Sunday, December 6, 2015

Speaking Truth


 

Pastor Allan was ministering as I took notes and present a digested sermon.

Pastor was saying:  Our responsibility is to speak the truth.  We have lost our boldness and we need to stand up and speak out. 

A lot of people don’t know Jesus and there is that void in their life.  They try to fill the empty void with alcohol and other things. 

Some of us were once in that boat and the things we did yester-year - - we don’t do today.

We are approaching the celebration of the time Christ Jesus was born.  Christmas is not about Santa Claus, but it is about Jesus who volunteered to leave heaven and come down to earth and accept a human body.  Earth a place where there was turmoil, danger, war and death awaiting Him.

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jesus was willing to leave His throne, where there was always peace and submit to God’s plan of salvation for mankind.  The angels sang peace on earth and good will toward man.

The Old Testament prophets proclaimed a Savior, but so many missed it.  Today many are still missing it.

Jeremiah 33:14 ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah:

This is the season to expect Revival to flow through our land.  The only way God can restore our schools and work place is if we take Him there.  Our country needs us as Christians to push back and speak out.  God is not dead and His is showing his face. 

As believers we should be producing the same kind of fruit that Peter, John and Paul did.

They walked continually in the Spirit and signs and wonders followed them.

The Old Testament prophets experienced God.  The New Testament disciples experienced Jesus, and we experience the Holy Spirit.

Every time we open our Bible it changes.  The words are the same, but the Holy Spirit shows us something deeper and different.

Be consistent, and take a stand for Christ in this Anti-Christ world.  The spirit of Anti-Christ is already here, for we can’t speak of Christ at school, or the work place, but every other religion and life style is allowed.  Why is it okay for them, but not for us? 

It is time to step out of your comfort zone.  We don’t know the attacks of tomorrow, but we need to trust God and allow His Word to comfort us.

When Stephen was dying, he proclaimed Christ and forgave his killers.  He saw Jesus welcoming him home as he took his last breath.  May we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Kids don’t have a lot of faith, but they are sensitive and they believe what they hear.  We must tell them about Jesus and bring them to a personal experience with Him.  As examples, we must make Jesus our Personal Savior and allow Him to continually change us.

God is alive and is still in the healing and restoration business.  Be bold and give your testimony to those you meet.

Thank you, Father God for sending your son to be born.  To live and die, rising again, with a promise to return someday to receive us into heaven.

The message is; there is Hope for today as we cover our homes, schools, workplace with the precious blood of Jesus. 
 
No more nonsense but let us experience truth and peace on earth.

 

4 comments:

  1. Speak the truth with love indeed. The world needs that boldness with gentleness.

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  2. We have stopped speaking. Sadly, our closed mouths have resulted in many strange situations!
    I love this! In every way I can I will stand up and speak the truth in love.
    Many Blessings to you Aunt Hazel

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  3. Amen, Hazel. We were given the gift of hearing, understanding, and speaking for this specific purpose. May His voice rise up in us!

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  4. I happen to agree strongly with this. Thank you very much for sharing straightforwardly. It's on my heart, day-by-day which is causing our world to focus in the wrong direction and think we're too picky. Heavy sigh!! Bless you!

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