Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Defending the Great Name of God through Prayer


      These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Psalms 50:21 (KJV)


Maybe because I am a Christian, that I get upset when people speak offensively about Christ my Savior It is these very same people that feel you are invading their space when you tell them about Christ. It is these very same people that have no problem with bragging about their perverted sexual preference, they find it t totally acceptable to boast about how many women they have been with last weekend, or how “Stinky Drunk” they were the night before, how many designer drugs they have taken before work, and even to some degree, how often they have beaten their wives. But Speak against their atrocities in a moral state judged by God and instantly they will have you taken to HR. With your job now in jeopardy we Christians, ( I do not like that moniker “Believer” because even the devil is a believer) are left with no defense against this problem, we are left having our ears blistered with the voice of this world’s perversion, defiled by the words of those that blaspheme the Name of God and Christ Jesus (2 Peter 2:7). So what do we do, take them to HR? Maybe, But when we do we risk being labeled Bible-Thumper, or Jesus freak, or just a plane old trouble maker. Some of you may argue that God did not want you there anyway; my argument is maybe God did want you there to make a change, but because of your willingness to conform to the ways of the world, you have become of no value to God at all. (Selah)

The second option is take them to court. To that I simply say no. Paul in 1 Corinthian 6:2 tells us that the whole world will be judge by us and we should not take another brother before an unjust judge. I know you're saying but Paul was speaking of one Christian brother against another, and you are correct. But when we the saint of Jesus Christ take any man to court we are saying that the leaders of our church, and the gifting given them by God are not sufficient to judge, we are saying that God himself cannot rightly judge the matters of our lives. 

There is a solution though it may seem simple to some profound to others it remains the only real solution. What does the bible give us as an example to what we should do?

      For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places Ephesians 6:12(KJV)


When Rabshakeh tried to convince the Jews that they had misplaced their confidence in God (2 kings 18:28-35) in silence King Hezekiah dealt with his blasphemy, and placed his letters before God. (2 Kings 19:14) God therefore came into the battle to provide victory a this enemy because he (Rabshakeh) came up against God with his own testimony.
As Christians we MUST use our prayer against all the hate spoken by atheist, blasphemers, perverts, hateful people and anyone that will dishonor the Name of God, or try to convince us that we have misplaced our faith in God. We cannot simply dismiss their words and actions toward us as “just them”. And those that rise up against Christ, and those that disrespect the son and daughters of the living God, should not have their actions be acceptable. If the prince of England walked into the building where you work right now, even though he has no dominion over you in the United States you would treat him with the honor and respect which is due his title, his heritage. And if you disrespected him, your boss or the government would see to it that you were dealt with. How much more must the son and daughters of the only living God be respected? Who should disrespect or dishonor our heritage? (Selah)

God came to the defense of King Hezekiah because it was God’s will that the Assyrian King would not defeat Judah, and would not take Jerusalem. However God could not come to the aid of Judah until King Hezekiah Prayed (Now get this) THE WILL OF GOD. ……………. Now once King Hezekiah prayed God came to his rescue with vengeance (2 Kings 19:20-34) and God, not King Hezekiah defeated the Assyrians.

This concept of praying for a defeat of the enemy happened all throughout the Bible but today, man’s morality has made us to believe that it just isn't right to pray bad on someone. I think in my defense this is not what I’m saying to pray bad on someone for their actions.
But as Christian we must realize that the crimes against Christians, the disrespect and dishonor, the attacks against us because we are Christians are argument toward God for the manifestation of His Will. we must cry with contrite hearts. 

      "Father see how they reproach the Gospel of Jesus Christ?, They defy You Father, and dishonor Your Son with their hateful words. They speak against Your servants, and Your children they detest and subdue. Lift up Your hand and be just toward them according to Your Perfect Will, Make ever mouth which came up against you confess that Jesus is Lord, and every prideful knee bow at the name of Jesus Christ. You dear Father, give a testimony by your hand, to the wicked world of Your Greatness on this side of eternity. This I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen."


Your Brother In Christ, 
Soli Deo Gloria


2 comments:

  1. Good post! In Sunday school this week, we were studying what happened when Jesus was on the cross. Although many people were mocking him, and a number of His friends and followers were there, it isn't recorded that any of them responded to or rebuked the mockers. We found that interesting and tied into Jesus' instruction, "do not cast your pearls before swine." There are certainly times to confront those who mock our King but there are also times to just experience the hurt and pray for them as "they know not what they do."

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  2. Thank you for that encouraging post. I had never even thought of it on that level, your comment is a blessing for me
    Your Brother in Christ

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