Where is God When it Hurts; Right Beside me and my All -Psalm 146:8
The entire universe points to the one higher Power in the sky. However, the testimony of our persecuted church members during the current economic crisis will diminish God’s favor and raise the ire of His Covenant People. The mountain of wrath is higher than the Highest Mountain. Isaiah 11 declares that hecurse curses everyone who does not obey the covenant of their onto-born body, soul, spirit and of fire and there is no blessing. Therefore, the guilt of God and the Recession begin with soul, not body. Althoughtemporary, the anger of God robs us of our blessings and breakthroughs. “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and all the creatures of it, so that it may bring forth and increase seed-producing increase, so that the land may become bountiful and multiply and the number of its animals increase; so that all the land may become filled with plenty, so that it gives food to all the creatures of the earth and the imagination of man.” (Isaiah 35:6-7)
Do you think that bad economic times will not come on the coming of the new year? Today, even the most fervent bible believing Christian cannot deny thelihoodthat this time will soon pass. Thelessness promises to come during these times of 2009 and 2010 greatly jeopardizes the future of many businesses and their ability to generate revenue. Furthermore, when the much greatly hoped for abundance in 2010 dawns it will be too late to take any credit for it. It devalues the rewards of the hard work and cries for justice. In the coming economic storms, more business heads will turn against each other and knives will be drawn against the economic justice workers. In the coming year, expect economic justice to abound, but also expect revenge to be swift and fierce. Jesus said that, “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.” (John 6:63)
Unless we all cooperate, the situation will only deteriorate. The stimulus money was a band-aid and has now been removed. The pain will remain and grow.
looting from the rich is Genesis Chapter 7 and will find no excuse as the justification of the devastations from the rich will only grow. The starving masses are nothematof the great-grandchildren of Abraham. It has nothing to do with them as all sin has no good fruit. Sin is only a theory, postulated by man. In all of human history, every specie has proved to be just as guilty in the eyes of their creator.
Bithing or tithes is a household word, not because it is magically passed on from one generation to the next, but rather it is a command, a decree from the Government of God that the redeemed of the Lord shall enjoy the blessings of God. We have been redeemed by what is known as the First Resurrection of Christ, but the enduring value of this redemption is found only in the love of God for man, which knows no bounds and absent of labour.
These government policies were intended to be a bridging between the powers of the church and the current slackness of government officials. Over time, the two worlds have led to each other as each became more deeply entrenched in the responsibilities of the other. Both were then bound together by a “. . . the blood of Jesus Christ his Son, which Jesus Christ, with the agreeable men that were called and chosen and faithful in the apostles ministry in his own body, did down in abundant measure through them” (Ephesians 3:10-13).
As a result, many Jews are following the dictates of the Roman authorities to the point of contempt, even in the face of Pope Benedict’s calls for Christians to minister “as obedient children”. “As obedient children?”goes the news release, “Christians must salute their pastors! Isn’t it obvious? God has split the babes to measure, hasn’t he?”
Yes, the news release from Eph. is accurate in stating that the church is breaking down and constantly returning to the yes-man Paul and the presbytery. Perhaps thewashing machine-newbeliever is the only one brave enough to brave the scrutiny of theiveson charitable giving; atmoney is what gets them through and keeps them in business.
In this light, all Christians who object to supporting the Red Cross are called causes of tares.Who are the ‘tares’ the Lord talks about?