Part of the reason why we are not seeing the Glory that we are supposed to see in Church today is because there’s too much compromise and conformity to the world, Bishop Isaiah Mbuga has said.
The founder of Christ’s Heart Ministries International revealed during a live broadcast on his official Facebook page that Uganda is the way it is, because of “how we treat our altars.”
Bishop Mbuga sounded the alarm over conformity to world standards saying “the Glory of God cannot come to endorse activity that is not in line with Scripture.”
“That’s why our Churches are weak, that’s why the wicked touch us, and nothing happens to them. That’s why politicians close churches, and nothing happens to them. That’s why people steal offerings, and nothing happens to them. Why? There is no Glory,” he said.
The Bishop urged that through conformity to world standards, Churches “defile and de-sacred the altar.”
“We are not supposed to do godly things using worldly standards because the Spirit of God, that has given us a new bath, does not agree with the world. There is no meeting place. There is no way stuff which is not found in heaven can be backed up by the Holy Spirit,” he said.
“God knew that one of the temptations we would have is to try and do spiritual things using worldly perspective and means,” Bishop Isaiah Mbuga said. “The Church ought to be distinct from the world. The New Testament is very clear over what we ought to do, and how we ought to do it.”
He explained that believers ought to model Christlikeness — especially in the way they live, respond to various issues in society, and carry out ministry.
“The moment you become a Christian, you need to acquaint yourself on how the Christian must execute their duties, and how they should leave,” he said.
Bishop Mbuga urged Christians to stick to the Word of God, and do what it says. He emphasized that when believers have a spirit of faith, God can help them overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
Unlike how the world views circumstances, Bishop Mbuga urged that Christians should emulate Joshua and Caleb, the two spies who brought back a good report and believed that God would help them succeed and conquer the land of Canaan the Lord has promised the Israelites. (Numbers 13–14)
They were the only men from their generation permitted to go into the Promised Land after the time of wandering, Bishop Mbuga noted.
“I know we’ve grown up in a worldly system, I know that probably some of us do not even have correct spiritual examples to follow. Even the people that we tried to follow, sometimes they do things you look at and say, ‘wow,’ then the person will turn to you and reply, ‘I’m human’. By this, what one should actually have said is that ‘I’m being canal’. Being canal is the opposite of being spiritual,” he said.
“There’s so much that is going on in the body of Christ that we have tolerated at the expense of this body. It is beginning to bite. Nevertheless, God has a remnant. There’s usually people who catch the zeal of God. And when they do, they’ll cause a revival,” he continued.
“Every other thing that you see happening right now is a drawing towards a revival. It’s a drawing towards a place where some people are saying, enough is enough. We cannot have games in church anymore. We cannot stand to see conformity in high places,” he said.
“We are called upon to make sure that whatever we do, we do it in the right way if it is going to bear fruit that remains. If you want to have a marriage that will go beyond 10 years or that will that will stand the test of time, it better be a marriage based on scripture. We are not called to be conformed. We are called to be different,” he explained.
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