I grieve over the ignorance and hatred that currently sweeps through our churches. I have fought that ignorance and hatred for twenty years, and I will continue to fight it with my dying breath. And, I will not surrender to this ignorance and hatred, even if it kills me. And it wouldn’t surprise me if it DID wind up killing me.
What would be so important that I would court physical harm and even death?
It’s a place. A tiny patch of ground that God claimed as His own. God called that tiny patch of ground Zion, and the forces of Satan have done their best to defame that tiny bit of real estate. But, Satan is losing.
Monday marks yet another day of remembrance for those who fell in service to the United States. My family has fought and died in every war that America has fought. We bled on every battlefield from the Revolutionary War, to the wars now being fought by the US in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, the government of the United States has betrayed that sacrifice. Our government dances on the graves of our fallen, and when we salute the flag on Memorial Day, this Monday… we salute the symbol for pornography, heroin, tyranny, abortion and the lowest forms of stupidity that I have had the misfortune to read about.
When you read your Bible, you see how God deals with countries that have become evil – especially countries that claim Him as their God. This is as much a law of the Universe as gravity, electromagnetism and a really good cheeseburger.
Even worse, when you see Christians engaging and supporting the evils of aforesaid evil country, the wrath of God is even closer and more imminent. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you haven’t been reading your Bible.
Seriously, I’m not making this up.
It’s in the Bible.
And, since it’s in the Bible, America is toast. Well charred. Ready for the dumpster.
The Bible offers up quite a few examples of people who faced some of the same challenges that we will soon face, as these Last Days accelerate. Men and women throughout the Bible were tested in their resolve to believe God and obey Him. And, the Bible records these successes – in enough detail to draw strength from their example.
One of those examples is Gideon (pronounced in Hebrew: GEED-ohn). He was a nobody, with faith in God. That made him a ‘somebody’ in God’s eyes, an enough of a ‘somebody’ to be used by God to demonstrate the power of God.
My hope is that we will take these examples to heart, as we gaze into a terrifying future.
I stand amazed by how little truth and faith there is. God calls us to believe what He says in the Bible, and to ignore all who speak contrary to the Bible. Yet, we refuse. And yes, I put myself in that category, since I have been as guilty as anyone.
All of the prophecies in the Bible will be fulfilled, yet we tend to look around us and think that it can’t be possible. Everything looks so normal.
That’s because we are walking by sight, instead of by faith.