Friday, May 25, 2012
..a clear amplification of a message to, and or over the top of a very noisy crowd.. if you're really just "a taker" rather than "a giver," really deep down a mere feel-good preacher of sorts, or a false teacher instead of being a value-adding Christian equipper and soul-winner with a real Purpose that addresses the root issue of every individual?
Why waste any more time.. why have a lesser message, an inferior message or even do anything like that at all, if you're not a red-hot, strong, Christ-exalting, mature believer that's spiritual in the biblical sense of the term, instead of being worldly, miss-focused, self-aggrandizing, lukewarm or carnal… or at least wanting to grow up in Christ?
Why try to lay up your treasures here on earth, when there is a God who loves you and an enemy who hates you, and when all this temporal stuff that so many people live for... will soon be gone?
You already know how there are just too many people out there actively propagating a non-constructive message and have this so called tool - a podium of some kind - yes, this gift if you will (and hopefully their intentions are good where they'd do better if they only knew better ..and give out Good News that others could really use.. in doing good), but so many never address the real issue, the heart of the problem, the primary need of their constituents.
God's Word commands us to find out, "what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: 'Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.' See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is" (Eph. 5:10-17, nkjv).
The Apostle Paul exclaimed, "..we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men" (1 Cor. 1:23-25, nkjv).
I say that we choose to be different and quit applying a lame bandage on the cancer victim so to speak. Yes, be more bold like Paul and simply go tell people about the only Cure - Jesus Christ. God can empower and make you and me different in a good sort of Way. We can learn how to tell people old truth in a fresh new, but biblical way that really helps them most.
You've really got to visit: Kurt von Schleicher at 9:06 AM