COMPELLED TO SPEAK
As much as I love writing, I have not had the time to write on my blog for a number of years. Yet I am feeling compelled to begin again, compelled to speak out and to urge believers to WAKE UP!!!
The Lord told us that in the "latter days" things would get worse and worse. And they are. From every corner of the globe we see that "iniquity is abounding" according to Matthew 24: 12. But He also told us that we, as believers, are to "continue in the things we have been taught" (II Tim. 3:14) and that we should "preach the Word" (II Tim. 4:2)
The last couple of months have been a continuous succession of upheaval here and abroad. We have seen acts of terrorism played out before our eyes, killing hundreds of innocent people in the name of ISIS. We have seen our policemen gunned down in the streets as they sought to protect innocent lives. We have seen corruption in every branch of government go unpunished. Crime abounds. Our own nightly news is a litany of murders, night after night after night. We watch in horror as thugs snatch purses from the arms of frail, elderly women and break into the homes of the elderly beating them almost to death. We are almost afraid to turn on the television in the morning for fear of what may have happened during the night.
It is madness.....sheer madness!!
America, founded on the principles of God's Word, established by godly men, has now pushed God to the side and continues to denounce Him, deny Him and rebel against His Word. What are we to do?
Well, II Chronicles 7:14 tells us what we are to do. It says "If my people, who are called by my name (BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST) will (1) humble themselves (2) pray and seek my face (3) repent and turn from their wicked ways THEN will I hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
So it is up to us....God's people, believers....THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST!! If we want to see change in America, it is going to have to start with us! But how much do we really want it? Do we want it enough to do those 3 things mentioned above? It is one thing to talk about it, to discuss it, to agree with it, but WILL YOU DO IT? Will the Church do it? How many churches across this land are willing to get serious and call their people to their knees to DO it?
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famed evangelist, Billy Graham, IS serious about it and has been for some time. She has been calling for Christians to wake up and to get serious with God for some time. But she is now giving us a way, an avenue to take action.
I invite you to listen to the following 1 minute clip as she lays out this plan and tells you how YOU can get involved.
This plan of listening to God's Word for 8 straight days in August is not a magic bullet. But, I believe, it is to wake up God's people from their slumber, from their complacency and from their lack of discipline. I believe it is the desire of her heart and others who have orchestrated this plan to get believers into the Word and the Word into them.
I hope you will choose to listen to this 1 minute clip and even more I pray you will follow Anne's suggestion and join the movement for 8 days of listening to God's Word.
Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis in his devotional book, Morning Manna, wrote of Charles Spurgeon, the great English preacher "For almost 40 years in the 1800s, he preached to over six thousand people in London every Sunday. Like Apollos "he was mighty in the scriptures" (Acts 18:24) The sacred text richly dwelt within him. God used him to reach masses of poor people for Christ. Communism later lamented its inability to infiltrate England with its devilish doctrines because Spurgeon had already SATURATED the common people with the Gospel."
To me that said that we as American Christians have been too busy with our secular lives to be saturated with the Gospel and because of that, "sin that used to slink down back alleys now struts down Main Street" (Adrian Rogers)
It's time American Christians to WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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