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??