The letter below was sent to me. The author is unknown, but the message is valid. I want affirm that I know of two pastors whom the letter below does not refer to: Pastor Tom Mooney of Last Days Harvest Ministries in Sacramento, California and Pastor Frank Castanette of Hosanna Christian Fellowship, in Eugene, Oregon. I know that there are others, but I know these men personally. Thanks to both of you wonderful brothers who hear Yahweh’s voice and preach His Whole Message.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PASTORS IN THESE LAST DAYS AND A WARNING
Dear Church Pastors:
What a precarious position you may be placing yourself AND many others in.
Many leaders appear to be refusing to sound the alarm that we are in the end times, out of concern that many church attendees may disapprove of the “negativity”.
The pastors fear that any perceived “negativity” by churchgoers may cause church attendance to dwindle and thus, income to drop. This mindset, focused on materialism, may have eternal consequences for the many in front of, as well as behind the church podiums.
The flocks are looking to their shepherds to guide and direct them. Most laypeople (the flock), are not watching as commanded themselves. They assume that their clergymen, being seminary-trained, steeped in Bible degrees/knowledge, are doing the watching for them. They naturally are presuming that their leaders are alert and diligently watching for the last days signals given to us by Jesus. Therefore, many occupying the pews are depending entirely on those behind the pulpits to warn them of the signs of the times.
The situation, wherein most pulpits are eerily silent about the last days, is primarily because the modern day Church has evolved into a business, or more like a Corporation instead of a ministry. There again are moneychangers where there is instead supposed to be the sharing of the FREE gift of eternal salvation.
Spreading the Good News was NEVER supposed to be a paid profession for a reason. It turns many a minister of the Gospel into something akin to a politician, trying to garner votes. Often, it morphs the ministry into a matter of popularity and telling people whatever they want to hear, in order to profit the man.
Being a paid minister of the Gospel makes one dependent on the salary afforded to them by the Church. Of course, maintaining the big business of today’s churches are sustained only through contributions of congregants. Church leaders therefore are forced to keep the contributions flowing, in order to maintain their lifestyle/support their family.
This need has enticed many pastors to stick to keeping the message “fluffy”, entertaining and bursting with sunshine. Not to mention the Worldly music and weird entertainment .
People in these Churches are so deceived and blinded to the fact that its all a false delusional service . It’s just a social club that makes you feel good because its not the true full Gospel. The saddest part , is that we are so close to The Lord coming back , that they don’t even realize how far they have gotten off the Narrow road .
Just as in the case of politicians, it is important to uplift the people and only tell them what “tickles their ears”, if they want the people’s continued attendance, along with the accompanying continued cash flow.
“A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:3
This need for maintaining a regularity in financial support has lead to where a majority of pastors are totally negligent in watching, let alone warning, about the rapidly advancing fulfillment of last days Bible prophecy.
Those who have been entrusted with the welfare of the flocks need to remember that by assuming the role as leaders/teachers, that they will be judged more severely:
“My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgment.” James 3:1
God, in His omnipotence, seeing the end from the beginning, knew that in these last days that the Church at large, would evolve into a business.
“Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” Isaiah 46:10
As a result, God has called laypeople to be watchmen on the wall, to stand in the stead for the leaders of the churches; who have chosen to protect their family incomes instead of spiritually protecting their flocks.
These watchmen come from all walks of life and are primarily composed of laypeople. Since they are not trained pastors, most of the flock usually see the watchmen as either inept or incapable. Oftentimes, they even view the watchmen as eccentric and ostracizable.
Any of these perspectives cause the people in the pews to virtually ignore the watchmen and their warnings.
As we draw yet closer to the prophesied Time of Jacob’s Trouble/Tribulation and the Rapture of the readied Bride, God appears to be calling even more watchmen in, to man the walls for the last watches. There are watchmen of all genders, races and nationalities now sounding the alarm all over the internet.
From Facebook and YouTube to individual websites and Rapture based message boards, the clarion call can be heard all over the world wide web. God loves His people so deeply that He commanded us to watch for the plethora of signs that He foretold that would signal the end of the age.
It is up to each believer to choose to either heed, or to ignore, the watchmen’s cries of alarm. According to Ezekiel, obedient watchmen will not be held accountable for the choices of those warned. However, those in the pulpits, shepherding the flocks, will be held accountable for the blood of those in their care, if they choose to not blow the trumpet of warning.
“But if the watchman sees the sword come, and blows not the trumpet, and the people are not warned; if the sword comes, and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” Ezekiel 33:6
Thus, the negligent leaders behind the lecterns are not only heaping more severe judgment upon themselves, but also leaving many in their congregations woefully unprepared.
If all pastors were faithfully warning their flocks, their flocks would be fully aware of the nearness of the coming of the Lord. Being convinced and aware, these believers would in turn, start sounding the alarm themselves. Eventually, the internet would be all abuzz with warnings by all believers that we are at the end of the age. Even non-believers would become aware that all the increasing abnormalcy on the planet is actually Biblical prophecy coming to pass. Many of the lost would be saved and the lukewarm would be readied.
Due to all the preceding factors, it is imperative that all ministers of the Gospel realize that by disobeying the Lord’s command to watch, a multitude of souls are at stake (including their own).
It’s time to throw out the man made programs by Rick Warrens Church Growth System , The Seeker Friendly Plan and turn back to God and let Him build His Church .
Repent , wake up and turn back to your first love . Warn the Sheep of the judgments to come and get them prepared for these Last Days and the Rapture .
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
11: Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: