NOTICE: A Christian mega-church or mega-following does not mean God is in the midst; it simply means thousands of self-centered "social club" members are receiving "what their itching ears want to hear," such as "God is about to do something new in your life SOON" or "Lord! Lord! Bless Me!" "Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter" (Matthew 7:21). Thus, most Christians will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Why the Christian Church is not growing:
1) The Christian church has switched its purpose from developing disciples to maintaining self-centered "social club" members.
2) The Christian church has switched its purpose from "telling people what they need to hear" to "telling people what their itching ears want to hear."
3) Bottom Line: The Christian church is not growing because the chosen and appointed disciples, now "social club" church pew members, are stored and spoon-fed hope. Therefore, 4) The Christian church has become the largest need-oriented society globally.
FAQ) My Christian church said that my money tithes and offering seeds would grow and be returned to me pressed down, shaken together, and running over. So why are my money seeds not growing?
The New Joshua Generation - A) Most likely, it is where you are planting the money seeds.
If you are sowing tithes and offering seeds in a ministry or church that preaches or focuses on miracles, hope, or God is about to do something new in your life SOON, these are clear signs of planting seeds in the desert (wilderness) or a dry place. Sowing seeds in the desert or a dry place will require God, miracles, and hope to grow because it is incredibly challenging and strenuous or impossible for seed roots to grow in a dry place.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Most Christian churches focus primarily on the amount and repeated succession of seed planting. They rarely mention fertile soil and moisture. However, fertile soil and moisture are the most critical parts of seed growth. Bottom line: Regardless of how much or how often you plant seeds, seeds require fertile soil and moisture to grow. Again, seeds need fertile soil and moisture to grow. Therefore, miracles and hope are unnecessary if you sow seeds in fertile, moist soil because God has already provided the nutrients for seed roots to grow successfully. Of course, you could stay with your Christian church and hope for a miracle or for God to do something new SOON, but why spend your life waiting to walk on water when you can get on a boat?
God always gives you a choice.
Deuteronomy 28:1, If you fully obey the Lord: Blessings!
Deuteronomy 28:15, However, if you do not obey the Lord your God: Curses.
"The thief only comes to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that you may have life and have it to the full." -John 10:10
NOTICE: If lack and need are part of your life, the reason is highly likely where you are standing or whom you are standing with.
Why the Christian Church is not growing:
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few." -Matthew 9:37
Today, the world is lost, confused, unsure, unclear, perplexed, disoriented, bewildered, in turmoil, and "plagued with wasting disease, fever, and inflammation." In the past, the Christian church utilized its God-given power to heal an out-of-order land. "If My people would Humble Themselves, Pray, Seek My Face, and Turn from their wicked ways, I will forgive them and HEAL their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14). However, today's "social club" Christian churches are IMPOTENT because they chose to follow "the thieves that steal, kill and destroy."
Through pastors, preachers, televangelists, politicians, and disobedient people, the Christian church is powerless to do anything except "kick the can down the road" with TALK (politics, hope, prosperity blessings, false prophesying, lies, ...).
As with the world today, Christians are roaming, confused, unsure, unclear, perplexed, disoriented, bewildered, in turmoil, and "plagued with wasting disease, fever, and inflammation." Instead of the Christian churches' leaders boldly preaching the accurate word of God (i.e., repentance, ...), they tell their wandering, confused, unsure, unclear, perplexed, disoriented, and bewildered base "what their itching ears want to hear" (i.e., "God is about to do a new thing in your life, soon!") to keep them returning, hemorrhaging cash.
"The time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." -2 Timothy 4:3
Because Christians refuse to listen to anything other than "what their itching ears want to hear," the Christian churches' pastors and preachers tried to change Jesus' purpose for coming to earth from increasing God's Kingdom (gathering the harvest of souls) to prosperity blessings for self-centered Christians. The Christian churches tried to take the miracles that Jesus gave as a sign for world sinners to believe and name and claim the miracles for Christians. Woefully, two things the Christian churches' pastors and preachers were successful in doing: 1) they took the gifts or service equipment (blessings) provided to reap the harvest of souls and claim them as gifts to their ministries, 2) they took the disciples that "Jesus chose and appointed to go and bear fruit" and imprisoned them in the church buildings.
WARNING: The devil's purpose is to kill God's purpose for sending His Son, Jesus, to earth. The devil is using the Christian church to carry out his plan. Through the devil's disciples (narcissistic pastors, preachers, politicians, ...), the Christian church has become storage houses (wilderness, dry places) for Jesus' disciples instead of storehouses (distribution centers). The harvest is plentiful. The harvest of souls is ripe for gathering, and Jesus' disciples' purpose is to reap or gather the harvest. The church's purpose is to train Jesus' disciples and be a distribution center to send the disciples out into the world to reap or gather the harvest. As the disciples bear fruit or bring the harvest of souls into the distribution center, the distribution center serves as an expedited training center. Immediately after the expedited training period, the church (the distribution center) sends Jesus' newly trained disciples out into the world (harvest) to gather or bear more fruit - fruit that will last.
"Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world." -John 17:18
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name." -John 15:16
"I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! If you love me, obey my commandments." John 14:12-15
"When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father." -John 15:8
"I, the Lord, have cursed those who turn from me and trust in human strength. They will dry up like a bush in salty desert soil, where nothing can grow." -Jeremiah 17:5-6
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Thus, you have become USELESS. If your power came from self-proclaimed race superiority, hatred, fear, lies, and division, today, racism, hatred, fear, lies, division, and ignorance will defeat you. Furthermore, God sends poverty and wealth; if your stored wealth is from lying, cheating, and stealing, today, it "will be handed over to the one who pleases God." Likewise, God humbles and exalts; thus, if you are the head, regardless of how hard you fight to keep the power, today, you will become the tail. Additionally, because the prosperity gospel is the wilderness people's "god," today, money will flow through their hands like the hot desert sand. Moreover, because pastors, preachers, televangelists, politicians, and the media are the wilderness people's "gods," today, "they will call to Me, but I will not answer; they will look for Me but will not find Me."
Joshua Generation Christians, you can cross over and take possession of the new land (reap the harvest of souls) or die in the wilderness. "I, the Lord, have cursed those who turn from me and trust in human strength. They will dry up like a bush in salty desert soil, where nothing can grow." -Jeremiah 17:5-6