The Christian church today has reached catastrophic levels of madness in terms of it’s comprehension on how God communicates today. Some, wishing to remain ultra conservative, say that God only communicates through his word, the Bible, whereas others, wishing to expand to the absolute limit (and beyond), say that God communicates through any and every way imaginable. Some ignore Scripture completely, and wish to look at the stars (and beyond). Others misinterpret Scripture and set boundaries that were never intended by God, by “reading into” the Scriptures interpretations and ideas that are not accurate. There is, simply speaking, a general level of madness within the Christian church. It can be said no other way.
One issue relates to rampant idolatry within the church. The idols cause spiritual blinders to be put on the eyes of some. Even if you were to teach the truth, they would reject it, because of their idolatry, in that they are more glued to their idols, than they are to God. In such cases, at worst, they are not true worshipers of God at all, or at best, they are very misguided. We are living in the midst of a spiritual war, and this war is within the four walls of what we call “the church” (this term, “four walls” is used to refer to the “institution” but not necessarily genuine believers; the “invisible church” on the other hand is used to refer to all genuine believers, wherever they may be found; some may not be involved at all with the organized church).
Jesus condemned the religious leaders of his day, and said, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:29). Today, there are indeed many religious leaders and institutions that do not know the power of God. In recent years (and not so long ago, and even today, unfortunately), we keep hearing of religious leaders who are involved in sexual abuse scandals. This can be said to be nothing more, and nothing less, than very strong evidence of the devil at work in the midst of these religious institutions, and not God at all.
Where is the discernment? Where is the power to correct these issues? How come things like this can go on for so long, unnoticed? Is the God of the Bible dead or alive? You would think he is dead in these religious circles, by the fact that these things can remain hidden for so long! Compare this to what happened in the days of the Acts of the Apostles. When Ananias and Sapphira conspired to lie to the Holy Spirit, God exposed it immediately.
Where is the fear of God today? Where is the power in the church? Where is the God of Elijah? Evidences such as these misdeeds are evidences that darkness has invaded the land. A course like this is surely needed! God is on the move and wants to make his power known. It will not be through timid or shy people. It is time for the God is Elijah to show up and demonstrate who is God. If you are willing to be part of this, then this course is for you.