All churches of modern society take heed,
Are you right with God? Are you up to speed?
Read on and determine which category youíre in,
Then act accordingly or your future is grim.
Do the first works get done or are your labours spread thin?
Or have you left your first love by the fall into sin?
If you have then repent! Or Jesus will come upon thee,
And remove you and your church from his grace eternally.
Though you dwell beside Satan, you are faithful and sure,
You are spiritually rich, but in the flesh you are poor.
When suffering comes hold fast, donít despair,
Overcome to the end and a crown of life youíll wear.
Are there those among you who hamper the rest?
With impure doctrines, putting all to the test.
Repent, overcome and forgive seventy times seven,
And receive hidden manna and reward of Heaven.
Do you allow false prophets to seduce you and teach?
Or are you not fooled by their deceptive speech?
Donít be blind sheep, hold fast to the Word,
The Lordís victory youíll share when his shout is heard.
Though your works say to others ďLook, we are aliveĒ,
I tell you your dead! For Jesus ways you must strive.
To be perfect for God, repent and again be born,
Or from the Lambs Book of Life your name will be torn.
If God's Word you have kept and not shown denial,
Heíll protect you from enemies and the worlds trials.
The door will be open so hold on to your crown,
Youíll be pillars of strength. On the weak youíll frown.
If you are lukewarm and through life you are coasting,
Youíll be spewed out of Godís presence, forever toasting.
You may appear rich, but your poor inside,
Take Jesusís riches and in his righteousness reside.
By now you know where your church fits in,
Donít fool yourself, be honest, admit your sin.
The Lord loves a sinner who is willing to change,
So donít feel threatened, abnormal or strange.
If your church wont adjust for the Lord then I say,
Get out of her friends and find the true way.
Seek out the persecuted, humble and contrite,
For they are the Saints who have got it right.
I have to say that there are a lot of churches out there that fall into the above categories, (for some that is good news). All people are easily misled no matter what denomination they belong to. The Enemy knows this and will use it to his advantage always, by introducing false doctrines or teachings into what used to be a Bible believing congregation. We all need to examine our spiritual lives constantly in conjunction with Biblical guidance, to ďpull the weeds out of our gardensĒ, and stay in touch with Godís will.