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"Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalm 27:12-14
2020 was a trying year for many people. We send prayers for God's loving mercy and grace and healing for everyone affected by the virus, or by the lockdowns, in general, and for a healthy, prosperous and abundant 2021. Hallelujah! Amen.
Now, while 2020 was trying for many people, 2021 will be a revelation, A Great Awakening, for many CHRISTians, who strive and yearn to follow and love the living God, with all of their heart and all of their mind and all of their soul, as Jesus instructed in Matthew 22:37: "Jesus said unto him, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.'"
So, let me start by stating that I stand with God first, family second and country third. God has much to say, however, through His Word and His Prophets, about the 2020 Presidential Election. I cannot stress enough that God will not overlook sin. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
It is impossible to discuss CHRISTians' upcoming role in the Great Awakening without addressing the literal elephants and donkeys in the room. I know this may offend some people, because the Truth often does. As CHRISTians, when do we become complicit in others' sins? CHRISTians must start telling the Truth, the Hard Truths, God's Truth. As I have said before, God has made it clear to me that the time for the "Lukewarm CHRISTian" has passed. See my Blog titled, "Are You A Lukewarm Christian"?
No pun intended against the elephants or the donkeys, but, as a LAMB OF GOD, I must call out the proverbial elephant in the room: It is alarming to me the number of "Christians" who supported, and then cheered and celebrated a fake win, from a party that stands for most of the things that are an abomination unto the Lord.
16 "These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." Proverbs 6:16-19
Think about that. Abominations unto the Lord. This should not be taken lightly. "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD." Proverbs 17:15
And our God, and we, as faithful Lambs of God, know that Satan is the great deceiver: "And cast him [Satan] into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more. . ." Revelations 20:3
Man's laws are not God's laws, and while the Bible tells us in Romans 13:1 that we are to obey our leaders, because they are ordained by God, we are well-served, in our Godly and righteous endeavors, to also remember Ecclesiastes 12:13, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
In addition, as Peter and the other apostles said to the Sadducees, who were filled with indignation, because the apostles were doing many signs and wonders among the people, after being expressly instructed not to, and who said to Peter and the other apostles, did not we command you that you should not teach in this name? Acts 5
"Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29
If the ordained leaders, who all have free will, choose to pass laws that are against God's laws, then we "ought to obey God rather than men." Amen.
This puts CHRISTians in a unique, and perhaps awkward, position.
Why is this a unique position for CHRISTians? Because there are a multitude of our fellow "Christian" brethren, and others, who are in desperate need of a refreshening or awakening of the Spirit. "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." Galatians 5:16 And, what does a CHRISTian Love more than bringing souls back to the living God? There isn't a lot! Hallelujah! Praise Yahweh!
Why is this an "awkward" position for CHRISTians? Because, as Apostle Paul said to the Ephesians: "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [expose] them." Ephesians 5:11
And, because speaking the hard truths, God's hard truths, can be a daunting task. CHRISTians have been asleep, and have become complacent in God's Word, striving more for a status quo, "political correctness," than living in God's Word. God will not overlook sin: “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.” Acts 17:30
CHRISTians can no longer be complacent, nor complicit, in the lukewarmness of other "Christians": “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16 It is time to proclaim God's Truth from the housetops: "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." Luke 12:3
The aftermath of the 2020 Presidential Election has produced some "Christians" who are celebrating and cheering victory, albeit an alleged false victory. "But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God." Acts 5:39
The aftermath has also produced "Christians," who are in fear, who gave up, threw in the towel and surrendered. The fake news, social media censorship, "Trump versus The World," has beat them down.
And, finally, the aftermath of the 2020 Presidential Election has also produced CHRISTians who are steadfast in their faith and belief in God's Words. “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25
We are coming into a time of Spiritual harvest, where our faith and good works will be rewarded thirty-, sixty- or an hundredfold. "And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred." Mark 4:20
God is exposing the darkness and shining His Light into the hearts of many who were asleep in Jesus. "Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them." Ephesians 5:11
And, Psalm 27:1, "A Psalm of David. . ." reminds us that ". . . The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Hallelujah!
"Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
For our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28-29
Our Prayer for You Today:
Heavenly Father, the living God,
You have created me with the capacity for deep affections — to love, to loathe, to desire, to delight, to excite, to grieve, to laugh, to enjoy, to fear, to be depressed, to be thankful. And you made me this way that I may glorify you.
But I confess that my affections for you are often lukewarm while my selfish interests are on fire, and I know that my sinful flesh is most offensive to you. O gracious Father, thank you that your Son’s great sacrifice is so great and so sufficient that it pays even for these gross sins.
I repent of being lazy in my zeal to you, to your son, and to your precious word! No more, Father! Make me boil in spirit as I serve you Romans 12:11! To be moved by your glorious gospel and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4
Today, I take to heart your Son’s warning: “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16.
Merciful Father, make me hot! Whatever it takes, whatever it costs me, give me the Spirit-salve for my eyes Revelation 3:18, so that I may see what is real, believe what is true, treasure what is valuable and forsake what is worthless.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Savior and King. Amen!