While many professing Christians want God’s power to work in them, they want it to work according to their wishes and without infringing on their comfort zones. They want a formula, an easy pattern that they can employ at will. There is nothing in God’s gifts to us that operate that way. If you are going to possess the power of God, you will only do so when you use it for His glory alone. You must spend time in prayer or you will come to the pulpit as a weakling that needs props to perform.
Not accepting this truth, many pastors are turning to heretical factions, such as the New Apostolic Reformation, to acquire spirituality without accountability. There are no short cuts to genuine spirituality. Genuine spirituality occurs when one surrenders fully to the indwelling Holy Spirit. Wrestling with His guidance produces an unstable, double-minded, nature.
So now we are witnessing pastors that because of being enamored with disgraceful NAR “stars” have goals of increasing membership and their own popularity. They are pitifully mimicking teleheritics and rousing people with great claims and promises, but they are as empty as a drought-stricken pond.
Dear Father God, convict and compel them to return to You, to fall in love with truth, and to abstain from even the appearance of pandering for the sake of self aggrandizement. I pray that the fire of conviction will become fire of dedicated passion to seek You with all their hearts and desire truth in the depth of their souls.