I know… the Devil is Working Hard To Make It Seem Like You Don’t Exist. When you see what’s going on in the world, and you know you’re no part of it, it does feel rather hopeless, as it did last year, when you see mass groups of people rising up in common anger, indignation, but ultimately a purpose. A purpose that may be far different from your own.
We as Christians know that you can’t put your faith in human beings. All these calls for “justice” and “equality” are futile notions because we know the justice and equality they’re talking about isn’t universal. Meaning, it isn’t justice and equality for everyone, just them and their ilk, and their feelings.
With Black Lives Matter particularly, even after the Chauvin Verdict, we already see them and SJWs moving the goal post. They got their desired verdict but it’s not enough. It’ll never be enough. Let me repeat that. It WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH.
And unfortunately, this hurts us who are black, yet want no part of their movement/organization, because it includes us in their namesake. And of course, we all know Black on Black violence far outnumbers the death by police by a landslide. Everyone knows this, but they don’t care. They know they need the police, so calls to de-fund it makes no sense…but they don’t care. Its all about power, clout, and money, what they can get by exploiting the situation, including a greater social standing among their peers.
The Bible explains why bad things keep happening…but they don’t care. Just like in the times of the Great Flood, people have abandoned God to trust in other humans to do the right thing. That’s why you see commercial after commercial, the NBA, the WNBA, Adidas, Lexus…all promoting things like human empathy, which sounds nice…but it has no mention of God, Jesus or putting faith in his word the Bible. This is how you know we’ve fallen so far.
When you watch the news…and for those of us living in a society with no Christian home…we do need to know what’s going on in the world…it’s easy to walk away dismayed. It takes strength to hold your head up and still be the positive light, the lamp that Jesus talks about in Mark 4: 21-25. Satan and his Demons are working hard to to diminish your spirits, to put a lid on your efforts. They want you to feel like everything you could possibly do to spread the truth about God’s word and the Gospels…that its all for naught.
Brothers and Sisters…the Titanic is going down. This world is going to be destroyed. Not by human hands, but by God’s wrath. The only way to be saved, the only way to get in those proverbial life boats is to repent…turn away from the sinful lifestyles promoted by today’s modern society. Take up the cross as Jesus did and go against the current trends, knowing very well that it may cost you all the things you once dreamed about. But that’s alright because you know that the future, the world when all wickedness is washed away, is far better than anything you could’ve possibly dreamed of.
You just have to endure, my friends. Remember Noah and the flood. God gave the people 120 years from the moment Noah started preaching that a flood was coming, to the moment God sealed the doors on the Ark…God gave the people a chance to repent, to turn away from their sinful lifestyles and put their faith in God…only Noah and his family were saved.
For us…it won’t be water that destroys this world. It will be fire. And it won’t just be a single family who will be saved, it will be the faithful and discreet flock. It will be us who not only “claim” to be Christians, but we who live our lives by the commandments of Christ and his Apostles.
Don’t be discouraged. Do what you can to preach the good news of everlasting life. But remember that just like in the days of Noah, a majority of people won’t want to listen. They won’t want to hear that they’re doing what’s wrong in God’s eyes, they’ll try to distract you with other flashier messages, they’ll call you a fool and a sucker for believing, they’ll make everything that’s good in God’s eyes seem bad…while things that are bad in God’s eyes seem good.
Don’t be discouraged. Find refuge in God’s word the Bible. Know that God’s covenants, his promises, his word…is truth. If God says this world will be destroyed…it will. If Jesus says that if you’re ashamed of him, he will be ashamed of you when he returns on the clouds of glory…he will. Keep your head up. Persevere. Pray constantly for the strength and encouragement.
And if you’re like me…a Christian without a home (church that you belong to)…I find comfort in Paul’s words at 1st Corinthians 7: 32-35. In these scriptures, Paul encourages us who are single and without children to take advantage of our time and freedom, to greater serve God and our fellow man.
Remember what Jesus said about the greatest commandments. The first was to love God with our whole heart and soul. The second was to love our neighbor as ourselves. If we love our neighbors, we don’t want to see them perish when this world is destroyed. So we do what we can, especially in these current times where there’s so much disinformation and lies and wickedness prevailing (when we see people like Nancy Pelosi praying to George Floyd for his supposed sacrifice, but name one politician who’s given thanks to Christ live on air and had it broadcast on major news sites in the last 20 years)…we have to try harder than ever to spread the message. We have to be the light by living as examples.
You’re not alone. We’re not alone. It only feels that way because we’re scarce in a world saturated with those who’d rather do what’s good in the eyes of other humans…than what’s good in God’s eyes. It only feels that way because it seems you’re the only one taking God’s Words seriously.
1st Corinthians 7:32-35 – “32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.”