Monday, 15 October 2012 11:07
God wants our minds. He wants us to think the way He thinks.
Likewise, the devil wants our minds. He wants us to think like he thinks.
Jesus gave us the Great Commandment of all commandments in Matthew 22:37: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
That means, we do not love God as we should if we have not committed our minds, our thinking to Him!
God wants us to have faith. Hebrews 11:6: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
That means, we are not pleasing God if we do not trust Him – even when we cannot know what He knows.
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
More faith is required to follow God than intelligence for I am convinced that there is much more that we cannot know than there is what we can know.
Therefore, we are to love and trust God in that which we know and we are to love and trust God in that which we cannot know.
As believers we are to think like God wants us to think. We ought to believe what God wants us to believe. Therefore, we are to think like disciples of Christ. We are not to think like a Democrat or Republican; we are not to think like a black man, white man, Hispanic man, Asian man, etc.; we are not to think as a union man or a union buster. We are to think like a child of God! Our standing in and relationship to Jesus is to shade everything we see. Therefore, we need to carefully think through these three major issues as Christians – how can we neglect them! Then we need to trust God’s Word about these three major issues.1. Sanctity of Life – Abortion
Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
Is there anything more innocent than an unborn baby’s blood?
READ Leviticus 20:1-5
Some were sacrificing their children to the god Molech. God told the nation of Israel to enact capital punishment on anyone that did that. He said He would “set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people.” He even went to the extent of saying, “And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off…”
The nation of Israel, God’s chosen people, the “apple of His eye,” was destroyed and taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonians because of their sins – one of which God identified as the shedding of innocent blood.
READ Jeremiah 19:1-9; Isaiah 1:15; 59:1-4, 7, 11-15
The Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men (humans) are created EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable RIGHTS, that among these are LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
In the United States some 55 million babies were not given their God-given AND Constitutional-given right to life!
In a speech to Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, then presidential candidate Barack Obama said, “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.”
FACT: No president has supported abortion like Obama.
According to the American Life League in 2009 Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants. In 2010 that figure rose a whopping 34% to $487.4. This president has done what he said in aggressively promoting and supporting the abortion industry.
Ironically, 1,600 of daily abortions are black children. Obama is keeping his race a minority. Black women getting abortions now outnumbered whites and Hispanics combined.2. Sanctity of Marriage
In Genesis 2:21-25 God instituted marriage to be between one man and one woman.
Now, for the first time in the history of the USA, the Democratic party has placed same-sex marriage in their party platform.
No man, no professors, no philosopher, and no politician has the right to redefine that which God has defined. The audacity, the arrogance, and yes, the rebellion of any man to take it upon himself to change what God instituted and ordained! It is the height of rebellion!
3. Support of Israel
In Genesis 12:1-3 God made a covenant with Abraham. He reintegrated this covenant with Isaac and Jacob. That covenant God said, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.” As Americans we better be in the business of blessing Israel! If not, then we have no right to expect God’s blessings on our nation!