By: Francis Frangipane
greatest danger facing the Church today is exhaustion -
September, 1998, 120 leaders of the Church in America gathered in an
"upper room" for 3 days of prayer, fasting, and repentance. This
was perhaps an historic event, at least for our generation, as Mission
America director, Dr. Paul Cedar called for a focus of repentance, not by
the nation, but repentance of the Church. The following confessions of
leaders were hand-recorded.
We live on
the edge of image.
are full of presumption.
exalt our group and personal doctrines.
We are self-sufficient.
We are unwilling to pray.
We are too proud to truly ask for help.
We have a
have leaders who disdain the people.
We do Kingdom business by the world’s standards.
We do not
tremble at the Word of the Lord.
are full of hypocrisy.
have dethroned Jesus and enthroned ourselves.
We are full of deceit - lying to ourselves and to
trapped in SELF consciousness.
are ensnared by the love of money.
We have gone to bed with the world.
personalities rather than principles.
We think we can do Kingdom business apart from the
King. We do not know how to humble ourselves.
We are full
of excuses - refuse to take responsibility.
We are competitive with one another.
carnal in our leadership.
have a controlling spirit.
deny the Lordship of Christ.
purport to repent without repenting, giving God’s spiritualese.
We do not
have the fear of the Lord.
do not trust God’s grace or mercy.
We have confused obedience and grace.
building our own houses.
are adulterers and fornicators.
have refused to preach and teach the whole TRUTH.
We have sought to curry favor with the people more
than to please God.
have exchanged righteousness for SELF righteousness.
evangelized but have not discipled.
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