Religion Makes Us Useless

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Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:

   Looking at the modern day Church, all I can do is intercede for our leaders. I had a dream this week concerning the Church. 
 
   I saw a man in dress clothes lying on the floor. As he talked to me, I could see through his clothes that he had a breathing tube that reached to his lungs and I noticed he had no lungs. 

   He also had no heart, bowels, or private area. Also, he had no arms or legs. I did see he had a spine. 

   I asked my Father God the meaning of this man in my dream. The Holy Spirit shared that many modern day pastors have lost the breath of God to be able to preach the Word with passion and fire. Their breath is artificial. Their breath comes from seminary books.

   The spine is their pet doctrines. Many modern day pastors have lost their zeal for God. Their desire to be “hip” and popular has taken precedent over the heart to preach repentance to a lost congregation. Hence, no heart. No “bowels of compassion” for the lost. Just repetition and rote. 

   Where are the pastors who put aside worldliness and carnality and preach holiness?  No privates mean the pastors and church members are NOT producing disciples.  No reproduction means no babes in the Lord. No converts. Just lazy Christians sitting in pews and gossiping about the person down the street. 

   We are manufacturing Christians. Making them to act and look like the latest style.  Man-U-Facturing Christians, instead of producing mature fully functioning people of God. 

   As goes the shepherd so go the sheep. I’ve been in many churches and I’ve met so many so-called Christians that are like that man on the floor in my dream. No passion for God, no breath, no heart for others, no bowels of compassion to sacrifice for their neighbors. No reproducing disciples. No arms and legs to search out the lost and help them. Too busy building their own kingdoms.

   Then again, I have met beautiful pastors and parishioners that are giving their all for Jesus. I know the real ones from the fake ones. 

   We wonder why the world is going crazy. Could it it be because the church world is missing most of their body parts?  

   Religion makes us useless. We are no better than the man lying on the floor in my dream. Let’s wake up and pray for revival and forsake the ways of religion. Start loving our precious Heavenly Father. Repent of our secret sins and cry out for mercy for ourselves and our neighbors. 

   Time is short. There is no U-haul behind a hearse. You cannot take anything with you into the kingdom of God except souls. Get strong in the Lord or be left lying on the floor in a heap of uselessness. Choose the way of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus before it’s too late.

Patty Mattus,
Boscobel, Wisconsin

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