Friday, September 17, 2010
“The Christian Thinker – 303” …Blog [3/?]
What causes one… to become a ‘Christian Thinker?’ Perhaps when one moves out of the ‘status quo’… and decides that ‘more’ needs to be said, to others about Christ Jesus. Or it can even be simply to… “Defend the Faith”… one delivered to the Saints. It may even be when one, desiring a ‘closer walk’ with Christ, though the understanding of His Word; that the Holy Spirit does. Perhaps it is when we… ‘Finally Yield’… ourselves to Christ… and to the “Complete Authority of His Holy Word”.
*** (Luke 18:7-8) And = shall not God avenge = His own elect = who cry day and night to Him, = though He has been long-suffering over them?
(Luke 18:8) I [Jesus] say to you = that He will avenge them speedily. = Yet when the Son of Man comes, = shall He find = [True Biblical] Faith = on the earth?
*** (Matthew 24:37) But as the days of Noah were, = so shall be = the coming of the Son of Man.
*** (Genesis 6:5) And Jehovah saw = that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, = and every imagination = of the thoughts of his heart = was only evil = continually.
Have you ever… ‘Tied’ these verses together? Along with other verses in both the “NT & OT”, one can deduce that… things will get ‘worse’; and “Not Better”. That ‘false hope’ that the world promises; are like those promises of “Change”… during the last election. Things are ‘not’ going to get better; they will get worse. And ‘NO’, I am not trying to discourage anyone; with this realistic outcome. ‘Spiritual’ things are getting worse and will not get better… before the “Return of Christ Jesus!”
*** (2Timothy 3:12-13) Yea, and all = who desire to live godly = in Christ Jesus = will be persecuted.
(2Tim 3:13) But evil men and seducers = will go forward = to worse, = deceiving = and being deceived.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also false prophets = among the people, = even as there will be false teachers among you, = who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, = even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And MANY = will follow their pernicious ways, = and because of them = the way of Truth = will be evil spoken of.
*** (2Corinthians 12:8-9-10) For this thing = I besought the Lord = three times, = that it might depart from me.
(2Cor 12:9) And He said to me, = My grace is sufficient for you, = for My power is made perfect in weakness. = Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, = that the power of Christ may overshadow me.
(2Cor 12:10) Therefore I am pleased = in weaknesses, = in insults, = in necessities, = in persecutions, = in distresses = for Christ's sake; = for when I am weak, = then I am powerful.
*** (Hebrews 4:15-16) For we do not have a high priest = Who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, = but was in all points = tempted just as we are, = yet without sin.
(Heb 4:16) Therefore let us come boldly = to the throne of grace, = that we may obtain mercy = and find grace = to help = in time of need.
About now… someone is thinking, “I thought things would get better?” Sorry to say, America will never regain her prominence, as it once had. Being a “Born Again Christian”… really means we are looking for a better place, ‘an eternal one’. Remember this ‘corrupt earth’… is not our home. Keep our focus on the ‘Real Issues’… “What” should we do for the “Kingdom of God!” Perhaps just as Jesus said, to His parents… (Luke 2:49) And He [Jesus] said to them, = Why did you look for Me? = Do you not know that = I must be about = My Father's business? Are you looking for comfort in this world… or are you about… “Your Father’s Business”…?
*** (John 10:16) And I [Jesus] have other sheep = who are not of this fold. = I must also lead those, = and they shall hear = My voice [Word], = and there shall be one flock, = one Shepherd.
*** (Acts 5:42) And every day in the temple, = and from house to house, = they did not cease = teaching and preaching = the gospel: Jesus Christ.
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste = to write to you about = the common salvation, beloved, = I had need to write to you = to exhort you = to contend earnestly = for the faith = once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For certain men = crept in secretly, = those having been of old previously written into this condemnation, = ungodly ones = perverting the grace of our God for unbridled lust, = and denying the only Master, God, = even our Lord Jesus Christ.
*** (2Timothy 3:7) ever learning = and never able = to come to = the full knowledge = of the Truth.
Today on Face Book… someone posted “God Bless America”. My reply was met with a mixed response. May I simply ask… “Why should God – Bless – America?” Perhaps my I simply suggest, He has already showed us His Mercy… and it has been rejected by Most! Surely America has become… “Only Cultural” Christian… and “NOT”… A Biblical Based Society! Most do not even read & study… the Holy Word of God, even in Most Churches. They have replaced the “Study of the Word”… with “Entertainment!”
*** (Genesis 4:9-10) And Jehovah said unto Cain, = Where is your brother Abel? = And he said, = I do not know. = Am I my brother's keeper?
(Gen 4:10) And He [God] said, = What have you done? = The voice = of your brother's blood = cries to Me [God] = from the ground.
*** (Isaiah 58:1) Cry aloud, = do not spare, = lift up your voice like a ram's horn, = and show My people their rebellion, = and the house of Jacob their sins.
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation; = But sin is a reproach to any people.
*** (Jeremiah 31:15) So says Jehovah: A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her sons, because they are not.
*** (Matthew 2:17-18) Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
(Matt 2:18) "A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not."
There are posts… on every ‘Internet Site’… by Christians; praying for Revival here in America. Just perhaps… IF… those that say they Belong to Jesus; would Speak OUT… for those Over 55,000,000 – Million = Innocent Babies = Murdered by their Mothers = by Abortion… THEN… could God be gracious… and bring Revival to America…? Only when a Nation is ready to turn from the National SIN… is God ready to Heal… and Hear from Heaven… and Heal their Land…?
*** (2Chronicles 7:14) if My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
*** (Amos 4:8-to-11) So two or three cities wandered to one city to drink water, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me, says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:9) I have stricken you with blasting and mildew. When your gardens and your vineyards, and your fig trees. And your olive trees increased, the creeping locust devoured them; yet you have not returned to Me, says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:10) I have sent the plague among you in the way of Egypt; I have slain your young men with the sword, and have taken away your horses. And I have made the stench of your camps to come up into your nostrils; = yet you have not returned to Me, says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:11) I have overthrown some among you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked out of the burning; yet you have not returned to Me, says Jehovah.
You WHO = call out the… “Blessed Name of Christ Jesus”… and say that ‘He’ is your “Lord & Savior”… and “YOU”… cannot [will not] speak out… about the Murder… of “ALL”… Those Innocent Children… KILLED… By “ABORTION”…? And then; “YOU”… Pray for Revival…? And you think that God; the God of the Bible… will hear your prayers… “Over their Blood”… Crying OUT for Judgment… “Against Our Nation”…? Sorry, you then have the Wrong Idea… of Who God ‘Really’… “IS!”
*** (Psalms 66:18) If = I regard iniquity = in my heart, = Jehovah = will not hear;
*** (Isaiah 59:1-to-4) Behold, Jehovah's hand = is not shortened = so that it cannot save, = nor is His ear heavy = so that it cannot hear.
(Isa 59:2) But your iniquities = have come between = you and your God, = and your sins = have hidden His face from you, = from hearing.
(Isa 59:3) For your hands = are defiled with blood, = and your fingers with iniquity; = your lips have spoken lies, = your tongue = has muttered perverseness.
(Isa 59:4) None calls for justice, = nor does anyone plead for Truth; = they trust in vanity = and speak lies. = They conceive mischief = and bring out iniquity.
Just Perhaps… “IT IS TIME”… for ‘each & every’ one of us… “To Get our Hearts Right”… and then Pray… for His Mercy…? When we “FAIL / CHOOSE”… NOT to Speak Out for those that cannot defend themselves… we are = “Part of the Problem”… = and ‘not’ the solution!
Continued next blog.
Thanks for your Ear,
In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.