Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Righteousness…what is right according to God’ standard of right and wrong. Sin…a failure to do what God’ Word teaches us to do. Reproach…disgrace, shame. ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people, Proverbs 14:34′
America in her fallen state continues to ignore the righteousness of God, lives in sin and feels no disgrace no reproach for her actions. Oblivious to her distance from God, feeling no guilt, no shame American’ unabashedly plan gay pride parades, welcome LGBTQ into their community, church, school, library. Teaching children to question their sexual identity, pushing their agendas, becoming more and more accepting of sin, they see themselves as progressive, worldly-wise, enlightened… David R. Barnhart writes: “Not until there is revival in our churches will we dare hope for revival in the American home. Not until the Word of God is boldly preached by pastors who are unashamed to lift up the biblical standard of sanctified living will we see any hope for our nation.” Until then, without reproach, without shame, without regret millions will move forward in their self-gratifying, self-seeking, self-absorbed egocentric ideology of entitlement, materialism and self-admiration.
Where is the church? Where are the Christians? Where are the voices that will stand for right and against wrong? Michael Boldea has written: “If you are unwilling to stand, you have no right to criticize those who do. If you are unwilling to speak up, you have no right to armchair quarterback those who have. If you are unwilling to fight, you have no right to complain about the outcome of the battle.”
‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his own soul? If anyone is ashamed of Me or My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angles. Luke 9:25-26’ yet millions continue to ignore the grace and mercy of God. ‘But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly. Isaiah 47:11.’
Moving ahead, the wind at his back, the future looking bright; man presses on toward….. American’ have gone unchallenged, unrestrained and unchurched for too long. The church has failed in its mission. Instead of making disciples, glorifying God and building up the saints the church has ignored the lost, glorified self and fleeced the sheep. ‘For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:37
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