Friday, June 12, 2020

So Why Didn't Jesus Just Rent A Prayer Room For Three Years?

"The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate."   ---Proverbs 8:13

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."   --- Ephesians 6:11


Why re-run this post again? Because lately I'm hearing Christians say, "Just pray. God will fix everything through our prayers."

And well I----no, don't get me started. Just read this post from January 24th, 2020. Again. Please. ジ


I hear Christians say, "I pray  for our Country and our President everyday." And that's wonderful! It is. Many folks don't even do that much. There is power in prayer.

But is just praying for our Country/President enough? As I heard Lance Wallnau ask, "How's that working for us so far?"

Think about it. Oh my. What a cloudy, divided mess. 

And partly what's gotten us here? Our silence. And smaller-ratio, anti-Bible-truth groups who've united themselves and spoken out for what they wanted--and gotten it. 

There's great power in unity of any spirit. People unified in spreading lies can take a nation down dark, ungodly paths to a new land where lies appear as truth.  

It's happened. We are in a spiritual battle, you know. 

But satan? He says, "It's just politics. Go on about your little life. There's nothing to see here. Don't stir things up. Your friends will snap at you if you stand for truth."

You've heard that, right?

So here's Today's lesson: Basically, Jesus had a 3-year ministry on Earth and how did He spend it? Well, He did not just rent a prayer room apartment for Himself and the 12 disciples, then pray 24/7 for or against stuff. They did not seal themselves away in prayer closets day and night and day and night and--

No. Instead--

" ... Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. "  ... Acts 10:38, John 21:25


And before He left? He told us to:


And expect to get this for it:

“An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:2).

And the way I see it? If God gave us President Trump as a bold defender of truth who's setting new precedents and holding back much of the darkness we were headed for? We need to stand with him. Vocally. Online. In Real Life.

If God truly sent us this President? I believe He expects us to 

Appreciate the gift.
Share the good which Trump does.
Stand with him. Encourage him. Pray for him.
Be ready with a (calm) biblical answer as to why we believe as we do.

But to remain silent out of fear? To be cowardly? Oh dear. God has a huge problem with cowards. (Go here.)

Personally, I'd hate for God to someday ask me,

"Why didn't you stand for truth? 
As Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses in battle, why didn't you do the same with my 'Cyrus Trump'? 
Why did you choose to view him exactly as the God-haters saw him?"
"Why were you silent in the face of evil?"

Oh, may that never, ever be. 

"Passivity is often the coward's way of acting like a vessel of peace. Passivity avoids the necessary conversation. Passivity refuses to discipline the errant child. Passivity will coexist with the evil it should confront.
Conservatives will need to find their courage." --- Lance Wallnau

"We're in the days where the greys are disappearing. The greys become black. They become white. These are the days when you have to choose. Now that which seeks to stay on the fence will be swept away. 

But those who will stand, God will empower. A candle in the night lights up a room. We have gone past the days where we can be a candle in the daytime, comfortable with the culture. We are now in the times where we must be a candle in the night. We must shine, go all out against the darkness, go total for God."    --- Rabbi Jonathan Cahn

Yes, Jesus told us to win souls. And well, it's the soul of America for which we're fighting.

Faith without works is dead, you know.

The reference to Aaron, Hur and Moses during the battle can be found in Exodus 17.

The money changers in the temple? The scribes and Pharisees? Jesus did not use niceness. He confronted them vocally. With truth.

(A scribe in Bible times was a professional writer who copied government documents, business transactions, or, most important, the Scriptures. Scribes could be described best as a combination of lawyers, teachers, and students.)


And as I stated at Facebook:  

Wow. I am not a bigtime crier, but I cried during this whole speech. What a beautiful, historic day. Color me grateful to God that I would live to see this.


A few posts ago I mentioned taco mixes. Here's a sweet video about how to make your own mixes at home.

And you're still stocking-up on life-saving supplies, right? More than ever our homes need to be prepared for anything. Just think of all the 'anythings' we've seen happen in the last 3 months. Oh dear.


"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Betsy said...

I think it was a great idea to repost this. I've been standing up as best I can. These are definitely dark days in our country and especially the state I live in. Thank you for your bold words.

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

Thank you so much for re-posting this ... whether I read your blog posts once or even more, no matter how many times I read them - the truth always hits me AND your words bless and encourage me. Thank you so much Debra, for speaking out AND for just .... being YOU! (HUGS)


BJS said...

I just read this post, somehow I missed it before......I have been trying to figure out the President.
Yes, God did allow him to become President. He is trying to do good for this country. The USA.
Why are some people so close minded that you cannot even discuss the Presidency with them?
It amazes me how much anger some people have in these areas. Thanks for your encouraging words.