As I was thinking about what to share today, I began to think about the Moral decline in this Nation and the world. I believe it’s because the true Light is not shining anymore. We have a form of godliness but deny it’s power. (2 Tim.3:5)
It’s time to raise the Standard. The Standard of the Cross.
The emblem of the Cross that Jesus died on has been taken down from churches all over the Nation. Why, you might ask? Because satan himself has deceived God’s people into believing that it would draw more people into the church if we looked just like them, because they wouldn’t be offended at the Cross, but the truth is, it’s causes them to become undisciplined in the things of God. LAZY; LUKEWARM Christians.
The truth is that the Cross has this certain convicting power when you look at it, it is a statement all by itself, that says Jesus died on that Cross for my sins. It is truly a Universal symbol, everyone around the world knows what that means. Jesus said, “if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto Me.” The Cross that Jesus died on and the Blood that He shed for our sins needs to be in our messages from the pulpits across America! NO ONE can be saved WITHOUT the Blood and the Cross of Jesus Christ.
The Standard of MORAL excellence has declined and needs to be RAISED in the church. (Beginning with us).
Moral means concern with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.
Synonyms: Virtuous, good, righteous, upright, upstanding, principled, honorable, honest, just, noble, incorruptible, scrupulous, respectable, decent, clean-living, law-abiding.
“A Moral man”
God IS all of these attributes and much more. I think as the body of Christ we have somehow lost sight of this. When I was a little girl I KNEW, God was holy. I didn’t want to offend Him, it didn’t keep me from sinning, because I wasn’t completely given to Him, but everytime I was at church I would go to the alter and cry.
I was instructed to teach God’s people righteousness. I told the Lord, “That’s all TALL order God.” As you probably guessed He’s not concerned about my comments He just wants my obedience.
We have the command made sure in Mark 16:15-18
and He said to them, “GOD into ALL the world and preach the gospel to ALL creation.”
V.16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
V.17 These SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY those who have BELIEVE: IN MY NAME they WLL cast out demons, they WILL speak with new tongues;
V.18 The WILL pick up serpents and if they drink ANY deadly poison, it WILL NOT hurt them; they will lay ands on the sick and they WILL recover.
In verse 20 He promises that He will work with the Word by SIGNS that follow.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason ~Benjamin Franklin~