaturity and spiritual darkness. The only ones swallowing the false prophet’s deceit and lying wonders are the so called ones who are supposed to be the light of the world…..Christians (The world has seen right through them). There is a serious problem in the Church of God.

No wonder “judgment must begin at the house of God”.

Church of God puts up with corrupt pastors, elders deacons and other leaders who refuse to repent. Churches put up with money loving pastors, spiritually ignorant leaders and then wonder why their country is what it is. After all it is written “people like priest” Hosea 4:9 Churches spend millions to build their empire just like our presidents and leaders yet, just like our leaders neglect the kingdom. We the Church of God is to blame for the state of our nation.

We Christians must awake from our slumber. The Word of God is clear; “IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAY; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SINS, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.” 2 Chr.7:14

As much as the problem lies at the door of the church so does the solution.

Dear Christian awake from your slumber, turn from your sin…..seek God for then and only then can healing come to a nation. Not through complaining or petitioning but by turning back to God.

If you would like guidelines on how you or your church can turn to God and put 2 Chr7:14 into practice please contact us on info@gospeloutreach.co.za we would love to share with you that what God has taught us as we have put it into practice.