As I begin this blog, please lead me. Guide my words and thoughts so that they may reflect YOUR word, love and sacrifice.
Yesterday I posted a question to facebook.
What if Jesus had been born just 20 some odd years ago, and it was here and NOW that He was roaming the earth performing miracles and spreading the living word of GOD. In today’s world, with youtube and facebook, how would He be received?
You are scrolling around facebook one day and you see someone’s post, it reads like this:
“OMG I just saw this guy touch a blind man and he got his sight back! #amazing #miracle”
Okay, take a moment to laugh, it does sound kind of funny. But really. What if suddenly videos were viral and all of the internet was witnessing these miracles. You pull up youtube and there’s Jesus making a crippled person walk, healing the sick, turning water into wine, etc etc. Part of me would like to say that anyone seeing it would instantly believe, but I know it’s not true. I’ve seen the comments on youtube when anyone claims to have done something amazing or awesome. The immediate response is to call it fake, call the person a liar and anyone who believes it is stupid or crazy. Heck, that’s what MANY people say about Jesus NOW.
The fact is, in the end of times, God says even with Jesus’ return, revealing himself and with destruction raining down, people will still not believe. And though the thought saddens my heart, I know God’s plan is perfect.
But that’s not what I’m really wanting to get at, because it’s not my job to convince the non-believers. This post is for the believers.
What would you do if Jesus was here, now? If you COULD see him on youtube and facebook? How would your life change? or would it?
I know many Christians, who if faced with Jesus on earth, would pack up and follow Him. I know I would! Many Christians would be willing to abandon their comforts and “extras” to follow the Man who is the Living Word. They would begin to profess their beliefs and share HIS word with everyone they know. They would become disciples, ministers, fishers of men and women!
But here’s the problem, Jesus is not here on earth right now.
Today, so many Christians have become stagnant and have closed their mouths on what their hearts desire to profess.
Just last night I saw a news interview that really woke me up. A woman was advocating for separation of church and state, which I do not necessarily disagree with, but the interviewer asked her “If they would take “In God we trust” off of the money, you would be happy, wouldn’t you?” and of course, though the lady wouldn’t answer you could tell she would be happy. After that, the interviewer went on a little tangent, about how many Christians have stopped watching TV, stopped watching movies and backed away because they feel that today’s society is a giant attack on Christianity.
Well, it’s true. Today’s society is against us. We have many television networks that have no problem mocking God. We have movies all about blasphemy. And we have our ARMY declaring us as “hostile terrorists”. (Don’t believe me, google it, you’ll be shocked and amazed)
The world is against us. Which makes sense, because we are not of this world. This world is full of darkness and evil, both literal and figurative. And the darkness does not like the LIGHT. In fact, the darkness DESPISES the Light.
Let me just tell you now, it’s not going to get any better either. God has allowed satan reign over the world for now. He has allowed satan and his demons to run rampant among us. This isn’t because God doesn’t care, it’s because He wants people to have to choose Him. He wants people to have the choice, so He has presented us with the option and allowed us to have our freedom.
To hear that in this present darkness, Christians are backing down makes my heart heavy with sorrow.
In this moment, when we are being slaughtered, LITERALLY, our brothers and sisters in Christ are being persecuted and sometimes KILLED all around the world. Even right here in the “Good ol USA” our brothers and sisters are being jailed for preaching on PUBLIC PROPERTY. This is not the time to back down, this is the time to FIGHT.
We have to fight. We have to fight for our GOD. We have to stand up, and tell God, HERE AM I, SEND ME.
Never has the need for us to speak out become so necessary. Just watch the news for 30 minutes and you will hear of more death and destruction than we have heard in a LONG LONG time.
It is time for all of us to speak out. To profess GOD and HIS HOLY WORD. It is time to let go of the worldly things and FOLLOW HIM.
Just as if He were walking on this earth now, we have to spiritually follow HIM and seek HIM.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that all Christians need to begin preaching at people and trying to save lives.
No. WE ARE NOT CALLED TO SAVE LIVES, ONLY GOD CAN SAVE LIVES.
We are called to do one thing, to be Christians. That means “Little Christ”. It is our DUTY, as followers of God to show HIM in everything we do. I’m not asking for people to become evangelists, I’m simply asking Christians to become unashamed and undignified in their love for GOD.
And people will see HIM through us.
I hope GOD has reached some of you, He has me. I refuse to be quiet anymore. I will profess HIM in everything I do.
Until Next Time,
Please be with everyone reading this, YHWH, that you will knock and their hearts and call them to whatever it is you have planned.
YOUR WILL BE DONE.