Sunday, January 27, 2013

With Eyes Wide Open

To say there is a war against religion or against some abstract notion of a god – whomever or whatever that god might be – would be too broad a supposition. There most definitely is a war, but the war is specific, targeted, well thought out, and currently being executed. The war I speak of is against the God of the Bible, and His Son Jesus Christ.

The world gives not a second glance to those who shamelessly claim to worship space aliens, themselves, or their fingernail clippings, but mention the name Jesus within the context of your belief structure, and friend, you’ve got a serious problem.

As Jesus forewarned us millennia ago, the world hates us for His name’s sake. If we stand for Christ, unashamed, unshaken and undeterred, we will have enemies we never knew we had, and more so than we thought possible.

Those among us who insist on seeing the silver lining in every cloud placate themselves with the notion that this is only temporary, that the world will come to its senses, and that one day they will see they misjudged us, and wrongly accused us, and they will apologize and embrace us weeping upon our shoulders for all the wrong they caused us.

Childish dreams for childish Christians who haven’t bothered to read what the Word of God says about the times we’re living in.

The world will not come to its senses, they will not have a moment of epiphany wherein they will realize they misjudged us, nor will they apologize for all the wrongs, because the world will wax worse and worse, and the only surefire expectation we can have is that their attacks will intensify.

There is no room for hope nor is there room for God in a nation bent on Fabian socialism. A God who gives hope, who gives peace, who fills His children with joy is unacceptable to those who would have everyone dependent upon the system, and view the system as the new god.

I feel as though I’ve been saying the following for decades even though it’s only been a handful of years: Persecution is coming! It is at the door, ready to barge in and shock the church out of its slumber into a belated wakefulness. Anchor yourself in Christ today, know what you believe and why you believe it, because when the wave crashes down upon you it will be too late to try and sort it out.

I could sit here and type out random platitudes geared toward making you feel better, but I would be doing you a disservice and being disingenuous in the process. I could encourage you to close your eyes, and not pay any mind to what is going on, or pretend as though it isn’t happening, but given the times, such encouragement would border on the criminal.

Open your eyes to the reality around you, see what is coming, and prepare your heart.

With eyes wide open and faith in God we step into tomorrow not as the ignorant and blind, but as ones who see reality for what it is and are prepared to meet it head on.

God will help those who desire to stand, but many are already waving the white flag of surrender. The battle hasn’t even started, and they’ve already given up the fight.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.


Barbara said...

God will give an extra dose of strength to those who are willing to stick with him and take away what little faith their was from those who are given to comprimise. It is all about purity. If you can stay pure, you can repel the enemy like pine oil repels bugs.

Platitudes and encouraging words are for the weak minded who don't want to get their hands dirty in the fight. They want to walk the broad and easy path to their destiny. For a true warrior of Christ, that is a boring and unfulfiling path. You can only eat so much sugar beofre you teeth ache and desire some real meat.

Getting rich according to God's plan doesn't seem like the Bible is really about. What about those who are poor, what hope is there for them? They make Christianity sound like a pyramid scheme. I think faith should be deeper than that.

I think that if you are really in Christ, it won't matter what the world thinks but only what God thinks. He is the shield and buckler and ever present hope in times of trouble.

Why worry what the world wants when it just wants to get further from God? You might as well get with the one who can really do you some good that won't wear out with your welcome.

Anonymous said...

So true brother!!

We have Bible study/fellowship on Fridays. One of the things we usually do, after prayer is to read these scriptures.

Mt 12:47-50, Lk 14:26-33, Eph 4:1-6, Dan 3:16-18, and Rev 12:11.

These scriptures strengthen us and lead us to understand the true call and purpose of a disciple. Unfortunately to few who profess Christ have ever considered or in many instances even read these things. It is as if its not in their Bible.

i fear there will be a great falling away from Jesus when the soon coming persecution descends.

i pray for His strength in those times. For truly the strength and faith to persevere comes only from Him. Now is the time to walk in purity with clean hands and clear conscience before our Father.

Zep 2:3 Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the Lord's anger

bro rich