Jesus is the Overcomer
The world today is full of conflicts on every front. Islam is fighting in wars everywhere, from Jerusalem to Russia, to the Philippines. The Muslims seem to hate the West, Jews, Christians and Americans. The world leaders think that bringing peace to the Middle East will bring world peace.. Most of the values of denominational Christians in America are under attack from all directions - the media, lawyers, courts and other churches. There are issues that greatly divide the denominational churches and the unsaved. Many Christians are frightened by what is happening today. Everyone wants to keep their freedom and their constitutional rights.
Racial problems exist in major conflicts from Africa to America, from China to Europe. We have not gained any ground except where laws have dictated change, and that is only external. The economy of even the USA is so fragile that if 1/10th of 1% of the US buildings were destroyed they say we would see a major collapse of the US economy and it would take years to recover.
The church systems are so invaded by the spirits of antichrist that they have no authority to do anything. Their prayers just fall off the ceilings whilst everybody there jumps up and down thinking they have the anointing! The prophets and teachers who did hear from the Spirit were run off years ago and now we have a multitude of Martha's. Compromise is the order of the day on all fronts. T Austin Sparks said, "The great problem of divisions in Christianity is as hopeless of solving by human resources as are the many inter-racial problems."
What is happening in the world today? Does anyone really see the situation as it really is? Do we see what Antichrist is doing, and has done, to the world which surrounds us? Where are the prophets of the Lord? They are surely not on TV or in the church systems of this present darkness. What is happening in the heavenlies? What is the Spirit saying to the churches? Is there an answer that will help me in the world? Jesus said, "I am the door: by Me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:9&10)
Many a church-goer has been confronted by compromise in themselves after the last decades. Many have been challenged by men of discernment and have gone the easy way. These wandering stars have polluted the sons by their compromise, and now still need to return to the place where they have left the road that leads to holiness.
We need not be concerned with social issues, local issues, national issues. We need not worry about who will be governor, president or pope. These are the things that the world in darkness is fighting for.
For me, I am happy that Jesus Christ is in me, the hope of glory; that His Kingdom is my Kingdom; that this world and this dispensation is passing away and a new dispensation is coming; that He has set me free from the bondage's of religion, politics, world conflicts and denominations. And the greatest thing - He is life, eternal life, resurrection life within me. Oh how wonderful He is! If you allow the powers of darkness to capture your peace, already the Kingdom has slipped through your temple. It is time to be watchful and strengthen the things that remain.
Jim D. August 2003
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