The past two weeks we've witnessed the shaking of the Roman Catholic Church in the Synod on the family in Rome. Catholics have lost their sense of security -- although it was misplaced. They thought that their dogmas and church authorities were stable and could never veer from age-old rules and teachings. Now they don't know what to expect.
The evangelical world is under the same sort of pressure to acquiesce to the dictates of the culture -- even receiving subpoenas for sermon notes by local politicians to ensure they don't speak out against the gay agenda. Many churches have given in to the pressure, as it has been reported this week that Hillsong's Brian Houston will not take a stand against sodomy. Big conferences are being planned that are promoting 'queer' Christians as acceptable in the church and proudly so.
It would seem as though all the institutions that many have looked to for spiritual leadership have crashed and burned. But we must not be shaken. At this time, just like it was when the last lifeboat left the Titanic, it's every man for himself.
More than ever these words of Jesus shout loudly to my spirit:
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." - Rev. 3:11
As the time of His return nears, there is so much more to overcome. The pressure to conform to this world's standards are drawing many once-stable saints away. These truly are perilous times.
For many of us it's just me and the LORD. Hold onto Him for your life!!
"Now this, 'Yet once more,' indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear." - Heb. 12:27-28