Imagine with me if you will, you are sick, I mean really sick. The kinda of sick where everything including your hair hurts. It hurts to move, hurts to think, hurt to breathe, it even hurts to blink. So you go to the doctor, he figures out your problem and prescribes you a medicine. Now when you get the medicine from the pharmacy I am pretty sure you can see the illness ending right then and there. You get all happy and just can’t wait to get home to take the medicine and kiss this sickness goodbye. Now we all have been here, we open the bottle, smell it and it turns our stomach. We pour out the correct measurement, hold our nose, take the medicine like a boss, and gag for 5 minutes after. Been there? Can you relate? Have you ever wondered why the medicine that works the best taste so bad?? Who remembers Caster Oil? I (thank the good Lord above) never had to take the stuff but I remember stories of how bad it taste. Now, let me ask you this; did the medicine work? Did it cure your illness? Did it make the problems you had before go away? 8 out 10 times it did. It did exactly what it was created/intended to do. Now lets think about this in a spiritual sense.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. -Hebrews 4:12
The word of God is powerful. It cuts, it hurts, but it is the truth. The old saying, “The truth hurts.” is oh so true. Sometimes we wonder why the church and the people in it are in the shape they are in; it is because some pastors have become people pleasers and not God pleasers. They have water downed the Gospel truth to the point where it is to no avail. We do not want to hear the truth because it hurts, so its please me preacher. What would happen if we took water downed medicine? Would it work? NO!!! It is now time to take the word of God seriously, no matter how bad it hurts, no matter how much it makes us change, no matter how much we don’t like the change. Sin is fun and anyone who tells you it is not is a liar, but it is only fun for a season. The word of God states this but there again we don’t like it so we don’t accept it. And the list could go on and on.
Pray with me that preachers in America get a backbone if they are preaching a water down Gospel. Pray with me that Christians in America get a backbone and present the WHOLE Gospel to those who are dying and in need.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. -Mark 16:15-18
What more do we need??? This is what Jesus told us to do!!!! No more can we water down the “medicine” this world needs, but we have to PREACH THE GOSPEL to anyone and everyone!!!