The Need For Spiritual Awakening

Fri, Jun 12, 2015



Dr. Lewis Gregory

 Q. It appears that the way things are going in our country we are on a collision course. The solutions our society offers are just empty promises and wishful thinking. Furthermore, the Christians are so shallow. I feel like I am one of the few truly committed to the Lord. HELP!

 A. Your questions about the shallowness of most Christians, the emptiness of society, and the utter absurdity of the collision course our country is on, are very relevant.

The issues you raised present quite a challenge, but this is certainly no match for our all-sufficient Lord.  I have seen Him take the most selfish of people and transform them into true servants of our Lord.  Such a transformation causes people to enter into a new quality of life.  It is this dimension that can truly be called “the abundant life.”

I’m not referring to some new religious ritual or pious verbiage. No, what I’m referring to is reality!  It is a genuine expression of the life of our Lord through personal character and conduct.  It is what the Apostle Paul called a “demonstration of the spirit and power.”  This is not some mere imitation or surface rendering. Rather, it is simply Christ Himself.  It is His life being manifested through His people in every area of their daily activities.  And that is true living!

But as you have observed, all too many Christians have a pseudo Christianity.  It is what the Bible calls a “form of godliness.”  They are functioning without the life and power of God—a poor replica of the real thing.  Of course, they are deceived.

I believe this is what Revelation 3:15-22 is talking about.  Lukewarm Christians are nauseating to our Lord.  Yuk! But that is part of what you are expressing.  Because you are one with Christ, you are experiencing the same feelings as Christ over the tragic plight of the church today.

Yet, it is because of this pseudo contentment, in which many think they have need of nothing, that people like us must issue a wake-up call from the Lord. Philippians 2:13-18

Perhaps you have the same sentiments as Chris. It is time for those of you who have seen the light to come out from under your bushel basket and let your light shine! The church must awake from its slumber and allow Christ to shine forth. Source Ministries is committed to sounding forth a wake-up call to the body of Christ. Source Ministries has an overall emphasis on spiritual awakening. Now is the time for God’s people to be awakened and work together! Therefore, let us join together as co-laborers in this great Kingdom endeavor.



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