God's Word Not Violated
Or Not Transgressed
by Daneille Gray Snowden
Psalm 89:34 "My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips."
We hear and see God's Word and even His Name being violated on a second by second basis in this world. Especially in our media; i.e. t.v. shows, news, music and social networks.
The other night, I was in a separate room from my family as I heard a t.v. show that we frequently watch in the back ground. We had even seen this certain episode before; yet listening and not watching it caused my stomach to curdle and my spirit to grieve. It was going on and on about not just homosexuality, but certain acts of it almost in detail. [It was turned off too!]
Growing up not just in a godly home, but as well in a pastor's home my heart and mind has been filled with God's Word. Knowing what was right and wrong quickly became instinctual. Many of my fellow generation attended church, although the '70's did burst forth with the revival of humanism and a just 'gotta have it my way' revolution.
Yet, many knew the rights and wrongs that our Loving Heavenly Father laid out for us all in His Word. Still, as time has ticked on; the boldness and fortitude of Christians has dwindled down to a trickle of saints who still hold to the truth of God's powerful instructions for His human creation.
In that, God's Word rubs against what 'feels-good' to the flesh sometimes, thus 'man-kind' has done two things: 1.) A small minority has oozed out their agenda for how life should be lived and ran. 2.) The majority of folks (who are Christians) loosing the boldness and tenacity to live out as well as speak out (again-with love) the truth of how God has instructed us to live.
What is sad is how many sweet Christians have adopted the deadly philosophies of
satan's agenda thus, being blinded to it. I have one's tell me that support abortion; that it is not fare if someone gets raped and has to have her rapist's child. I have many in the church either living with their lovers (co-habitation) and or say that times have changed and it's ok. One time in one of our churches we had; 1/8 of the church attending actually were living this way.
Quote from Barna: "... in spite of our "Christian" self-descriptions, more than one-third of America's adults are essentially secular in belief and practice."
Remembering the 10 Commandments, Beatitudes (Matt. 5), Book of Leviticus, as well as the Epistles; God has made it clear and simple on how our thought life, words, and hearts should be. He has set out the reciprocation of what happens if we steal, lie, cheat, commit adultery and or fornication, etc. Yet, the battle for these to be adhered to especially now in the United States has been vehemently on-going. As I wrote in my last blog post I quickly mentioned the top two fought and argued political (and ethical) policy brought forth in our political arena is homosexual marriages and abortion. We must also add on to this: euthanasia (right-to-die) and a new one: Post Birth Abortion (after a child is born).
I truly believe now .... TODAY is the time for those who serve God with all their hearts to pray for Holy Boldness, coupled with the pure and powerful Love of Christ to stand apart from these false teachings and speak out the truth! It's time for all of us to sincerely pray through, interceding for our country and loved one's who have been swept up to ungodly thought and life styles. As we do, God's Spirit will indeed fill us with a great boldness and sweet anointing to minister in this capacity.
It's time we pray for a revival of repentance and turning back to what God intended for His People. Jesus is coming ever so soon, meanwhile time is running out. Laws will be changing that will try to quench God's laws, His teaching and plan for mankind. Those who are Christians will be facing persecution, as well as being made to comply to the opposite of what we believe in. More and more lobbyist are pushing for laws that will come against pastors preaching all of the Bible, plus fighting when and where we can pray, how we can discipline our children as well as what we are allowed to teach our children. It's out there now, and we all are so busy! Just busy living life, and the enemy is sneaking up behind and over-power our once upon a time Christ centered and founded country.
I just want to challenge my brothers and sisters in Christ to truly seek God, dig in His Word and start having family devotions sharing with your kids the pertinence of a godly life. In addition, get really involved with your churches; help with out-reach ministries, invite friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors to church. Really do this...and don't stop!
One day, we all will stand before the Great Throne of God; we will be standing accountable for our lives and even for the souls that were placed in our lives. May our God say to us: "Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." [Matt. 25:23] Too many are truly afraid of what their friends and peers will think, that fear is deadly! We must be so full of God's Love and boldness that we are not hindered to be what He truly CREATED us all to be!
Go forth, go preach the amazing GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! Not just pastors but all who call themselves children of God! The reward is truly worth it!
Also, be ready for persecution and the difficult days that are ahead for all those who serve Him. But, know it's so worth being in the fire --- for Jesus will be right at our sides (and they will see Jesus)! [I.E. story of 3 Hebrew Children in the fiery furnace - Dan. 3.] Don't bend - but stay strong to all God has taught us on how we are His children are to live!
WE WILL NOT BOW DOWN! WE WILL LIVE FOR GOD!
Dan. 3:18 "But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up!"