The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Two Minute Warning

Déjà vu All Over Again!

“He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
~ Titus 1:9

On the eve of Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020, I prayed for the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to what God was trying to tell us after essentially shutting down the entire world over what we now know to be the greatest, deadliest, and most devastating pile of lies in all of human history. Just 30 days earlier, my brother and mentor in the faith, Pastor Bill brought the message to a small home-church gathering in Bloomingburg, New York, “The Fork In The Road”. As much as I thought I knew about friends, family, co-workers, and fellow church members I never imagined I would witness what I witnessed from that day to the present…which is probably why this quote I came across last week rings so true;

We are in the days that the early church longed to see. There is a remnant of believers who refuse to align with the Babylonian system. This company of passionate whole-hearted lovers of God will be small in number and will demonstrate supernatural power. Their hearts will be fearless, loving not their lives unto death, living only for an audience of one.

CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson), formed to heed His John 17:21 call, was the answer to my Pentecostal prayer. The week before last, Holy Spirit revealed the “Two Voices” in the church. As He knew would be the case, the remnant are stepping up, while the majority seem to be choosing the path of least resistance, and what Bonhoeffer would refer to as the seats of cheap grace. And my brothers and sisters, the majority are led to a body of water otherwise known as “the return to normal” by the hidden reefs among us…

The following message was posted by a brother on Facebook this past week…

The role of Pastor / Elder where it comes to confronting false doctrine ( Critical Race Theory>>CRT-I, Social justice, Social gospel, white privilege, original sin, etc)

“He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
Titus 1:9

(1) Hold firm to the trustworthy Word…. God’s word
So he can…..
(1) Give instruction on sound doctrine
(2) Rebuke those who contradict sound doctrine
What does this mean?
Pastors and Elders MUST rebuke false doctrine…. Not only the doctrine but also the person pushing it.  That means rebuking Critical Race Theory and people who teach such doctrine.
This is not confusing…..it is black and white.
Clear.
“Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do what I say?
-Luke 6:46

The two voices were presented to me in the starkest contrast imaginable this past week. The first voice came from my praise team sister in a church shepherded by a pastor who fits the above pastor/elder job description who, acting out of love and concern for the Body of Christ, sent out an email with a video warning people that the vaccine is killing, maiming, and altering their DNA. That took courage. The second voice was presented to me that same afternoon. A brother I had met on the January 6 bus to DC had sent me the video of a pastor who shepherds the largest flock in Orange County. His sermon was on courage. Holy Spirit did not compel me to watch the pastor’s sermon or respond to the sister’s email… until the following morning! My morning Maxwell read was Care Enough to Confront, “Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man!’” ~ 2 Samuel 12:7 Imagine our world today had Nathan not confronted David. That was all I needed. I watched the pastor’s sermon on courage and knew right away why I was being directed to it. The sister who took a risk in her action demonstrated costly grace. The pastors who fail to meet the above pastor/elder job description look good presenting “all that glitters”. But aside from taking no risk to deliver a message on courage of all things, those who follow their lead are like deer who stuff their bellies on rhododendron…and die from starvation. ~ “The Courageous Life” As I said to the brother who sent me the video, he is either the hidden reefs Jude warned us of, or he has blinded himself to their existence in the “present waters” of the now. These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; ~ Jude 1:12

And then I responded by replying all to those in my church family who the sister had warned:

God gives us sun and rain to feed our crops and livestock, and our own bodies. He gives us wisdom and discernment to feed our minds that we may use them to guard and protect all the above. AGENDA: Grinding America Down

And…

Not a single one of us would feed our children food from a cereal company refusing to list ingredients on the box…and yet we would allow a company refusing to list ingredients inject them into the bodies God gave us wisdom and discernment to protect??? That is not Trust in God…that is submission to fear, pressure, and worldly propaganda. UPDATED Form For Employees Whose Employers Are Requiring COVID-19 Injections

Early in the 1st Quarter General Michael Flynn warned us “There is no excuse for not knowing.” Here we are late in the 4th Quarter at the Two Minute Warning in THE most important game of our lives. TRUTH, in love…find your Nathan, and care enough to confront. Think Esther…

He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.’ “Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.” ~ Isaiah 6:9-10

About Chip Murray

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