GodSep 14, 2018 by Rik Bokelman
Some Christians are living in a quagmire of slumber and defeat, writes New York City pastor Carter Conlon in his new book, It's Time to Pray. Are you lukewarm? Read this.
Conlon is the well-known senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, with founding pastor David Wilkerson.
Never in history Christians had so many resources, tools and places to fellowship as they do in today's society, yet Christians have never been more ineffective and lukewarm in their faith.
"We are rich and have need of nothing," Conlon says in an interview with Charisma. "In many ways, Revelation Chapter 3 describes the church in America. 'I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.'"
"There is an abundance of Bibles to choose from—different translations, different study notes and even designer covers. Some homes have multiple Bibles lying around—but how often are they opened? We can go online or to a bookstore and get all kinds of resources that help guide us in our daily walk. And yet, we are largely still living with one foot in the Spirit and one foot in the flesh."
"There are megachurches on almost every corner in our communities, but we are more disconnected from one another than we have ever been."
"The Holy Spirit is willing and able to direct us in the narrow way that leads to the more abundant life if in humble self-denial we submit to His unerring supervision," Conlon says.
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