The church needs to be saved, saved from the error of its own ways. The teachings have erred into deception, so the people believe a lie and they do not even know it. Paul said, not all of you should presume to be teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment (James 3:1). The teachings of the Jews in Paul’s day was that this man in the flesh who claimed to be the Messiah, was just another man who died. When Paul came preaching the truth about the Messiah, Jesus the Christ, who died and rose again, many Jews in many cities incited mobs to attack Paul and Silas on many occasions. But Paul did not cease to preach the truth, whether in the marketplace, synagogue or in jail. He saw the error of their teachings and brought the truth that set people free. We must do the same.
We are in need of preachers of righteousness, of truth and of resurrection to arise again. We need people to stand up to cultural Christianity that says, it’s okay to twist the word of God to match your experience, preference or personal desire. We need men and women who have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer them who live, but Christ who lives through them to arise and shine. We the church need to be saved, from ourselves as we are self-destructing from false teachings, that are telling people it is okay to live in sin, rather than telling them to repent and be saved like Peter, Paul and James did.
World leaders are shifting their nations toward righteousness, by exposing and rendering justice on wickedness. This is the work of God on earth. Seeing leaders step down, seeing leaders rise up, seeing children being set free from traps of people’s fleshly desires; seeing women being freed from sex trafficking; seeing states stand up against abortion; it is obvious the Lord Himself is having righteousness exalt nations. But, the church, must repent and arise as well. There is a great earthquake coming for both the church and the nations. This great earthquake is likened to the one in the days of Paul and Silas.
Acts 16 tells us “At midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. SUDDENLY there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and IMMEDIATELY all the doors were opened and EVERYONE’S chains were loosed.” A great earthquake is coming and it will happen suddenly. For many have been locked into prisons of emotions, poverty and relationship problems, freedom is coming! Others have been waiting for the door to open, opportunities to show themselves, open doors are coming! Still others have been chained by sin, sickness and disease, healing is coming! This great earthquake is going to shake the foundation of all the places that have been against us. This great earthquake is going to set us free.
Church, there is a great earthquake coming. Ready or not, here it comes, for the Lord has heard the songs sung in the midnight hour and prayers prayed when no one was listening. There is a great earthquake coming!