Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
This last week has been devastating to all who are Christian men and women. We are seeing in our life time, before our very eyes our heavenly Father turning a country over to itself. (Romans 1)
However, when this type of event takes place, our heavenly Father always has a remnant remaining. He always leaves that remnant with instructions. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
So! What are we as this remnant to do? God thru Paul’s writings, has given us a great start.
BE ALERT - No matter what happens here in America, no matter what men may do or try to do. We must remember that men and women are not the enemy. They are simply men and women who are lost, who cannot think rationally, who are depraved in spirit and mind. Satan is behind all this division, destruction, and discord. He is the enemy. Paul warns be on the alert. Do not allow yourself to be tricked, fooled, or overcome. Because of laws being changed and new ones to come, do not be led to believe they are okay with God. Be alert! First uphold the Christian standard long before you uphold the government of human standards.
STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH - This involves living out that Christian standard in the midst of a godless society and government.
ACT LIKE MEN – Be upright. As God made you in stature so be in your character and morality. A friend of the statesman Henry Clay once told him, “It will assist you in your prospects for the Presidency” Clay responded , Is it right? “No” came the reply from his friend. “ Clay continued, “ I would rather be right, then be President.” Act like the man God made you to be!
BE STRONG - The Christian life is capable of great strength. All imposed by the Holy Spirit. This power is available to all Christians. God calls us to be Strong in our convictions - Convinced in the gospel, convinced in the truth. Mindful of truth over tradition.
Strong in love – Love can do what no other motivator can. A loving man is a great doer of the work of Christ.
Strong in will - Strength of will is required in our struggles with the sinful nature. As sin abounds around us, let us all be strong in will to combat its destructive draw.
So, dear brothers, as God’s remnant in a dying society. Be alert, stand firm, be men (faith’s hero) be strong. For Love never fails !!!
From Your Pastor
Bro. Clay Hicks