Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Missing Man

The Missing Man is the Prophet
(by Leonard Ravenhill)


"God's men are in hiding until the day of their showing forth. They will come."

"The prophet is violated during his minis-try, but he is vindicated by history."

There is a terrible vacuum in Evangelical Christianity today. The missing person in our ranks is the Prophet. The man with a terrible earnestness. The man totally other-worldly. The man rejected by other men, even other good men, because they consider him too austere, too severely committed, too negative and unsociable.

Let him be as plain as John the Baptist. Let him for a season be a voice crying in the wilderness of modern theology and stagnant churchianity. Let him be as selfless as Paul the Apostle. Let him, too, say and live, "This ONE thing I do." Let him reject ecclesiastical favours, let him be self-abasing, non self-seeking, non self-projecting, non self-glorying, non self-promoting. Let him say nothing that will draw men to himself, but only that which will move men to God.

Let him come daily from the Throne Room of a Holy God. The place where he has received the order of the day. Let him, under God, unstop the ears of the millions who are deaf through the clatter of shekels milked from this hour of material mesmerism. Let him cry with a voice this century has not heard because he has seen a vision no man in this century has seen. God send us this Moses to lead us from the wilderness of crass materialism, where the rattlesnakes of lust bite us and where enlightened men, totally blind spiritually, lead us to an ever-nearing Armageddon.

God have mercy; send us PROPHETS!


Blogger Phil Perkins said...

Here's an answer for you: BE A PROPHET. Say the hard things that need to be said out loud at your church--like you do here. (I'll bet you do just that.)

I was fired from teaching biblical languages at a Bible school for opposing the Emerging church. I was kicked out of my church for opposing the Emergent church and for exposing members who denied the inerrancy of Scriptures.

So maybe we're already here. And maybe YOU ARE ONE.

I plan to witness at Evangelical churches on the steps passing out tracts after church. I have been thinking about it and searching for a good approach. I found it at tractsource.com. They have a tract called "What If I'm Pretending". I am going to buy some and will )God willing) be passing them out at churches starting on Sunday after next. I invite you to do the same at your church and other churches.

Expect to be hated.

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Phil Perkins said...

Here's an additional thought. I am working on a tract of my own. The premise is this: If you're an Evangedlical the chances of you going to heaven are statistically insignificant.

Based on Mt.7, and the fact that the rates of divorce, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, teen suicide is as higher or higher than those of non-Evangelicals, it is statistically sound to say that very few Evangelicals are changed/saved. Not those who say "Lord! Lord!", but those who obey will be saved. Then Jesus goes into the very few that take the narrow gate and the narrow way. And when He does so He is speaking of professing believers.


12:46 PM  

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