As I reflect on the turmoil of 2018, the chaos in our country and the world, the strange convulsions of nature we have witnessed, the reeling of our earth with devastating earthquakes and volcanoes, I searched the scriptures. I was looking for how we should be living in the coming year. Especially given the lateness of the hour, as far as prophecy is concerned. And I found this from Paul. It says it all.
“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.”
The last days of 2018 have shown more bias and contempt for Christians especially in public or on social media. Facebook banned Franklin Graham for 24 hours because of a post he did about forcing opposite sex bathrooms.
Now someone from facebook has apologized to him and he has accepted that apology. However it should never have happened in a country that has freedom of speech.
A small town tucked away in the rolling hills in Missouri (Ozark), has been sued for having a lighted cross in their Christmas light display. And the list goes on and on. Facebook also took offense and banned posts that said an “illegal alien” was responsible for killing a Police officer on Christmas day. This illegal alien was found to have been involved in gang activity. But they banned some posts for violating standards saying it was hate speech. Again our freedom of speech is in danger. The day is slowly fading, speak while you still can, because remember there are those recently elected to congress who soon take over and they stand for socialism and other isms” that would take away freedoms.
We also have not been given the spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Let us go boldly into 2019 proclaiming and revealing the light of Christ. Boldly speaking against persecution and discrimination, speak for our values and morals that are in danger of being obliterated.
“What I say to one, I say to all, watch.”
May God Bless and keep you all in His mighty hands, and may we shine bright for Christ.
Categories: Commentary by CJ