Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 2011 Ramblings

It was not but a little over a decade, I considered myself an atheist. So when I would see people who appoint themselves to proclaim the end of the world; I always added their failed prophecies to my arsenal of unbelief.

Recently, Harold Camping's prophecy of the Rapture of the Church on May 21st proved false, but most Christians were NOT surprised.

But little known to the unbelieving world, Christ Himself said no one would know of when the time would come.

Matthew 24:35-37

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

For those running from the message of the Gospel, you do not have to look far to keep armed with mental unbelief. But let me say, the message of the Gospel is not a political one, it is a spiritual one. It’s a life saving message! It is not about steaming political rallies on taxes—so unbeliever out there, don’t think the beliefs of all Christians represent all Christians. It’s not about protesting military funerals of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives unto this country. It is not about how enlightened I am, thus I can calculate the exact time and date of the return of Jesus Christ.

Too many are using their pulpits as political soundboards. Why scratch your heads as unbelievers become increasing turn off to the Message?

You” are on the side of the road, injured, and in the puddle of your own blood. Mr. Prophet passes by, and says “press down and shaken together---give unto me and I will take you to an inn." You say, "I have nothing". Mr. Prophet says “my anointing will sustain you”. He pulls out his comb, slicks his hair back, and prances on.

Mr. Preacher is on his way to a tea party, and he sees you. Mr. Preacher says “My child, what has befallen you? Could you not make it to work?” You say, “I am on disability. I cannot work at this time.” Mr. Preacher says, “My child, just stay laying there. You need not a hospital. The sun will provide vitamin D, perhaps you may live”. He checks his watch, prances quickly on—quickly colliding into his brethren—Mr Prophet ahead.

You got an unsaved spiky blue hair biker dude in black leather, swearing up a storm, with a tall drink in his hand. He sadly looks at you injured on the street, rips out five cuss words, lays his drink down, and gently sets you on his Harley. In a matter of minutes you are at a hospital emergency room receiving medical treatment. As he leaves, he says “I know you will be ok”.

What do such things say to an unbelieving world?

The fact is the body of Christ is made up of people with different philosophies—different denominations, and yes, even some quacks. It is easy to point out problematic characteristics exhibited by particular people—and associate them to all Christians. But making such assumptions is highly inaccurate and unfair. There are many who give their lives to helping people; you just don’t hear much about it. The Gospel commands helping the poor—it however, does not politicize the issue of poverty. A lot of the negative stories make the mainstream news, however, so for the unbeliever, more ammo is stored up in their minds to aid their agnostic or atheistic belief system. I know, for I have walked down that road.

Yet I also know Jesus Christ is real. If you are reading this and you doubt; pray what appears to be a very foolish prayer. Ask the Lord to help you see that He is real, and true. You will feel ridiculous praying to someone you don’t believe in, but hey, what do you have to lose? Nothing-- but a little pride.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

David Wilkerson Goes Home

As most out there know, David Wilkerson died April 27 in a car crash. Truly, David Wilkerson was a great man of God and it was sad to learn of his death. His accomplishments will continue to enrich those living on this earth.

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Wilkerson Remembered at NYC Tribute

Take from Charisma News Online

Reverend David Wilkerson was remembered as a man deeply consumed with the passion of Jesus Christ at a memorial service held Saturday in New York City.

Times Square Church, the church Wilkerson opened in an old theater in the late 1980s, was filled to capacity as family and friends paid tribute to the late minister.

Wilkerson,79, was killed on April 27 when the car he was driving collided with a truck in east Texas. His wife, Gwendolyn Wilkerson, 70, survived and remains hospitalized.

During the service, which was broadcast live on the Internet, Wilkerson’s son Greg explained how the family was coping with the loss. “The peace that God has given our family is really a blessing,” he said. “It’s not something we have to be encouraged or even motivated to try to find. It’s really there.”

Wilkerson went on to add that his mother will likely stay in the hospital two to three more weeks. “She’s getting stronger each day,” he said.

The nearly two-hour memorial service featured video highlights from Wilkerson’s ministry career and hymns sung by the church’s choir. Some of the most poignant moments came from Wilkerson’s younger brother Don, who once served as an associate pastor at the church.

“What I’ll remember most about my brother is that he fulfilled I Corinthians 13:12, both in his life and his death. I picture my brother when he was still on this earth on his knees in prayer with his nose pressed against that dark glass, looking in not to see his own reflection, but to get a better glimpse of Jesus.”

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Rev. David Wilkerson Dies