Men, what a joy you must have in your heart, to know that God has picked you from eternity for this moment in time. A friend of mine put it something like this, you have decided to make a stand against the uncircumcised Philistines***Like David you are willing to stand against those that are threatening and causing harm to God’s children. I ask that you give the passion of the Holy Spirit to each of HIS children, they will hear, and they will watch each of us as leaders, so we can never RETREAT! Lay your foundation on Jesus, tell the people what has happened, what is happening, what to expect in the future, what we can do, give a revival, an awakening, and hope from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you can mention the darkness spread by the dupes of Satan, shine light on their evil. Glorify God in all that you do and He will honor those efforts. We must warn the people and stir them to action for HIS honor and glory, allowing HIM to use each of us as a vessel to bring souls to Him*** let us each cage our tongues and ask that Jesus speak through you with His wisdom. I am also adding some words from a brother in the battle, and will send you more as we get closer to each event that you have yielded your hearts to serve HIS children*** Love and prayers in Christ*** Gregory
Worldview Rx – God’s Prescriptions for Living
You He made alive, who … once walked according to the course of this world
… you ought to walk and to please God. Ephesians 2.1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4.1
Armed, and Not Dangerous vs.
Dangerous, but Not Armed
When we become Christians we are commanded to repent from our former worldview and lifestyle, but that does not mean that we are on our own to invent what we imagine is an acceptable Christian lifestyle. The Jews were cast aside by Jehovah and He turned to the Gentiles because they refused to commit themselves to the gospel. Instead, they sought to establish their own righteousness by establishing numerous laws in their Talmud, and it was the man-inspired Talmud, not the God-inspired Old Testament that the Priests memorized and taught. Are we not attempting the same thing today by approaching our cultural issues from our perspective instead of analyzing them from God’s perspective?
Neither does it mean that we are to mentally assent to the truths of Scripture without having any inclination of incorporating the biblical truths we learn into our world and life view. Jesus expects us to commit our complete lifestyle to following His perfect ethical standard of behavior. The following words from the apostle John should prove more than a little alarming to those who are going through life according to their own drumbeat:
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works,
Or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp stand from its place
Unless you repent. Revelation 2.5
The old bumper sticker: “God said it. I believe it, and that settles it,” needs to have one line added to it: “and I’m going to do something about it!”
While it is impossible for us to “put” Jesus into others, we can let them see Jesus in us, by presenting a daily antithesis (and a biblical antidote) for the current non-Christian cultural agenda. God promises that if we will do that, He will bless our obedience by motivating our non-Christian neighbors to ask us why we live the way we do and receive the blessings that we do. (Deuteronomy 4.5-9)
V How can we love God with all our heart, soul and mind unless we give all of our effort? Matthew 23.37; 1 Corinthians 10.31
V Excel in all things. 1 Corinthians 14.11-13; Proverbs 22.28-29
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. Ecclesiastes 9.10