1 Peter 1:13 So get yourselves ready, prepare your minds to act, control yourselves, and look forward in hope as you focus on the grace that comes when Jesus the Anointed returns and is completely revealed to you.
Position yourself in God’s Presence and pray, ask Him to give You the compassion in your will, heart and soul to keep an active faith and stand for His Truth, stand for what is right, stand for His Kingdom. KimberlyMac
Bride of Christ, Jesus never backed down from truth, He was always truth active. The leaders of His time were not godly but he did not “sit out” and sit back and just let happen what is going to happen. He was truth active for God on the behalf of His Kingdom. These times we live in are a test for us. Will we stand on the side of truth when we feel overwhelmed by the tribulation of our time? Things are not the same and we will embrace the sadness, disappointment and disillusionment of this and do nothing, or we will embrace God, fully face God and stand in followship of His Holy Spirit. We are all disappointed in our human nature, but that doesn’t mean we give up and give way to it. We need to fight the good fight of faith.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. James 1: 23-25 ESV
We need to stand and vote on the side of truth, just like Jesus did. He never gave up, He actively spoke, acted and pursued the justice of truth. He came here for us, to die for what was right. He condemned no one, He fully gave His life for all of us. We need to be like Him. In this void of godly leadership, don’t take a back seat. Stand on the side of truth, do everything you can to stand for God and His truth. Sacrifice how you “feel” and be led by the Holy Spirit inside of you. This is not a time to “sit out” because we are disappointed and disillusioned. Jesus could have “sat out” on us when His disciple, Judas betrayed Him with a kiss, but He chose the higher road of no offense, and forgave going to the cross and dying for all of us sinners.
James 1:23-25 God the Father is the giver of all things and is looking for every opportunity to bless us. But many people have difficulty trusting and receiving good things, even when those things come from God. The problem is that we not only have trouble trusting God’s work in our lives, but we also don’t always respond to God’s voice. People often hear the Scriptures but don’t really listen. People store truths in their brains but never put them to use. For James, the only good religion is religion lived out every day. The Voice Commentary
Get alone with God in Your Garden of Gethsemane, and cry out to God for the strength, guidance and will to be wholly-holy His during this tumultuous time, where everything we know is changing. You will find that God has not changed, that His truth has not changed, that He wants us to stand with Him and for His Kingdom. He has and will continue to ask us to fight the good fight of faith in spirit, truth and love. Not sacrificing our relationship with Him, not sacrificing truth, not sacrificing love, but in unity of heart, with an undivided heart for God, live out and grow through these times with Him.
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray always. Pray in the Spirit. Pray about everything in every way you know how! And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. The Voice
God does not want us to sit out. We need to vote. There is much at stake here. Read the platforms, be informed. What platform represents what God would want? Does God stand with abortion? Does God stand with making a gender neutral society, no male and female that He purposefully created? Does God want the marriage He created redefined? Do you stand with globalization, no more closed borders in America? Are you for changing the direction of the Supreme Court? Which direction do you support? In God we trust? In humans we trust? Do you want your daughter or granddaughter to be drafted into the Army? Will you vote for gender neutrality? Does God want to change the direction of the Supreme Court away from Godly principles that this nation was founded on? This vote is more than faces on a ballot, this is about the direction of our country. Which way do you want to see it go? Which platform do you support? Which political platform will you vote for to make a Godly difference with your vote?
Paul knows that the real battles and dangers we face are not against flesh and blood. The enemies we see are real enough, but they are animated by spiritual forces of darkness that stay strategically hidden from view. These powers often reveal themselves in institutional evils—genocide, terror, tyranny, and oppression—but the weapons needed to combat them are not earthly weapons at all. What is needed, Paul advises, is to stand firm in God’s power and to suit up in the full armor of God. Although the devil and his demon armies are destined for destruction, they are serious threats now and must be resisted and beaten back. For Paul, the best offensive weapons we have are the word of God and prayer. Commentary Voice Ephesians
We must be involved with the leading of the Holy Spirit. Things don’t look the way we would like them to look, so we give up? Jesus did not give up, He stood, He went through and He held up truth and offered truth to His last breath here on earth. We must be like Him, we must be standing for truth, and we must be HIS Voice, His actions. We can’t sit this one out because we are offended by ungodly leaders. Offense just leads to a cold heart, a non-caring heart, a bitter heart, a strife filled, arrogant heart about everything and everyone! It is time to wake up! Shake off the compassion fatigue, shake off offense and do what is right. Activate your faith and stand for God’s truth.
Fight the good fight of faith in the conflict with evil. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
Get up out of your shock and unbelief, yes, our morals have had a slow fade in this country and most of us have not even noticed it until now, when it is center stage in our leadership. This is where we are at, we have a vacuum of godly leadership, but we don’t have a vacuum of God truth. God’s Truth remains. God’s truth still stands and we need to call to Him while we can, be in followship of Him and Him alone. Vote for God, vote for Godly principles. Vote because you want to voice His Truth through your vote and say no to ungodly political platforms that will move our country further away from God.
For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has planned, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? Isaiah 14:27
Jesus does impossible things in ways we could never accomplish. He uniquely created people, male and female, with all kinds of shapes, designs and purposes. He knows us best, so we look to Him first during this chaotic, crazy season of time. We pray today and ask God to do the impossible that we can’t do and change our hearts in the direction of His truth, that we would stand on the side of His principles, His commandments and His truth. Lord today we pray You continue to unearth the deeply hidden secrets in that miraculous way of Yours and help us to “see” with a Kingdom perspective. Help us NOT to pick up an offense that has been craftily laid down by the enemy of our soul to cause our love to grow cold towards You and each other.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. NIV
Jesus we ask You to thwart our worldly viewpoints that have been deceptively influenced by evil deductions, partial truth, assumptions, presumptions and rationalization and help us, help us miraculously see through Your eyes. You are our God Who knows everything. We pray You would thwart the lies craftily spun, thwart the deceptions that cause us to compromise Your truth and thwart all deceptive cheating, stop the enemies plans in their tracks. Inspire our hearts, Holy Spirit, miraculously so, to do what is right, not to be led by our emotions but to be led by YOU. Followship is Your miracle in times such as these, we let go of everything we think we “know” and we fully face You, Spirit and Truth because You “DO Know” everything, every single thing. Speak in that miraculous way of Yours, Holy Spirit, speak to our hearts, we want to follow after You. May the miracle of followship saturate our will and lead us to a supernatural change, an obedience inspired by Your Holy Spirit. Come alive in us we pray and activate our faith for You and Your Kingdom first. AMEN
Jesus faced a mob that was eager to execute a woman caught in adultery. He put a stop to it with a simple challenge: anyone who has no sin in their life should step forward and throw the first stone. That sentence is often cited as a reminder to avoid judging others when there are faults in your own life that need to be addressed. http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%208:7&version=NIV
I pray we will not “sit out” because we are disillusioned with humanity. We are humanity, we are imperfect humanity and God is a perfect God who loves us lavishly. God chose us to go and speak truth, to do everything we can do to stand for His Truth as His ambassadors until He comes back. Stay focused and be about His Kingdom business. Get on your knees and pray, pray for each other, pray for our country, pray for our world. The sins of our country, our personal dirty laundry may be hanging on the clothes line for all the world to see as God unearths secreted things, but what right do any of us have to judge each other, blame each other or point self-righteous fingers at each other; we are all the same, we are all sinners who have fallen short of God’s glory. Strip yourself of self-righteousness and fully face God, see Him, see His truth and Hear His Voice. Put on the Armor of God and be active, fight the good fight of faith. If we don’t stand for truth, we will lose the freedom it yields to us in our daily lives in this country. Fight the good fight of faith, activate your faith and make the right choice because ungodly leadership may be far better than a Godless nation. From every moment to every choice be God-led. Don’t be led by anything or anyone else but God’s Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 42: 16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them. NKJV
The Worship SpotLIGHT “Stand For You” By Tree63 is a strong encouragement for all of us to get in a vital-vertical relationship with God and wait with Him, letting Him purify us and create in us a clean heart. We need to be prepared to endure in this lawless generation and be able to stand strong and unmovable on the side of truth with the love of God. We need to be led by God in a strong focus of followship. I want to take this opportunity to highly encourage you to purchase a copy of my book, The Bridegroom’s Voice, it is a great tool for the Lord to speak to Your heart, to prepare you by fleshing you out and causing His truth to be first place in your life. I hope you enjoyed your stay in The Bridegroom’s Café today and I pray your soul was fed by in that Miraculously So way of God. Please share this hope with others by using the social media buttons below. I would love, love to hear from you, so please leave a comment on how this post inspired you to “flesh out” and spend quality time listening to The Bridegroom’s Voice. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac