Consider the plight of man today. Man, wants a religion that puffs them up, feels good, and promises worldly prosperity.
Today’s devotional will challenge us to think about what is most needed. Most people in today’s churches won’t like it.
If revival begins in the house of God, then the following must be preached, understood, and obeyed. The lost must see something different in those who name the name of Christ.
What is most needed today!
It is my deepening conviction that what is most needed today is a wide proclamation of those Scripture truths which are the least acceptable to the flesh.
What is needed today, is a scriptural setting forth of the character of God:
His absolute sovereignty,
His ineffable holiness,
His inflexible justice,
His unchanging veracity.
What is needed today, is a scriptural setting forth of the condition of the natural man:
his total depravity,
his spiritual insensibility,
his inveterate hostility to God,
the fact that he is “condemned already,” and
that the wrath of a sin-hating God is even now abiding upon him!
What is needed today, is a scriptural setting forth of the alarming danger which sinners are in–the indescribably awful doom which awaits them; and the fact that if they follow their present course only a little further, they shall most certainly suffer the due penalty of their iniquities!
What is needed today, is a scriptural setting forth of the nature of that dreadful punishment which awaits the lost:
the dreadfulness of it,
the hopelessness of it,
the unendurableness of it,
and the endlessness of it!
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001