Who are we? As a nation? A community? A church? A body? As individuals? What morals and values define us? Does the language and words of our mouths reflect the nature of the Father or have we become a people that cannot be separated from the world?
Much has happened in America in 2020. A year prophesied to be a year of vision has left church doors closed, America divided, and many feeling empty. Did so many forerunners get the truth wrong? Did so many miss the voice of the Lord?
Simple. No. And yes. When times got hard some gave up and recanted what they said, others have pressed forward into the upward call of the Lord. They have dug down deep and said they will stand, why? The Father has said so. It was not the forerunners who did not hear, but the body as a whole. Where is the body with deep roots to living water? We are like sheep scattered. We don’t know who to believe nor what to believe- fear is our ruler. We have no faith of our own because we have no Perosnal relationship with the Father. How did a body who were filled with the Spirit on the day of Pentecost become so divided and full of fear? Simple- not all of us who claim to be in the body are of the Spirit of Christ.
The church in the United States is luke warm. Enter in on Sunday and you will not tell its people apart from the worldly culture. There are exceptions to this of course, but as a whole we enjoy the watered down gospel, not even wanting the milk let alone the meat. We no longer hear loudly the horrid demonic nature of abortions nor the condemning of them. The church sits back quietly while millions of babies are murdered. We no longer hear the Father- The Creator- designer of marriage- chose one man and one woman and that THIS is the model that the Lord has declared to be the family. The world says that God has no opinion on homosexuality- and the church? It’s silent on the matter. It wants to be “welcoming” to all. But at what cost? The silent church is walking people to hell and the grave because it presents a Jesus who has no power and corrects no sin. When this happens it erases the need for Him at all. If all is okay, then why did He come? Why did He lay down His life? We do not see parents unified with their church telling the schools, you will not teach my children they are genderless! You will not teach my children homosexual sex and sex education in grade school let alone at all. You will not open them up to the demonic oppression that you desire. Not my kids, BECAUSE AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD. Jesus longs to see His bride walk in righteousness and wholeness. Don’t you understand it does not matter what your opinions are on these issues- because compete understanding belongs to the Lord. We with our little knowledge know nothing in comparison and it is our obligation to come under the rule and authority of Christ.
I cannot press upon you enough that now is the time to purify yourselves. Now is the time to be bold and stand firm in what the Lords says. YES you will be hated for it. You will lose friends; you may lose family- BUT WE CHURCH- have set a standard. We are the ones that have been calling good evil and evil good as we remain in the fear of man through the bonds of political correctness. We must repent and press in, we must become bold once more. We must not speak our opinions, because opinions belong to the flesh. It should not sway us what any political leader, celebrity, or anyone says about these “political” issues. The Lord should have final authority on our lives.
And I know many will say- “what about all the other issues of sin that happen in the church!?”
Simple. We aren’t silent about those. Are we pure towards them? Not at all. We accept them. But we aren’t silent. Many churches and many members of the body are afraid. The fear of man is more than the fear of God within them. Why? They don’t know the fear of God. They don’t know His statues. We are a generation of people who are dying spiritually because of a lack of knowledge. We must know what the Father says about the problems at hand. We must not rely on our own understanding, when we rely on our own knowledge we walk in darkness. We have people who desire to have ministry and the corrupt language that comes out of their mouth doesn’t even convict them anymore. The truth spoken by the Father, by the Son, and by the Spirit are not their foundation and pillars. They are not a people set apart.
“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” II Corinthians 7:1
Let us pray Psalm 51:10, Father create in us a pure heart and renew within us a steadfast Spirit.
We need to see the times we are in, we are to be pressing into the promise land, the Father is beginning to separate those who believe from those who do not. We are being called to sanctify ourselves because the Lord is moving. “And Joshua said to the people’ “sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders amount you.” Joshua 3:5
In this hour, as the spirit of Jezebel is slaughtering our prophets, let us all rise up to be Elijahs- let us not be a people who don’t know which way to turn. But let us be of ONE SPIRIT- and that is the Spirit of Christ. History repeats itself, the corruption and the world is returning to the days of Noah and the days or Sodom and Gomorrah. To when the world fears Jezebel more than they feared the Lord. Sacrificing their children and condemning their prophets. Wanting to serve the god of ba’al because it was the god of flesh. We fall away when we don’t know the statues of the Lord.
Who then, will you be? Will you be a people who rise up and speak truth? A people who bring others to repentance and into the family of Christ because of bold truth? Or will you be a people who walk others to the grave because you have become the world and the words of the Father are not in you?
Our glorious Father who is reigning in Heaven, how HOLY is Your name! Father we pray Your kingdom come and Your will be done, on this earth as it is in Heaven. Take care of our daily needs and forgive us and this nation for the silence and corruption that we have allowed and even participated in. Give us a heart for those who have wronged us and an encouragement to be a forgiving people. Father, expose the desires that live within us so that we may not fall into temptation. Father deliver us this day against all the demonic attacks not only against us personally, but the body, and this nation. Because you are the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory FORVER. AMEN!
The Word of God should be our ruling force. Not our own man made opinions, not political correctness, nothing but the Words of the Father. For He alone can decide and dictate the laws of the world according to His statues. For He ALONE is HOLY and there is NO wickedness in Him.
Rise up my friends! Be the light on the hill. Be a light so bright and full of LOVE that others are convicted of their sins and SEE THEIR NEED FOR JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR. When the church is not pure the world does not long for purity because they believe they are living justly. When the Church becomes the world and no longer a set apart people, sin ravages and rules a nation. People long for what they do not know and turn to sin to fill that void because we are afraid of man. Let us usher in a wave of the Lord, let us say that with Christ you can rule over sin and not be a slave. Love is the opposite of political correctness, is it speaking truth so that others might be saved- EVEN IF IT COSTS YOU EVERYTHING.
NOW IS THE TIME. BE APART OF WHAT THE LORD IS DOING. BE ON THE SIDE OF THE LORD.
Let us be bold and be a people set on the Fathers statues. Let us be brave enough to answer- Because the Father has said.