THE FEAR OF THE LORD
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that a man has his father's wife! I Corinthians 5:1
Immorality in the church, imagine that! Paul would be blown away by what has become the norm today in the modern day assembly of God! Gay pastors, pedophiles molesting God's children, pastors having illicit affairs, divorce, adultery and so on!
This is why the fire has gone out in our churches, we have allowed sinners to remain in the assembly of the righteous, now I know we all sin, but I am talking about willful unrepentant sin as with the boy bedding his father's wife, the kid's stepmother, I assume he was a kid, at my age almost everyone is a kid! Anyway, these things ought not to be so. When Paul found out about this immoral affair he went off on the whole crowd saying, "You are arrogant and have not mourned that he who has done this deed might be removed!"
In our mega churches and large assemblies with absolutely no accountability there is no telling what is going on, anyone can sit in church today with all kinds of sin and no one will know, creating an atmosphere of unbelief and spiritual death! When the apostle found out about this boy committing sexual immorality, he quickly rebuked the assembly and turned the lad over to the devil to destroy his flesh! When was the last time you saw that in church?
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together along with my spirit, with the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. I Corinthians 5:4-7
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin