Jan27SunJanuary 27, 2019
"Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide (to show the way) you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come." (Jn. 16:13)
Last weeks decision to enact a law, by the Governor of the state of New York, to make abortion legal up to full term of pregnancy has sent a message throughout our Nation that destroying innocent lives (the unborn) on demand is a right of all women of that state. Realizing that many in our Nation believe abortion is okay and that it’s entirely up to the woman to choose, just the thought of terminating the life of a child in the ninth month simply because they choose to is sick, sinful and horrific. To progressives, this is the right of every woman. This is part of the progressive movement.
Nothing is truly sacred to them although they will tell you things are. Their conscience is seared with the hot iron of a reprobate mind (see Rom. 1:28; I Tim. 4:2; II Tim. 3:8; Tit. 1:16). They suppress the truth of God giving heed to an evil conscience. Their views of morality are skewed to where they think good is evil and evil is good. They tell you enough to get you to believe them and then they slip in the corrupt part unbeknownst to you. They are hell-bent on pushing their agenda.
We are warned in the Scriptures that “in the last days (note days, plural), perilous times would come (II Tim. 3:1).” Those times are here It’s a good thing to be reminded of this. Paul also says, “…all that will live godly in Christ shall suffer persecution (v. 12).” In spite of the persecution he told Timothy to, “Preach the Word” and be ready at all times – favorable and unfavorable; reprove (prove to be wrong), rebuke (censure, admonish, forbid, strongly disapprove), exhort (to address, teach, encourage, admonish) with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
We are not to back down from these times but to confront them with Truth in the power of the Holy Ghost and the authority we have in Jesus. We are called to preach both the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, as well as the Day of Vengeance of our God against all ungodliness (Isa. 61:1-2; Rom. 1:18). “We Step Into It!” – for the Glory of God. We live in evil times but the Grace of our God is greater than the times we live in. We live in a godless society but we must remain godly.
There is no retreat in our mission – Advancing the Kingdom is our Priority. We don’t have a reverse gear – Forward Only. Forward and Upward – Pressing on toward the Mark! As Pastor Rod Parsley would say, “Our times demand it, our history compels it, our future requires it, and MOST OF ALL, GOD IS WATCHING!!” “Step Into It!!”Start a conversation backed up by Biblical Truth. Confront this untoward generation, they need God’s salvation. Remember what Paul said, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent (Act. 17:30).” “Step Into It!!”
Count up the cost – your values in life are under assault by a demonically influenced generation. The devil knows that his time is short, his end is near, but he will fight to the end to destroy as many lives for eternity as he possibly can. You’re that leader God is looking for!! Let’s keep Preaching the Word in these favorable and unfavorable times – sinners need to be saved. “Step Into It!”