Sunday, May 17, 2015

Scarcity of Role-Models

Are you finding it harder to fit in? Does this world seem more and more foreign to you? Are you perpetually grieved at the rise of wickedness? When you hear of same-sex marriage, abortion, and unmarried couples playing house, do you grieve in your spirit? If you answered 'no' -- you need a spiritual check-up.

We have come to the time when good is called evil; and evil good. Our culture has deteriorated. Godly role-models are scarce. 

Political leaders are apathetic and ho-hum. The true Church cannot point to a single voice in the public eye that represents the LORD and the Truth of Scripture without compromise. 

Even among those who preach Bible prophecy and the coming of the LORD (and they are a dying breed), they join in with enemies of the cross of Christ for the sake of expediency. They linger on the sets of TBN and hold hands with heretics at GodTV, while calling themselves prophets. They warn of harbingers while breaking bread with false prophets.

The LORD has something to say to those compromisers:

"Seek good and not evil,
That you may live;
So the LORD God of hosts will be with you...
Hate evil, love good...
Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD!
For what good is the day of the LORD to you?
It will be darkness, and not light.
It will be as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him!
Or as though he went into the house,
Leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him!
Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
I hate, I despise your feast days,
And I do not savor your sacred assemblies."
- Amos 5:14a, 15a, 18-21

Please do not support these compromisers -- but speak up. Those who compromise with evil, God is giving them over to it. God is removing their discernment. They are not to be listened to, lest you be led astray. 

If that means a diminished circle of Bible teachers, so be it. You just may find that it is the ones that are not eloquent in speech or appearance that God's Spirit is leading, not the great speakers who wax eloquently. Even the Apostle Paul put people to sleep when he spoke. As he said,

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God." - 1 Cor 2:1

Our only defense is to keep on the alert - stay on the lookout for each other -- and know our bibles. Selfish ambition is shutting the eyes of many a spokesman.

Hold onto your crowns!

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