Some say, "The Apostolic Movement has so many problems. Losing Holiness. Prayerless. Worldly. Careless. Burdenless."
agree with the fact that the Apostolic Movement has had and continues
to have problems. However to say we have it worse than any other group,
I don't think so. That does not excuse us, however it is a product of
the human condition.
Our Strengths are greater than our weaknesses.
do not agree that our problems are a lack of holiness and "standards".
Our problem is we do not follow the first two commandments, "Loving God
with all and loving our neighbor like we love ourselves." That has
always been the challenge of humanity. Always will be.
Beginning, God had a church of two and they both backslid. Jesus had
twelve disciples and they all left him. The Apostolic Church, read Acts
and Revelation and you will find they were eat up with Human weakness,
Sin and Spiritual Issues.
The presence of Unglorified Flesh is where the problem begins... and this will be the case till the New Heaven and New Earth.
despair. The Apostolic Church can be defined by you. Yes You. Who ever
it is that is reading this. How much do you pray? How much do you love
God? How much do you demonstrate in quantifiable ways your love of
others? It is easy to sit
in the seat of the scornful and find fault
with everyone else, however the real inspection is usually most needed
in the hearts of those who feels everyone else and the church is eat up
We have the ability to changing and influencing
the world we live in. We can transform our local churches by being the
very best example of a Child of God. This influence we have will over
time inspire others to follow our example.
If every apostolic
that spends time fretting and accounting the many problems that are
around us spent a fraction of that time and energy in prayer and
ministry to the same body of believers, the problems we have could be
What made the Apostolic Church the Apostolic Church
is a Move of God that brought repentance and birthed love in the heart
of a new believer. This Move of God can move again. Repentance can come
again. Love can be reborn.
One Day, when we see Jesus all "our" troubles will be gone.
Don't curse the Darkness. Get some Matches.
What are you willing to do to be the solution?
There is nothing wrong with the Holy Ghost. Prayer still works. The Word of God is unchanging.
Do people, leaders and local churches have problems? Sure.
However, there is nothing wrong with the Apostolic Movement.www.inbythroughhim.blogspot.com
Married to Becky and father of Keaton, Nate and Noah. Pastor of NewBirth Church in Clinton, Mississippi. Director for Home Missions for Mississippi UPC.