“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” – John 6:44
When God saved me there wasn’t a preacher around, a singing group or a card to sign. There wasn’t a large crowd to be flaunted in front of so the evangelist could put another “notch in his belt” for a new “convert” who had just gotten saved under his preaching. When I got saved it was just me and the Holy Ghost. He was doing the preaching and I was doing the listening. The drawing power of God in my house that afternoon was so strong, that it felt like my feet were dangling over the flames of hell! I was under Old-Time, Holy Ghost, CONVICTION. When I surrendered to the Lord in salvation, that CONVICTION resulted in true CONVERSION! I was CHANGED INSTANTLY!
That is what is missing today in our churches. We have our “campaigns” where we see how many we can “baptize” in a month, and when we reach our goals we head to social media where we then brag about how many people got “saved”. Yet, we never see them again. They never come back to church. They never bear any fruit of being born again. They never show any desire to serve God, yet we claim all of these people got saved.
My friends, we are deceiving ourselves. We have deceived millions into 1-2-3 repeat after-me prayers that never made it above the ceiling, and as a result, hell is filling up with religious lost people who said a prayer but never was converted.
God help us to get the Power of God back in our lives. We need old-time conviction to fall on America one more time where men and women feel the flames of an eternal hell beneath their feet and REPENT and TURN from their wicked lifestyle of sin.