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biblebuf

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What enemies are abroad?
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:59:32 PM »
“Watchman, what of the night?”
- Isaiah 21:11

What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly Protector foresees all the attacks which are about to be made upon us, and when as yet the evil designed us is but in the desire of Satan, he prays for us that our faith fail not, when we are sifted as wheat. Continue O gracious Watchman, to forewarn us of our foes, and for Zion’s sake hold not thy peace.
“Watchman, what of the night?” What weather is coming for the Church? Are the clouds lowering, or is it all clear and fair overhead? We must care for the Church of God with anxious love; and now that Popery and infidelity are both threatening, let us observe the signs of the times and prepare for conflict.
“Watchman, what of the night?” What stars are visible? What precious promises suit our present case? You sound the alarm, give us the consolation also. Christ, the polestar, is ever fixed in his place, and all the stars are secure in the right hand of their Lord.
But watchman, when comes the morning? The Bridegroom tarries. Are there no signs of his coming forth as the Sun of Righteousness? Has not the morning star arisen as the pledge of day? When will the day dawn, and the shadows flee away? O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.
“Now all the earth is bright and glad
With the fresh morn;
But all my heart is cold, and dark and sad:
Sun of the soul, let me behold thy dawn!
Come, Jesus, Lord,
O quickly come, according to thy word.”

By C. H. Spurgeon

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Re: What enemies are abroad?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 11:28:59 AM »
I know this was written back in the 1800's but it is happing now, the Church is under attack and much of that attack is coming from inside the church walls. We let Satan in!!

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Re: What enemies are abroad?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 01:58:26 PM »
I know this was written back in the 1800's but it is happing now, the Church is under attack and much of that attack is coming from inside the church walls. We let Satan in!!

I agree, the same thing that is ruining our for church is ruining our country country. It's something called political correctness that commands us to close our eyes to the truth and replace it with something that makes the secular community feel good. God is not like us and what we want is not necessarily what He wants.

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Re: What enemies are abroad?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 09:32:37 AM »
I agree, the same thing that is ruining our for church is ruining our country country. It's something called political correctness that commands us to close our eyes to the truth and replace it with something that makes the secular community feel good. God is not like us and what we want is not necessarily what He wants.

This thread is four years old and I think that people are rebelling against political correctness, finally. I see this in politics but not so much yet the church. It well come hopefully.

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Re: What enemies are abroad?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 11:02:39 AM »
This thread is four years old and I think that people are rebelling against political correctness, finally. I see this in politics but not so much yet the church. It well come hopefully.

Yes I think that preachers fear man for more than a fear God. I believe that they worry about more about if the congregation accepts the sermon then they do then if the sermon is acceptable to God. That could be why you don't see a lot of the Holy Ghost in the churches nowadays.

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Re: What enemies are abroad?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 11:48:14 AM »
Yes I think that preachers fear man for more than a fear God. I believe that they worry about more about if the congregation accepts the sermon then they do then if the sermon is acceptable to God. That could be why you don't see a lot of the Holy Ghost in the churches nowadays.
“preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”
2 Timothy‬ 4:2-4‬ NASB‬‬
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