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Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Outsiders


I’ve been doing more praying than writing lately. I’ve been doing more praying than pretty much anything else if I am to be perfectly honest, and I think anyone seeing the world for what it has become, and watching the chess pieces moving on the chessboard with lightning fast speed can do nothing less.

We knew these things were coming, for long and long we knew. Seeing them up close, however, does make one catch their breath and realize these are just the outlying storm clouds. The brunt of the storm itself and the true fury thereof has not yet arrived.

My heart breaks as I watch more and more people tether their hopes to the church, thinking it a place of refuge and safety, only to have their hopes shattered at the revelation that the church is full to the rafters with godless wolves who are tirelessly bringing in destructive heresies, hoping to seduce, to tempt, to deceive, and to shipwreck faith in the Christ, as well as the Word.

It seems like every other day there is some Christian college somewhere embracing what God abhors, and lest anyone have the temerity to say anything about it, they’ve already taken preemptive measures and painted any who would object as being bigoted knuckle draggers whose only place on this earth is a cave somewhere.

There no longer remains reverence for the Word of God, and as such we can call it a story book, the ramblings of long dead people who had nothing better to do than sit down and scrawl some chicken scratches on some parchment, or an antiquated tome likened to an instructional manual on making buggy whips.

There is no outrage, and this outrages me. There is no outcry, no call for the immediate dismissal of those who would slander the Word of God and compare it to nothing more than useless dross and filler.

With each passing day those who continue to cling to Christ and stand on the Word will be labeled outsiders. With each passing day those that refuse to be indoctrinated into the new and glorious heresy will be marginalized, shunned, and made out to be the worst kind of humans.

Most of you already know this; you’ve prepared your hearts for it. You’ve steeled your constitution, and are ready to brave the crashing waves of hatred and vitriol. This post is not so much for you, but for those who still walk about with their heads in the clouds thinking if only they make enough compromises, if only they acquiesce enough, if only they become more and more like the world, the world will eventually embrace them.

As long as you cling to Christ, you are a foreign entity and the world’s singular purpose is to expel you. The only way to be at peace with the world is to betray the cross, and sadly more and more ‘spiritual leaders’ and men of renown are doing exactly that.

For the past six years or so I’ve been warning of coming persecution only to be mocked, ridiculed, and even laughed out of some churches. It’s good to see some are at least are catching up, seeing what’s on the horizon, and beginning to sound the alarm.

Make your peace about being an outsider. Make your peace with the reality that you will be ostracized, maligned, marginalized, and persecuted. Pray not to be spared these things, but rather pray for the boldness, courage, and strength to endure them.

The hour draws nigh, and He who sees all will judge in righteousness and holiness among His own. You will know when this has commenced from the wailing and mourning that will pierce the silence.  
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

Amen Mike.

Heb 13.8-14

Love in Christ,

Doug

Tim Shey said...

I was hitchhiking in Idaho two or three years ago and this Christian picked me up. We had great fellowship. He told me that A.W. Tozer was once invited to speak at this Christian college. As Tozer gave his message, he said that half the students at that Christian college weren't even saved.

Thank the Lord for Tozer's boldness, courage and obedience.

The United States has too many worldly Christians.

Thea said...

We are now in Go's kairos time. "His winnowing fan is in His hand and He will thoroughly (1) clear out and (2) clean His threshing floor, and gather and store His wheat in His barn but the chaff He will burn up with fire that can not be put out." This is the baptism of fire that we must be tried in to purify Christ's true bride. The sifting has begun to separate true from false. We are in God's kairos time of Matt. 25:1-13> the parable of the 10 virgins. JESUS CHRIST will have PREEMINENCE over His ekklesia.
God Bless you and others like you who are sounding the shofar....

marshall warren said...

Thank you for your message. I have struggled with being an outsider for many years. I went through a "Jonah" period and was angry with God for not doing something about the condition of the Church. Now I am able to pray for carnal and counterfeit Christians. I see how great the deception is and through scripture I understand what is coming. KEEP WARNING PEOPLE!
Love in Christ, Marshall

Anonymous said...

Thank you Michael for your boldness in speaking the truth of God's Word and warning of the persecution that is coming to those of us who are true followers of Christ. My heart is heavy as I watch this horrible evil envelope not only our country but the entire world. I can't understand how so many are completely oblivious to the lateness of the hour and dark days that lie ahead. I pray that God blesses you and your family as he uses you to not only warn those with ears to hear but encourage us as we boldly make our stand for Christ.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Barbara said...

Anyone who follows Christ always gets rejected and shunned by the world. That is nothing new. The world is getting judged and Christians don't want to go down with the ship, so now they are willing to be the outsiders. They usually act like the cheerleaders saying come join our wonderful club of peace and love.
I wonder if Christ will say, you know what, too late. You had your chance to follow me when it was hard to reject the world. Now that you have no choice, why should I take you just to spare your misery?

If you have shallow roots you will be uprooted, not given more shelter and fertilizer.

FionaB said...

I have wondered as to why you are not posting as often. I knew it had to be more than just the added responsibility of your little daughter.

I have noticed that those of us who have been voices of warning (or teaching, in my case), have not been saying much as of late. For myself, the Lord told me that I was to bring things to a close on my discipleship blog last Fall. I sensed that I had conveyed all that He wanted said.

Others have confirmed that they, too, have been told to now be silent, and that all that needs to be said, has been said. I believe that He has given enough warning and now He has become silent.

Those of us who are strong in the Lord and will not budge on our beliefs are girding up our loins and praying for the strength to stand. Those who want to follow the world have been given sufficient warning, and will be reaping the consequences of their going against God and His holy Word.

Tammy Bennett said...

Michael - I am at peace with being an outsider of the world(99% of the time to be honest), but how do I make peace at being an outsider of my biological family? I was raised in Utah as a Mormon so I think some of my family closeness desires stem from their teachings or in my eyes, "The LDS families that are all on the same "page" so to speak and share the same faith." But for me I have been born again and therefore am very much an outsider to their world. It has been 7 1/2 years since then and because they no longer relate to me and my lifestyle we have little to no conversation or engagement. The fact that I moved 1500 miles away from them is probably a big part of this I realize. Any suggestions other than loving them, for which I do, but there are those days I just feel so lost in how to be around them.

Anonymous said...

I hear you and I know your loneliness at least in part. I've been born again for 28 years now. I've spoken to my sisters and brothers, my parents, my husband and my children. I have lived as a Christian witness before them, but not one of them so far, has become a Christian. I often feel lonely but the worst is communicating to my husband and he is not interested, ignores much of what I say regarding the end times and just doesn't 'get it'. I understand that I must turn to the Lord Jesus for fellowship and communication. I must learn to rely on Him only. So that's my advice.