Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our responsibility in these prophetic times

After the game
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Thursday, March 10 2011

Our responsibility in these prophetic times

In recent weeks there has been a deluge of prophetically significant events. And they are taking a toll on readers around the world, especially in America. It appears that many would rather not even read or hear about them than to have to worry about them, or to have knowledge of them. Knowledge or awareness means there is a sense of responsibility. Others think that reporting news events from a Biblical perspective is taking political sides. Sometimes it appears that way, especially when one political body far outstrips another in going against God's word. But by and large, there is enough blame to go around for all elected leadership and those in other countries who are elected or not.

Hitting the "delete" button or the "unsubscribe" button does not make the problem go away, neither the responsibility for the problem. We all share in this responsibility, if not responsible members of civil society, certainly as members of the Kingdom of Christ. And that is where the rub seems to be. People would rather assign the argument and the responsibility for the reason of the argument to some nebulous political or social beast that is far bigger than them to slay. That way they can ask "What can I do about it, I'm just one person?" This somehow absolves them in their own mind of having any responsibility for the matter at hand.

Now think about this: Jesus said in Matthew 7:20-23, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Chapter 2 of James contains a discourse on faith and works, concluding in verse 26, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."

Knowing that your family, community, state, or nation is rapidly embracing the world rather than the "Word," bears scriptural responsibility. Willingly ignoring the very things the scriptures command us to stand against makes us culpable. Romans 12:21 confirms this saying, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." And Ephesians 6:13 says, "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." We are in a battle. Ignoring it, or getting angry at the people pointing it out, does not make it go away or absolve the responsibility to your God. Saying, "I don't know what to do" won't help. Seek the Holy Spirit, and you will know.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

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