“Have I Missed The Battle?”
The church of Jesus Christ is an organism; we are built up into Him, baptized by one Spirit into the body. Churchianity is an organization. Churchianity is an organization; Christianity is an organism. Organization is an enormous benefit until it is mistaken for the life. God has no concern about our organizations. When their purpose is finished He allows them to be swept aside, and if we are attached to the organization, we shall go with it. ~ Oswald Chambers, Christ’s Body, the Church
There are no words to describe how lost we Americans are in this hour. We are a toxic stew of indifference, ignorance, self-indulgence, willful blindness, and cowardice completely detached from any sense of moral obligation or duty in the darkest hour our country has ever faced. Paul Revere had an easy job sounding the alarm to a people capable of being alarmed.
Earlier this week I had a conversation with a young pastor who was completely and totally blind to the evil at our door. “It’s always been like this.” His primary societal lament was a shortage of volunteers. He knew who Jonathan Edwards and John Witherspoon were. He knew of their most famous sermons, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and “The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men”, but the timeless essence of their message was completely lost on him. There is nothing more horrific to my mind than the idea of this young pastor shepherding young souls. Imagine a farmer with no concept of what seeds are and what to do with them…or a cop who can’t distinguish between a criminal and a saint. Last night was the cherry on top of the state of our union…dinner party with old friends…fully dosed with the bioweapon, and grandparents to a child who will be raised by woke parents…100% oblivious and/or indifferent to the real nature of things.
“There’s gonna be a twister that blows everything down that ain’t got the strength to stand it’s ground.” ~ Bruce Springsteen, Bad Lands
The oblivious, while they may be entitled to the charity of forgiveness, will be just as swept away with Oswald’s organizations, and blown away in the Boss’ badlands as those who knew and did nothing. But, “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the Lord. ~ Jeremiah 23:1 “As I live,” declares the Lord God, “surely because my flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for my flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;” ~ Ezekiel 34:8
God laid these verses on me this week…Psalm 34:3,7 Proverb 24:7, 12, 25 Ephesians 5:11
Are all Christians guaranteed salvation?
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. ~ Psalm 34:7
Fear of the Lord means I fear to step outside of the bounds He has set for me. The angel of the Lord does not and will not encamp around those who fear men…
Psalm 91:11…For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways… IF I dwell in the shelter of the Most High…which means IF I have faith.
I said to my Bible study brothers this past week, “I do not see Acts-faith in churchmen!” I really don’t know what it will take, but I love them and would do anything to spare them the “Have I Missed The Battle?” agony of shame they are walking themselves into… Imagine the reception line in Heaven compared to the earthly reception line Commodus had to walk through at the end of the battle. How will the Commodus churchmen face Paul, Peter, Stephen, Timothy, Barnabas, Titus, and ultimately Jesus?
Tucker Carlson revealed the tragic consequence of too many good men being silent for too long. WANTED, Dead or Alive: Straight White Men
You see, when we lose our faith, we lose the angels that would have otherwise been encamped around us…inviting demons to fill the void. Many years ago I had one come at me in the middle of a packed food court in some mall. I shared this incident with my friend Bob who had just explained a similar attack the modern prophet Amanda Grace had experienced. They can “sniff” the Holy Spirit in us, but when they confront it, they feel their own powerlessness and flee. The people around me in the food court were petrified of this mad woman, but the something in me knew I had nothing to fear.
I sang Independence Day to the dinner party hosts and guests last night, I was born in the land of my father’s home, in this world of illusion I thought I owned the birthright of freedom that we hold dear, was paid for by strangers no longer here.
I pray my brothers find that something while they still can.
Amen. With true faith there is nothing to fear but with the illusion being so powerful as it is in our day and age, many will have their faith tested. “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders ( 2023 high tech ) insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24
God Bless you Chip.
Patty says” Hi Chip!”
mike….Alias…Michael E Smith =)
God bless you brother Mike!…I pray you and Patty are both well. Its been too long…lets catch up when time permits!