Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Q: How are we to live and respond during this so called Islamization of America?

A:  Righteously, holy, prayerfully and practically. We aren't to sit back and do nothin'. 

Was asked, "Kurt, as Sharia Law spreads in the States more and more, how can we take back our country?" 

Here are some better questions: What does biblical faithfulness look like in a nation that's somehow been paralyzed to rightly respond.. due to its embrace of stinkin' PC thinkin' (commitment towards mere Politically Correct livin')? What does Christian loyalty look like in a Land that's gone astray.. away from its Lord and Bible truth? What does faithfulness look like in a nation that's currently under judgment? How can you and I win others and help them stand strong in Christ during these last days of wide-spread corruption?

"Currently"? Come on now Kurt. No! Why talk about judgement at all? Don't become so negative and religious. Let's focus on all the nice things in the Bible. Do you really think that God will judge America? 

Hey, it is what it is. Let's face it and be wise. I am not tryin' to be Donny-Downer for you, but it's time to get real. Listen Buckeroo, God still loves Americans as well as those from other nations. He loves you! "Religious" is not what I am or ever want to be, because the devil is religious. God ain't. You shouldn't want to be merely religious either. None of us can work our way into earning salvation. The Pharisees who gave Christ an uber-hard time down here were very religious and Jesus strongly rebuked em in love hoping they'd change. 

But check it out.. God has already started judging America. Duh. A lot of good has come out of the USA and God has been merciful a long time. Q: What Land even comes close to having exported more porn over the decades and other junk that just aids our evil adversaries? 

Look around you (And if you're not in or from the USA, has He also started judging your Land as well?) 

I say be loyal to Him no matter what happens. Don't look back with longing at the twisted old life and world you came out of. Remember Lot's wife.  

Questions: Are you strong enough to get through it all? How much fellowship are you getting with other growing believers who live in your area? You and I need that more and more if we want to be and stay strong spiritually. Fellowship upwards is of course more important than entertainment, but please seek out Bible-based fellowship with real Christians as well. 

Q: Will there be future judgments that will be much more severe for the USA? I don't really know all the specifics on that. The Bible remains silent on many of the specifics regarding future judgement, but I know that the righteous will be raptured on out of here cuz "God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thess 5:9). I know that what happens in the the Great Tribulation is God's wrath starting to be poured out. He is a caring Person, but He is also Just. I also know that not all people will be saved as some like to teach. 

When you're confronted with what you don't know, it's simply good to fall back on what you know for sure. I for sure know that I'll continue to pray for a revival-outpouring and Spiritual Awakening from heaven. Why? Because that's what the Holy Spirit indeed wants and leads us to do. He wants it to happen more than any of us. I know that the years of Great Tribulation are just ahead ..for many Christ-rejecters that I want to see changed beforehand. 

The Bible says, "Those who refuse to know God and refuse to obey the Message will pay for what they've done. Eternal exile from the presence of the Master and His splendid power is their sentence" (see 2 Thess. 1:8-10 msg, and the context).

What has God done in the past in the scheme of things pertaining to judgement? 

What we can learn from some Old Testament observations? 

Allowing a nation to have an evil human leader that they want ..this is a form of God's judgement on a Land. Sure, remember religious King Saul in Israel? 

I often like to laugh and joke around some, but let me tell it to you straight today. When a nation is judged economically or in other ways, the righteous people living there will also suffer some right along with the wicked in that Land (Yes it's true, believers will go through temporal judgment, but they will not experience eternal judgment with those who reject God's plan. Have you received His forgiveness yet?). 

God is holy, just and fair when life here ain't. He judges evil Nations and individuals. He hasn't changed ..any.. and He even uses evil nations to judge His own people. Yup, judgment begins with us, His Church, if we won't judge ourselves. Individually I've deserved His discipline before - been a rascal at times. You know that all Christians are witnesses, but have you ever run into a believer who was simply a bad witness, one who needed some correction from above? Qs: So what does it mean for us... to be chastened? That's the term for us family members. It's administered in love. How does our heavenly Father do it? How does He chasten us kids? A: See Hebrews 12:6, Proverbs 3:11-12, John 1:12; Galatians 3:26, 1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 8:29, Revelation 3:19; Hebrews 12:5-11; Job 5:17; Psalm 94:12; and I John 3:4-12.

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?" 1 Peter 4:17

It's because God loves us and loves others that He's been patient, merciful, and then acts. He wants to help and bless people. He wants us to develop a hatred of sin and evil like He hates it. Yes, it's so that people will turn back to Him, and ditch their habits of (hurting Him) sinnin'. It's so they all will fully commit to their relationship with Him in holiness of life and relationship. God is so pure and He wants us pure so that we can enjoy unhindered fellowship. Sure, all half-hearted distracted believers with their idols need to just repent and become whole-hearted believers minus idols. There is too little time and too much at stake. Not much time left for us to be and do what we are called to be and do. There are so many friends, coworkers, fellow students, relatives etc watching us believers.. needing us to be totally on-fire spiritually so we'll live the life and clearly share God's Gospel Message with them.

But know this: God always faithfully stands with His people when they go through a trial, or a testing, or a temptation. 

God declares to us, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God." Isaiah 43:1-3

The Bible is the Book for you. The Koran is not for it's filled with evil murderous commands. And contrary to what many think, Allah (who doesn't exist) ain't the same as the Bible God. Yes, God is calling out a people for His Name's sake, to walk in love and be a light to the nations and people that are lost in darkness. And we can be apart of this. Yes, He wants to bless, to keep, and to use you as His representative. Got questions for below here? Be sure to click like at facebook.com/shareJesus
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