THE VOICE

The true Christian voice will be heard above all for truth speaks louder than words. The time will come where people will listen to what the Christian has been trying to tell them. God will give them a platform when His time is right if the Christian will take the opportunity. With the Christian, when people see life falling apart, God will have a plan to get people’s attention and draw them to Jesus. The Christian is the vehicle God will use. It is the Christian’s duty to bring encouragement when there is discouragement, to have a fresh word from God when people are willing to listen.

It will be the committed Christian whose faith people see that will stand strong in tough times. The world’s circumstances, at times, try to tear people apart. But it must be the Christian who stands firm and looks to God for their help, not the world’s ways of handling the trials that come.

The Christians are to bring the encouragement the world needs. They represent Jesus, the bread of life and truth. It must be the Christian voice that is heard first and the loudest. If the Christian will be the example of righteousness where there is none, if the church will be Holy when the world isn’t, it must be the church that sets the real standard for the world to follow.

When the world crashes, and it will happen, as lives fall apart, the only hope is Jesus and the only one with that message, Jesus said, would be His true church. The world is looking for those with the answers. Satan has only counterfeit solutions. If the church will hold its course as laid out by God’s word then and only then will people find the way.

 

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CHASING AFTER WRONG LEADERSHIP

For many years now Americans have decided to choose the type of leadership that they wanted. Many profess they are Christians, yet most of the time they vote for candidates that they believe will benefit their own personal interest and allow any Christian qualifications to be at the end of the list of how they will vote. The results we have had for quite some time is direct evidence of such of this type of voting activity.

People call themselves conservatives but that does not mean Christian. In fact, in some of the latest polling, there is actually only 5 to 7 percent of America’s population who truly consider themselves Christian conservatives. So conservative doesn’t mean what it really used to.

If Americans decide this next election to again vote for their own personal agendas, like economics and as many personal benefits that they believe they might receive then the problem is not the politicians, it is the people voting for them. The people in authority are a direct response to the heart of the voter.

Liars elect liars, cheats elect cheats, ungodly officials are the product of ungodly voters and right now the indication is that is what they are going to do again.

I believe this time there are actually some born again Christians, (“and more than one”) running to lead this nation. And if our so-called Christian America decides to throw them aside because they just don’t like them regardless of their Christian faith. Then my own personal guess is that God will look upon the matter and allow this nation to be dealt with accordingly and will reap from what they’ve sown in society, a harvest that is going to bring this nation to its knees.

WHAT ARE WE FACING

Well, it is here; the days have come to where we will start to see events actually lived out before us as prophecy has said. I’ve always wondered about this time – how it would all come together. Would there be something you seemed to sense or even taste in the atmosphere?

Satan has been given a credit card. The invasion of sinfulness and immorality has now its greatest reach here in America as it ever had.

People are not our enemy. It is the sinful state of a person’s soul that possesses that individual and the changing of one’s soul will only bring the real answer needed so desperately at this time. Sin attacks us all, but the unprotected soul is most vulnerable; those that play with sin on any level sin opens our soul to danger.

For us to accept sinful behavior will be required by many in today’s society. Every one of us will have to respond and your response is going to declare where you stand and who has your allegiance. You’re the people of America. The people of the church are getting ready to have to make some of the biggest and maybe the most life changing decisions of your lifetime.

Our fight, for sure, is wickedness in high places, not just the flesh and blood that it controls. As Joshua said when his people were to face their enemies we must do the same as they were to face giants and many enemies. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” And this is probably going to be at a cost. How high, I don’t know, but there will be. God is all we’ve got, but that is OK. He’s all that we need.

God Prepares His People

We live in a time when we are hearing much about the last days that surround us and there is no doubt we are living in extremely changing times. But let me remind you that God is not changed by the times or the people we have to deal with. God remains in charge regardless of what’s happening or going to happen in the world. Throughout His Word, God reminds those that follow Him that He will make a way whenever and however He needs to. We are reminded of God’s faithfulness in the story of Joseph as God rose up a slave to become a prince among his oppressor. Genesis 45:6-11 tells us this story.

Why did God do this? Because, God had a plan then and still has a plan today for those that will look to Him in time of trouble, of famine or whatever the need may be: God always has resources to cover that need. I know there are people who tell us that we need to have some items stored up or we need to have money, gold or silver. Maybe we do, but let me remind you that you had better look to God first before you begin depending on yourself or others for help or security. Proverbs 18:10, 11 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall, his own esteem.”

There is nothing wrong with using common sense, but when you put your own reasoning ahead of God’s ability to see you through that is not faith. Our faith cannot save us. Only God’s power through our faith in Christ can do that. God will not let His true followers perish if we are serving His purposes.

MORAL POVERTY

Yes there is such a thing that inflicts a person’s heart and when it does then it spreads throughout their whole life. In Psalms 40, verse 17, King David, probably the most wealthy of all upon the earth at the time, saw his great need as he said, “I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinks upon me; you are my help and deliverer.” You see it wasn’t wealth that the king needed. It was things much more valuable than possessions. It was the need of peace and assurance, things that money can’t really buy.

Living a moral life helps people to experience these things. But when morals are failing, tension and strife result into wickedness and confusion. The loss of morality in a society comes with a high cost, trust is broken between the people, and the care of their fellow men becomes less important. Ungodly laws and rules are in-acted.

Yes the loss of morality in people’s lives ends up leading to a spiritual poverty mentality. Do you recognize it today? Much of the world has been on this slippery slope for quite a long time and now we are free-falling.

There is really now nothing that mankind can do to stop, except to plead to the only source for deliverance, the Holy God of mankind.

This nation of America with its wealth and power is spiritually bankrupt. It has rejected the God who gave its beginning, who has blessed this nation throughout the years and now finds itself in moral poverty that has eaten away at its core values and purposes.

If God doesn’t intervene and the people repent and turn from their ways, and the church is the biggest of all offenders at times and there eventually is going to be a great collapse of a once great spiritual giant.

WHEN YOU PUSH GOD OUT

When you push God’s ways out, all you have left are people’s ways.  This is becoming more and more evident today all across America.  The public has dismissed God from society as much as possible and really won’t stop, it seems, until they’ve made Christianity some form of religion like all other religions, who are manmade and have no power.

America is already paying the price of a society trying to become Godless and while there were some who could have stood up for what was right, now the voices are few.

For the person who is reading this article, where has your voice been?  Have you really taken a stand or have you just talked about it with others?  Have you called yourself a Christian while all the time voted for non-Christian leaders and voted for laws that benefit you and your party rather than just doing what is right?

Today America sits at a tipping point on its going toward the wrong side.  As we watch our nation slide into immoral and depraved sins, are you just going to sit there and say there is nothing I can do?  If you say you believe in God and have placed Jesus as Savior of your life, then pray.  God is still God but His people must pray.  Hell’s having a holiday because many ungodly people are getting free reign of the airways and political backing from the White House right down to some churches.

Pray while there is still time.  God still cares about the people of the nation.  If you’ll seek Him, you will find His help in the time of trouble and we have plenty of it around us.  Pray and keep praying because it still works.

THE ANTIDOTE

The Christian has authority because of Christ.  The Christian has the power of the name of Jesus Christ if they are living as unto the Lord.  We must stay faithful to His word so that its power can live through us.

We will face difficult places, trials and those moments and places where we might feel like giving up.  But look unto Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, and you will be victorious.  God whose power does not wane in the midst of the storms that we face, and there in those hard places, but God Himself will make smooth.  But we must focus on Him and not those problems.

The Christian is supposed to bring the antidote to the people who have been poisoned by the world’s system.  Jesus gained our victory on the cross and His blood and sacrifice of His life for everyone who will accept this, will give us all we need to pass through in the day we live and make it to our eternal home.

Psalm 56:3 says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”  Israel faced her enemies and still does and will still prevail and so it is with the Christian.  No matter the time and the hour of history, the same God that led Abraham to the promised land will lead us to ours as well.

You are not alone in this battle, unless you decide to live on your own terms.  For God only has one way.  And that is His way and has to be our way if we are going to make it.  Yes, times are getting discouraging to us but not to Him.  Jesus is not afraid.  He stands ready to meet your need and get you through if you’ll follow Him and do it the way He instructs.

Isaiah 35:4 says, “Say to those who are fearful-hearted, ‘Be strong, do not fear!  Behold, your God will come…’”  Christians do not serve a sissy God.  A weak god that is made up like that of other beliefs, is manufactured by Satan but the true God is just who He is, I AM and there is no other. Cultures, societies, dictators, and kings all have tried to take His place and prove He doesn’t exist or they’re equal to Him but where are they at today?  Dead, weak, and He still remains because He can.  God started the world and people and He remains in charge and always will.

AFTER THE BIRTH OF JESUS

One night many years ago there was a great tragedy that occurred that broke the hearts of many mothers and fathers in the town of Bethlehem. That night their hopes and dreams for their baby boys were destroyed as a jealous and sinful king named Herod ordered all to be done away with.

Why? Because word had spread of a special male child that had been born in Bethlehem who was to be the forever ruler of all peoples. Where sin is involved, so can its desire to protect its interest and that is what it did that night, and still attempts to do today. When sin is threatened, its first response is to deceive and destroy truth.

There are those who do not understand the importance of a life with the true God. Today there are many who wander through life without the true knowledge of a relationship with this Jesus, the son of God. They do not yet know their true Identity, for we are all known by God. But for us to know Him, we must know His Son. And then be given that gift of an eternal name, to be written in the book of heaven as one who will eternally be His.

Do you really? Can you safely say that if your life was taken today that you would fully be secure for eternity with Jesus? You must be serious about this decision.

 

REMEMBER THE SIZE OF GOD

As we look around the world we see, at times, terrible events happening and much suffering when we look upon how evil has hurt people.  Do not fear.  Remember the size of God against anything that mankind’s sinfulness can do.  God is big enough to handle such matters.

The world is not out of control.  Only sinful people are because they have given their control over the devil.  And we will find this even with good people because they play with and get a little taste here and there of some of sin’s pleasures.  Sin always grows into something greater and grows a little bit bigger and with the help of even good people, they’re actually giving the devil more room to work and more access to work.  When we don’t address and take a stand against sin, we help give it access.

Sometimes we may find ourselves questioning the future or how God handled a situation where people may have perished.  When mankind gets in control and things get in a mess sometimes.  But God still has charge, even in those times.  God is near to all who draw near to Him.  His love for His people is immeasurable.  No matter what your eyes see or ears hear, have faith in God.

It doesn’t take long for sin to get out of hand until there’s one problem on top of another problem and it mushrooms into disaster.  There is coming changes to this land, and let me remind you today that God wins in the end and the end is getting near.  No demon of hell, or devil is going to keep their hold for much longer on the Christian people of this world.

ONE GREAT DANGER

I believe that today one of the greatest dangers the church faces is not so much from the outside forces of ungodly leaders, anti-Christian forces attacking Christian values, nor a corrupt religious system, not even demonic oppression. Yet I believe the greatest danger to the Christian faith is within. We have forgotten and even denied our rich spiritual heritage of the supernatural miracle-working power of almighty God, who gave birth to His church.

So many talk of God’s power, but most skip on by these Bible and historical truths because many don’t understand or avoid the real power of God because of their tradition of man’s understanding in much of the church today that doesn’t pursue the power of God.

Many Christian people make excuses for the absence of miracles because if they don’t, they’ll have to answer why we don’t see them show up more in the Christian’s lives. And that will bring up the question of doctrine or one’s own constant neglect of their relationship with the almighty God who brings about miracles or even the deeper discussion of just how the Holy Spirit of the Living God can work in our life.

No, it is not so much the outside forces of the Christian faith that cause it to decay and erode. Rather it is the spirit of the flesh having relied on itself too much. It is the dangerous thinking that mankind entertains concerning their own Biblical reasoning’s and neglect to place themselves before the Holy God who might just make them change.