Carried By Christ

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. Psalm 139:1-4

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Christian Spectacles

In the movie, National Treasure, the characters had to wear special spectacles (The Ocular Device) to view the otherwise invisible clues on the back of the Declaration of Independence. They saw things, because of what they had available to them, that others could not see.

As Christians, in this choatic world of political upheaval, we see things different as well because of our faith in Jesus Christ.

Supporters of the rising global and socialist movements see a brave new world on the horizon. The opposition of the Obama Administration, and Democrat led Congress, sees idiocy and a downward spiral into the very socialism we defeated when the Soviet Union collapsed, and the Berlin Wall came down. As Christians, we see spiritual warfare coming to a head. The end times are upon us, and we are fearful, yet rejoice because The Rapture may be in the near future.

However, because we recognize the work of Satan in a world where moral principles have been abandoned, and people are setting aside personal liberty for the comfort of a strong, central government that claims they will take care of everything, it does not mean that we should, as Christians, lay down our arms and proclaim "It is the Will of God, and these things must come to pass." We are expected, in obedience to Scripture, to fight against evil when we recognize it. After all, the Armor of God described in Ephesians 6:10-20, notice, has no protection for the back - meaning that we ought not be the kind of Christian that exposes our back to the enemy, or runs away proclaiming that the existence of such evil is God's Will, and we should do nothing. Our spiritual armor is not designed to protect us when we run away for good reason. These are defensive weapons designed to confront the enemy, head on.

Despite viewing the world in a way that the non-Christian cannot, we must be aware that everyone is affected by what happens in society. Even though we may see connections to prophecy, or believe we are in the end times, it does not excuse us to accept these things because we believe there is nothing we can do about it. We are commanded by Scripture to combat that which is against God, and to do nothing is the ultimate in disobedience to Him. We must, as Christians, be involved, and battle the evil that is upon us.

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