Psalms 1:1 (KJV) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
The world is falling apart around us, but we have a promise from God that will preserve us from the evil that is now present. Satan is leading an army against the word of God in an attempt to destroy his people establishing his empire on earth. Nevertheless, there is hope for the children of God that if we should shun the ways of evil men keeping ourselves from their foolish ideologies God will preserve us. If we should walk not according to the standards of the world, we will be as a tree planted by rivers of water always bringing forth the fruits of righteousness.
I understand this to mean that as Christians we need to be practical about our faith in Christ, we need to understand the message of God and the warfare to which we are called. Jesus came and being God he battled the enemy all the way to the cross leaving for us an example we are to follow. Christianity is not about living a prosperous life here on earth as many are preaching today, it is about joining the battle and standing up for the kingdom of God. Christianity is about taking command of God’s word and bearing fruit unto holiness, and I must say this is not a view of the Church today.
Today the message of God is being watered down by many who claim his name, it seems as if the Church has now become a place of deception. No one wishes to hear the word of God, rather they are turning to fables running after myths. We are in the last days and the reality of the return of Jesus Christ is upon us, and there is no denying it unless one has made the choice to be deceived.
The book and verse above is calling everyone who has taken upon himself the name of Jesus Christ to be practical in his office in Christ. It doesn’t mean to meditate as to think only upon the word of God, but to put into action daily those things we have read and know to be true as they are written for our benefit.
2 Timothy 4:2-3 (KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
The world we know is doomed, and there is no hope for it. It is understood that those rejecting the message of God are doomed to destruction, but for us who have accepted the word of grace we are preserved unto eternity. Yet we have a problem in the house of God, we have pastors teaching that speaking in the language of the Spirit is forbidden, that God doesn’t work miracles in our time, and that we are not to take the word of God literally. It is time for us to set into motion the word of God, “reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time has come and men are no longer retaining sound doctrine.
What is the message we need to share with the world, the message we are to share is that Jesus is the only way, that Jesus is our true and only King and that by him only can we be saved. We are to be bold and courageous facing the battle laying down our lives for the truth and the kingdom.
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.