Fallen From Grace

Fallen From Grace

Allow me to apologize for just getting around to completing this message; the health state of my Son delayed me continuing. But I have a few minutes tonight!

Jesus said in Revelation 2:5 “Remember from whence thou are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Jesus used the Apostle John to write this letter to the Pastor of the church of Ephesus, the first church. Consequently all seven letters are written to all pastors for all times. “I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place.” Because the Pastor of this church had left his first love, Jesus said I will remove your candlestick out of “his” place, not its place! The “his” Jesus was referring to was The Holy Spirit! The Spirit of God gives illumination, light, to pastors who follow after him. When a pastor ceases to follow Jesus and leaves his first love, then he will also lose the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. And began to walk in darkness not knowing where he is going. The Holy Spirit will cease to give the light of the Spirit to follow. So the pastor no longer knows where he is going, he loses his way. John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” We see this happening all too often today in churches, where pastors begin to walk in darkness. And begin to do things that just don’t make sense spiritually!

Then Jesus said “Except thou repent”! There lies the problem with pastors that have left their first love, they refuse to repent. II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” The first principle to repentance is (humbling oneself) which is very hard for men to do when they have accomplished something on their own. Most churches today are built by men and not The Holy Spirit! When Jesus had John write the seven letters to the churches He was walking among the seven golden candlesticks, Revelation 2:1. This represented Jesus as being the Head of the church. By the time he finished the letters in chapter 3, to the church of the Laodiceans. Which represents the last day church, this is today’s church, the church we are a part of, he is on the outside trying to get in. The Lord is not moving in and through the organized church. Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door. I will come into to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

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  1. God Bless you brother Carl I’m writing from London and want to say it is always a blessing to hear you speak on JSM we love you ALL

  2. Praying for your family

  3. Bro. Brown, your message is so true. Thank you. Only if the preacher/pastor would acknowledge and repent. This is the problem for the most part where I live. Some od these leaders are so arrogant and not teachable. And for that very reason most churhes here in Palestine, TX are dead and the spirit of God is not in them. Leaders make decisions without the direction of the Holy Spirit and when told of the error they just make excuses and go on to some new ridiculous project like buying delapodated vans, hanging speakers, and having programs. People are not being lead to Christ in most of these churches, and the topic of sanctification is not even brought up. So, the people live like they want without conviction. The Cross is mentioned in formation as a part of the close of a sermon. And then they beat down the congregations about bringing their tithes and offerings to these churches where meat is not even being served on the spiritual menu. God bless you Bro. Brown and may He keep you.

  4. Love the message that God gave to the church on the message you preached Sunday night loved it I pray that it be available on DVD keep up the good work.I look forward to hearing more of the Lord from your ministry.God Bless You!!!

  5. Congrats Pastor Carl it’s always good to hear
    a man of God speak truth,bless you and family.

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