Holy Spirit Speaks

September 1st, 2015

The “All About Me” Society

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Lately it seems like nothing in the world makes any sense. This is especially true in social media, news media and even church media.

I don’t want to sound like I am focusing on the bad, but allow me to hit some of the highlights:

  1. Police are being gunned down
  2. Government is unaccountable
  3. People are disgruntled
  4. Freedoms are being taken away
  5. Human Rights make no sense anymore
  6. The lives of dogs and trees are worth more than people
  7. Society is divided
  8. Political Correctness is confusing and stupid

Let’s go even further back:

  1. God was kicked out of schools
  2. Babies are being aborted
  3. The 10 Commandments are being erased
  4. People were willing to pass “good deeds” off to the government, while focusing on themselves

The root of the problem is sin. There is a popular catch phrase going around stating “Black Lives Matter” and people are adopting it for their own special interest group. You see “Police Lives Matter”, “White Lives Matter”, “The Unborn Matter” and the “All Lives Matter.”

As I was praying and pondering, The Holy Spirit whispered to me, “Sin Is What’s The Matter.”

Sin Is What's The Matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then thinking about “Lives Matter,” John 10:10 came to me.

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Jesus came to give everyone life, but it has to be His way. We can come up with all these great slogans, but what is boils down to is people need to renounce sin and turn their lives back to Jesus.

God in His wisdom gave us His Word, but people claim that it is irrelevant. If God’s Word is so irrelevant, why is society going to hell in a hand-basket? Why do we not heed the advice of the one who created us?

I hear people excuse themselves by saying that “Life doesn’t come with instructions…” But I say that God’s Word is life’s instructions, people just refuse to heed it.

I guess it is easier to disobey God, and then blame Him for your problems, than to renounce the sin that has you screwed up. Or perhaps you would rather say that God is the universe and “that is why the universe looks like us, therefor we must be gods.” To which I say that you missed Romans 1:19-21 that states that the proof of God is found in the universe, but the hardness of your heart causes you to be blind to the fact.

The greatest oxymoron is the term “atheist.”

I see all this crap going on in the world (and yes it is worth less than crap as per Luke 14:34-35), and all I see is disobeyed scripture and unrepentant people.

When you begin to believe that you are the final authority, one of the hardest scriptures to receive is Romans 13:1-3 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

But we are supposed to accept certain things about governing authority, and one of the things is that God is ultimately in control. When a governing authority steps out of line God will remove it and replace it as per King David in Psalms 9. God has no interest in nations or governments, but sets them up for the sake of the individual person. If you have faith in God’s ways, you will receive that, but if you are unrepentant, you will fight it.

When you set your ways above Gods, place your comfort above others, and seek your desires first, you become as Sodom. Ezekiel 16 tells us how God dealt with his own people Israel when they behaved like this. Yet we in America think that we will be saved because we chant “In God we trust” all the while we don’t even consider His ways. But in fact, rewrite who He is to match who we are, as per Romans 1 again.

Jesus said that when we have done it to the least of these, we have done it to Him. We have built a society that does not regard God, and have even stepped into a society that abuses God.

Our churches preach “do what makes you happy, because God wants you happy.” Churches are used to make calls to racial violence, instead of sharing Jesus’ love. Do we forget what Jesus did to the money changers in the church? I wonder if He is sitting there, whip in hand, ready to come down and do it again. Do you doubt it? Read the first part of Revelation when he addresses the different churches.

I even see churches preaching salvation through good works, and that there is more than one way to “god.”  I will tell you right now, that Jesus is the way to the one true real God, and works will get you to many false gods. I say as per Joshua, “choose you this day which god you will serve, as for me I will serve the one true God.”

Everyone else is a liar, but God is the truth. In the last days, we are told that people will love their pet lies. To love your lies is to hate God, and to doubt Him is to call Him a liar.

I see way too much doubt in the church. “Healing is not for today” or “if it is God’s will” is still being spewed out. People stop receiving what scripture says about sin because they have a family member who is caught up in that sin. Do you honestly believe that a person is saved from hell when you rewrite scripture to make them feel good about themselves? Do you honestly believe that your lack of faith will make God’s Unchanging Word unviable and irrelevant?

Have you forgotten that “without faith it is impossible to please God?” as you accept sin and call “the faith movement” heresy?

We need to be the church that calls out sin, exposes it ugly head, renounces it, and delivers people from it through Jesus. We need to have the kind of faith that is 100%. We need the kind of faith that walks on water, moves mountains, heals the sick, raises the dead, and reaches the lost as per Jesus’s last Words before ascending into Heaven.

If Jesus says that He wishes we would do greater things than He ever did, and the things He did in 3 years would fill libraries, how much more should we be doing in these last days. Instead we allow sin to run amuck in churches, escort people to the gates of hell, change life giving scripture meant to free people from the sins that have them trapped, and make our pews into padded coffins. We waste our time on witch hunts within the body, while people are entering eternity choking on sin.

You want to know what matters? God’s ways, that is what matters. Anything that falls short of God’s way is sin.

Father God, thank You for the gift of Your Word.

Jesus, thank You for being the Life Giving Word made flesh, willing to die, be raised again, and delivering people from sin.

Holy Spirit, thank You for bringing the Word back to our remembrance, and guiding us to Christ.

 


About the Author

Gene
A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.




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