23 Hypocrisy in the Church
People sing 'we are a people of power’ but do not use the name of Jesus to fight Satan or heal people!
They sing. ‘I love to tell the story of unseen thigs above' and their neighbours do not even know they are Christians or hear about heaven and hell!
They sing: I will follow Jesus” then go home and do not ask Him what He desires them to do but just do what they would normally do.
You may have not sung the above but you have sung many times saying you will do something then gone home and ignored what you sang!
Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The above would also apply to singing.
People go to church supposedly to worship Jesus but do not bother to acknowledge His presence amongst them (Mat 18:20) or even talk to Him.
They say they are Christians but represent the denomination and not the Kingdom of God. In fact, many have no Idea what it means to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God.
They say Jesus is their Lord but do not do what He commanded them to do paying others to do it for them!
They do not obey His command to love others as He Loves them and do not even love members of their own congregation so that many go poor or suffer hardship and the people in the church they belong to do not even know they have problems or if people need help in any way and do not even care sufficiently to find out.
He said as His last words to His followers (which can be summarised as follows):
"All power (authority) is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations I have risen,
Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- manded you
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in My name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In my name shall they cast out devils;
They shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents;
And if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover
And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."
These actions will be observable in the life of a follower of Jesus.
If He was truly your Lord you would be wholeheartedly doing the above things when you had the opportunity or learning to do it!
It is your responsibility to do these things or to learn how to do them and you alone will have to answer to Jesus when you are asked by Jesus about what you did with what He gave you.
If you say you will do something and do not do it for any reason except incapacity to do it, then you are a hypocrite and you will not enter heaven,
You are responsible for your actions so say and sing what you mean.
Your eternal destiny may depend on it!