Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where is the burden??!!

Jesus says in Luke 13:34 o Jerusalem, Jerusalem... how I have wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks but you were not willing. This is a point in the life of our Lord here in the earth, when He yearned over the lost of Israel. Have you ever found yourself yearning for someone who is lost? Have you ever experienced a deep desire for someone you know or maybe not know to come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ?? What could the church accomplish if we had this attitude, this deep yearning for the lost, those whose face we have never even seen, also for those ones who we do not even know their name.
Have you ever in your life as a Christian prayed for a burden for the lost?? Are you afraid to pray this because you know God will definitely give it to you? Oh that the church would have the same attitude of our Lord (Phil. 2:5), when He yearned over the lost of Israel. I heard recently that Bangladesh has one missionary per every million people, Japan is 0.27% Christian, where is the yearning for these nations to come and give glory to God? Where is the deep desire for these people groups to come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? I know that we cannot do it all, nor does God expect us to do so. Yet that is not an excuse to do nothing, to sit in the pew and enjoy the Christian life without ever getting uncomfortable. I heard a sermon title the other day born to reproduce. It was talking about the Christian life, we are born again to make disciples.
When did we ever lose sight of the fact the the great commission given by the Lord Himself, is also binding on us as well. Do you know that Jesus was talking to you when He gave this commission. This commission has not been fulfilled yet. There 6,775 unreached people groups on this planet. What are you doing to reach them for Jesus??

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Another Session of Confession...

I have another confession to make to you brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ. I do not know about you, but I am guilty of going about my daily life and not realizing the depth of the lostness of people. I encounter so many people on a daily basis who are lost and without the hope that can be found only in Christ Jesus. I am guilty of doing ministry, and yet neglecting the people I am ministering to. So many times my sinful heart becomes hard toward people, and my heart has so many times gone unbroken for the lost of this world. Oh how I want so badly to yearn for those who do not know Jesus, I want to be broken over those who live only for this world, who do not have eternal life. I want to weep over those who reject Christ, I desire to desire so strongly for them to know the Lord and Savior of mankind.
I want the same attitude which was in Christ Jesus, when He looked out at Jerusalem, and wept over the city and says "oh how I have wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks but you were unwilling". Oh that I can have this same attitude, this same desire and brokenness that our gracious Lord has.

Lord God, gracious Almighty Sovereign Ruler of the vast Universe that You Yourself spoke into existence. Lord I confess I am so guilty of hard heartedness towards people. Almighty God there is nothing that is impossible for You, so Lord i humbly ask that. Please break me Father for the lost, for those who do not know Jesus, and who do not yet have peace with You. God please give me a heart like that of Your Glorious Son. Oh that I would yearn for those who do not know You God i beg. i pray Father in Jesus Name, please grant my request....

Monday, March 2, 2009

Take that global warming...

I wonder how some people try and defend global warming in the wake of such snow storms that are continuing throughout the nation, on an unprecedented scale. Georgia received more snow this last couple of days than they have received in  a decade!! No doubt those who worship the earth will find ways to explain this away. Everything in our world today is "going green". The government is trying to create more "green jobs", trying to reduce climate change, trying as hard as they can to regulate the distance people drive, and so on. All on a theory that is based on faulty science, and this at best. In fact the atheistic nation of England which is completely secular in its world view "threw the movie out of their schools because the science was so faulty, and the views were so biased. http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/commentaries_essays/gleen_beck_interviews_lord_monkton.html
Yet everyone and their brother has bought into this idea that the world is heating up due to the pollution put into the air by man. This movie of Al Gore's is filled with dozens of scientific errors, biased views, and erroneous information. Romans 1:25 says "they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed forever AMEN!!" 
Yet if one does not buy into this idea that the earth is heating, they are seen as unscientific, unintelligent, as close minded. How can so many people be so quickly deceived, so quickly. Is there no common sense that exists in anyone, anywhere?? Have we forgotten to be objective about anything?? So what is to come of the earth? 2 Peter 3:10 says "but the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements, will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and it's works will be burned up. Since all these things are going to be destroyed in this way. So the earth will burn up, not by global warming but at the return of the blessed Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder if God is going to let those who worshiped and served the earth, who put all of their "stock" into the earth, I wonder if God is going to let them view the burning up of the earth before they receive the punishment for their idolatry. 
Wake up people and be discerning. Do not buy into everything anyone tells you no matter how smart they come across. The Bible says their foolish hearts were darkened, this word is where we get our word morons from. They rejected God, and served the earth and by doing so became morons. Why listen to morons rather than the God who created the heavens and the earth?? 

Saturday, February 28, 2009

the root of all kinds of evils...

Throughout the O.T prophets God continually brought judgement on the nation of Israel by destroying them economically. He destroyed their income as a judgement of the nation, in an effort to repent of their wickedness that they were indeed guilty of, and so He would forgive them. 1 Timothy 6:10 says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. It does not say the root of all evil, but all kinds of evil; there is a huge difference and I will not go there. Yet greed does drive the nation to spend 1 trillion dollars in vain spending, all in an effort to "stimulate the economy". 
Recently the greed that exists was shown forth in a most pompous way, when the secretary of state Hillary Clinton traveled to China. Our brothers and our sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ are suffering horribly at the hands of the Chinese government. They may put on a polite face for the world to see, yet China is a cruel, unmerciful, communist nation that hates Christianity and especially hates the preaching of The Gospel. Check out for yourself what some of our blessed brothers and sisters are suffering at http://www.chinaaid.org  This is an atrocity, on any level, the Obama administration prides itself on being one of compassion, change and all about hope. Yet one major political figure in this administration who is Hillary Clinton on her trip to China said " human rights can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis (which is an invention of man) and the security crises." Read about this as well at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/human-rights-watch/clinton-remarks-undermine_b_168689.html  
So let me translate this for you, money takes precedence over the fact that there are Christians among other groups in China suffering at the hands of the wicked government there. America out of her greed has turned a blind eye to this all in the name of the economy. Does anyone stop to think that the God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, who owns the world and the fullness thereof, who owns the universe and every last thing in it, could be the One who turns this around?? Maybe if we would humble ourselves and seek His face He then would heal our land. I read in Jeremiah tonite and now I know it was not by accident, the Lord through the prophet Jeremiah condemned the king because he put selfish gain above the oppression of people. Oh how this sounds like what happened the other day as the ambassador for the U.S went to visit China.
God has not changed, the Lord still desires that we put the oppression of people above money. Could it be that the reason we are in the mess that we are in, is because we have given ourselves to the worship of money?? Could it be that we are in the situation we are in because we have forsaken the Lord and He has returned the favor?? Oh that we would seek the Lord, and humble ourselves before His mighty hand, oh that we would turn from our wicked ways and cry out to the Living God who is ready to judge the living and the dead!!! 

Monday, February 23, 2009

What is your temperature

Jesus says in Revelation 3:16 because you are lukewarm I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. This is where the church is in my estimation. I asked one of my best friends the other night, after he told me a loved one was in the hospital, "are they a Christian"? The answer was I don't know. This person was elderly and from my friends account did not sound good. Here is my question why in the world haven't you found out where they are at with Christ Jesus? 
Church have we become so lack in our devotion that we have just hoped people are Christian, rather than sharing the blessed Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with them? Have we the attitude that we hope they make it to heaven, rather than sharing Christ with them and so they absolutely they can know they are going to heaven. Do we really believe what the Bible says about death, judgement, heaven, hell and who God is? Have we gotten so far away from the Bible that we no longer have a burden for those who do not know Jesus Christ? 
Where is the burden for the lost? Where is the deep longing for those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ to come to saving faith in Him? Oh that the church of Jesus Christ would come alive and that God would shake the world through His people as He has done so in generations past. 

Gracious Almighty God in Heaven, Lord of glory. I love You. Father I confess my lukewarmness and God I confess me trying to play You as if that is even possible. Forgive me my Lord for these sins that I have committed in rebellion and ignorance, for my sins of commission as well as my sins of omission. Lord I want yesterday to take You seriously, to take Your word seriously, to take Your kingdom seriously. God so many days I have woken up and hard heartedly not worried about people created in You image, who You love dying and going to everlasting hell. Lord You desire none to perish help me to desire the same my great and awesome God. From this time forth and forevermore powerful creator and Architect of the universe as well as my heart, i repent and I get serious. Forgive me my Lord I pray for taking so long to do so. In Jesus name and His name only do I pray. Amen. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where is the outcry??

God, time and time again condemns the practice of perverting justice. Ezekiel 22:7 is one such instance, the Word says "they have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you." As Christians it should bother us and lead us first and foremost to cry out to God and then our elected leaders that there are people who are still oppressed in our midst today. The unborn is one such group of people, who are not only being oppressed but put to death by the millions and yet where is the church in the midst of all of this? 
Yet those I want to focus on today who are the target of probably more oppression than any other nation is the nation of the Jews. Where is the outcry for the Jewish people? If Hamas was launching rockets against any other nation in existence, the outcry would be worldwide, and yet these terrorist launch rockets against the Jews and yet the world sides with Hamas, why is that the case? Revelation 12:13 says "when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child." The woman in this context is Israel, and the devil has and continues to persecute Israel. 
Now let me say this as a Christian, the Jews just like any other sinner on the planet can only be reconciled to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, and His atoning blood alone. Yet with that said, these people are oppressed and righteous indignation should well up inside of us for the injustice that is occurring to the Jewish people. One of the biggest forms of this persecution against the Jews is coming from the terrorist Iranian president. He says "Israel must be wiped off of the map". Read it for yourself at http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Semitism_International/iran_responses.htm  Now why is this statement coming from this terrorist producing an outcry within  the world?? Yet Columbia University has this man come and speak at their university. Shame on you Columbia University, you shouldn't be heralded for your diversity, you should be imprisoned for treason!!
Yet this same man president Obama wants to sit down and talk with, with no stipulations. Again read this for yourself at http://rawstory.com/news/afp/As_president_Obama_would_talk_to_Ir_11022007.html Where is the outcry? Have we become so blind that we fail to see the injustice in these matters? I am not a political activist, but I love God and love His Word, and desire to see the Jews as well as the Iranian president himself come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. But where is the cry for justice, and the cry to see righteousness carried out on behalf of the Jews and any and all other oppressed people! 

Monday, February 16, 2009

An unholy Agenda??

Karl Marx said that "peace is silencing all of the opposition". Whether we realize it or not this is the direction that the United States of America is heading towards. How can I say that? Because Obama adheres to Marxist philosophy. 
http:www.aim.org/aim-report/media-abet-communist-cover-up/ This country was one that was founded on the advancement of the kingdom of Christ Jesus. The Mayflower Compact which was the document of the Pilgrims that came here states and I quote " Having undertaken, for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian Faith...a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia".  I will stop there you can read the rest at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower_Compact

We are systematically trying to remove God from our society, all of this falls in with a socialistic agenda let me explain. Remember the quote I wrote at the beginning of this article, it was from Karl Marx a socialist. He said peace is silencing all of the opposition. This is exactly what Hitler did during WWII. Anyone who disagreed with him, he simply and rapidly disposed of. Who is the biggest speaker against the homosexual agenda?? The church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Opposition is coming against the church, not in overt ways such as Hitler and the Nazi regime. Nevertheless it is coming, in the forms legislation such as the Hate Crimes law. In Canada the Bible has been deemed "hate literature". How much longer brothers and sisters in Christ do you think it is going to be before this becomes the norm here in the United States?? The Hate crimes law is very dangerous legislation when it comes to our freedom of speech. Read about this article at 

Other ways to "silence the opposition", is through legislation such as the fairness doctrine, which explicitly targets talk radio, and seeks to silence it. Why does this not bother us, why does this not worry us? Can you not see the direction we are headed, can you not see what the people of God in this country are getting ready to endure? My best friend in this world said that the other day he downloaded the communist manifesto and this country is following step by step!! They are taking in God we trust off of our money, they built a replica of the White house and in this replica there is a chair where the speaker of the house in the Congress sits. On the back of this chair it has the words "in God we trust". They removed them from this model, and above this model there is a picture where they cropped out  this phrase!! 

What should we do? Brothers and sisters in Christ, I am absolutely nothing, I mean nothing, but I love God and He is awesome in power and glory. What can we do, we need to pray, oh that the people of God would cry out to the Living God and cry out for this nation. When will we ever take God seriously, which is the 2nd thing we need to be doing. Take God seriously, the Bible says that all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. You are going to be hated Jesus says for My name sake. So with that said we need to take the Lord seriously, get into His word, turn off that television that consumes so much of our time and molds our thinking, and let the Holy Spirit and His divine Word mold our thinking. 

The Coming of our great and awesome King is closer now than when we first believed. Oh that we would be ready for the persecution that is coming on the church, and more than that oh that we would be ready for the coming of Christ. Even so come Jesus!!!