Reclaiming Our Spiritual Heritage: A Wake-Up Call for the Church

Psalm 137:1-2
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Today’s sleeping giant called the church has, in essence, done the same thing! We have been taken into captivity by our own greed, lusts, selfish ambitions, and our love for this present world. We have said to ourselves, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing!” when in fact we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked (see Rev. 3:17)! We have given up the old ship of Zion to a multitude of religious pirates who have taken siege with force to manipulate us like puppets. The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent have taken it by force (see Matt. 11:12).

We have given up on the cause of righteousness. We have bought into the lies of this present age, which say that it can never be as it used to be. Our vision of future hope has been lost due to our willingness to just hang it up! We have hanged our harps in the weeping willows, pulled out the old photo albums, and reminisced of yesteryear, as if the golden days are long gone and can never be restored.

STOP!!! WAKE UP!!! SNAP OUT OF IT!!! REPENT!!! GET YOUR HARP BACK DOWN, AND GET YOUR SONG BACK!!! The church of the living God is still alive, and we must realize that all hope is NOT lost. Somebody somewhere is too hungry for God to let this happen to yet another generation.

Whoever you are, rise to the occasion, find a solitary place somewhere where it is just you and God, pray like never before, and hold on to the horns of the altar until God fills you with the blessed Holy Ghost, giving you a power that’s not your own to lead this generation back to Christ! Let us return to the old paths so that we can restore, repair, and rebuild them for our children’s sakes. Let us sing the Lord’s song, even in this strange land, and let us watch the God of Heaven invade our space as we worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

May our generation become known as the generation that TOOK IT BACK!! We will no longer be put to sleep by the lullabies of this modern age which have all but destroyed the Godly foundation upon which this country has been built. Some may sleep on, but as for me and my house, we WILL serve the Lord! What about you?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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