For several days I have been wrestling with the idea of blogging my concerns in reference to the “revival” taking place in Lakeland. I foolishly mentioned it a couple of days ago before I had completely thought things through. I learned my lesson last year when I wrote this post…that some things are meant for the world to see…and some things are only meant for Compass Point to see. Under normal circumstances I would never comment on what is going on at another church…much less providing commentary as to the validity of it. However, the fact that these “healing” services are taking place in our own backyard…and that quite a few of our folks at Compass Point are being “pressured” by friends and family to attend…we (the Elders and I) feel a need to address this issue…with our people. I have watched many hours of the “revival” online through the streaming webcast…and have now attended a service in person. I finally feel that I’m in a place to Scripturally discern what is…and isn’t…real about what is taking place…and to share that with the flock I shepherd.
I would encourage those outside of Lakeland to watch what they see on the webcast…and then search the Bible for Scriptural backing for what is taking place. I would also encourage you not to make the trip down here for “healing” before you’ve consulted your own pastor about it. I am not your pastor…it is not my place to tell you what to believe…or attempt to shepherd you through a blog.
Sorry to those that were waiting for my report. Please don’t email me privately…I won’t be answering.