Bible Ballistics: BBs #194 You Trust WHAT???
We here in America can’t escape the ‘political’ whoopla going on at every turn. Accusations, promises, threats and name-calling abound and many are swayed in one direction or another by the words, actions, advertisements and ugly pictures painted of each politicians own “personal” opponents! What has happened to reason and civility? We don’t have much of either around us today, but more than a lack of reason and civility, I think we have a deeper problem and I’d like to call people, and especially those who claim to follow Jesus, to take a deeper look at what we are doing. Where is our confidence? In the government? In the weatherman? In the economy? In the energy policies? In our border policies? In our moral policies? In our military strength and might? In our “RIGHTS”? Or in our “WRONGS”?
I think we need an attitude and focus adjustment—and only by God, His Word, His Son and His grace can we achieve that.
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7
It doesn’t matter whether you trust in “chariots….or horses”, the picture God is painting here, is that our confidence, to be sound, must be placed in HIM!!! While we live in a country that has historically recognized God as God, we now find ourselves living in a culture hostile to historical and biblical faith, be it the Jewish faith based on the Old Testament or the Christian faith based on the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection as the promised Messiah and Redeemer for mankind! Many who claim the name of Jesus are calling God’s own people to trust in things other than God and His Son Jesus Christ. When will we realize that our only real security and confidence rests in our God? There is NO OTHER HOPE—-
“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
It doesn’t matter whether you are an Independent, a Democrat, a Republican or of some other political persuasion—POLITICS WON’T SAVE US!!! Only God can change our circumstances, because contrary to the political jargon, only ‘changed’ hearts will produce a ‘changed’ people, who could then create a ‘changed’ environment! We must, must, must get our hearts and minds on the only true and sovereign solution to our broken families, our broken states, our broken nation, our broken world—and that is God and His Son Jesus Christ, and the Word of God that reveals what we need to know about HIM. Only Jesus can change a heart, and we must focus on Him and seek to share His truth—one person at a time!!!
“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.” 2 Peter 1:2-9
When we belong to Jesus, He gives us “all things that pertain unto life and godliness”, and we are to affect our world with the “life” and “godliness” that HE gives to all who come to Him in repentance and faith in HIS death, burial and resurrection “for our sin”!!! (See 1 Cor. 15:3-6) And the sad thing is, that today many have forgotten that each one must be “purged from his old sins”—many in ‘Christendom’ have forgotten that the issue IS SIN!!! We have also forgotten that we are called to grow in the “life” and “godliness” that Jesus puts into us by His Holy Spirit, which is given to each true believer, fulfilling HIS purpose for coming to the world. God with US!
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:21-23
Jesus came to save us from our sins!! And only Jesus can and does save us from our sin. BUT HE saves us from our sins to ‘life’ and ‘godliness’, which HE provides. Our confidence must be IN HIM!!! Please friends, get your eyes on Jesus, your minds into HIS Word, your hearts devoted to living for Him, and by HIM in all your ways. The government will never meet your needs! It’s not supposed to. Please seek the Lord in prayer and Bible reading and study that He might show you the way to go! That He may open your eyes to see truth and act accordingly! You can do it because Jesus has supplied all you need for living a godly life!
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access
into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope
of the glory of God.
3 And not only so,
but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God
is shed abroad in our hearts
by the Holy Ghost
which is given unto us.” Romans 5:1-5
So??? What about us?
We can have victory in Jesus, no matter what the political scene looks like.
We can have the power to know and see with God’s perspective.
We are to be wise stewards of our citizenship and vote when we have the privilege, but with godly wisdom.
We must remember that our confidence isn’t in the politicians or the process BUT in our God!!! What are you trusting in? Jesus is coming soon. I want my eyes want to be on HIM!!! Because my heart is “fixed” on HIM!!!