Bible Ballistics: BBs #251 The PPPVR Virus We All Need???
As we approach “Super Tuesday”, I’d like to share a relatively urgent post today. The future direction of America is in our hands; what will we do with it? I personally believe there is a relatively simple answer (NOT easy, but YES simple)! And it’s the PPPVR Virus that could turn the tide that needs to be turned, and that my friends is a change within the hearts of people, which will be reflected in transformed lives which would transform our nation.
resteth in the heart of him
that hath understanding:
but that which is in the midst of fools
is made known.
but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:33-34
Righteousness is that which exalts, and sin is a reproach. Just as much as wisdom rests with those who have “understanding”. And where do Wisdom and Righteousness come from? It comes from only ONE place—GOD, through HIS Son Jesus Christ.
“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:
for wisdom and might are his:
21 And he changeth the times
and the seasons:
he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
he giveth wisdom unto the wise,
and knowledge to them that know understanding:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things:
he knoweth what is in the darkness,
and the light dwelleth with him.” Daniel 2:20-22
Daniel was praising God for answered prayer, and to praise Him, he rehearses the character of God. Do you want to have wisdom and knowledge to know what to do? Do you want to understand what’s “really” going on? Then turn to GOD!!! It’s the only hope we have!
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8
To ask for wisdom, you must know the “source” of wisdom, and that is God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
“For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
I think Daniel knew these verses and He counted on his God to deliver, and because He knew his God and had committed himself to devotedly serve HIM, God honored his prayers, and He will honor ours if we will devote our self to seeking HIS face and HIS ways. Instead we seem to be actively and aggressively pursuing the things of the world rather than the things of God. I hear lots of talk about how bad things are, that we need “change” but not very many are seeking the “change” of heart and life that only God gives to men, women, boys and girls who will trust in HIS Son in repentance and faith!!!
We need a “change” alright—we need a change of heart toward sin=Repentance! We need a change of heart towards greed=Idolatry! We need a change of heart toward self=Pride!!! And only when we are ready to seek God first and do that which pleases Him, will we see a real “change” in America. And I believe that will require the “church” that claims to “follow” Jesus to begin once again to “follow Jesus” and “HIS Word” rather than the “bling” of the world.
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21 (God’s way is almost always foolishness to the world!)
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 & 5
God’s time is NOW, God’s way is through His own people. What will you do? Are you one of HIS? If so, then look up, walk forward in obedient faith, and press on with Jesus!
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
The choice is yours! The choice is mine! What will we do? We must Pray, Pray, Pray and Vote Righteousness! It’s what we MUST do, and do it NOW! Don’t vote for ‘money’! Don’t vote for ‘rights’! Don’t vote for ‘might’! Please vote for ‘righteousness’!
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;” 1 Timothy 2:1-3
So in closing I just ask that you remember the PPPVR—and if “Super Tuesday” is in your area please Go Vote!!! And just a reminder:
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson
“All that is necessary for the triumph of Evil is for the Good men to do nothing.” Unknown
Please don’t “do nothing” or “remain silent”!!!