The Old Paths

December 20, 2013

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.   Jeremiah 6:16 KJV

The decline of the influence of the Church started when people stopped asking how much they can give up/sacrifice for God and started asking how much can I get by with and still be saved.  When they stopped coming out and being separate from the world and started letting the World in to dictate how the Church should live instead of the Church changing the lives of the World. 

There is a reason that Jeremiah says to seek the old paths.  What we have done has not worked and to continue on expecting different results is insanity and that is indeed what we see in both Church and the World. 

If we want change and revival we must return to the attitudes and actions that worked for the 1st Century Church and for the Christians who sought to maintain those things throughout the centuries though in these days it may lead to less than pleasant circumstances here, but a far better moment at the BEMA.  However, as a whole, the last sentence of the passage reflects the response of the Church in this age. 

Shalom!  Maranatha!


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