A lot of people like the emotional stimulus of a preached Word as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t challenge their preconceived notions about faith and salvation; as long as it doesn’t require them to change too much or give up much.
But as soon as the Word of God corrects their belief system and demands them to surrender their way unto God’s Holy and Eternal way, they have a problem.
But in spite of the inherent tribulations that come with preaching and teaching God’s Word, I am solemnly charged, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, with the task of preaching and teaching the Word of God in season and out of season. I am solemnly charged, to reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time has come when men and women do not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to justify themselves, have gathered to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires that are pleasing to listen to but are without the Power of God. (2 Timothy 4:1-3 & 2 Timothy 3)
I challenge all those who have been called out, chosen and sent to share this declaration of commitment on their blog, website or social network as a symbol of unity in Christ Jesus.
KEEP LOOKING UP!
~ Bishop O.W. Prince ~