1. How do you label the GENERATION that crossed the Red Sea to possess the PROMISED LAND and of who it is written: “But as for you, your carcases, they shall FALL in this wilderness. And your children shall WANDER in the wilderness FORTY YEARS, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be WASTED in the wilderness” [Numbers 14: 32-33] The ANGEL of the LORD was their GUIDE, yet they were WASTED 40 years in the wilderness, “And the LORD went before them by day in a PILLAR OF A CLOUD, to lead them the way; and by night in a PILLAR OF FIRE, to give them light; to go by day and night” [Exodus 13:21] For 40 years they woke up to see the PILLAR OF CLOUD and went to bed under the PIILAR OF FIRE, “And did all drink the same SPIRITUAL DRINK: for they drank of that SPIRITUAL ROCK that followed them: and that ROCK WAS CHRIST” [1 Corinthians 10:4] The Lord fed them with, “But with many of them GOD WAS NOT WELL PLEASED: for they were OVERTHROWN in the wilderness” [1 Corinthians 10:5] Is God PLEASED with this GENERATION? Are we nearer the PROMISED LAND or WANDERING and “WASTING”? “Now all these things happened unto them for ENSAMPLES: and they are WRITTEN FOR OUR ADMONITION, upon whom the ENDS OF THE WORLD are come” [1 Corinthians 10: 11]

2. Some 40 odd years ago, marching cry of the Church was the VISION of GLORY, “The GLORY of this LATTER HOUSE shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give PEACE, saith the LORD of hosts” [Haggai 2:9] As we pressed into the 90s, VISION of the LATTER HOUSE was distorted by FALSE TEACHERS, as in the wilderness, “But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in damnable HERESIES, … ” [2 Peter 2:1] So soon after the great REVIVALS of the 60s and 70s, the hardy CATECHISMS of SELF DENIAL, FELLOWSHIP of Christ’s SUFFERING, sturdy FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY were violated with “Perverse disputings of men of CORRUPT MINDS, and destitute of the TRUTH, SUPPOSING that GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself” [1 Timothy 6:5] By the turn of the 2nd millennia, the order of priesthood was usurped by greedy men in cassocks, whose sole motivation was COVETOUSNESS and as foretold: : “And through COVETOUSNESS shall they with FEIGNED WORDS make MERCHANDISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” [2 Peter 2:3] Now, we have a new order of priests whose trade is to infame their flocks with “FEIGNED WORDS” to LUST after filthy lucre to feed their own GREED, “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should NOT LUST AFTER EVIL THINGS, as they also lusted” [1 Corinthians 10:6]

3. Looking through the mirror of TRUTH,Jesus said:“But whereunto shall I liken this GENERATION? It is like unto CHILDREN sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, And saying, We have PIPED UNTO YOU, and YE HAVE NOT DANCED; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented” [Matthew 11:16-17] The GENERATION that SAW Jesus walk the streets of Chorazin and HEARD Him TEACH in Bethsaida, denied the TRUTH, “WOE unto thee, CHORAZIN! woe unto thee, BETHSAIDA! for if the MIGHTY WORKS, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have REPENTED long ago in sackcloth and ashes” [Matthew 11:21] Our churches are bursting at the seams with unrepentant SOULS lulled to sleep in gilded Cathedrals by lullabies of latter-day SCRIBES and PHARISEES, of who it is written: “Woe unto you, SCRIBES and PHARISEES, HYPOCRITES! for ye compass sea and land to make one PROSELYTE, and when he is made, ye make him TWOFOLD MORE the CHILD OF HELL than yourselves” [Matthew 23:15] Why are we always so quick to JUSTIFY ourselves? Are we not chasing shadows, if we think to please God with a form of godliness approved by men but contrary to TRUTH?, “… Ye are they which JUSTIFY YOURSELVES BEFORE MEN; but GOD KNOWETH YOUR HEARTS: for that which is highly ESTEEMED AMONG MEN is ABOMINATION in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] Are we BEWITCHED or simply FOOLISH, as the Church in Galatia? “O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath BEWITCHED you, that ye should not OBEY THE TRUTH, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, CRUCIFIED among you?” [Galatians 3:3]

4. What shall we say of the Church of the Laodiceans, that does not apply to this GENERATION, “… I am RICH, and INCREASED with goods, and HAVE NEED OF NOTHING; and knowest not that thou art WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, and BLIND, and NAKED” [Revelation 3:17] Laodicea is the 7th Church Age, a WASTED GENERATION, saddled with onerous fate of ushering Christ’s appearance, as it is written: “Behold, I STAND AT THE DOOR, and KNOCK”, says the Lord, “… if any man HEAR MY VOICE, and OPEN THE DOOR, I will COME IN to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” [Revelation 3:20] Friend, Jesus is at the door CALLING His own SHEEP out of this WASTED GENERATION, “… saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” [Revelation 18:4] He is CALLING those who are DEAD in SIN, from the HEDGES and GUTTERS of this world; His VOICE is the WATER of LIFE, “Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the STOCK THEREOF DIE IN THE GROUND; Yet through the SCENT OF WATER it will BUD, and BRING FORTH boughs like a plant” [Job 18:8-9] Are you BORN AGAIN? Search the scriptures, SALVATION is not a CORPORATE VENTURE, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR and TREMBLING” [Philippians 2:12]

5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen

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