Cathy D (20 Feb 2012)

Run –  Carter Conlon
(Sunday after 9/11)
We have got to lay our lives down for the purposes of God. This is not a Sunday school picnic for the church of Jesus Christ; this is not an invitation to have continuous good times. This is a war for the souls of men.
Come out from among them. Run for your life. Because this is about your life. This is not just about an opposing viewpoint or conflicting theology; this is about your life.
My mind is forever branded with the stories I heard of police officers from the city of New York. As people were fleeing from a crumbling building, there were police officers and firemen and others that were running toward the building saying, “Run for your life!” At their own peril and in some cases I think they knew they were going to die, but there was a sense of duty.
I was crying out to God, “Oh God, Jesus, don’t let my sense of duty be any less for Your Kingdom then these beloved firemen and policemen were for those that were perishing from a falling tower.”
We are living in a generation when truth is falling into the streets. I want to be among those that are not running away from the conflict but are running toward into conflict saying, “Run for your life”.
Run from Gospels that focus only on success and prosperity, run.
Run from those that use the name of Christ only for personal gain,
Run from those that are picking your pocket in the name of Jesus, run!
Run from Gospels that only focus on self-improvement, run!
Run from churches where men and not Christ are glorified, Run!
Run body of Christ run. Get out! Don’t touch the unclean thing.
Run from churches where there is no Bible, there’s no cost in its theology, no soul searching Word, there’s no repentance from sin, there’s no mention of the blood of Jesus, Run! It’s unclean, run.
Run from churches where you’re comfortable in your sins. If you come into the house of God and you’ve got sin in your life and you’re not convicted of it, you’re at a table of devils. Run from pulpits that are filled with political men who are using the pulpit of God for a personal, political agenda. Run!
Run from those that preach division between races and cultures, run!
Run get out, turn it off, get away from it. They know nothing of God.
Run from ungodly, spasmodic movements and aimless empty prophesying; beloved church run for your life.
Run from preachers that stand and tell stories and jokes; run like you’ve never run before. Run! Run! Run!