We live in a time of self-righteous, hypocritical, and judgmental bewitchment. It is a time where the church thinks they are too holy to stay here, waiting to be whisked up into the heavens, while wrongly judging and turning their backs on evil.
—They have opinions about the wickedness but do nothing, to change it, yes many share scripture and live it while more are without living it. Yet, when someone stands up to speak the truth, it is ignored, revealing the deceitful nature of our hearts as spoken in scripture.
—Jeremiah 17:9 – “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”
—Proverbs 28:26 – “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
—Mark 7:21-23 – “For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
—Psalm 101:7 – “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.”
—Proverbs 12:20 – “Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.”
—James 1:26 – “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
—Proverbs 26:24-26 – “Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts. Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”
—Ephesians 4:22-24 – “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
—Psalm 55:21 – “His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.”
—Proverbs 14:8 – “The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.”
Having said that, we have some of the biggest names in political commentary, the religious, and journalists claims to be God’s spokesmen sharing videos that include foul language and violence, spreading nationwide and inciting mockery among the people.
They talk about God in one sentence, but then watch and laugh at these videos, making jokes about the sin and sickness in our nation. Yet they claim to be the righteous ones, and part of the problem.
As ambassadors of Jesus Christ. We, the spiritual body of the ecclesia have a duty to share the love and goodness of the gospel, live it, and be above reproach. This means not only sharing the gospel, but also sharing the things that are happening, including these videos of violence, with a message filled with the Holy Spirit and the hope of Christ. It should not be just meaningless words or ego-driven attitudes.
—Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
—Proverbs 18:21 – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
—Proverbs 15:1 – “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
—Proverbs 10:19 – “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”
—James 1:26 – “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”
—James 3:6 – “And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.”
—Titus 3:9 – “But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.”
These verses remind us as believers to be mindful of our speech, avoiding pointless arguments and divisive talk. Instead, we MUST emphasize the importance of using words to build up and encourage others, promoting peace and unity among believers, therefore drawing in the hearts of unbelievers.
The Gospel in America is needed, and not just in the way that it is taught in schools and seminaries, where it feels safe and makes us happy. We have to step out with boldness in these last days through the anointing.
The Lord is coming back with his wrath, so mercy, forgiveness, repentance, and love are now crucial, and they are an offer in the present hour.
We cannot continue to pretend that this stuff isn’t happening. There’s no room for lukewarm faith. Unfriending and unfollowing people who share the actual treachery happening on our earth, such as violence and cursing, is necessary. However, we shouldn’t promote it for mockery. Instead, we should speak about it through the gospel, shining the light on the way, allowing the Holy Spirit to break chains, tear down strongholds, and show people the value and worth in one another.
—Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
—2 Timothy 1: – “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.”
—Mark 8:38 – “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
We are called to boldly proclaim and share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ, even if it means facing persecution or ridicule. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation, and we should embrace it wholeheartedly, without fear or shame.
I shall not fear!
Much love and respect,
Christine Beach ©️