One of the keys to walking in God’s kingdom is listening to him daily and calling upon his name. We live in a time where there are many voices in the world. The constant barrage of technology, people, politics, and daily noise can drown out God’s truth and voice. I was watching the news earlier today listening to the flow of opinions and insights by various people on the news. No good news came forth. Many of the things that were once good was labeled as evil. Many thing that were once consider evil have been called good. I thought to myself…” I thought this day would never come…but it has”.
As you get older in life you may find yourself frustrated with the world around you. I am over 50…it has started to kick in. It is not that life is moving too fast, but it is the direction that it is moving in. There was a time not to long ago that even among Christian that God’s standard was more important than the worlds being dominated by ” self righteous truth”. What I mean by that is that as believer we present righteousness in Christ to a unrighteous world as if it was possible without Jesus Christ. He is our righteous. Then…that believe becomes self righteous to the point of pushing what they believer instead of the word of God. It seems we have reached a time in history that it is bringing us closer to the end of Godly truth. When evil becomes good in a broader sense we are set up for guaranteed destruction. So what is the answer?
Businessmen fighting June 4, 2001
It is not about taking sides, defending the evil or beating people up with the truth. It simple about getting back to the basic of listening to God, praying, and obeying his word. God would never tell us as believer anything that would cause us despair, fear others, hate, bully, steer us away from him, and his word. The discernment we need as believer is to walk daily in the Holy Spirit, pray, and stay in touch with God’s will for us and the world around us. It is easy to assume what his will if you don’t check in with him.
The gray area are becoming more gray because the church is becoming gray also. The standard for holiness is ..gray in some churches. It goes back to the bible and the word of God through prayer. The word of God is never changing. God is… God all by himself. He does not need our help in making the word gray for those who are struggling with black and white issues concerning the word. we can not compromise the word of God to fit in and blend. We are a peculiar people as the word states. Evil is still evil. Good is still God.
It is important to check yourself with the Holy Spirit and ask if you are compromising your faith, the word, and your walk with God for your team or your will to be a winner. The truth is there is not a anything or anybody worth loosing what you have with God..salvation through Jesus Christ .
It is time to listen up to God and remove the grays. It is time to get back to the basic and follow Christ Jesus, not trends, agenda, good sounding rhetoric, or opinions that Jesus himself would not approved. We are in the last days. It is time to go back to love, honor, respect, spirit filled minds and hearts, compassion, hope, and strength. We need a fresh encounter with God that helps us to be like Jesus and not the world.
As I sit back and see that world around me fighting, yelling, chaos, excusing behaviors, lying, and suffering, I think about the answer to all of this. It is and will always be salvation through Jesus Christ so we can be restored to God. That alone give us hope as we tune in to him. Listening to God our father in heaven daily would give us the freedom to follow him and not the world. Listening to him and discerning the times we live in will get us through this life.
The discernment we need to have is critical so we do not fall away from him because we want our guy or girl to win. Everything we are witnessing now is a test run fro great deception to come. The question is will we fall or stand when that day is nearer. If we loose the word of God as a measuring stick for truth.. we loose who we are as believers.
This is just the beginning of the end as we know it. There are false teachers, prophets, leaders, political leaders and leaders even in the church that are standing behind the stage… waiting for their turn. It is time to listen up and turn back to the voice of God. There is work to be done in his kingdom for the harvest. There are waves of distractions that are here and heading our way as believers. Listen up…. pray and seek his voice and his voice alone. What is come in the days, years, and decades ahead is a greater wave of evil that can only be discerned by listening to God….