“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.”
Those of you who know my story, know that I was a backslidden preacher who traded his pulpit for a season of sin. It is only by God’s grace and mercy, that I came to my senses before it was too late. I do not consider myself a pastor, a preacher, or a prophet. I write this blog because, even though I tell myself, and the enemy constantly tells me, ‘no one cares what you have to say anymore,’ - “But your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent (Jeremiah 20:9, Contemporary English Version).”
These last several days I have had a lot of time to listen to the voice of the Lord, and I have been hearing something in my spirit, and it has been getting louder and louder. Trying to make sense of some sensless acts of violence in our community, and as I look around, it seems as though the majority of our society has lost their mind.
When the prodigal son in the scriptures came to himself in the pigpen after wasting his substance, and wasting his life on riotous living, he remembered where he had come from. He remembered his father’s house. He remembered what was good and what was evil, he remembered what faithfulness and honesty and integrity and dignity looked like. He remembered what it felt like to be loved.
But this society has gone crazy, it’s as if our nation has been sucked up into a tornado of depravity, and we are spinning out of control, destroying everything that was good about this country as the storm of depravity cuts a path across our nation. Elijah the prophet went up to heaven in a whirlwind of holy fire, but this nation, and this generation, is going to hell in a whirlwind of hell’s fire.
There has always been evil and good in our world, but this is no longer a society that sins and does wrong, it has become a society that pursues, with passion, the most wicked and perverse things that they can do. They pervert truth, rebel against God, spit in his face, and to make a mockery of the cross and the blood of Jesus.
But it’s not just our nation, it’s happening all over the world, nations are being driven by evil, like puppets on a string. They are murderous acting without any concern for human life, their thirst for power and World dominance has made them mad. They’re off their rockers, they’ve lost it, they’ve gone off the deep end, and it seems as if there is not a shred of decency or human compassion left to stabilize their actions.
God has designed something within the human ear, that gives us stability, equilibrium, it’s what gives us the ability to walk around without falling, because we live on a globe that is in constant motion. But if that mechanism in our inner ear is diseased, and our equilibrium, or point of balance is lost it is nearly impossible to bring it back into a state of perpetual stability.
That is what is happening in America the initial equilibrium that we had in this country that was established in our trust and faith in God, and obedience to his righteous commandments, has been lost and we are a nation with no equilibrium. Our nation has become morally unstable. And it appears, from my perspective, that there are no restraints, no efforts being made to pull back on the yoke, and bring us back to course. All stabilizing factors, all common sense, all goodness and decency are being rejected on every hand.
Thank God for what our newly elected president and leaders are trying to do, but it’s not the president’s calling, to fix the soul of this nation. It’s not a race issue, it’s not a political party issue, and it’s not a money issue – it’s a soul issue. Satan is bidding for the soul of this nation, and as far as I can tell, he don’t have much competition!
Too many preachers won’t tell the truth, they want to keep their people medicated and sedated, and in a catatonic state, oblivious to the world around them. They keep them drugged up on feel good messages that never deal with sin, or the consequences, and don’t tell them how to have power over sin and the devil. They reject the only power that helps us conquer sin – Salvation in the only name that can save us, Jesus, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost!
America is in a downward spiral toward destruction, and the majority of the church world is just sitting around singing ‘Kum bay yah.’
Sin is in the church: Homosexuality, alcoholism, gambling, fornication, adultery, pornography, sexual perversion, lust, pride, hypocrisy, false doctrine – telling people that it doesn’t matter what they do or how they live. It’s grace gone wild! It’s already covered, your already justified, there’s no judgement with God. That’s contrary to His Word, “Without holiness, no one will see God (Hebrews 12:14).”
Hell was not the invention of law preaching condemning religious zealots, it is a real place!
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”
And the bible says because of the pride and rebellion of man Hell has enlarged herself to receive them.
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”
Friends, I try my best to be a positive preacher, to encourage and strengthen those who suffer, but you can’t heal a cancer with a band aid. You need to burn it out, or cut it out.
Our country including much of the church world today has been thrown off balance and they have lost their equilibrium, they have lost their stabilizing force. I want to speak to you, friends, and tell you today that there is still hope for our nation, there is a way to return equilibrium to a lukewarm church, there is hope for you no matter how far out of control you have become: His name is Jesus!
Jesus is the stabilizing factor, and friends, if we’ve ever needed anything in this world today and in the church: It’s a stabilizing factor, the wisdom and knowledge, of the name that can break every chain, and the power of the Holy Ghost residing in God’s people!
On the day of Pentecost, the Apostle Peter, after being baptized in the Holy Ghost, preached the first sermon of the Christian Church. He was standing among a crowd of men and women who just 40 or so days before had rejected Jesus and shouted for his execution, and he reminded them of their part in Jesus’ death, “This Jesus, whom you crucified.”
After hearing Peter’s words, it says that they were pricked in their heart and asked Peter, “What must we do to be saved?”
Peter answered them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38, KJV).”
The answer to the question for our world today: What must we do to be saved? Is the same.