Wednesday, November 14, 2012
America’s Current #1 Political and Societal Problem? – SISSY CHRISTIANS!
Problem – Wimpy Christians
“Oh No!” Many Christians have gasped after their candidate did not get elected.
“More unwed mothers will all be welfare queens.”
“The government is going to pay for birth control and abortions.”
“Marriage is being distorted.”
“Our married military leaders seem is too busy "sexting" their concubines
To win a war.”
What is the logical Christian conclusion?
Succeed from the Union?
(That did not work out well the last time it was tried.)
Should we isolate ourselves from this sinful world?
(I have seen Breaking Amish and that will not work for me.)
Christians are fleeing their responsibilities and turning over
care for life, marriage and souls over to the government.
GOD GAVE THE CHURCH POWER - HIS BODY TO WORK
The Lord gave the church power.
We as his body have to do our part.
Ephesians 1- (God’s Power in Christ)
“20 He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens— 21 far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion, and every title given, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head over everything for the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all things in every way.”
THE LOST WORLD SUFFERS WHEN THE BODY RUNS FROM THE FIGHT
Jonah got on a ship to flee his task from the Lord to evangelize the people he hated in Nineveh.
His ship was heading in the the opposite direction away from Nineveh.
The Lord would not have that and set a storm in the ship's path.
The ship was about to sink from the Lord's sent storm.
The pagan ship's crew pleaded with Jonah to call on his God who was not known to them.
Jonah chapter 1 verse 16 (HCSB) 16 The captain approached him and said, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won’t perish.”
Jonah as you know was thrown in the deep of the sea.
He was swallowed by the great fish. (A tomb-death)
He was saved and spit out of the great fish only when he received revelation that-
"SALVATION IS FROM THE LORD!" (Jonah 2:9), and not Jonah’s way.
Even THE LOST begged the man of God for a solution in those days!
They are still begging.
We need to listen.
This is an exciting time to live Christians.
We always hear that we are the body of Christ.
The Lord, the lost and Christians need us to do the work of THE BODY.
CHRISTIANS MUST FIGHT FOR OUR LORD, THE LOST AND SELVES
1 Timothy (HCSB)
12 Fight the good fight for the faith;
take hold of eternal life
that you were called to
and have made a good confession about
in the presence of many witnesses.