What would Jesus say to the 21st Century Church?
Today, Jesus' message to his church might differ in some regions. Yet, wherever there is wealth, emerging wealth, or even perceived wealth; wherever people are self-confident instead of Christ-dependent; wherever people's hearts hearken to voices other than His voice, I can imagine Jesus delivering words of rebuke, correction, encouragement, and hope to those who love Him and seek to serve Him. His words might well be similar to these...
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Don’t settle for the tyranny of custom or the travesty of populist thought. See, I am making all things new – changes of which you cannot even conceive.
I have not called you to a distant observation. Instead, I have called you by name to proclaim good news, to set the captive free. I have called you to be a holy nation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. Don’t disregard these words because they sound familiar. They should.
As one of my servants has said, I ‘am setting things right’. Now join me – learn from me – and experience change as I created it to be. I call you to change – first, by being changed. Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Then, you will experience change as I have intended it to be.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Turn to me… the 'Author and Finisher of all worthy change'. Then, you shall continue to be changed as I have promised you; for my Word will not change.