Saints of God, what are we to expect from the world? For them to uplift a righteous standard of living? For them to care about the unborn and not themselves? For them to give credence to arguments concerning God’s commands or to be moved by apologetics? We are fools if we think this works. What drew many in the days of Jesus? Power! Stephens’s wisdom never changed the mind of the men in the synagogue; instead they lied on him and killed him. That is what wicked people do. In time they will do it in America.
Wisdom is only part of the key. We need power. Natural power and Supernatural power. If we begin to separate ourselves from the world and take our money and put it toward Godliness, then things will change. Money is natural power. We buy the devils food (drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, lottery tickets) and yet call ourselves Christians. We watch the devils movies. Oh I know, you don’t watch pornography, but instead you watch movies filled with sex outside of marriage and homosexual relationships on television and somehow wonder why your house is full of sin and growing worse and why your daughter is twerking as the boys at school shout. If you are unfamiliar with the term ask your teen. Where should you spend your money? Acknowlege God in all your ways and he will direct your path, just be obedient.
We need supernatural power. This only comes when we are operating in perfect love. We can only operate in perfect love when we are operating in obedience. Obedience gives us the confidence to ask the Lord in faith believing that our prayer can heal the sick and raise the dead. We depend so much on science today because we are not yielding to God like we should. He does miracles today. We need this gift operating in more people.
The homosexual is not our problem. The problem is our attendance at the devils table. He sets a beautiful spread with delicious foods. A little adultery here, some premarital sex there, of course, getting drunk at home is ok, as long as you don’t go outside. Most of our meditation and conversation is ungodly and then we go to church and pretend. We have absolutely no power and have not heard a word from the Lord in months, some years. You may wonder how I know? I have seen your Facebook accounts.
I understand my Baptist brothers your limitation in the supernatural, but I assure you, when you cast off the things of this world, a supernatural power will arrest you regardless. Cast off pride and arrogance. Cast off pornography and listening to ungodly music and God’s power will arrive in a fresh way.
To them with ears to hear, Let them hear.