Illusions of Believers / Mega Churches
Have you noticed the rise of “mega churches”? We have more and more people joining mega churches but our culture is decaying more and more, why?
Mega churches give the illusion of more people getting saved. But it is an illusion and how we can tell, is our culture. How do I know this? Because when we really get saved, God changes our heart. God changes us. And God changes us from the inside out. So when the church acts like the world and believers do the same thing as the heathen, where is the heart change?
You say yeah, but I thought I am under grace. Yes, you are. But what condition were you in when you came to Christ for salvation? Why would you want to go back or live the way you use to live when you were in a mess? When someone gets saved they ask God to forgive them and they have repentance. Repentance is turning and going the opposite direction. 180° the opposite direction. So why would you want to return to your mess?
Scripture says once we get saved God wants us to be changed – Romans 8:29 KJV “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
How does that happen? Proverbs 4:23 KJV “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Everything to do with life comes out of the heart.
You see, once you get saved, really saved, God performs a circumcision of your heart – Romans 2:29 KJV “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”
And God instructs us in our heart, not our head. Let me say that again, the Spirit of God lives in us (believers) and instructs our heart, not our head. That’s why your head tells you one thing and your heart something else. A good example of this is a job. You may work a job where your head tells you good pay, benefits, promotion but your heart is some place else. And by not going with your heart, and God’s direction, you end up not living by faith and fulfilling your destiny.
God designed things with seeds. God starts with creation and he puts seeds in everything. So if you ask God for an oak tree, he will give you an acorn. If you ask God for a baby, your husband plants the seed. Technically, seeds can grow most anywhere. Once the seed is planted it will bring forth after it’s kind.
Well if you ask God for truth, he gives you his word, which is called seed in the parable of the sower. And where is that seed planted? In the heart of man – Luke 8:11-12 KJV “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”
So if the word of God is not in your heart, your life does not change. That is why our culture is getting worse. People have said a prayer but their life has not changed because they have allowed things from the world into their heart and not the word of God.
When Jesus said it is said thou shalt not commit adultry, but I say whoever looks on a woman with lust has committed adultry in his heart. Why? Lust is a seed of adultry and when you look on a woman with lust you plant the seed in your heart.
Remember the parable of the mustard seed? Luke 17:6 KJV “And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.”
This explains that the world and Satan plant seeds in our heart. And instead of thinking and acting from your head you have to use the word of God, through faith, to pluck up the bad seeds and water and nurture the good seeds.
And that is how you change your life. You see things in your life you want to change for God. You find the scripture relating to those areas in scripture. So in a Concordance you look up the word and copy the verses that apply to your situation. You then pray and ask God to help you. Then start quoting out loud those verses and by doing that, you are planting seeds of God’s promises (and God can not lie). By quoting out loud the scripture the seeds are going into your heart and life. When something tries to disrupt or confuse you, you, by faith, pluck it up (like the mustard seed example) .
People are looking for answers and they go to mega churches. Instead of mega churches explaining the heart change and repentance, they have learned to package everything as love and beauty, fluff. And people continue in their sin and now, things are even worse. The only way your life will change is if you allow God to change your heart. Our culture gets worse because people are not taught truth of a changed heart.
2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”
With God, it is all about your heart. Even salvation is a matter of the heart changing not the head. “Romans 10:9-10 KJV “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
So don’t think these mega churches are made up of true believers and don’t think just because you say a prayer you are saved. Has your heart changed?
Until next time.