ARE YOU TIRED OF POLITICAL RANTINGS ON FACEBOOK?
I prayed about it and I believe God gave me some wisdom about it. read on if you want to hear what i believe God taught me about it.
I am tired of the negative things posted too and I have been a part of the problem. I am not saying
they are wrong, just exhausting sometimes. I believe they are making a lot of us feel bad and not leading to a solution. Focusing on lawlessness has an effect. “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” matt 24:12
An outraged “Christ” -ian can not effect change as fast as a outraged “Christ” -ian exercising their faith.
If christians spent as much energy in prayer exercising faith for change as we have in exercising our outrage we would have change pretty quickly.
We christians should believe God for the change we want. When is the last time you prayed about your government or the bad changes we see in society? Paul said it was the thing to address “first of all” when you pray. (1 tim 2:1, 2:2) Bullets and guns were secondary to faith when the United States created a new nation. “Unless God builds a house they labor in vain that build it”. In six days God beat all the enemies of Israel when they were attacked for creating their nation. God builds nations, not bullets. He works through the faith doors we open for him to work with. Evil powers work the same way.
When the words of christians complaining outnumber the words of faith based prayer, no change occurs. The complaint can become just part of the process of causing more of bad changes we do not want. Faith opens doors both for good or for bad.
(If you don’t believe God answers prayer then the rest of this post is not for you, scroll on.)
I remember praying that if the Obama administration was really doing some of the bad things that all the scandals would come out one after another. I believed God to show me if “something was up” the news would broadcast multiple scandals and if not I would hear nothing about it. Right after that I heard about the IRS thing, and about 4 others right in a row. Did God answer my prayer? I believe he did. What just some guy out there could change what happened with the president? Silly you say? Would God do something like this for a normal person like me or you?
“Elijah was a man with a nature similar to ours, and he earnestly prayed that there might be no rain: and no rain fell on the land for three years and six months. James 5:17” This means YOU can effect change, not just gripe about the problem. YOU! Pray twice as much as you post and the world will change.
God’s superstars are not broadcasted on TV. The world doesn’t value them. Anyone with just a grain of faith is Gods heroes.
Am I nuts to think God answered my prayer? Unless you have “faith like a little child” your likely to say yes. I prayed the brickyard across from my house would be removed, in about two weeks it was. I believe we are in the kingdom of God right now, not later after we die. We exercise Christ like universe reigning authority now, by our faith. WE are fellow heirs. Part of him. We have his authority here.
It doesn’t matter what any other party or government wants if the government of Christ gets involved. You are that government. You are that political party. You open or close doors for evil or for good. You are part of christ and his designated authority on the earth. Whatever door you open on earth is open in heaven, Whatever door you close on earth is closed in heaven for good or evil. God gave the earth to man. Your beliefs open heavens ability to cause change here. (for good or bad)
Nothing can happen on earth unless its granted from heaven. (john 3:27) (for good or bad) Spiritual values and powers rule this world and men. (daniel 4:26) There are both good and evil principalities but THEY ALL HAVE TO HAVE A MAN LIKE YOU TO OPEN OR CLOSE THE DOORS FOR THEM. You are the legal authority here. God wants out faith to open doors for him to work. “to stand in the gap”. God needs your faith to act here, but so do evil powers. The fact that the powers or the heavens are limited to working through men is in many verses. Here is one.
“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Ezekiel 22 30”
Since what you believe for opens or closes doors let me ask. Are you believing for Gods best here or resigned that its all hopeless? The father of our faith believed against all hope. (romans 4:18) Your faith is working either way for good or for evil. Can you see why “taking EVERY thought captive” is so important? (1 COR 10:5) An idle thought mixed with your belief is an open or closed door. Knowing this we see It’s important for the destructive powers that they force christians eyes toward “pharaohs army” rather than a “just a man man with a stick in his hand.” My point is we should pray much much more than we complain. In reality Christ owns everything and is above every authority and If your a believer you are the representatives of that authority on the earth. Christ governs the world though christians. We need to belive God has “got this, he can handle it. He just needs some faith to work with, someone to stand in the gap.
Where is your faith? What doors have you opened? Our hope is in heaven and he said when we see these things coming to “look up”. Where are you looking. Do the chariots of the pharaohs scare you? How many Chariot pictures have you posted? Are you scared?
Outrage has its place, fear does not. Outrage should motivate our prayers not become a end in itself.
Have you forgotten about that little man over there with the stick?
It is christians that hold the nations destiny not powers that you see.
“if my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 chronicles 7:14
However I still expect to see lots of posts concerning the “current pharaohs chariots”. However let them motivate you to check out the regular guy holding a stick talking about deliverance and not destruction. Please consider this. You open the doors, open good ones.
Re post, share if you agree so it will get around, we need hope more than ever now if just a few doors open to Gods power everything can change. Sharing can make that happen.