The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Outward Hardships & Inner Grace

1st Annual Orange Strong Bonfire of the Sanities

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:13-16

Good works…

Light of the world…CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson) To let our light shine before men in such a way that they may see their way to John 17:21

Salt of the earthOrange Strong working for the preservation of their communities.

Verses 4-18 (2 Corinthians 6) are Paul’s spiritual diary. They describe the outward hardships which proved the hotbeds for the graces of the Spirit—the working together of outward hardships and inward grace. ~ Oswald Chambers, Mastery in Circumstances

Was there ever a better example of salt, light, and good works than the Apostle Paul? Where oh where is his likeness today?

Pastor Heath Hardesty at Valley Community Church nailed it today when he mentioned the U.S. is full of Phantom Christians, “a shadow of faith, with no substance”. Thanks for being so real brother and telling us the brutal truth that has become a lost art today in the church. ~ Keith Britto

Church…the body…the bride, was never meant to be a secret society, but to the outsider looking in that is exactly how it appears…a place where nice people can go to be nice and hide from the world together…pray…and wait…while evil fills the void their absence from world affairs creates.

Heaven bows to faith wherever it’s at. If you are in a church that don’t preach the nine gifts of the spirit; the power of the Holy Ghost, the prophetic, the Word of faith…if you are not in a place where the spirit of God can move and this kind of power…I’m telling you something…Get out, get out, get out…lest you die there. ~ Robin D. Bullock

And people are slowly dying there because the muscle of hope in them atrophies with the absence of the Holy Spirit. The comfort zone becomes their prison as the Matrix, ever so quietly, slowly, and softly becomes their master. I am just at a loss of words. How are we all being forced to do things against our will. How is this America, the land of the free?!!!! My husband is an assistant principal and basketball coach about to get his shot today by force. ~ Distraught Wife & Mother

As sure as the sun shines you will move from the comfort zone on your conditions by your own terms or will soon be evicted from it with no ground beneath your feet. What that looks like is different for every single one of us because of different circumstances. But the ability to escape the gravity of the Matrix pull diminishes incrementally with each passing day. For those of you in the first camp, congratulations, and welcome to our Exodus 2.0! I prayed with a new friend yesterday whose story may sound familiar…divorced twenty years ago, caught between caring for a troubled child and aging parents, without a church or shepherd, pressured to choose the Matrix or give up her career, she turned to Orange Strong. Last night was our first annual Orange Strong Bonfire of the Sanities. The enemy seeks to divide. We choose Strength in Unity. Pillar by Pillar…County by County!

The 7 Pillars of County by County:

  1. Home Church
  2. Home School
  3. Patriot Gardens
  4. Right Work
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Informed Action
  7. Stewardship & Conservation

Learn more here:  BardsFM, County by County: What Next?

About Chip Murray

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