Sunday, July 20, 2008

Words of Hope as the Church Dies

The host of The Age to Come, a prophetic Christian voice in Canada, recently posted a set of messages revealed over the last few years.

The most recent is The Window of Grace. It is unsparing in its description of the wretched state of North American Anglicanism and other churches, but ends with this proclamation and promise of Good News:

This is the church, then? Is all hope lost? Do not believe it. I have absolutely no hope for mankind. I have every hope in the One who gave us these words “I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it”. Though satan may rage, and roar, though he may deceive even the elect, he does not get the last say. There are still those who are ransomed and redeemed, there are those who hold firm to the Rock of their salvation, there are those who have true Hope, even amidst the rack and ruin of the world. There are those awake who will reap a harvest, 30 - 60 - 100 fold for Jesus Christ amidst this worldy rack and ruin. Pray that the Lord will waken more and send them into the harvest field, ready for the window of grace soon to open.

Indeed, pray. And may we be among those who are awake and doing their assigned work.


Jeffersonian said...

The church didn't just die, it was murdered by a thousand assassins, each giving a tiny cut.

TLF+ said...

Good point, jeffersonian.

And as the church is the body of Christ, we look for the power of God to raise what has been scourged and nailed to the cross.

Something in God's plan is to come of all this.

I have to admit, I have grown immeasurably in understanding of the Gospel and obedience to Scripture via all this wretched stuff.

Peter said...

I missed this! Thanks :-)