What in the World Is Happening? – Part Twenty
Mark 4:3 & 26 – Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:….&…..So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
For twenty days now we have been looking at the Job scenario. While it is historical in its telling about Job’s victory, it is also prophetic in revealing what is happening today concerning the church of the 21st century. So, today I will clarify once again, many of the elements in this prophetic revelation, and how the church should behave toward them.
On 9/11, America was horribly attacked by radical Muslims. That’s history. While many have a great hatred toward Muslim people, Jesus does not. He hates the sin, but loves the sinner. The church should be walking in its spiritual authority in the Name of Jesus over all the spiritual devices of Satan, and that includes the heinous, murderous, destructive spirit that had deceived millions to embrace the Islamic religion. While nation may rage against nation, the church must realize that the problem is NOT political. And while it appears to arise from religious or cultural differences, the problem lies in the spiritual realm. Nations may use military weapons, even warring with great animosity in their hearts, but with the church, it MUST NOT be so. The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal. The church MUST operate from a Biblical stance. The church of this hour is perhaps in the most precarious position of its existence.
I am a Christian. l love my enemies as the Scriptures command. I pray for my enemies as the Scriptures command. I endeavor to NOT speak evil of them. Rather, by praying for them, I take myself out of the way of strife so the Lord can bring the spiritual fire of Holy Ghost conviction upon those who are used as weapons against me by Satan. As a Christian, my attitude, choices, and actions should NOT BE to engage in activities that would harm, threaten, or incite others to violent and criminal actions. That, my friend, is completely unchristian. But until we realize the true source of these very things taking place all around us today, we will always be drawn into the conflict in such as way as to hinder the Lord from entering into the matter in a way that can make it possible for the voice of modern-day Elihu’s to speak and be heard. Only AFTER men and women of God are heard by those embroiled in the struggle will they be quiet and prepared enough to hear the Lord speak into their lives. More to come.
Manna for Today – Mark 4; Genesis 3:7 & 21; Hebrews 9:22; Psalm 91; Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 2:10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Matthew 24; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Job