The message coming out of the church on the reasons why we suffer afflictions must change dramatically. We must take an inventory on what is being said and take a closer look at what the Scripture is actually saying concerning this topic in particular.
Recently, I had the opportunity to be in the presence of various ministers and leaders in the city and it was no surprise that the main topic discussed was on suffering, afflictions and pain. Everybody in that room agreed that 2010 was a year of great suffering for, perhaps, every believer.
To examine this topic, I want to point out a few things that the Lord is placing in my heart concerning what the main focuses in the messages that are coming out of the church in America is today. One is not addressing the issue of suffering much as it does not match with their theology and the other one is indeed addressing the issue of suffering, but it is not going deep enough. I want to propose a third message that will be released very soon into the hearts of Apostles and Prophets in this nation.
Basically we have two messages in the Body of Christ today:
The one that emphasizes in what we are supposed to have. This is the Prosperity Message.
The one that emphasizes in what we are suppose to do. This is the one that places the emphasis on the need for the Body of Christ to use their God-given gift.