The hints of the times we live in. The truths of the moments past. and the stage being set...
The thorns of Christ
In these times, it feels like every year or even decade, the darkness seems darker. It seems the pillars of our Christian faith quake beneath something. It is like the enemy, as the Word has spoken centuries ago, is aware of his time. And his wrath, revealed over events which will soon culminate to the final chapter and verse of the final book of the Bible has come... An enemy which God's Word calls the god of this world, the one who has blinded the whole race of mankind. A liar, a thief, a murderer from the beginning. Whom Jesus witnessed first hand fall from heaven to earth like lightning.
John 10:10 The thief cometh only to steal to kill to destroy but I have come that you may have life and that more abundantly.
Christ' thorns remind us of the power of God to pull the darkness from our souls supernaturally. As the Alpha and Omega, the first the last, the beginning and the end, Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. He is the greatest investment this side of eternity.
4Him: The basics of life
Imagine if you will...
Let us just assume Christ does not return within the next twenty years...
In the light of this assumption, imagine the darkness of this world. A darkness which is slowly contaminating our youth, our memory of innocence, it has slowly taking music, television, it is written on skins, celebrated on our holy holidays. Our dreams, our aspirations fall short. We lose our vision, perish without knowledge, fall off before our finishing life's course.
Imagine the coming generation. Where television rears our youth, raising them with glimpses of violence, pornography, and into hell's citizenship. Where we lose our identity in Christ, in the holiness of living. Where creativity and life are perverted from the beauty of nature and Christ' life in abundance.
Judge for yourself the consistency of the known pillars of the Christian faith, and the ones who have died, fallen, aged, and retired. Martin Luther King, Billy Graham, E.V.Hill, John Osteen, R.W. Schambach, Kenneth Hagin, Kathryn Kuhlman, Paul Crouch, etc...
Christ returns with a fire in his eyes.... He returns with our reward with Him.
Aaron Jeoffrey: He is
Imagine if Christ came within the next five years (in honor that no man knows the day nor hour, just humor me).
What of our lost loved ones? Our immediate family? Those on the edges of our relationships which are as distant to us as to Christ? And our eyes looking deeply into Christ's at that day where He must wipe away our tears for them?
What could we be? What of our dreams? What of His consistent nudging our hearts toward His harvest? What of our dreams, plans, the investments of our souls on this side of eternity? What of their price on the other side of eternity?
The parable of the sower's and the cares of this world.
The cares of this world are said in Christ' parables to choke the Word of God. Even Christian channels are alongside secular ones, as hell and heaven are separated by a chasm. But what of our hearts? Our eyes and our flesh? Jesus, we are in the world not of it. Our peace comes from the Kingdom of God, not the kingdoms on earth. We notice not the glacier-like change in our society, and we even consume our own polluted atmospheres instead of changing them.
What are our children's aspirations? Must they wait until they are of age to drink to find out the greatness of those who stood up to adversity, fought down an evil uprising, drew the line in their souls as to the conditioning television and the internet has brought through moral degradation?
What can the youth understand of a world of innocence lost with black and white TV? A generation which would rather rap about the same thing (women, money, fame) then to alter the future of this world through poetry and spoken word, creating a script of literary genius, or paint a soul's affliction.
Where are those Picasso's? What of the Martin Luther King's? Surely the blood is on our hands for not sharing our wealth of knowledge as the last generation has, and the ones before those...
Where are the 'King's?
Martin Luther King The Three Evils of Society
- Martin Luther King The Three Evils of Society - YouTube
An almost lost Dr. King speech, from the Pacifica Archives; this speech was given at the first and only National Conference for New Politics. It is an amazin...