• Bishop Eric A. Lambert

Here we are again. Confronted by issues that may strain our daily peace and, if possible, cause us to question our place in this world. Well, I write to help the Body of Christ refocus. We must always remember the power of a lie. The entire fall of man originated with a lie, and the power of lies is what keeps us in bondage. Remember, Jesus said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32 (KJV) Satan does not want us to be free. He wants us to walk in fear and anxiety. We have seen many, many, many lies come to us over the past months. The result has been more division and fear. It is time to put an end to the lying spirit which operates in our world. I have discovered that people continue to look for a reason and then place the blame on the shoulders of various politicians. We are the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it seems as if the Lord is looking for us to set the tone for change. Unfortunately, we have become so connected to the world that we have lost sight of our mission. Well, it is time to return to the wall and stand up for Jesus with more passion.

Let's face it, politicians lie, and humans lie. In fact, the Bible says all men are liars. I am not frustrated when politicians lie, but I am concerned when I see this lying spirit cause division in the Church of God. We have both seen and heard many people say the Lord has told them something to share. There have been more prophecies that have not been fulfilled than ever before. This action has caused many to simply doubt prophecy altogether. This is a sad response as the Lord does have true prophets in His church. Hear the words of the Prophet Ezekiel; "Your priests have violated my laws and defiled my Temple and my holiness. To them, the things of God are no more important than any daily task. They have not taught my people the difference between right and wrong, and they disregard my Sabbaths, so my holy name is greatly defiled among them. Your leaders are like wolves, who tear apart their victims, and they destroy lives for profit. Your prophets describe false visions and speak false messages they claim are from God when he hasn't spoken one word to them at all. Thus they repair the walls with whitewash! Even the common people oppress and rob the poor and needy and cruelly extort from aliens. "I looked in vain for anyone who would build again the wall of righteousness that guards the land, who could stand in the gap and defend you from my just attacks, but I found not one." And so the Lord God says: "I will pour out my anger upon you; I will consume you with the fire of my wrath. I have heaped upon you the full penalty for all your sins." Ezekiel 22:26-31 (TLB) We must remember this passage is to the people of God. In our case, it is to the church. So how do we reconnect with the Lord?

We must repent and pray! We must forgive all who have harmed us and speak evil against us. We must pray for those in authority and speak with love.

I am calling all of the Body of Christ to fast and pray for an entire month. We need to pray for the new President (not condemn him), pray for congress and the courts, pray for the church and pray for the people in the world. God has told us to pray!

Judgment begins with the church! "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" 1 Peter 4:17-18 (KJV)

The time has come for us to change, and that time is now!

Grace and peace to all!

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