In today's society most people seem to be overly consumed with fear and have become afraid of their own shadow. Uncertainty of the future lurks around every corner.
Our children are being murdered by the millions through abortions. Our children are being victimized and murdered on the streets and in the classrooms by evil and wicked people. And sadly our children are being used as pawns by politician to further their own agenda.
It seems that the world is changing so fast that people are tripping over themselves trying to legalize and force their abominations on society at the expense of those who obey the law and have chosen to live Godly standards.
People are living an immoral life style demand our acceptance, while condemning those who courageously live by Godly morals and Biblical Truth, holding sacred the sacraments ordained by God Himself.
A Righteous life will always expose the wickedness of the world by the light of Christ living within them.
Jesus said “And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)
As long as I am in the world, I Am the Light of the world. (John 9:5)
The Truth will always be the Truth. And Light will always drive out darkness.
Society is rapidly trying to eliminate any remnant of Truth, Biblical Morality, and loving our neighbor by compromising the Truth and condemning Godly values.
Evil and wickedness thrives on violence, hatred, and racism from “all races”. They hate the Truth, and any form of Righteousness.
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings; they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth in them shall not know peace. (Isaiah 59: 7& 8)
Would aborting unborn baby count as the shedding of innocent blood? You bet it does. The blood of the innocent cry before the Throne of God continually.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, Holy and True, doest thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:10)
Society will always have a different opinion on Biblical conduct and moral issues, and will try to silence the church from the pulpit about the Truth.
And sadly, from some pulpits, the Truth is being compromised in favor of a changing belief system and a diverse culture where religion has become the enemy of the Truth, because Truth will always be God's standard of living that will bring the Light of Life into the world. Truth must always dictate our conduct.
Many Bible believing Christians have become apprehensive to talk about their Faith out of fear of legal (and sometimes physical) retaliation. We are vilified and threatened with law suits and imprisonment for living our Biblical convictions.
The Holy Spirit is searching for mighty men and women of God who are strong in Faith, confident in the Truth, and courageous in Christ, not being ashamed of the Gospel Christ. Brave and committed in the faith, encouraging those who are of the household of faith, and refusing to compromise Biblical Truth and Values no matter what the cost.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live be faith. (Romans 1:16&17)
But sadly some Christians are bold believers on Sunday morning, but become chameleons on Monday by joining into conversations that they should be avoiding, blending in to their environment because they are either afraid, self-conscious, or embarrassed by the Truth they claim to believe.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. (James 1:26
These are legalistic complacent Christians that are religiously strict, literal, and conform excessively to religious laws and moral codes. They will most likely side with religious legalities instead of encouraging their brother (or sister) in Truth.
Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
(Matthew 15: 7-9 / Isaiah 29:13)
Our societies are full of hurting people who, I believe, are seeking peace and comfort from a world of violence and wicked lies.
I pray for revival in the body of Christ. I pray for the weak in faith, that they become stronger in our Lord Jesus Christ as the day's draw closer to the coming of our Saviour.
I also pray for all those who preach the Gospel of our risen King, and that their faith and commitment becomes deeper and stronger as they see the day approaching.
And I pray for those who live in sin and rebellion against God, that they would see the Truth and surrender their hearts to Jesus, “The Christ”, who took upon Himself our wages of sin to the Cross on Calvary, where Truth and Eternal Life with Christ begins.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (1Corinthians 1: 18-21)
I gotta tell you folks, God is so not impressed with how smart we are are, or by self proclaimed intellect, or by the works of their hands.
And God surely isn't intimidated by the power they think they have over His creation. On the contrary, He laughs at the foolishness of mans intelligence and the foolishness in his heart. “All Power Belongs To God”.
For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. (Galatians 6: 3)
And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
(1 Corinthians 8:2)
Woe unto them who call evil, good, and good, evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5: 20&21)
But God will honor him that honors the God of Israel; and He will curse him that will curse Israel and their God. And God will reject all those who have rejected Him. There will be a great price to pay for our arrogance and the turning away from the one True God.
But God has not forsaken His Love for the world. He continues to offer hope, the hope that is in Jesus Christ alone. He is the “only” Hope for the world.
The promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have yet to be completely fulfilled. Israel will one day reign as the greatest nation on earth, with Jesus Christ Himself sitting on her throne as King, and all the people of the world that had their hope in Messiah will finally enjoy True Peace on earth.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:6)
And though the world has rejected and abandoned Israel, God hasn't. There is no power on earth, nor in all of God's creation, that could ever keep Him from His Word, and from completing His promises.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. (1 John2: 22&23)
For whom He did foreknow, He also predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8: 29)
The key word here is “Foreknow”. God already knows who will receive Him as Lord. He has known before the foundation of the world. God's foreknowledge of our decision to either eternally accept Jesus Christ as Lord, or to eternally reject Christ as Lord to be forever separation from Him. That means that He already knows who's name is written in the Lamb's Book Of Live.
Contrary to popular belief, God “did not” predestine anyone because He Loved one person over another. Jesus died for the sins of the whole world. But the whole world rejected His Love, and has never accepted His eternal forgiveness and Grace.
Only “YOU” did God give sole authority to choose for yourself whom you will serve. And when “you choose” Light over darkness, Good over evil, Truth over a lie, Messiah over self, is when you predestine yourself to be transformed in the image of His Son.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deut 30:19 NLT)
Life is short and Eternity awaits you. Whichever “choice you make” will influence your family, children and grandchildren. I truly pray that you choose Life, and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
It has never been God's desire that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, therefore, God calls everyone to repentance, and gives salvation to whomsoever will. But it is when “You Choose” to repent and accept Christ that you would be transformed from the old the new, from death to Life His image.
"Living In An Ever Changing World To Pray”
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is
the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to
eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may
in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of
the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.