Get Our House In Order
By Tim Cameron
Wow, things are heating up...
Rage erupting, rioting in the streets ...chants of "Death to Israel, Death to USA, Death to the Infidels" IF you haven't noticed and aren't paying attention ...this would be a great time to wake up and ask.
What in the World is going on?
Psalms 9 says:
15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made; In the net which they hid, their own foot is caught.
16 The Lord is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.
THE NATIONS HAVE SUNK DOWN
Arab Nations are being been taken over by a cruel task master Radical Islamic Fundamentalist (Which are just true followers of what the Koran teaches) and they are on a global "mission trip" and its not feeding the poor and sharing good news, its threatening and killing and its rising up in a coordinated effort to over throw and rule and reign over YOU and I and everyone!!
And our current leaders are not preparing a military defense...they are saying "we are sorry" giving the Muslim Brotherhood Billions of Dollars in appeasement money and Mosque after Mosque is being built right here by the people who are rioting all over this globe over a supposed you tube video ...outraged over an insult BUT WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE that Christians are being CRUCIFIED IN EGYPT? They blow and go about making Israel "no more" and "infidels" "no more" all the while killing as they go!
HELLO!!!! Stop and think about the time we find ourselves when millions are rioting over a video parody but no one is taking notice of people being crucified??
As loudly as they riot and rage, we need to run to our prayer closet and begin to cry our "LORD HAVE MERCY" and begin to stand in the gap because there is a breach in the walls!!
The Nations have sunk down, but the Bible says "righteousness exalts a nation" so believers we have got to ask ourselves some serious questions. Remember...Judgment begins in "the house of God"
What is the current status of "The House of God?" well lets back up and remember this God does not dwell in buildings made of man! Paul would say "know you not that you are the House of God?"
There is a prior time to look back on ...when Jesus came to a House of God and saw that it had been turned into something other than its original purpose. He came in and began to "overthrow" its current state by turning over tables and testifying against the house, "it is written ...my House shall be called a house of Prayer but you have turned it into a den of thieves"
Before I continue ...let me take great joy that "Therefore is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ"
That Jesus did NOT come to condemn but to rescue ...I know He is desiring for us to realize from where we have fallen and to turn back into "being" what He rescued us to be.
But in returning to the Lord, let us be honest at this point in TIME
What is it that Jesus would say that we have made his house right now?
My House shall be a House of prayer but you have made it into ...Your Careers, Your entertainment, Your Hobbies, Your Addictions, Your Habits, Your Home Improvement Projects, Your Churches, Your Status, Your Position, Your Bible Conference, Your Sermon Series, Your Kid's ball games, Your Agendas have taken the supreme place in your hearts but I need you to wake up and "repent" and turn back to ME and acknowledge me in ALL your ways so I can direct your steps!
CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE MY PRODIGAL PEOPLE
His Palace or This Pit
Food Stamps, government health care, government motors, big brother regulating every move, chemical air trails, artificial foods, unemployment insurance, government cheese, Leaders after their own hearts devising evil plans IE, killing babies is a "big business" Hope and Change? This is the Promise of Your Day? Is that not a PIT that should cause US to wake up and come to our senses and stop and think "In My Father's House are many mansions" and quit striving for the here and now and look for a City whose builder and maker is the Lord!!
This Pit is turning into Hell
As in the Days of Noah, once again violence fills the land ..."cannibalism on the rise" school shootings, movie theatre shootings, work place shootings, campus shootings self-destruction! (forgetting God) But He's watching
Riots, Rage filling the streets in allegiance to a false and brutal god "death to Israel, death to America"
God makes an everlasting Covenant with a People (Israel) and declares "all those who bless you shall be blessed and all those who curse you shall be cursed" "Jacob's trouble" Nations are plotting your demise Israel, President Obama doesn't even want to give you the time of day at a time when Iran taking every step possible to urgently "make your name no more" (God is paying attention to how everyone deals with Israel...even to those who are apathetic because it shows how little we pay attention to God's Word)
We have totally sold ourselves into global slavery we just don't realize it yet. 16 Trillion dollars in debt, I do NOT care how good your own personal credit score is or how big your plans are...do you realize that we live under the sovereignty of a nation that is slave to its lender? There is no amount of prepping or buying of gold or silver that can save you from the coming "crisis" and IT IS COMING!! Because we forgot God and his principles of being a lender and not a borrower and instead took the bait of "buy now and pay later" and dove head long into "our best life now" But God gave us this life to honor and worship Him NOT things
We have so lost the fear of God and what He had warned us about ...that we now are in total shock and accusing Him of doing this to us!
I can hear God saying ..Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Oh boy are we reaping "forgetting God" Enemies of our very existence are here plotting our demise...that seriously just want to kill us, and are using our gullible tolerance against us...Afraid to tell the truth that Islam is not a peaceful religion ...it's a deadly one
One quick point to all who don't realize the seriousness of Islam...ask yourself this one question. In what nation on this planet that Islam is central in government...is there any freedom? And yet we are allowing them to build mosque after mosque which would be like letting Russia build military bases inside of the USA
If you don't think they are working nonstop taking orchestrated steps I suggest you take an hour of your time and watch "Iranium The Movie" of which is available for free on You Tube!
SAD ...but in despite of all that is wrong in this world and all that is taking place .The Gospel is still the Power of God and the greatest news of all time!! In fact if there is anything that invokes Gods anger, is the rejection of His Son. Because He's our ONLY Hope!
In fact, read Psalms Chapter 2 and rejoice at a time world leaders seem so big, loud and proud. It' Our God who is on the throne! This All Powerful and All Consuming God is not alarmed at what is taking place...instead He is calling us to Himself! "Thank You Father"
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 "Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us."
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 "Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion."
7 "I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'"
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him
Wow, right there we have the answer to OUR "troubling times" "Kiss the Son lest HE be Angry"
Jesus came not so we could "play church" "drawing near to God with our lips but our hearts being elsewhere" He sincerely wants our hearts and undivided attention!!
HE came to reconcile us back to the Father and that is still His mission. "when you pray, pray like this" "Our Father who art in Heaven" How awesome is that!! The King of Heaven and Earth desires US! You try and go see President Obama right now and ask for a meeting and well, you get the point... it would never happen!
HOWEVER ...Almighty God Himself is sending out divine invitations nonstop for You and I to come boldly before His Throne of Grace to obtain Mercy in times of need...and boy do we ever need His Mercy??
With all the bad news coming and that will continue to come...this is some Great News…Our Father is jealous for us and is calling us Unto Himself ...not to spank or harm but to "heal" our backslidings and to move through our lives to reach a lost and dying world while there is still time!
In our spending time with Him ...in opening the door to His Presence by intentionally seeking His heart through praying.. He will come in dine with us and share what is on His Heart. Wow ...that is awesome! "Lord please come in and hang-out and fix me and heal me" "What is on your heart Lord?" "there's an outcry from the earth (Genesis 18) because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know." "But God, I have friends, family and my neighbors ...would you spare them?" "Will you destroy the righteous with the wicked?"
"What can we do Lord? "pay attention and talk to me" (Luke 21:34-36) Pay attention? "Yes be very alert for your adversary seeks to devour" "acknowledge me in all your ways and I will direct your steps" "go into your worlds and tell everyone the good news" "the harvest is ripe" "be like Paul, knowing nothing but Me Jesus Christ and Me Crucified for it is the power of God unto salvation" "it is the only message that will save those who will be saved" "be bold ..be courageous for I am with you wherever you go" "Be urgent" "Urgent Lord?" "Behold I come quickly" but Lord many are saying you might not come back ..."at an hour you think not" remember "my coming is even at the door" But Lord I've got to confess, I'm scared. "Fear Not" "Fear Not?" "Lord do you see all the scary things? I mean Hurricanes, earthquakes, rumors war and last but not least all the terrorist threats...on every channel from CNN to You Tube" "Child when you see all these things "LOOK UP" for your redeemer is drawing Near"
"But Lord, I've got bills and kids and my marriage and ball games and all these cares coming at me?" "Cast all that upon me and seek Me and My face" "do not worry, I know what you need and I will NEVER leave you and never forsake you" "Ok thanks God do I say "bye for now?" "No my son, that is where you and so many go wrong...trying to live for me without me is not my plan! Back up a couple of sentences and remember I said I will never leave you ...stay close to me and be still and know that I am God"
Right now as I write this I feel a heaviness on my heart that God is urgently calling His people to PRAY! I think it would be awesome if prayer meetings would begin to pop up all across the country as believers are waking up to the urgency of this hour to unite not for a "better life now" but to stand in the gap for all who are currently blinded to their lost and godless state. I mean if I Could SHOUT through typing what I think is on the heart of our Lord for us right now it is to PRAY! People are filling the streets shouting and crying out for man to meet their demands...
But we've been told the effectual fervent prayer of God's people avails much...what needs to be availed? God put in His Proper place on our priority list... so He can be Himself through our lives!
I'm a Husband and Father of 3 school age children. I have a full time job, and am living on planet earth with the cares of this life coming at me seemingly every minute of every day ...so what does it look like to to take my place and responsibility in this hour as a believer and follower of Christ in light of what is taking place?
Does God expect me to abandon my current post and sign up for every church activity? Do I need to 24/7 stand at post at an Abortion Clinic? Do I need to run myself ragged in anxious panic?
NO, it all goes back to Gods purpose for You and I, John 17:3 "this is eternal life that you may know the Father and Jesus Christ whom He sent"
...that we would "walk with God" giving Him His proper place in our lives. As a Worker, doing everything "as unto the Lord'
As a Husband, "Loving My Wife as Christ loved the Church" and as Father "training up my children in the way that they should go", as a child, "children obey your parents" as a neighbor "living in peace and loving them into the kingdom" by sharing "the good news through word and deed" and in my local body "not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together" knowing that if "two or three are gathered" in His Name ...Jesus is There! And Where Jesus ...there is everlasting FREEDOM!! And when He is allowed to take His rightful place as Head of His Church and Lord of His House, His sheep listen to His voice and march in their proper function ...at Home, Work, Church or Play going into all our worlds being "the body of Christ"
I believe that we are on the edge of eternity and Father God is getting ready to give the coolest of instruction ..."Jesus, Call them home"
A Bride is about to be caught up to meet the Lord in the Air
"Who may ascend unto the Hill of the Lord?"
"they with clean hands and a pure heart" Cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb!
Whoever Calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved!!
The Spirit and The Bride cry "Come Lord Jesus Come"