Saturday, June 12, 2010

Christians in America – WAKE UP and Pray for Israel!!!

Are you praying fervently for Israel? If not then you should be.

Are you praying for an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to impact our government officials? Then you should be.

I can’t believe the naivety of this President’s administration and their liberal cohorts to be blaming Israel for the flotilla fiasco. Get “real” people, wake up and smell the coffee…these protestors were deliberately trying to instigate a reaction from the Israelis and the IDF. So they could play the poor martyr. I don’t have any sympathy for them as they knew precisely what they were doing. They wanted to increase a negative world opinion of Israel. Unfortunately we have a naive man in the White House who will listen to the poor advice from other anti-Israel members of his cabinet and staff to put pressure on Israel. Woe to him if he tries to use this situation to blackmail Israel into concessions for peace in the middle east (see WorldNetDaily’s story “Obama using flotilla fiasco to blackmail Israel?”

Apparently, this man – as well as several of his predecessors - has not sought out the scriptures as to who has been granted access to the land and how much of it. I’ll give you a hint, it isn’t the Palestinians. God gave the land to Israel and no human government will ever be allowed to overstep God’s rule. Oh they might for a season, but in the end God’s plan will prevail.

Please continue to pray for Israel’s protection and wisdom for their leaders. May Christians around the world, especially in the United States, continue to lift up Israel. We also need to pray and put pressure on our governing officials that they need to continue to strongly support Israel. They also need to reject a two-state solution as that will never work. The Palestinians and Muslim countries surrounding Israel want nothing less than the total destruction of the Jewish state.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dividing the Word of God

This entry does diverge off of my normal conversation a bit, but I have to ask a question…

Why does it seem that so many Christians here in America seem to think it is okay to sit under a pastor or leadership team that consistently takes verse from the Word of God out of context?

Now that might be a broad sweeping statement and it certainly doesn’t mean every pastor/teacher is doing that by any means. It also is not to be reflective of an occasional mistake being made, which anyone can be made. I know I have done it and had to repent from those errors, but I have seen well meaning Christians sit and nod their heads like so many dashboard doggies on every word from the pulpit and apparently not studying the Word to ensure that it was divided correctly.

Is the Body of Christ in America that lazy that they do not search out the Word daily to see if what they are being told is true?

It maybe that these teachers are not even aware of what they are doing, but if they are shepherding their flock should they not be more diligent?

I am not writing this to cast a stone at these teachers as they may be well meaning teachers, but we should be praying for them that the Holy Spirit will work in their lives and help them to divide the Word clearly. If it takes longer to cover a topic then they should not rush the teaching of God’s Word.

If you know of a situation like this, begin praying for the Holy Spirit to work in their lives to help them divide the Word clearly and correctly, but also ask the Holy Spirit to give you discernment when these things are happening. If something doesn’t fell right in your spirit, then check it out, dig into God’s Word, be a Berean and see if it is true. You will be amazed at the growth in your walk. Just as we pray for the Body of Christ, our nation, and of Israel.

May God our heavenly Father direct your path and may you listen carefully to that still small voice.