Sun. May 31st, 2020

To Change Minds We Must Change Hearts.

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By Rev. Christopher B. Cain

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 ESV)

I feel that the situation we find ourselves in merits that I address some of what is going on. I do not believe there is any situation we could possibly find ourselves in that cannot be addressed and solved by Scripture, and the proper application thereof. As believers, we have one calling, or commission, that is given in two parts. We may know it as the Great Commission. I believe that the Great Commission is the answer to the present situation we find ourselves in.

We can see more clearly each passing day that there is a corrupt cabal pulling the strings of the people we view as our elected representatives. These representatives are our servants, yet they have forgotten that and even have openly rebelled against us by attempting to legislate us into servitude ourselves. They have not only tried to do so through legislation, but through unconstitutional orders and edicts which violate our rights protected in the constitution. Worse than that, they have polluted our justice system with unholy and ungodly individuals who seek not to judge according to the law but to legislate from the bench, a power which is reserved not for the judicial branch but the legislative. They have even infiltrated the free press and corrupted it to such a degree that even Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would be envious.

We ourselves have allowed such behavior to go largely unchecked for far too long. America’s greed and corruption is a direct result of our lawless behavior and idol worship. You may not think we have succumbed to bowing down to Moloch or some other idol, but we absolutely have. Every time a child is sacrificed in the name of women’s health, that is a sacrifice to Moloch. Every time we go to a sporting event, movie, or concert when we should be in the house of the Lord that is idolatry. There is no other way around it, if you put more time, money, and energy into something like sports, music, or entertainment than you do in worshiping the Almighty God, you are guilty of idol worship, plain and simple. Idol worship simply defined is anything that comes before, or takes the place of, God in our lives. We have forsaken God in the name of comfort, convenience, and individual liberty. Why then are we surprised to see that our elected representatives are openly rebelling against their constitutionally appointed bosses, we the people? As a nation we asked for what we are seeing now, and I do not mean coronavirus, I mean the usurping of freedoms and rights which God gives, and only God can take away. Coronavirus is just the excuse they are using to take their Satanic one world government out for a test drive.

We serve a sovereign God, who contrary to the false teaching of some, is still in control. God allows free will, and He has allowed this to befall us because we as a nation forsook Him. Sometimes you can softly call someone to wake up, other times you have to shake them to wake them. I believe God allowed the doors of the churches to close because we disobeyed and distorted the Word of God to such a point we need to have a complete house cleaning. Jesus said, “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.” (Luke 11:33) For far too long we have been a lit candle hidden under a basket called church. We are the church, and we must no longer hunker in a bunker afraid of the enemy but we must storm the gates of hell. We have the solution right in the Great Commison, it is time to uncouple ungodly manmade theology and do what Christ said. We must go into all the world, preaching and teaching the Gospel and to make disciples of Christ. If we truly want to awaken people, to change their minds, we have to first change their hearts. We do that by the preaching of the Gospel, in season and out of season. The preaching of the Gospel is always the answer, it exposes the darkness and delivers us from it by the power of Christ.

We do not have to do this in our own power thankfully. God does not leave us powerless and ineffective to carry out the work which He has called us to. Whenever we see the word “Therefore” in Scripture we need to find out what it is there for. The word Therefore serves as a marker, highlighting the need to look deeper to see how the context of the Scripture defines the Therefore passage. In the case of the Great Commission the Therefore serves to tell us to see the preceding verse, as it often does, and in this case the preceding verse reveals the power we have to carry out the calling of Preaching the Gospel into all the world, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and making Disciples of Christ.

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18 ESV)

We are empowered by Jesus Christ, who clearly stated all authority in Heaven and on Earth is given to Him. Our power and authority comes from Christ who has all power and authority, and who has called us to the work of preaching the Gospel, baptizing in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and making Disciples of Christ. We have the answers, the calling, the authority and thus the power to carry out the work we have been called to. We have the duty, the privilege and thus the sacred honor to be ambassadors of the Living and Risen Savior, the very Creator of Heaven and Earth, so let us go forth and be about our Father’s business. Let us change the minds of the peoples of the Nation’s by changing their hearts. The only lasting change that occurs is the change which the Truth of the Gospel brings. The Gospel does not only initiate change in hearts and minds, it brings forth new life in Christ. It radically and dramatically changes lives. John 14:6 says, “Jesus Christ is the way the Truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me!” Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

The Preaching of the Word was the answer to man’s warped religious system and the answer to tyrant Rome, and it is the answer to the choas, confusion, fear, panic, and tyranny which we face today. Christ is always the answer, and He is always the way.

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