Tuesday, November 04, 2008

No Matter Who Wins the Election . . .

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed teaching and preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him..

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Sent to me via email this morning. Good stuff!

12 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

And God will destroy his enemies.

Solameanie said...

LOL! Yep. That too!

Solameanie said...

Actually, you do raise a good point, Stan. A friend of mine sent me a note that also made me think some more about this list. While it is all true, we can't ignore the fact that God is also in the process of purifying His church and quite possibly bringing judgment on our country. Given the fact that many "evangelicals" probably voted for Obama, I imagine there will be quite a few trips to the divine woodshed ahead.

Phil Perkins said...

And Christians will still have the priviledge of being the fellowship of the suffering of Christ.

Phil Perkins

Stan McCullars said...

Joel,
I'm not looking forward to the divine woodshed that is still to come. I know it will be for our good but it is certainly a fearful thing to fall under God's judgment.

I wonder if the church will start calling abortion what it is and those who support such barbaric murder what they are, namely on the list of those who will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

God have mercy.

Phil Perkins said...

Stan and Sola,
I've not yet read much from either of you concerning what this means to the kingdom of God. Almost all your concerns have to do with the US. (And you're both right--this is a tragedy for the nation--and it makes me very sad.)

I believe one of the great sins of the "church" is our love affair with and faith in this country. Another great sin of the "church" is a disbelief in the biblical doctrine that we ought to suffer persecution or else face the fact that we aren't His. In fact, since the seventies, the youth in the "church" have been drowned in the syrup of "success"--the idiotic assumption that if one is doing the right things in the right way (read the effeminate way) folks will like them--a false teaching that has lead to silence on matters of sin and righteousness in and out of the "church". This is not only unbiblical, but can only be believed if we continue in the additional sin of non-evangelism. Thus the "life-style evangelism" movement (more correctly called life-style NON-evangelism). If we had actually gone out and told folks that the kingdom of God is at hand and that they ought to repent of their sins in order to avoid hell, we'd all have understood that hatred by the world is the proper experience of God's people.

I'm pretty sure that particular silliness will soon be history. And ironically, now after decades of folks calling themselves "Evangelical" while REMAINING SILENT ABOUT THE EVANGEL, it will soon be illegal to evangelize.

Tell me THAT'S not God's judgment.

It seems that many Evangelicals are more worried about having a place of freedom and affluence in the here and now than any actual concern about obedience as soldiers of Christ. According to the Old Covenant, God's people could expect peace and prosperity if they obeyed the Father. In the New Covenant, however, God's assembly actually has suffering as a promise for their obedience. Heard that in all that "God-anointed" teaching lately?

Think about it. We have entire "ministries" that have more to do with American politics than with biblical Christianity. Not exactly the Great Commission, huh?

I believe that, perhaps--just perhaps, this is a judgment on the assembly for our love of this nation over the kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus said His kingdom wasn't of this world. What about ours?

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.

Solameanie said...

I don't think patriotism is inherently wrong as long as it doesn't become worship, or in the extreme "my country, right or wrong."

God has indeed blessed America abundantly, which makes her all the more accountable for turning her back on Him.

Phil Perkins said...

No patriotism isn't wrong. Antipathy toward others around us, including the entire nation, is wrong. Biblical patriotism is good.

But my home is elsewhere.

God bless,
Phil Perkins.

Tim Brown said...

I've struggled over words for this. And deleted them. Let me just say this:

AMEN!

Tim Brown said...

Hey Phil:

Here's a link for ya.

Phil Perkins said...

Sola,
I wrote, "No patriotism isn't wrong." I MEANT "No, patriotism isn't wrong."

Just clearing that up. You're right to love your fellow man aroung you, including your nation as a whole.

Tim,
Thanks. Will look there later.

Pray for us all,
Phil Perkins

Phil Perkins said...

Tim,
yes, good post over there.

Phil.