WILL JUDGEMENT BEGIN AT THE
HOUSE OF GOD?
“The greatest danger facing the Church today is exhaustion –
because God is resisting us as a proud Church.”
Confessions of a Proud Church
In September, 1998, 120 leaders of the Church in America gathered in an “upper room” for 3 days of prayer, fasting, and repentance. This was perhaps an historic event, at least for our generation, as Mission America director, Dr. Paul Cedar called for a focus of repentance, not by the nation, but repentance of the Church. The following confessions of leaders were hand-recorded.
- We live on the edge of image.
- We are full of presumption.
- We exalt our group and personal doctrines.
- We are self-sufficient.
- We are unwilling to pray.
- We are too proud to truly ask for help.
- We have a critical spirit.
- We have leaders who disdain the people.
- We do Kingdom business by the world’s standards.
- We do not tremble at the Word of the Lord.
- We are full of hypocrisy.
- We have dethroned Jesus and enthroned ourselves.
- We are full of deceit – lying to ourselves and to God.
- We are trapped in SELF consciousness.
- We are ensnared by the love of money.
- We have gone to bed with the world.
- We promote personalities rather than principles.
- We think we can do Kingdom business apart from the King.
- We do not know how to humble ourselves.
- We are full of excuses – refuse to take responsibility.
- We are competitive with one another.
- We are carnal in our leadership.
- We have a controlling spirit.
- We are self-seeking.
- We deny the Lordship of Christ.
- We purport to repent without repenting, giving God’s spiritualese.
- We do not have the fear of the Lord.
- We do not trust God’s grace or mercy.
- We have confused obedience and grace.
- We are building our own houses.
- We are adulterers and fornicators.
- We have refused to preach and teach the whole TRUTH.
- We have sought to curry favor with the people more than to please God.
- We have exchanged righteousness for SELF righteousness.
- We have evangelized but have not discipled.
Could this be where revival begins?