The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
June 16, 2012
"Same-sex marriage" Debacle
by Robert McCurry
The sodomite agenda in general and the so-called ‘same-sex marriage’/‘gay-marriage’ subject in particular remain among the top media stories; A brainwashing ploy.
America’s escalating spiritual, cultural, moral, political and economic freefall and chaos is not caused by a biased media, dishonest, corrupt politics, politicians and judges, notwithstanding the influence and power they have and use to advance an evil agenda; The root cause of America’s problems is several-fold: One, pastors and churches, with a few exceptions, are silent and passive; Two, there is no fear of God before the eyes of the people; Three, every person does that which is right in their own eyes.
The true, living, sovereign, holy, Jehovah God of the Bible revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ has been ignored, abandoned and denied; God’s perfect and royal law has been denied and forsaken, causing sin to become an antiquated and obsolete subject; sin is the transgression of God’s law. The sin problem cannot be solved by political action or at the ballot box. No political personality, however powerful and charismatic, can solve the sin problem. Only the Gospel of Christ can effectively remedy the sin problem.
God did not ordain politicians, political parties, legislators, judges, educators, economists, civil government; religious denominations/organizations/fellowships/mission boards; or Christian schools to be the repository of all truth, ‘the light of the world,’ the ‘salt of the earth’ and His Ambassador to preach the Gospel; God ordained the Lord’s Church for this purpose.
The Lord Jesus said that His people are to be ‘the salt of the earth’ and ‘the light of the world’ (Matt 5:13, 14). Light is a dominion quality; light takes dominion over darkness; But, Alas! The darkness of evil and wickedness dominates America. Where is the light? It is hidden under the bed of luxury, ease, comfort and security; entertainment and amusement; under the bushel of business and the love of money.
Salt is a dominion element. Salt takes dominion over deterioration, decay and the unsavory. Salt seasons, restrains corruption, and preserves; Jesus warned, however, that ‘if the salt has lost its saltiness it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the foot of men’; it is worthless.
Alas! Spiritual and moral corruption and deterioration now dominate America. Where is the salt?
Alas! Where is the Lord’s Church that was once so filled with the Holy Spirit that she was accused of ‘turning the world upside down’? (Acts 17:6).
What America needs today more than anything else is for the Lord’s true pastors to preach ‘Thus saith the Lord’ of God’s Word without fear, compromise or apology; the Lord’s Church to be what He ordained her to be; demonstrate the dominion power of the Gospel as salt and light in the real world every day.
God Give Us Men
God give us men…ribbed with the steel of Your Holy Spirit…men who will not flinch when the battle’s fiercest…men who won’t acquiesce, or compromise, or fade when the enemy rages.
God give us men who can’t be bought, bartered, or badgered by the enemy, men who will pay the price, make the sacrifice, stand the ground, and hold the torch high.
God give us men obsessed with the principles true to your Word, men stripped of self-seeking and a yen for security…men who will pay any price for freedom and go any lengths for truth. God give us men delivered from mediocrity, men with vision high, pride low, faith wide, love deep, and patience long…men who will dare to march to the drumbeat of a distant drummer, men who will not surrender principles of truth in order to accommodate their peers.
God give us men more interested in scars than medals. More committed to conviction than convenience, men who will give their life for the eternal, instead of indulging their lives for a moment in time. Give us men who are fearless in the face of danger, calm in the midst of pressure, bold in the midst of opposition.
God give us men who will pray earnestly, work long, preach clearly, and wait patiently. Give us men whose walk is by faith; behavior is by principle, whose dreams are in heaven, and whose book is the Bible.
God give us men who are equal to the task. Those are the men the church needs today.
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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The Wake-Up Herald is published by Robert McCurry. The publication is designed to exalt the true God of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, and inform, inspire, and challenge its readers regarding biblical truth and real-life issues. The contents are the sole responsibility of Robert McCurry and do not represent or speak for or on behalf of any other person or group. There is no subscription charge. The publication is a ministry of faith dependent on the contributions of its readers. Contributions are not tax-deductible. Send all correspondence to: Robert McCurry,605 Moore Rd, Newnan, GA 30263 or firstname.lastname@example.org Remove? Send reply with “remove” in Subject line