The Grace of God

That Brings Salvation Has Appeared to All Men (Titus 2:11)

American Christian, Judgment Begins in the House of God

We did not lose our country because “we failed to stand up for our rights.”

We will not “gain our country back” when we “stand up for our rights again.”

Where is “standing up for our rights” in the New Testament? We have not so learned Christ. But this comes from another spirit.

We lost our country because we (the professing people of God) loved the idols of the heathen. We became worthless salt fit only to be trampled.

We will head in the right direction again when we destroy those idols from our midst and from our hearts.

We can rail all we want against our heathen neighbor, our heathen president, or the “dumb Christians who don’t vote.” It’s not going to do a bit of good. It is a self-righteous way of refusing to deal with the plank in our eye. We have become churches filled with sinful, self-indulgent hypocrites having temper tantrums, not because we are zealous for God’s glory, but because we are zealous for protecting our idolatrous way of life.  Judgment begins in the house of God.  If His people humble themselves and pray, and TURN FROM THEIR OWN WICKED WAYS, He will heal the land.

President Obama is not the problem. Professing Christians who love the idols of the heathen are the problem.

The Democrats are not the problem. Professing Christians who are too busy polishing their idols to fulfill the Great Commission are the problem.

The Muslims are not the problem. Professing Christians who don’t love the Muslims enough to share truth with them are the problem.

Gideon didn’t rail against the Midianites. He risked his own neck to destroy the altar to Baal that was on HIS OWN LAND in the midst of HIS OWN PEOPLE–the “people of God.”  After he did this, God GAVE the Midianites into his hand. (Judges 6-7)

Jesus didn’t take a whip into a Roman shrine and chase out the prostitutes.  He took a whip into the “temple of God” and chased out those who turned His house of prayer into a den of thieves.  How could the temple prostitutes ever understand God’s great salvation with the “people of God” so perverting His message?

Saints, we have got to clean house. If Jesus came in the flesh today, most churches and most “Christians” would outright reject Him. He would be crucified all over again, or perhaps shot by some Christian gunslinger who is trying to win back the nation to Christ.

If you are angrily fighting for your rights to dominate the heathen, you need to check and see what Master you are following. See how He came like a Lamb to the slaughter. See how He poured out His life blood for those who still hated Him. See how He refused to divide material possessions between men but instead warned of covetousness (Luke 12:14-21).  See how He was rejected in favor of the anti-Roman insurrectionist, Barabbas. See how He rebuked His own disciples when they wished to call down fire on those who rejected the gospel (Luke 9:53-56). See how He attributed Peter’s desire to avoid suffering to a satanic preoccupation with the things of men (Matt. 16:23.)

Is this the Master you are following?

Did you know that those who followed Him and walked in His ways turned the world upside down without a single gun or a single vote?

Selah…

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