While I prayed I heard the word “Inertia” and I had no idea what it meant. I looked it up.
Inertia means: 1: Property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.
2: Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change: idleness, lazy, with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness, slothfulness. A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. © thefreedictionary.com
The LORD revealed some things through this word definition that is effective now concerning the Church and the timing we are in. I believe we need to know and understand where we fit in our stance with eternity.
There is a very real resistance to moving forward with God today in the churches. The people are idle (even in spirit filled churches) with no regard to changing and becoming Christ like. Many have no concept of the cost of discipleship and teaching about suffering for our stance in Christ.
These are sluggish, slothful, and don’t want things to change. To these who don’t want to rock the boat; they substitute programs, wanting instead a social, status gathering or club, in which Christ has no part in. These also are using the church for merchandising. These have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof, from such we are warned to turn away.
I see nothing in scripture that calls for such programs or teachings that encourage others to do nothing and remain unchanged. I found that Jesus entered the temple and turned over the money changers tables in anger, stating My house is a house of prayer and you have made it a den of thieves, Matthew 21:13.
Holiness is a foreign word to them and they are so far removed from the scriptures they believe in. They trust the preacher to tell them the scriptures and have no study to back them up at home.
Start talking about holiness and watch the people start calling you a legalist or worse, a false prophet. However, when asked about scripture, many have no idea what they believe or where to find it.
There is a tendency to go with the “herd mentality” and many in this system who are truly saved get stuck in a miry pit or run over. It takes the LORD’s people to pray and remove them from the pit of destruction through intercession. Shepherds gently lead their flocks, but herds are driven.
The Church has an existing state of rest or motion that will continue on it’s path of destruction unless that state is changed by an external force; meaning God must change it!
If the church continues on the same path (of rest and uniform motion) It will take a move of God to change the path of destruction. God will help those that are wayward find their way back, but for many the strict, sacred and undefiled words of the Holy Bible are not applicable anymore.
There are others with lots of zeal who are sincere but sincerely wrong. These think they are doing Gods will and going along a straight road to destruction and can’t see the peril their in. Discipleship is so important! It will take prayer and God to changed their directions.
Zeal without knowledge is just as bad, as they believe their salvation is based strictly on their works. Both states are wrong. You can’t win by going with the program of religion and traditions; It will take you down and you will wonder why it happened or worse you turn away from God.
Following Christ isn’t easy, but his love for us is eternal and that never fails. He is our exceeding great reward!
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge, (Romans 10:1-2 KJV).
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away,” 2 Timothy 2:3-8 KJV.
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance; but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye hold in all manner of conversation; because it is written, be ye holy, for I AM holy,” 1 Peter 1:13-16 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey