As I sit here and write this message I am somewhat in shock, saddened and stunned by the things that are happening in our country. I’m even more shocked at the things being reported today about the many “so called” churches and denominations who have praise for and give blessings to the organization or dare I say the death factory called Planned Parenthood.
On June 26th of this year I also felt the same pit of disgust and sorrow in my soul as our nation legalized sodomy and debauchery to be the law of the land. These along with a scroll’s long list of other sins our nation is deeply given into will soon bring a swift and mighty hand of judgment against America. God has surely given over our country to a reprobate mind. For far too long we “the church” have turned a blind eye to these things under the guise of showing love, grace and forgiveness. When was it that we sold out to the idea that we were “not” to speak the truth in love? Who taught us that when injustice is before us and sin is so blatantly proclaimed and acted out in front of us that we are supposed to look away as nothing has happened. Is it because we are afraid to look like those “Christians” who say God hates gays and the like. Which we know to be a lie anyway as we all know God hates sin but loves the sinner. Is it because we think it not to be good manners to bring up anything that doesn’t sound like what the world wants to hear? Is it because we are afraid of controversy? Is it because we are just plain AFRAID?
2Timothy 1:7 says. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Where’s the power? Where’s the love? Where’s the sound mind?
Jesus said in Mark 8:38. “If anyone is ashamed of me and my “words” in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Church, it’s far past time to wake up. Jesus is soon to step out on the clouds to gather His bride. Time is way to short to be going along with the status quo.
WAKE UP! WAKE UP! And again I say WAKE UP!
Jude 1:22 & 23 says. “Be merciful to those who doubt, save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”
Isaiah 5:20 & 21 says. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”
1 Timothy 4:1 says. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”
It’s time to speak what the Word of God says, the “Good News” so that true love may accomplish God’s will and that men might be saved because of it. Not idly sit by and watch our neighbors go to hell.
Jesus tells us in the Great Commission in Matthew 28: 19. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Please understand that this is the “Good News” and it’s our great pleasure to deliver it to mankind to the glory of God.
May God’s shalom and grace be upon you and may you proclaim His word from the mountain tops….
Love in Christ, Pastor Don Wynn.