Today’s guest post comes to us from Micahel Catt, Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA.
God has always used a voice to call His people back. Whether a godly king, a prophet, a preacher, or a missionary, He has historically raised up a singular voice that has resounded across the landscape of the land, calling people to repentance, revival, and renewal.
America needs a voice today. We’ve got pastors, preachers, and teachers, but we don’t have the kind of voice that will cause God to rend the heavens and come down. Some voices are watered down because they want to have favor with whomever “Pharaoh” is at the moment. Others can’t be the voice because they are indebted to someone in their church for all the perks they get for ignoring certain topics. Others lack the voice because they are selling a false gospel, a prosperity gospel, or even an “everyone will go to heaven” gospel. These will all find favor and are often applauded, but they are not what we need in this hour.
If we are serious about revival, we need a voice. In fact, we need resounding voices – in harmony, on the same page, with the same heartbeat, who refuse to be cowards because they fear man or the opinions of others. A. C. Dixon, who was pastor of Moody Church and Spurgeon’s Tabernacle said, “Every preacher is, or ought to be, a prophet of God who preaches as God bids him without regard to results. When he becomes conscious of the fact that he is a leader in his church or denomination, he has reached a crisis in his ministry. Shall he be a prophet of God or a leader of men?”
We need another School of the Prophets. We need men on fire for God who’ve come out of their prayer closets with a message burning in their hearts.
The time is too short and the situation is far too desperate for anything less than that.
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