I”If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – II Chronicles 7:14 KJV
Today, I asked God, “What should I write, today?” See, I had this really neat thing all outlined and ready to be fleshed out. I was excited that I had finished my homework ahead of time.
I arrived at the library, ready to write. I always pray before I write, because the last thing I want my meager tomes to be is an insult to God and his doctrine.
The next thing I know, I am putting away my outline, to be used for later. I am compelled to write today, the following, instead:
“If MY people, who are called by may name…”
I see this verse constantly posted on FB, and other places. It seems like a drive by shooting. It is just there, with no possibility for clarity. If you are His people, you already know this. If you are merely playing churchianity, then you may have heard this verse, but not comprehend what it means. If you do not belong to the Living God through Christ, then this is just all noise and no signal.
I beg your indulgence while I try, in my own way, to give this drive my verse meaning. I can only do this because this is the very thing I have been dealing with for these past 7 years. And IF you have been reading my other blogs, you know that I have written about the process with out calling it out in a single verse.
In a couple of my recent posts, we looked at who are God’s called out ones when we looked at “Who Is The Church?” (Parts I & II). And if you read yesterday’s post, “With God, All Things Are Possible”, you can see how God is dealing with me, specifically, in order to be made fit for His service.
You are “called out” if you were drawn to Jesus Christ. If you accepted the free gift of eternal life because He died in your place for the sin of the world. If you know you have been driven into His service.
The ekklesia, the called out ones, the gathering of believers, both individually, and corporately ARE the called out ones. We are the Body of Christ.
TO THE CALLED OUT ONES
Read the paper, look at the news (If you have a great B.S. filter, and a lot of discernment). search the web, and you can see that our nation is being remade in the image of evil. We are no longer a Godly nation. We no longer turn to the authority of God as our Sovereign leader, and His word as the baseline for all our moral judgement.
It is the “Called Out Ones” who have let this happen, and need to stop what they are doing and do what the verse above says. I, you, WE, need to individually and corporately fall on our face, fast in grief over our falling asleep at the wheel, and repent for being so careless with the Word of God. We have allowed ourselves to be distracted by people who have invaded our churches and gently led us away from the basic truths of the Doctrines of God.
We, the “called out ones” have given up on our responsibility to remain faithful to Christ, to endure to the bitter end, to serve selflessly. We have abdicated our responsibilities to others. WE are the ones to feed the poor, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, visit the prisoners. We are called to be the light of the World. When Jesus ascended, He didn’t strike camp and leave us without equipping us. We are His children. We have been given the authority, by Jesus Christ Himself to go in to all the WORLD, teaching the world all that Jesus has commanded.
We have chased after political correctness. We have bowed to a lesser god for the sake of our convenience. We tolerate preaching that appeals to our carnal selves, and we reject the teaching that is Given by the Word of God, and by our own Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I can say this because, for the last 20 years, I was very guilty of this, and more. Wake up believers. This land is going to recieve the Judgement of the Living God. NO nation has ever remained standing after throwing off the Sovereignty of God. We have gone from acknowledging that He alone is God, to claiming that WE ourselves are little Gods. Decide today what you will believe. There cannot be an autonomous Man and a Sovereign God. Will you be your own God, or will you return to the Living God?
We all, I me and US, need to humble ourselves. We need to repent of our individual sin. We need to return to the word as it is given, and not try to make it fit what we wish it said.
Are you the called out one? Ask yourself. Are you too afraid to mention Jesus Christ at your work? Jesus said that if you are ashamed of Him, he will be ashamed of you on the day of judgement. Are you afraid your life will be inconvienced, or disturbed, or even ruined if you literally obey Christ? Then you are not worthy of being His disciple. Get over yourselves. Repent. Obey the Lord.
We have become so vile that the Church of Laodicea looks like a Billy Graham Evnangelical event.
WAKE UP CALLED ONES. Do your job.
TO THE ONES PLAYING CHURCH.
If what I have written above offends you, GOOD. Do you say you are a Christian? Just because you go to a Church, doesn’t mean you are any more saved than, if you go to a Burger King you are a Whopper. If you are going “because it is good for the kids”, or “It looks good socially”, or “I make a lot more contacts there than I do anywhere else, and that is just good business”, then you are blaspheming the entire meaning of what it means to be a called out one.
Here’s the deal. You will know if you are called out. Here’s how. If you realized the depth and depravity of your sin, and saw that Jesus Christ was beaten and nailed to a Roman Cross, and took on the very wrath of the Living God, IN YOUR PLACE, and if this brought you to repentance, and you confessed that Jesus Christ IS the Son of God, and confessed it with your mouth, THEN you are called out. You have been given new life, and separated from your old life.
If you have not experienced this, then you are just playing Church.
You are no different from any ordinary sinner who goes to a strip joint instead of a church, except that person is being honest. You, friend are being a liar. Stop playing Church.
People, our nation has rejected God. Our nation has condoned lawlessness. Our nation has thrown off the Sovereignty of the Living God to pursue it’s own sovereignty. Our nation has condoned the brutal murders of our unborn children. Are we the worshipers of MOLECH, now? Do we sacrifice our children to a being that is NOT God?
We have played right into Satan’s hands. And we are, at best indifferent. At worst, a participant in our own damnation.
To the ones who work tirelessly, I pray the blessings of the living God on you. I pray the protection of the Holy Spirit on you. Do not tire of these things, as your reward in Heaven will be great. i ask that you pray for US, the called out ones who have traded our inheritance for a bowl of stew.
Forgive us God. I pray in the Name of JEsus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God.