Excerpts from Pastor Trevor Kinlock's sermon, "I'm Sick of It!", preached at Calvary Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newport News, Virginia, May 10, 2008:
A fiery preacher named Jeremiah…criticized the nation and its smooth-talking pastors and they threw him in jail and burned his sermon notes (Jer. 36:37)….
Beloved, they cannot handle the message of the prophet, they cannot handle the message of truth, when it challenges the structures of power….
[The prophets'] message is universal, and its speaks to nations, social conditions, and religious institutions and orthodoxy. “Woe,” and “repent” are the two consistent words of the prophet.
And so, church, if we have a prophetic message, we ought to speak out against the nation when the nation contravenes a “thus saith the Lord.” Help us God!
And so I declare this afternoon, “Woe unto you, George Bush, for lying about weapons of mass destruction. Woe unto you for invading and destroying a nation, and arrogantly trading the blood of thousands of American soldiers for oil and strategic dominance. Woe unto you. Shame on you. There’s a problem with that....
Repent, America, for exploiting the poor and enlarging the rich. God is not pleased with that….
Woe unto you, America, for glorifying violence, perverting sexuality, debasing the institution of marriage, and worshipping the “almighty dollar.” Woe! Woe! Woe! God is not happy with you. God is not pleased with you. God is going to deal. Judgment day is coming….There’s a God that sits in heaven and He deals with those who oppress His people. So you better repent!
Last day church, don’t be afraid to preach the prophetic word. Remnant church, Seventh-day Adventist church, don’t be afraid to speak truth to power....
Listen to the sermon at PraizeVision.com.