What must we think about the conditions of our nation right now? Pure evil is seeming to have the victory, but only if you are listening to deceptive voices of influence. We always heard that we are at war. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians makes that very clear. But have we so spiritualized the concept of that war as to become detached from our requirement to personally, mentally and physically get involved with it?
When surrounded by a prevalent spirit of fear and completely insane behaviors, can there be any doubt that now is the time for humble hearts to rise in their Lord’s strength, put on the whole armor of God, and take the courage of Joshua to face the enemies of God’s kingdom without hesitation?
Are truth tellers guilty of ignoring evidence that is suppressed by main stream monopolists of disinformation? Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is the great discourse about the many extraordinary facets of the Jewel of God’s Word. The psalmist declares in verse 162:
“I rejoice at Thy Word, as one who finds great spoil” (like a hidden treasure of booty in the plunder hidden by a defeated enemy).
And verse 165 calms us with: “Those who love Thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble (or to be offended).” When I get upset about conditions as they are, the Lord often reminds me of that.
The fact that the battle to preserve our society of liberty is a spiritual war against demonic principalities in high places is more evident now than ever before in our lifetime. The question is – will God’s people who are called by His name not only humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, but will they be the preserving salt of influence on our society or will they continue to be ‘trampled’ by society’s mountains of influence?
Will we choose to bow to God or bow to men who deny their Creator?
“Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts” Zech. 8:16
“Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country.” Patrick Henry
If liberty has any genuine meaning in our age of deception, it certainly carries the right to tell people the truth – even when they have been conditioned by their trusted teachers to think they do not want to hear it.
“The LORDis my helper; I will notfear; What can mando to me?” Heb 13:6
Never before in our lifetimes have we been so obviously confronted by what appears to be such a threat of ultimate foreboding loss of freedom, that even the most optimistic Pollyanna must concede that we are all at a crossroads of choice. Will we choose to bow to God or bow to men who deny their Creator? Which choice do you take right now for yourself?
This is one of the very best gentle evangelistic invitations to think about God that I’ve ever seen… a short 3-minute video with a beautifully written narration that sensitively invites listeners to personally connect with God through the Bible verse where Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life…” I think you’ll really like this and find it useful in sharing with others.
by Stephen McDowell - article on the Providence Foundation website
Did you know that Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday? Other countries, like Canada, may have another holiday they have given the same name, but the concept originates with the heritage of America before there was ever a nation called the United States and continued on as a profound tradition through its formative years.
Did you ever discuss with your family exactly why we have such a day devoted entirely to the idea of such a noble activity as the “giving of thanks?”
Do you know what October 31st is besides Halloween? Hint: it’s one of the most important days in the history of the Christian church and it affects everything about your life today. Everything!
It was on the 31st of October 1517 that a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. By God’s grace, Luther’s courageous act of challenging corruption and unbiblical heresies launched the Great Reformation. But why is this legacy worth recalling and how does it affect us today? (more…)
Today’s world is filled with all sorts of deception. Sharp discernment is required for those who really want to discover the things that are true. If we don’t want truth we won’t search for it. That’s why we need to be discerning. That takes a special level of heart and acuity to be able to do that in an honest way.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires…” (more…)