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Monday 18th of December 2017

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Laodicea's Problem
Written by Josh Winslett   
Friday, 15 December 2017 16:17

"Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:" Revelation 3:17

 

The sin of Laodicea was more than just inactivity. This church was not only idle in their service to God, but they were also willingly blind and obstinate to their problems. This is evident in Christ's words, "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked" (Revelation 3:17). What they thought of themselves was vastly different than the reality of the situation. This is very similar to the church at Sardis who had a name that they lived but were dead (Revelation 3:1). This is understandable to some degree. There is often a disconnect between your ego, your reputation, and your actual character.

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Encouragement in the Lord
Written by David Wise   
Friday, 15 December 2017 15:18

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” – 1 Samuel 30:6

 

This verse is given to us in the aftermath of an Amalekite raid upon David and his men’s camp, where their wives and children were all taken captive and their city of residence burned.  In this midst of that traumatic situation for all of them, including David as his wives were taken too, the men turn on David and actually talked of stoning him to death. In the midst of such turmoil in his life at that time, nevertheless, “David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” Regardless, of what trying circumstances we encounter in our lives, our Lord can and should always be our greatest source of encouragement.

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Following the Crowd or the Righteous Remnant?
Written by David Wise   
Sunday, 10 December 2017 16:27

It’s a common phrase in our culture today to attempt to entice someone to engage in an illicit activity to say that “everyone is doing it”. First of all, that is a very misleading statement because whatever the activity is I can guarantee you that not everyone is doing it (except for breathing). Young people, and all of us to a certain degree, have a desire to fit in and be accepted by others and particularly by our peer group. Therefore, we have a tendency to “follow the crowd” to attempt to fit in.  For the child of God, this runs diametrically opposed to the manner in which we are to conduct ourselves in our Christian walk.

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Map of Churches in MTZ Directory
Written by Admin   
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:29

We have released a Google Maps version of the March to Zion Church Directory. This map has links to the GPS location of the churches in our directory, along with certain other contact information for the churches. This maps version currently reflects the churches and information on our church directory and will be updated in the near future with more complete information for each church. A link to the map is found below.

 

Click here to view Google Maps version of the March to Zion Church Directory.

 

(Note: Not all churches on the MTZ Church Directory are on this Google Maps page because we do not have GPS location for the church. If any updates or edits to this map need to be made, including adding a GPS location of our directory churches, please contact us.)

 
Send a Revival, Start the Work in Me
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 27 November 2017 18:14

During the early 1800’s it was a time of great outpouring of God’s Spirit and additions to the Baptist Church. From 1801 to 1802 AD in the churches of Kentucky, about 6,000 persons were baptized within about an 8 month period. During the same two-year period in the Kehukee Association in North Carolina, about 1,500 members were baptized into their churches. Within 18 months beginning in 1812, Elder Wilson Thompson baptized some 400 to 500 persons into Bethel Church in Missouri. In 1829, Elder John Leland wrote, “In the south part of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, there are more than a thousand Baptist churches, now existing, which arose from that beginning" (referring to the constitution of Sandy Creek Church in North Carolina by Elders Daniel Marshall and Shubal Stearns in 1755.) This period of growth continued for many years until, unfortunately, in response to the great number of additions and baptisms, the unscriptural necessity of “missions” to continue to convert men to the church was introduced. This caused the division between the Old School, Primitive Baptists, and the New School, Missionary Baptist in the 1830’s. (numbers and quotes above are taken from Hassell’s History)

 

Here we see an amazing time of revival among the Baptist churches in America where sinners were baptized literally by “the hundreds” and even by “the thousands” within just a few years’ time, resulting in over 1,000 Baptist churches in a six-state region before the Baptist split. This should make us sincerely question, what’s the problem today where we do not see these results? Why are church memberships decreasing and churches closing their doors instead of seeing new converts to the truth and new churches being planted? The problem does not lie with the Holy Spirit Who blessed with such a profound revival during those times. God and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit is just as powerful and abundantly able to manifest such revival today as He was during this period of the 1800’s and able to bless such a revival as we read in scripture in the early days of the church (where they were also baptizing 3,000 and 5,000 people at a time, see Acts 2 & 4). God is “just the same today” and just as able as He has ever been. Therefore, the problem clearly does not lie with the God’s end of the equation but the problem lies with the church.

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Glad Tidings - December 2017
Written by David Wise   
Monday, 20 November 2017 17:46

Please enjoy reading the December 2017 edition of the Glad Tidings newsletter.

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Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord Will Provide
Written by David Wise   
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 21:00

“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” – Gen. 22:14

 

Abraham had been called by God to offer his son, Isaac, as a burnt offering upon a mount in Moriah. Abraham was faithful to God’s command and was willing to sacrifice Isaac, but the angel of God intervened to prevent him from going through with that particular act. In the place of Isaac, God provided a sacrifice for Abraham to offer instead, in the form of a ram caught in a thicket. In response to such a miraculous intervention of God’s providence, Abraham named this place “Jehovah-Jireh” which means “the Lord will provide or the Lord has seen”. If we examine our lives, I believe that we will also see these Jehovah-Jireh memorials of not just providential blessings but the ultimate Jehovah-Jireh of the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

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Glad Tidings - November 2017
Written by David Wise   
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:22

Please enjoy reading the November 2017 edition of the Glad Tidings newsletter.

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