So said Moses.
The relationship netween prophets and society in general and national leadership in particular was often very tense in the Old Testament. It often still is…
The pre-election scrambling, here in the U.K. to say something positive about Jesus/Christianity by leading political figures from every political hue is shown by the demand/concession re abortion in the last few days to have been a sham.
I hope as believers we will always be prepared to say the party we support or voted for have got it wrong. Sometimes it seems from Facebook that some Christians can see no wrong in the party they or their family have historically voted for and at the same time never concede when another party is speaking at least a bit more in line with Kingdom of God values espoused by Jesus, about any given issue.
Power or Jesus is a choice all of us will probably have to make at various decision points in our life story. Perhaps for you or for myself that choice may present itself today. Let’s pray for one another the strength to make the right choice. The lure of power and influence even within church circles is strongly attractive….
…as is the lure of money/funding. I felt a nudge to go off at a slight tangent before ending this blog. Compromising a God given vision for the sake of financial support from a body or an individual is something some of you reading this are facing right now. Don’t yield. It will cost your vision and your soul too much. Watch the offer disappearing down the tube as it were. Rejoice and trust the God you are seeking to honour.
Was doing that very thing this morning- reviewing why I had voted for one party historically?
Sadly when reviewing the alternatives, reached the conclusion I couldn’t vote for any with a clear conscience. Where does that leave me? How does being a citizen of the kingdom of God provide a way forward for believers?
I just wondered what the electorate would think if their party were going to propose crucifixion for any newborn unwanted child rather than going down the path of abortion!
Is one method not really comparable to the other, apart from the fact that the country would be covered by the crucifixes of babies for all to see the true reality of what has been done rather than everything being done in hiding and secret!
One of my readings for today is Isaiah 57!
Verses 1 to 5 are a poignant reminder of what message God gave Isaiah to speak out in that time period
“Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. 2 For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die.”
But then follows;
“But you—come here, you witches’children, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes! 4 Whom do you mock, making faces and sticking out your tongues? You children of sinners and liars! 5 You worship your idols with great passion beneath the oaks and under every green tree.
You sacrifice your children down in the valleys, among the jagged rocks in the cliffs.”
This is only the beginning of the harangue!
I suppose what goes around comes around, however, God has his eye on it all!
He still weeps about these things even as Jesus wept!
And Jesus He only does what the Father tells him!
Emotive subject to be discussed in a blog, could it cause someone to stumble?
I am not opposed to righteous anger at sin but there is a much broader perspective if we start looking at others and not our selves.
A right to opinion? not really.
A right to call a child unwanted? not really for that child is Gods.So inever unwanted.
I was a pregnancy that my mother tried to end.
I have never felt unwanted but loved.
I am sure if that attempt had achieved end of life l would be with God.
Not really .for the crucifixion was always a part or Gods plan.?
To save us all .
We are born into sin and without chioce.
We cannot demand life but we are here now to show love and compassion for all.
Cry for our sin, cry for the pregnant mother.cry for that father.
I beleive God takes care of all life whether life has chance to draw breathe or not.
Creation of His Kingdom.
An emotive subject brave to share your feelings.
Hi Kenny, really enjoy the openness & honesty of your blog.
Just wished to encourage you on the post above.
The nudge you felt to go off on a slight tangent was such an encouragement to myself & the rest of our team as we found ourselves in that very situation regarding funding the day before you wrote this.
May we have faith & honour God.
Every blessing in Jesus
Thanks David. God Bless you and your team. K
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We are a fragile people .
God is strong and mighty to save.
His word is true . We need Him .
We look to God for His love and unfailing justice.
God of mercy who brings hope in the hopeless and light in darkness.
Let us not fall or rise at the words of people.
words that can disarm the bravest most courageous warrior
You are the sword of truth ,equip Kenny today with your armour for He prevails for you.