Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kingdom Musings

 Alright. So the last several posts have been how God has been helping me with my struggles and trials of late.

 Now it's time for something a little deeper....

 It seems so many think that we, as Christians should not get involved in trying to take back our culture, because it's not only a lot of work; but it's also "the end times" which means it won't be worth the trouble to do all that it would take to redeem our culture before Christ should return, and make it all better anyway.

 Here are my thoughts on the matter...

 I believe that Christians should get involved in trying to take back our culture.  It may be "sticky"... but Christ died for the people in the world; who are we to let them go because "it can't be helped"?

 Sure the Antichrist will come... but shouldn't we be more concerned for the souls of men who will be deceived, if we aren't busy about the Lord's work in taking back the culture?

 The Bible commands it.  So, even if God ordered us into a losing battle, still we must fight, because out Almighty Captain sent us.

 He never sends us to fight a battle that He, Himself will not fight along with us.  And, we know from the Word that He wins in the end.

 Even the greatest General in all of history could never have won a single battle, without soldiers fighting under his standard.

 The same with Christ.

 If called to a physical war, what would you think of the man who would shrink back from the fight because he was uncertain that he would survive the battle?

 So it is in God's army.  We are sure of victory.

 Wether we survive the fight or not makes no difference; because living or dying, we win!

 So yeah, it gets sticky... what of it?
 We have our orders.  What is there to do but to obey?

 I think the idea that it gets worse and worse, comes from everyone thinking it is the "end time".

 Everyone is so focused on the end of the world coming, that they don't have eyes for the work that has yet to be done!

 If you look at history, those that were burned at the stake for spreading the Gospel and such... they thought it was the end then! 

 We know now that it wasn't.  So when the like happens now, who are we to say it is the end now?

 Christ said to occupy till He comes....

 That leaves no room for hiding out until we see Him descending from the clouds.

 There is much that needs to be done yet!!!   Let's not shrink from the work He has for us.

 Those who suffered for the sake of Christ did not give up because.... it was the end, nothing could be done, it was destined to happen... they took up their cross, and followed Him!  What is our excuse?!

 Hebrews 12:1-2
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

 I am in no way saying it is positively not the end times.  What I am saying is to stand fast on Gods word, and nothing can stop us in our endeavors to serve Christ. 

 Stand, strong and immovable.  Christ is still on the throne. In His strength we will conquer!

       To God be the glory