When man loses the ability to blush he has lost the ability to be shamed. When man not only loses the ability to be shamed but revels in the lawlessness to which he has surrendered his heart, darkness has attained permanence.
I don’t know about you but nothing really shocks me anymore. It’s sort of sad. I lament this inability to be stunned because the reality of its absence compels me to acknowledge I no longer possess the innocence I once did.
The world we live in and the utter abandon with which the godless chase after their own destruction has jaded us even if we refuse to acknowledge it to ourselves. Things which would have shocked us to wakefulness no less than a dozen years ago don’t even manage to get a shoulder shrug today, most having given in to the constant flow dragging them further into the deep.
It is with sad resignation that we stand witness to the inevitability of where this nation is headed, and the judgment which will soon be poured out as consequence of its rebellion. Even those who once laughed and rolled their eyes saying ‘it’s not that bad and it’s never going to get that bad’ now realize God’s judgment is justified in all its depth and ferocity. It is justified!
No rational, thinking human being still in possession of a moral compass can honestly say God is not justified in His judgment any longer.
As far as the church is concerned, well, I for one believe the moment the church stopped preaching righteousness and holiness, the moment the church stopped preaching Christ and the cross, the moment the church started preaching excess and prosperity and foolish, childish doctrines that have no root within God’s holy Word, it lost its moral authority in regards to anything happening around it.
There can be no selective outrage when it comes to sin, rebellion, and compromise. Either you hate and despise all sin with equal measure, either you hate and despise all rebellion and compromise with equal measure, or you are a hypocrite who coddles his pet vice but judges others for coddling theirs. This is why the preaching of righteousness is necessary in every church and every service without fail!
The fuse has been lit and the world is about to boil over in unprecedented turmoil. The cup is full, and God’s judgment is about to descend like a thunderclap on an unsuspecting church, and the best way I can describe what is about to happen is that what we call the church today will be gutted from the inside, and everything causing harm to the true Body will be done away with as it ought.
It must be thus, for only when what is impure has been cast asunder can what remains stand unmoved in the face of the enemies of the Cross as they become more vocal, more boisterous, and eventually violent to the point of bloodshed.
Darkness will not be content until light is no more. Putrefaction will not be content until the salt has lost its flavor completely, overpowering it until it becomes unrecognizable.
The endgame of the godless is the utter ruin and annihilation of the godly, and because we’ve fallen asleep, because we got distracted by the things of the world, because we compromised those things which ought never to have been compromised, inch by inch, foot by foot, evil has gained ground, and advanced steadily.
This is where we are now. Where we will be in a little while will make where we are now seem like a longed for and pleasant ideal. The more naïve among us will continue to wait for the pendulum to swing back toward the center, but the pendulum is broken. It will not swing back toward any semblance of morality.
So what are we to do? Do we go along to get along? Do we jump on the bandwagon of trying to justify the most obscene of perversions as somehow being God’s intent all along?
Do we become as those vile ones who in search of profit sell out the God they purport to serve?
No, we do none of these things. We do what the Word of God has commanded us to do. We gird up the loins of our mind, we continue to be sober, and we hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
It will not be an easy time nor will it be a time absent casualties, but those who have purposed in their hearts not to defile themselves will see the glory of God manifest in their lives in ways heretofore unseen.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.