Not picking a fight but just want everyone to think about the fact that all that we hold dear in America is really based on the nearly 240 year old document, our Constitution and that document was based on the Bible. The courts are supposed to be guided by precedent which is established by these documents. The more we change either or both the more the courts believe they have the right to change or reinterpret. I believe that we as Christians will soon be brought before the courts to stand for our belief. The only hope we have is if we can stand and say our foundational belief has not changed. The court and public opinion has changed but we have not. The only way we will be able to do that is if we stand on the Bible which the nation was built upon. When we accept other Bibles that change or delete what is written, then this opens the door for the argument that anyone and everyone can write their own bible, which is in fact pretty much what we have. We have pro homosexual bibles, gender neutral bibles, we have bibles that delete Jesus as God, we have rap bibles, marijuana bibles. When we stand on or with any bible except the one that birthed the nation, we are then opening a door for the court to invalidate our stand, for once you leave the first then the court will believe we believe all others are acceptable, for our stand is a changing stance. We see the Supreme Court writing their own laws and we are appalled because it violates the constitution. Yet we write our own form of God’s law and effectively take the stand that everyone can write God’s law the way they want, to please themselves. I listened recently to the head of one of the translation committees and he said that they had no intention of making a literal translation. If it is not literal, it is not a translation, it is a commentary at best. I stand with the KJV by faith but also when it comes to the battle we face in the nation I stand with it by reason. This is not written in the spirit of debate but rather a warning of our need to prepare for the battle ahead.
A short time ago I was asked to visit a home with a pastor, where the family said they were being frightened by a an apparition, (of course we knew that if there were something it would be a demonic spirit not a ghost. Each had a story of hearing or seeing something. The one most bothered was a young teen girl. The first thing to do was check on their salvation. The girl seemed very unsure so I asked the pastor to witness to her while I looked at her room.
Tonight was an exceptional blessing. As I prayed I said to the Lord that I wanted to know Him and speak with Him and be to him as Abraham, who was a friend of God, as Moses who spoke to Him as a friend to a friend. That is when the Lord said to my heart you can have that be so much more for I am your Father and you are my son, my adopted son. This means He chose me. Now I know He chose every human being in the world but some did not and have not accepted His choice, but I did as many who will read this did. Therefore we are special because we are adopted. Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
This afternoon I wrote the previous post about weariness. I don’t normally write about my walks at that time of day. Normally I do as I am doing now which is writing immediately after my walk. At the time I wrote I was very weary, from physical exertion and from some issues which are simply out of my realm of ability to fix. Like most men I struggle with those things that hurt my family that I can not take away. Today we face a few of those humanly unsolvable things. Thank God that I was able to one more night go to meet the One who can solve the unsolvable. He did not take them away but He reminded me of Paul and how he had a thorn in the flesh and three times asked the Lord to take it away. Finally, he came to the conclusion that God did not want to remove it and as Paul realized the real truth behind God’s refusal to remove it, he saw the real source of strength.
God has been so real but the attack seems so consistent and persistent. I know God has a wonderful plan but at times I get weary. I know I am not to be weary in well doing as it says in Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. I do not plan to faint and this is why I must walk each night because I become weary each day. As I walked last night I kept saying to God, I love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength but Lord I am weary and I feel I need to make a step of growth if I am going to win in this battle. That was when the Lord spoke to my heart and said, if you want to grow, then love thy neighbor.