Wake Up!

In light of, (more like the darkness) the disgraceful, despicable, dangerous and downright  shameful political tug-of-war in our nation, this is not a political dissertation. This is a message about morality.

How sad it is that people of all political persuasions insist on politicizing morality. We humans arrogantly think we get to dictate what is moral or immoral, who is moral or immoral. News bulletin: Almighty God, creator and redeemer, is the author, arbiter and judge of morality. He alone sets the moral standards He intends for you, me and all people to follow and give an account for. The Holy Bible is God’s moral code for mankind. 

According to God’s Word, there is no moral middle.

Contrary to the spirit of political correctness, there are moral absolutes. God has revealed them to us in His Word. Our Maker does not compromise His holy commandments. He does not bend the rules or bow down to man’s attempts to twist truth to fit anyone’s agenda or prosper them personally. You, me or anyone does not get to redefine moral truth. Morality is God’s truth that is fixed, dependable and blesses all who obey what God says is moral.   

So, as it has always been, is, and always will be, truth is truth. Lies are lies. Murder is murder. Fornication and adultery are immoral. Stealing is stealing. Cheating is cheating. Corruption is corruption. Prejudice is prejudice. Gossip is gossip. Slander is slander. Strife is strife. Holy is holy. Unholy is unholy. Purity is pure. Perversion is impure.

Right is right. Wrong is wrong.  Sin is sin, whether a person is a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or whatever. 

Knowing his time is short before he is unceremoniously cast into and permanently chained in the lake of eternal fire, Satan has mobilized his demonic forces for the sole purpose of spiritually and morally destroying individuals, our nation and world.

Moral implosion is the evil one’s goal for America.

Evil should be called evil. Period. Evil abounds in the hearts of those who arrogantly defy the truth and moral principles in the Bible. Men and women who reject Jesus Christ (who is the light of the world) live and operate in devilish darkness. Deceived and duped, their dastardly aim is to destroy everything godly and good. 

Our national moral implosion looks like this: 3.000 babies are butchered in the womb every single day. Fornication, adultery, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, sexual perversion, mutilating of gender degrade and demoralize people. Criminal assaults, sex trafficking, kidnapping terrorize. Rebellion, violent defiance, and vile disrespect of lawful authority is fueling anarchy. Character assassination.  Vilifying the innocent. Absolving the guilty. Falsely accusing and slandering others for the purpose of destroying their character, reputation, livelihood and family is sadly the name of the game today.   

Implosion, destruction from within, is the road the United States is blindly traveling.

What should Christians, who love the Lord and their nation founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, do? How about turning to the Word?  The Apostle Paul has a word of warning for Christ’s followers. I encourage you to read, study and meditate upon this passage repeatedly.

“Therefore, do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

For this reason it says, “Awake sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, as wise, making the most of your time because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:7-16.

My take away. Christians, who walk in Jesus’ light, do not walk in your former darkness and do not participate in deeds of darkness. Don’t dwell on the evil deeds. Refuse to even speak about them. Instead, wake up! Stop sleeping! Arise from the dead!  Expose evil deeds. Walk as wise men and women, with the light of Christ shining on you. Make the most of every day, because every day matters in these evil days.

Many professing Christians and certain segments of the church are at sleep at the moral wheel. Spiritual zombies slip in and out of moral consciousness, nodding off at their guard post, while the enemy subtly, slyly and secretly infiltrates the ranks. Having served in the military, if you slept on duty, you could be executed! Death was the penalty for napping on duty.

My friends, if we keep sleeping at our post, our families, churches and nation will die. 

As I prayed last week at one of my hide-way prayer places, the Holy Spirit put this phrase on my heart: expose evil, exalt righteousness. Light scatters darkness. Truth prevails over lies. The Bible says that evil men who set traps for the righteous will be caught in their own trap. The very arrows shot by the wicked at the righteous will pierce their evil hearts.  The sword they wield against the righteous will enter their own heart.

God’s promises are true. But if God’s people hide their light and cower when confronted by darkness, evil, when unchecked, will run unrestrained, leaving a path of destruction and death in its wicked wake.   

God’s people, who are sincerely and genuinely committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the Word of God, must, at all cost, wake up now! Think about it. What kind of nation are we going to hand off to our kids and grandkids? A moral or an immoral one?

The hour is late in America. Our moral clock is ticking and precious time is running out.  Unrighteous people are on the verge of stamping out righteousness in our nation. They will never take God out. Not possible. But if God’s people don’t stand against the evil tide, you and I will be silenced by legislation, force or both.

It terrifies me to imagine our country being a godless, pagan, heathen, flesh-driven society that trashes God and life.

Fellow Christians, please, please wake up! Pray. Fast. Ask the Lord to use you to play a significant part in the spiritual awakening and moral revival the church and our nation desperately needs. Let us cry out as David did “Oh Lord, revive us again that Your people might rejoice in You. Show us your lovingkindness O Lord, and grant us Your salvation.” Psalm 85:6-7

Revival is what you, me and our nation needs.

“Revive us and we will call upon your name. O Lord of hosts restore us; cause your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.” Palm 80:19

“And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.” Romans 13:11

“Awake to righteousness, become sober minded, stop sinning, for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.” I Corinthians 15:34

A Word For Your Week:
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up before the day becomes night in  America.