America, WAKE UP!!!
My heart is so grieved over the state of our nation and over the condition of those who profess to follow Jesus. I know Paul warned Timothy that the day would come when men would no longer endure sound doctrine (2 Timothy 4:1- 3), but it just breaks my heart to see. It breaks my heart to see so many people being deceived and led astray from the truth that is in Jesus. The battle is fierce. People truly have no clue how heavy of a war is being waged against their souls, but continue on with life as if there is nothing to be urgent about. AMERICA, WAKE UP!!! (Ephesians 6:12)
Life for the follower of Jesus is NOT about the American dream; that should have been nailed to the cross. The life you now live must be lived for Jesus and His will, for His agenda and purpose (Galatians 2:20). But if you are still living your best life now, you are headed for hell. Life is not about sports and comfort for the believer, but about sacrifice (Luke 9:23). Jesus bought you with His own blood, and if you are His, you must do His will (Luke 6:46). We are in a world that is perishing and we have been commanded to “GO” to every nation and preach the gospel to “every creature”, and to disciple the world (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19- 20). We must love our neighbor enough to reach into their lives and show them Jesus. Jesus both loved in actions and by speaking the word.
From the west coast to the east I see people who do not want to hear the gospel; their hearts are hard to God, they do not feel a need for Him. God will give us a need for Him soon. All across the States I see Christians and Church goers who think completely different about what is important; so many find it strange that we would preach the gospel in the open so sinners may hear the words of eternal life. Every sect has their views on the way things should be done, and there is division over who is right, all the while sinners are sinking into hell. Yes, heaven must weep.
It just tears my heart that correction is rejected, discipline is despised, so called Christians do not want to be told what they can and cannot do. “I can live how I want” is the cry of their heart, and so they can, and they will be following the counsel of the devil, who says “Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the Law”. People heap up teachers for themselves that tickle their ears, telling them the brand of “Christianity” they want to have, which is no Christianity at all but is idolatry, forming a “Jesus” that they are comfortable with, one who will let them live for the world and think they are still right with God; But the world is passing away and the lust of it, and only those who do the will of the Father will live forever (1 John 2:15- 17).
Oh wake up you sleepers, awake and God will give you life. Listen to His voice, for He is the Resurrection and the Life! Come out of the tomb, take off your grave clothes and embrace the Son of the Living God!
America, WAKE UP!!!