The decision not to indict Officer Wilson devastated the nation.
Michael Brown, an unarmed man was gunned down by Wilson. It is understandable that people would be upset, however, a deeper issue is being missed.
150,000 persons pass into eternity every single day. 1.8 persons per second.
As I have said before. No one is really thinking about the fact that Michael Brown is in eternity. What part of eternity? Most people want to assume that he is either in heaven or hell. If he made repentance to Jesus, then it’s a no brainer. If he failed to do so, he is in hell. Just because he may have died a horrible death, it doesn’t automatically award a person a place in heaven.
But the question is about you now. In a nano second, you and I could be plunged into eternity. Where will you spend eternity if you are not saved?
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.
Few of us will look at it from the eternal perspective because of the darkness of men’s heart.
Just a few moments ago, a bunch of clergy in Ferguson stood on the stage with the mayor of Ferguson.
I must say that this is the day where preachers are ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are ashamed to preach the only solution to man’s woe’s. So long as man refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, more incidences will ensue. Eternity is a long time to think about why people refuse to repent of sin and be born again.
What’s more important to us is “race relations.” Not eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Some will say that I am missing the point. No. Because at the end of the day, everyone’s grain of sand in the hour glass will fall and the end of life will be realized.
Social injustice is first a spiritual injustice. What is the spiritual injustice? As long as man is in sin and refuses to come to the Lord to be saved from sin, more Fergusons will happen. Spiritual injustice? One person said that there is a “vacuum of leadership from the Black community.”
There is a spiritual vacuum of pastoral leadership to preach and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. But it’s not every where. There are pastors that are living and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in Ferguson, but people refuse to come to be saved by the Lord.
Here is the reason.
As long as the heart of man “is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked,” nothing will change.
More deaths will occur.
The Lord Jesus said this….John 3:17-21 says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Paul said this in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
You see, it wasn’t the white man that won. The real person behind the scene won.
“…the god of this world.”
He is called satan or adversary. He is not a figment of a person’s imagination. Devils and satan exist and because men reason this into their minds that they do not exist and that Jesus is a myth, they are blinded.
Many will not believe the Bible, the Word of God. Many will not believe that Jesus is the Only Way, Truth, and Life (see John 14:6). Many will not believe that “Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Many will mock, sneer, and scorn the true Word of God.
Lastly, clergy that stand in front of microphones and are ashamed of speaking about the Only Solution, the Lord Jesus Christ, are compromised. When you are ashamed of the name that is above every name, they have denied the Lord.
Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation…” Romans 1:16.
It’s not the power of prayer that gets things done.
It is the God that answer prayer that is the true power behind our praying.
When you hear people say that they have the power of prayer, it’s a dead giveaway that they think that they can answer their prayers by just praying.
God answers prayer but the people that pray cannot compromise the protocol of prayer.
Praying to the Father in Jesus’ name.
They cannot withhold the name of Jesus as was seen in the Ferguson press conference with the clergy.
Compromise is a sure fire way to keep God out of the affairs of man. Especially when you are ashamed to use the name that is above every name.
When you call on the Father in Jesus’ name, there is no shame. Because they are afraid to speak the name of Jesus, the Lord will deny them before the Father and the holy angels. When you fear man more than you fear God, it’s a revelation of the true god you serve. You may not like this, but I am not writing this to be liked.
The truth is what it is.
Deal with it.