malachi’s ministry- Part III ‘the greater condemnation’

Malachi’s Ministry Part III ‘The Greater Condemnation’

 

My brethren, be not many masters (teachers), knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. James 3:1

Under the ministry of the Old Testament, God had given the Levite (priesthood) the responsibility of being the spiritual liaison between man and Himself…

For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts”, but due to their lack of spiritual authority and responsibility, “they had departed out of the way; they had caused many to stumble at the law; they had corrupted the covenant of Levi.”  

Herein lies a very important spiritual principle; when the ones who should know and acknowledge God and His word, but don’t fulfill that responsibility, the profanity spreads to others. We can see an example of this in Jeremiah 23:9-11….

In verse [10] we see the land mourneth and the places of the wilderness are dried up, their course is evil and their force is not right…. God has withheld His blessing on the land. Why? – Because the land is full of adulterers…. The people had forsaken God and walked in the lust of their own flesh. Why? – Verse [11] both the prophet and the priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord.

The results are this, when the spiritual foundation of a nation crumbles, it has far reaching affects, the entire nation, both the people and the land suffers. The condition is a digressive one.

When those that are placed in a spiritual leadership role, do not see that spiritual light (TRUTH) is disseminated, the people (church) divert from the straight and narrow way and began to bask in error and are left to satisfy the lust of the flesh.

When the people of God (church) have no spiritual direction (LIGHT) the nation is left to the influences of the spirit of darkness, and

he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth”

When a nation forgets God and turns their back on His Word, He withholds His blessing, and a people and land void of God’s blessing is a nation most miserable and without hope.

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So we can see the importance of the spiritual leadership in keeping the ship set upon her spiritual course and the word of God…. that compass. When the church lacks spiritual direction is drifts toward the darkness of the world. Literally the world and its ways become the standard and the church operates accordingly.

 

“As the world and all of its systems continued to drift further and further into darkness, the church kept her relative distance, and by doing so has drifted further towards the darkness that envelopes the world.. Thus, we have entire protestant denominations being hi-jacked by enemies of the cross.” Pastor Bob Martin – Challenge Ministries

May God send prophets and pastors that hear the “voice of God” and are “bold” to speak the truth of God without wavering.

“We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist–Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy.” —A.W. Tozer

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