WE KICKED GOD OUT
We took away the right of the Holy Spirit to lead God’s
people; we kicked God out of His church and re-instated religion and man’s
leadership. In the days between Joshua
and Samuel, the prophet, God ruled over His people. He appointed “judges” who were men in direct
contact with the Lord and who revealed God’s will to the people. But in
Samuel’s day, the people insisted that they wanted a king, like other
nations. The people said to Samuel,
And said unto him, Behold, thou art
old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all
the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when
they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel,
Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they
have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over
According to all the works which they
have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day,
wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto
thee. Now therefore hearken unto their
voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the
king that shall reign over them. 1 Sa. 8:5-9.
Samuel warned the people:
And Samuel told all the words of the
LORD unto the people that asked of him a king. And he said, This will be the manner
of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself,
for his chariots, and to be his
horsemen; and some shall run
before his chariots.
And he will appoint him captains over
thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to
make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be
confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
And he will take your fields, and
your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your
seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
And he will take your menservants,
and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
He will take the tenth of your sheep:
and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day
because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear
you in that day. 1 Sa.
Despite God’s warnings which He spoke through Samuel, the
people wanted to do things their own way.
“Nevertheless the people refused to
obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
That we also may be like all the
nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our
battles.” I Sa. 8:19-20.
It is the same today.
When our Lord Jesus returned to heaven, He left us a true church led by
His Holy Spirit. He did away with large
stone and wood buildings to worship Him and made our body the temple of God. He did away with the elite priesthood and
appointed common and even uneducated men to lead His people.
But the flesh and the spirit of antichrist slowly and
inexorably began to push the Holy Spirit out of the church and reinstate large
places of worship and the elite priesthood.
Soon, speaking in tongues, casting out devils, healing the sick and
raising the dead disappeared and man’s flesh and intellect took over.
The soul or intellect can do magnificent things. It can create wonderful works of art, erect
huge and beautiful cathedrals. Fleshly
skills of oratory can persuade many to adore, depend on and follow human
Today, Christians everywhere follow human leaders that they
love, adore and practically worship.
They love to mention that they belong to a famous church, or follow a
well-known evangelist or leader. Their
relationship with Jesus is nil and they look forward to next Sunday’s sermon
more than hearing from the Holy Spirit.
Christians hardly read the Bible nowadays. They choose to be spoon-fed by human
preachers who are paid to do the research for them and tickle their ears. They pay money to the church to support
mission work, but hardly ever go on missions themselves. They would rather serve the church and human
leaders than God Himself. Sacrifice
returned as the prime method of pleasing God.
Obedience became only a meaningless word, along with phrases such as
“offer you body to God as a living sacrifice.”
We offer money.
Man’s intellect is very powerful and can come up with
incredible reasoning, theorizing and logic.
Teachers of the Word can be brilliant in man’s eyes and their oratory
skills can be exceptional. As the saying
goes, “He can sell refrigerators to the Eskimos.” But emotions, intelligence, wise sayings,
wonderful rhetoric, reasoning and man’s wisdom can never be substitutes for
Beware of preachers who are filled with wonderful words that
entertain and soothe. If they cannot and
do not demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit through miracles, casting out
of demons or healing the sick instantly and divinely, look out!
And I, brethren, when I came to you,
came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the
testimony of God. For I determined not to know any
thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and
in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with
enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of
That your faith should not stand in
the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them
that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this
world, that come to nought:
1 Co. 2:1-5.
The life of the church has been kicked out! Truth has disappeared. The power of God has left. The church is about to be destroyed. The abomination of desolation spoken of by
Daniel the prophet is about to begin.
Listen! Pastor Carter
Conion of Time Square Church
said it. “COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM! RUN
FOR YOUR LIFE! BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT
YOUR LIFE. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT OPPOSING
THEOLOGY OR CONFLICTING VIEWPOINTS ON JESUS, THIS IS ABOUT YOUR LIFE! … IT’S UNCLEAN. RUN!
RUN! TURN IT OFF, GET AWAY FROM
IT! … RUN FROM PREACHERS THAT STAND AND
TELL STORIES AND JOKES. RUN LIKE YOU’VE
NEVER RUN BEFORE! Please listen to his sermon on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXPog1rKpCE.