As the elections in the U.S. are upon us, I find my spirit grieves for my fellow Christians who once stood for righteousness. Their posts and comments on social media reveal what is really in their hearts. If Christians do not take a stand for righteousness, who will?
The Scriptures found in Jeremiah 2:11-13, 27-28 ask some very pertinent questions. And Jeremiah's words are just as convicting to us today as they were back then to the Jews.
"Has a nation changed their gods, though they are not gods? But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. Be astonished at this, O heavens, and be horribly afraid, be very desolate, says the Lord. For My people have committed two evils. They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. ... say to a tree, 'You are my father.' And to a stone, 'You gave birth to me.' For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.' But where are your gods that you have made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble; for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah."
As a missionary, I minister in different cultures, and I see firsthand multitudes of lost souls bow before idols, kiss feet made of wood and stone, religiously prostrate themselves before temples in freezing cold temperatures, spin wheels, send messages to dead relatives and false gods and sacrifice animals. I witness them march for hours carrying heavy statues to pay penance for their sins, and hear them chant and cry to false gods that can neither hear nor help them.
And now I see many Christian people from my own nation reject righteousness, defend or ignore the killing of innocent babies in the womb, and misuse God's grace for an excuse to sin in every way imaginable. They walk away from their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and become their own God. They even change the rules to suit the evil desires of their flesh.
The words that come to my spirit are the words Jesus Christ cries out to the Father from the Cross, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). If they truly understood their actions and the fruit they will produce, they would never do these things. But the human will is a difficult gift to wield to God.
"For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, power to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen" (Eph. 3:14-21).
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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