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In the #1 selling devotion book on Amazon, “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal”, in the section titled, “Prayer of a Weary Black Woman”, Chanequa Walker-Barnes, PhD asks God to, “Please help me to hate white people… My prayer is that you would help me to hate the other white people—you know, the nice ones, The Fox News–loving, Trump-supporting voters who ‘don’t see color’ but who make thinly veiled racist comments about ‘those people.’ The people who are happy to have me over for dinner but alert the neighborhood watch anytime an unrecognized person of color passes their house.”
You cannot find a Biblical precedent for hating any color of person–not even in the Imprecatory Psalms. We are being taught, pastored, and shepherded by the political news media to hate each other. Hatred sells.
Hatred of the Church is on the rise in Canada. Even though Pastor James Coates has been released from prison, GraceLife Church has been forcefully shut down while Islamic Mosques continue to hold services.
Hatred of American founding principles is also on the rise. China is Babylon to America’s Israel. Our government is considering a gun grab and has made statements that “no amendments to the constitution are absolute” (Second Amendment).
Jesus reigns. He uses the trials and temptations of the Church to cleanse, purify, and sharpen it so that the Word becomes most important: Jesus gets proclaimed and people get saved!
Time is short. We need to pray God to revive us, God to send the Spirit back into us. We need Jesus again in this Country.
One of the fruits of Sin in Romans 5 is that we are at enmity with God. We don’t want Him to be part of our lives. It says, “I can’t find a church that I agree with so I’m not going to any church”. That is what humans do. Humans hold God to an impossible standard because they want Him to be like them and to make Him into what they want Him to be. When they are confronted with the Truth, they leave.
We need a spiritual Copernican Revolution, we are not the center of the universe, God is. We revolve around God, He does not revolve around us. There is a God who judges the living and the dead and one day we will all be held accountable to His Word and His Authority. If you are not standing on Christ, you are not standing on righteousness. There is a God who judges the living and the dead and one day we will all be held accountable to His Word and His Authority. If you are not standing on Christ, you are not standing on righteousness.
Judgment is coming!
Key Verse: Matthew 16:18
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Theme: We Don’t Build God’s House, He builds His House through Us
Scriptures Studied: 2 Samuel 7; 2 Samuel 8; Genesis 50:20; Psalm 52; Psalm 14; Isaiah 64:6; John 1:14; 1 Peter 2:5; Luke 1:68-71; John 14:27; John 5:18; Romans 8:38; 1 John 5:14-15; Philippians 1:2; Romans 12:1-7; Matthew 21:23; Ephesians 1:3
Points to Note:
Reminder, the story of Saul & David is Our Story:
Kingdom of Saul | Self-Absorbed and Insecure | Passing Away
Kingdom of David | Self-Less & Dependent on God | Arriving
Government Resistance Is Good:
The Gospel In 2 Samuel 7:
There are some hard truths about American life that affect their attitudes towards the Church:
THE CHURCH AS GOD’S HOUSE
Recognize the Following:
Questions to Consider:
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