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I was preparing for the services to start on a sunday and looked to see if there were any messages on the answering machine that needed to be addressed. When I listened to it there was a person who was offended about the idea that we stand true to what the bible says about all things, even things that have been considered alright in this present society and choose to name call in many different vulgar ways. It reminds me of looking at the news and different social media platforms and seeing people simply yelling and name calling instead of having a dialoge. Sadly, even the church in many places has compromised in the idea of getting along and the false narrative that the word doesn't apply today as when it was wrote. There are even some churches that will not even look to go into the old testament because they only concentrate on the new testament, even though things like homosexuality are still sins in both the old and the new testament. All of this bullying and name calling is designed to do one thing and that is to intimidate you in such a way that you will compromise like some churches and christians have done or make you afraid to share the truth of scripture because of fear of the response. So what should one do when confronted with those types of situations? First and foremost stand true to the word of God, after all it is the only way that one should live. Second, love people even if they are yelling at you and cussing you out. Psalms 150 reminds us that everything that has breath should praise the Lord, so when in th situation you should praise God because he has allowed you to go through it and even yell praise the Lord if you want to see a truly interesting response. Mathew chapter 5:11-12 says, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be excedding glad:for great is your reward in heaven for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." There are many different places in the bible that talk about fear and how the Lord is greater in you than anything else in the word, so don't be intimidated trust Jesus and live for God every day.
|Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
Looking at all of the D day celebrations going on this 75th anniversary it is good to be able to be reminded of the sacrifice that people made to give the whole world a chance to be free from the socialist, totalitarian, evil German empire that was wrecking havoc on the world and leading 6 million Jewish people to death in concentration camps. It is harder to remember as the years continue to lead to many of the survivors of D day leaving us and sadly we may not have any who can let us truly understand the idea of sacrifice and dedication. Now there may be some who are here that have no connection to D Day and may be wondering what does it mean to me. You may be going through a battle and the enemyy way seem to powterful and destructive for you to overcome. Let those who died on Omaha beach so that their fellow soldiers could defeat the enemy be a reminder that you can overcome with help. Spiritually, we had a D day that happened over 2000 years ago when Jesus willingly died on a cross for the sins of the wolrd, so that all would have a chance for liberty of the deadliest enemy which has a desire to see all suffer in hell for all eternity. We can experience our own D day when we allow Jesus to be our Savior and Lord and have our old powerless, deserving of hell old person to be dead and new person raised in holiness and righteous found in his place. Let our D day stand for Death of our old sinful life, Dedication to following Jesus, and a Determination by faith to keep marching up that hill because Jesus is marching that hill with you and for you.
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