IN TIMES OF TROUBLE it’s often the case that we are inclined to be fearful and not speak boldly for the truth. While there have been many periods of time throughout the history of mankind where the suppression of truth has resulted in the destruction of lives and even nations, we are entering into such a period. We pray that it will be stopped; yet, suppressing the truth and professing to be wise his own eyes comes natural to man. Only by the grace of God will we be able to overcome the lies that are being poured out from those who seek to take down this nation – They have rejected the word of truth; that is the Bible. Having done so, they promote as true that which is a lie from pulpits, from learning institutions and from the halls of congress. Furthermore, they seek to suppress the truth in their unrighteousness (interestingly, those who speak to the truth will not seek to suppress those who speak lies, but rather will seek to expose their lies for what they are, sin.)
As believers in Christ we must remember to always speak boldly the truth that is according to the word of God, The Bible. We must speak boldly the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We must speak boldly the good news of Jesus Christ, the power of God to salvation to those who believe in Him (Romans 1:16).
We need more faithful gospel preaching that is from God’s word and not a social gospel that is from the pit of hell. Remember, that as we faithfully proclaim God’s truth we must also by the grace of God through faith live the gospel, knowing that Jesus promised us that He will be with us, as Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 and reaffirmed in Hebrews Chapter 13, verse 5 (see verse of the day). This is the gospel of Jesus Christ: that the Second Person of the one true Triune God, Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3, 14), came into the world to save sinners like and me (Mark 10:45; John 3:16); to suffer and die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and redeem us from the bondage to sin, obtaining once and for all time in His death and resurrection the forgiveness of sins, righteousness, salvation and everlasting life to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 15:3-7, 20-22; 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53).
The promise that Jesus Christ gave is so that we will not fear the world; that is, oppressive tyranny and the suppression of the truth in unrighteousness. Fear will drive people to compromise the truth to maintain peace with the world even to extent of proclaiming a gospel other than what is revealed in Scripture; a social and political gospel where we must put trust in man. This social and political gospel is no gospel at all – it is “anathema” (accursed) by God Himself (Galatians 1:8). KNOW the Gospel – NO compromise!
You who are putting your trust in Jesus Christ, stand fast in the ‘uncompromised’ gospel, resist the wiles of the devil who practices deceit (smooth sounding half truths) and rest in the faithfulness of the Lord God Almighty who created all that there is in 6 ordinary days about 6,000 years ago. He will be with you. He will fill you will His Spirit so that may not fear in the day of troubles – troubles may become more and more severe, if the people of this nation and all of western society do not repent and return to the God of our salvation by faith alone in Christ alone – the salvation that frees the sinner from his or her bondage to sin, which laid out for our forefathers the principles that gave them the foundation to the freedoms we enjoy and are being whittled away by the enemies of this nation and the propaganda machine promoting tyranny claiming to be news networks and institutions of learning.
REMEMBER, salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to glory of God alone, according to Scripture alone – it is upon this gospel truth that sets us free and will keep us free as individuals, as churches and as a nation. In proclaiming this Gospel message we can boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”