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As our society deteriorates, we must know what we believe and why we believe it.
The truth is what sets us free — only the truth. When we speak of the truth, we are talking about the word of God. Truth exposes the lies and deception of this world. The world doesn’t want absolute truth. They want truth that constantly changes with the whims of man’s fancy.
The culture is constantly changing. What is acceptable today wasn’t acceptable yesterday. This is the very reason our cities, states, and people are so messed up. Sin always destroys — it never produces a good result. The reason society is so messed up is that society as a whole has moved farther and farther away from God. There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death (Proverbs 14:12).
We must cling to the word of God, and seek God each and every day — so we don’t get caught up in the deception of the world. Only God can help mankind — only if we repent and come back to Him, His ways, His teachings, and be doers of them.
Let’s all pray that God opens the eyes of our understanding so that we will know and recognize the truth and never walk in deception.
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Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 7:49 AM CDT
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16 NLT).
The word translated “good” in this verse means attractive and pleasing, rather than good in the moral sense. Of course, our deeds should be moral as well, but the emphasis here is on our works that help other people, that present the Christian life as attractive and pleasing to others. When you let your light shine, people will see your good deeds. The testimony of your life should match the testimony of your lips. That is what Legacy Church is doing. We are letting our good deeds shine out for all to see in this very difficult time.
This is a time, as we really seek the Lord, that He will speak to us and guide our paths. C.S. Lewis said, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
Sowing and reaping:
God will not be mocked: whatsoever a man sows, that and that only will he reap. In other words, the world has sewn bad seed — murdered millions of babies, and adopted and applauded immoral behavior. At some point, there will be repercussions for such behavior. We may be experiencing a little of it now.
So, I believe God will speak to us through our fear and pain of what is happening with this coronavirus. And as He speaks, we will continue to let our light shine to the lost world by doing good deeds — so our heavenly Father will be glorified.
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Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 9:52 AM CDT
We definitely live in difficult times. The Bible calls these days perilous times. The word perilous means hurtful, dangerous, unpredictable, uncontrollable, and high-risk periods of time will come.
The last days:
We are seeing we are in the last of the last days, right now! (2 Timothy 3:1). We are living out the Scriptures. We are living in a moment when no one really has any answers. There is no one to ask because in our recent history we have never experienced what we are experiencing in our world today.
So, what do we do? Firstly, don’t panic: God has not been caught off guard. He knew this was going to happen. He knew that there would be tremendous amounts of fearmongering and overreacting, as people tend to do. Secondly, don’t be afraid: don’t live in fear, for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. We are not to live in fear. We do need to use wisdom, but never fear.
We do not ever lay aside the word of God for any man, any government. It’s the word of God that lasts forever. The world doesn’t have the answers — they don’t offer any hope to the lost or hurting. Let’s seek God like never before. Let’s take what the enemy means for evil, and use it to do good. Let’s share our faith with others like never before. Let’s be the Church, and lead in these perilous times we live in.
It’s all a choice. I pray we choose life.
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Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 8:19 AM CDT
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