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Monday, June 17, 2013

Throwback Posts: Whats It Going To Take?

*This is kind of long, but I wanted to share these thoughts I have been thinking.*

What is it going to take to wake up this generation.
How can we make them see that sex is not what they need.
It is like they are walking around with no sense of right or wrong. It seems morality means nothing to them. It is as if there sense of right and wrong is asleep. They are blinded to the harsh realities. Sin has consequences, but it is like they do not even care, because they cannot see the truth that is right in front of them. It is as if they cannot distinguish between good and evil. They run to the bad. It is like they are living a nightmare, unaware of the tragedies. How can we wake up this generation to see, fulfilling their lusts is not going to fill the void of emptiness they feel inside and try to fill with all the million lies satan tells that they do not even realize are lies until they have swallowed the bait and sunk deep into the pit of sin, sinking deeper with each breath they take breathing the disgusting air that everything is fine, when in reality their sinful lifestyle is leading them straight to hell.

How can we wake them up to see Hollywood is lying. MTV and VH1 do not have their best interests at heart. The latest magazine may claim they have the answer to their problems the quick fix to supply their need, heal their heart and get their life on the right track, but the truth is, the only one true way is found in Jesus Christ, not another music video, rap lyric, one-night stand, drunken party, or snort of marijuana.

My heart aches for this generation….my generation, and the hundreds of children growing up in the culture that we live in. Yet, I have sit idly by for far to long, having the answer tucked within me, yet barely daring to take a stand and share the light of Jesus to the millions of lost and dying people searching for the answer to the problems they face, to the emptiness and loneliness they feel inside, crying tears of sorrow on their pillows each night before they finally drift off to an unpleasant sleep filled with dreams of a better day, yet they awaken in the morning to the brutality of the truth, they are no more closer to their freedom then they were before they turned out the light the night before, because they are still searching for happiness in a bottle, in a pill, in a thrill, in anything and everything within their reach, trying to ease the wound that festers with pain and hurt, increasing with each passing day.

This generation seems to thrive on anything and everything that has to do with sex. It’s like their minds are perverted, yet they are numb to the fact it is perverted. Sex outside of marriage is so common these days, we live in a sex saturated world where the sanctity of marriage is defiled. Many people no longer realize the gift God gave humans to be experienced within a sacred covenant, that covenant is marriage. His rules for that gift have not changed. Many people just choose to ignore the rules and act prematurely on fulfilling their sexual desires and needs, when in reality they are cheapening themselves and not getting the full benefit of sex. I am convinced they miss out on the complete experience, when they participate in the act outside of marriage.

Sure, Hollywood thrives on painting a neat little picture, a pretty little package, with a tag that reads, “Fulfill your needs, no consequences, no regrets, it’s all about you, the thrills and the blissful feeling afterwards.” Hogwash. They lie. The truth is hundreds of teenagers have some form of sex everyday and are left with an emptiness inside they cannot quite explain, so they try to quench the nagging feeling by drinking, popping pills, taking drugs, shopping, sitting numbly in front of the television, or computer screen, or listening to the radio, or some secular CD, or reading the latest magazine promising to have what they need, when in reality they are miserable, many know it, many do not realize they are wallowing in misery, they just know they are looking for something and haven’t found it yet. They need Jesus Christ.

I heard somewhere that already this year there have been reported over 19,000 cases of new STD’s right here in the United States of America. With statistics like that, is doesn’t pay to be promiscuous. With statistics like that, it confirms even more the need to get the message of Jesus Christ to the lost and dying. It’s our job. We can argue there are enough Preachers and Teachers, Singers, and Bloggers, Evangelists, Missionaries, Christian Television, Radio, and Books, let them do the job. Without a doubt there aren’t enough. It is going to take all of us to make a difference and lead souls to Jesus Christ, carrying the gospel to those who are desperate for a cure to heal their troubled soul, a drink to quench the dry desert deep inside. They need the living water of Jesus Christ. What are we going to do about it?

It saddens me that teenagers are growing up in the culture they are growing up in…but o the difference they can make if they grab hold of Jesus Christ and serve Him with all that is within them. Serve Him beyond what we can even begin to imagine. Revival would break out in this world. So what are we waiting for?

Personally I am sick and tired of living a lukewarm, half-hearted lifestyle, knowing I can make a difference, wanting to make a difference, but still sitting on my butt waiting for it to be convenient and still be in my comfort zone. Carrying the gospel of Jesus Christ requires being out of our selfish comfort zone. Actually I am learning that disobeying God by idly withholding the gospel from others, not doing what God has called me to do is not comfortable at all, I am most comfortable when I am obeying God, so if I really want to be in my comfort zone, I should obey God. And so should you.

I am convicted at my laziness. I can gripe all day about the mess this world is in. I can place the blame on whoever I please, but the truth is I am just as guilty as the next person for not taking a bold stand and proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ.

Some people may say, “But you’re a girl..” I’m so sick of that excuse card I could puke. I should know, I have used that excuse for the past four almost five years it is ridiculous. The first person to carrying the gospel of Jesus was Mary. (She carried Him in her womb) She literally gave birth to the Gospel. All throughout the Bible God has used women, what makes us think that has changed now in the 21st century? It hasn’t. Do something to share Jesus with someone. Make a difference. Don’t be idle. Don’t use the excuse, “Well, I’m a girl.” DUH! So you are a girl, God made you a girl, He still expects you to spread His name to whomever you come in contact with, whether it is by word, deed or both. Do something for crying out loud. This generation needs Jesus!!!!!!!! I don’t want to be responsible for their souls going to hell. I have family members I don’t want to be responsible for them going to hell because I was to scared they would reject me, fuss and get mad if I told them about Jesus. I would rather them get mad at me and never speak to me again, than to know they went to hell because I didn’t tell them about Jesus. It’s time we as Christians stop playing games, stop playing around. This is serious business and we have been treating it like a walk in the park on a sunny day, ice cream cone in one hand, balloon in another taking our own sweet time, stopping to smell the flowers, hear the birds sing, watch the sunset in the sky, but overlooking the garbage at our feet begging someone to clean it up. Sin is everywhere, it is right under our noises threatening to squeeze the life out of it’s captives, and it will, if we as the body of Christ don’t do something. What do we do? We pray, we preach Jesus Christ crucified, died, buried and rose again. We tell them of His unconditional love for them that lead Him to a cross on a hill, shedding His blood for our sins so that we can be forgiven. We tell them that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. That whosoever calls on His name will be saved. We must do it. If we don’t who will? If we don’t take a stand. Who will? Will the blood of the lost and dying be on our hands? Will we be convicted of being passive Christians sucking our thumbs and demanding a hand out, instead of being the salt and light we were called to be?

Why are we playing games. Is the message not clear to us? Are we so guilty of finding fulfillment in other things ourselves that we have become numb to the truth too? Are we still wearing spiritual diapers? Are we not ready to be promoted to solid food and be trusted to carry the precious gospel to all those who will hear?

What is it going to take to raise up a generation who loves God? Many do, and that is great! But what is it going to take to reach the unreached, the ones still trapped in sin and misery, held captive in bondage by satans evil lies, living their lives with a huge void in their lives they have tried to fill on their own and cannot. We have to do something. We must. We can’t let them go to hell. I don’t want to be responsible for souls going to hell. I cannot be. I refuse to be. It’s my job to witness, it’s your job to witness. Some will reject, some will follow. For those who reject, at least we did our job and told them of Jesus Christ and that there is forgiveness for their sins and a loving Father who is waiting with open arms to rescue them from sins cold chains of bondage that grips their heart and wraps around their lives so tight at times it feels as if they cannot breath.

I ask what is it going to take to reach this generation. The answer, it is going to take us as believers in Jesus Christ, reaching out and taking a stand, joining together to proclaim JESUS is the way the truth and the life. Only through Him can a man or woman be saved. Carrying the gospel of Jesus, letting the light of Christ shine through us, being His hands and Feet. His vocal cords to reach the lost. That’s what it is going to take.

What are you going to do about it?

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