The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Cause & Effect on the Road To Perdition

“Prepping the Space”

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. ~ John 17:4

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation….It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

…there is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America; and there can be no greater proof of its utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth…. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. ~ French historian Alexis De Tocqueville, from his Democracy in America, written after traveling our young Republic for 8 months in 1831…

I read these quotes from De Tocqueville and Kennedy this week and something profound hit me. They were not describing who we were. They were describing who we are. Yes, but if they are describing who we are, then how does one explain how and/or why we are allowing the physical, moral, and spiritual slaughter of our children…without so much as lifting a finger or uttering a peep? If you think that question is in any way false or extreme, then you need to listen to Scott’s show from Friday night: BardsFM, Sheriffs and the Trans-War on Rights

Strange, right? That brought me back to the weird experience when the men in my old church reconvened to resume our men’s Bible study after months of being separated by what we now know to be the forces of evil back in 2020…and their intellectual constipation around the science of Cause-and-Effect ~ noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others.

We had just come through the greatest disaster in our lifetimes and grown American adult men who had no problem finding words to describe the effect were totally tongue-tied when it came to cause. So again, how is this possible…given who we are? That brings us to the Pastor Gregg Locke quote from the “Come Out In Jesus Name” movie trailer: “In the New Testament, is it verifiable that Christians can be attacked and oppressed by demons? And He said, ‘In the last days the church will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. They will begin to listen to demonic doctrines.’ Christians can be under the influence of Satanic oppression…100% they can!” 

…this, in the same week of Jonathan Cahn’s revelation on the demonic possession of the Nashville Trans shooter who murdered 9 Christians; 6 adult, and 3 children. ~ Nashville Trans-Killer

Tying it all together, I sent this out to brothers and sisters I am honored to be associated with who are very much engaged in our great struggle, the very embodiment of who we are as God made us to be:

In the Year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. ~ Isaiah 6:1, 8

I read today’s Maxwell, The Call Of A Leader, and loved the three factors of Opportunity, Ability, and Desire, because I believe that each one of us are called in this hour to His purpose with our own individual God-given gifts. My friends, discernment is everything in these times. There are friends, and then there are apostolic friends. Isaiah 6:8 is the perfect example of the apostolic friend. Unfortunately, I see us heading into a bitter/sweet separation. Sweet, because God will provide everything His apostolic friends require to fulfill His purpose. Bitter, because there will be friends, who by their own confusion of spirit, will either fall away, or seek to hold us back…and to be clear, it is not the friend, but rather the spirit that has the friend.

Rev. Voddie Bauchman, author of Fault Lines, reveals the seducing spirits and doctrines of demons that permeate, and yes, possess our society through the enormous influence of pop-culture and the mega-churches. ~ Why Countless Christians Are Headed To Hell

So here’s the bottom-line brothers and sisters. Grown men, whether it be around a Bible study campfire, or a church board meeting, who are unable to discuss openly and candidly the essential cause and effect of what is happening around them, are controlled by a spirit other than the Holy Spirit of God. Period. Now would be a very good time to, as my dear brother’s departed grandmother advised with her final words, “Get right with God.” God will prove us (Judges 3:1-4) as He did two weeks ago in Montgomery. John 17:4 is the model He gave us to live by! If Bible studies and church attendance alone were the path to salvation, the highway to heaven would be a super highway, rather than the timid head-fake march to perdition so many Christians are on today.

God favors those who, as both RFK and De Tocqueville observed, stand for Him. By showing up, Christine, who encountered Kyle, turned into the vitriol of hate with a heart of love and the Holy Spirit took care of the rest. Here’s the note she received from a man…a complete stranger, who happened to read the article in his local paper describing the encounter at the Drag Queen Story Hour event.

“It is so rare that people with differing views engage in respectful conversation. I simply want to thank you and appreciate you for doing so. Toni Morrison’s words resonate with me, ‘There is no time for despair. No place for self-pity. No need for silence. No room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.’ ~ S.S.T.

AND…that moment birthed the “Common Ground” path to healing and building community!

It’s never too late to get right with God…until it is.

About Chip Murray

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2 Responses to The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Cause & Effect on the Road To Perdition

  1. Amen Chip! IMHO, These are evil times. These are exciting times. These are Godly times. One effort. One example. One prayer at a time and We Shall Overcome. Love you Bro!….ps……Is there anyway to put a link for sharing to Gab on your wordpress? I dumped FB and Twitter long ago……mike

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