Resist the Devil and he will Flee from You

The Great Reset – some needed satire

Actually, I personally believe that God is waiting for us to come to some conclusions before He will move us on to new and better things. We are not spectators of this world we are the body of Christ commissioned to change people’s minds about what is evil and what is good. This is not about a Romans 13 submission to the governing authorities, just as being meek is not how we are taught to respond to the devil – it’s how we respond to each other as human beings. We are supposed to be making disciples, people who think like us according to all the teachings of the Bible and help them arise to who God wants them to be. A great name for a church would be the “Develop Your Personal Ministry Church,” which focused on developing as many people as possible rather than just focus on salvation, numerical growth, or social issues.

We have many anointed pastors, but they must reproduce themselves and not be content to manage an organization. The church should not form a corporate mantra that is a cohesive niche on certain biblical truths that are widely accepted in our day. Martin Luther required the Friars who preached under his district to preach on all the biblical doctrines once a year. We the church have corrupted our beliefs. Those beliefs and behaviors include these quoted bullets from research at the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University regarding what the average Christian believes:

  • 48% believe a person who is good enough or does enough good works can earn eternal salvation
  • 44% do not believe that history is the unfolding narrative of God’s reality
  • 44% claim the Bible is ambiguous in its teaching about abortion
  • 43% maintain that when Jesus was on earth, He sinned
  • 42% seek moral guidance primarily from sources other than the Bible
  • 42% do not identify and confess their sins on a daily basis
  • 40% accept lying as morally acceptable if it advances personal interests or protect one’s reputation
  • 36% prefer socialism to capitalism
  • 34% reject the idea of legitimate marriage as one man and one woman
  • 34% argue that abortion is morally acceptable if it spares the mother from financial or emotional discomfort or hardship

The above bullets quoted from <https://www.arizonachristian.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CRC_AWVI2020_Release11_Digital_04_20201006.pdf>

While I abhor the World Economic Forum’s lobbying for a great reset, we the church desperately need a great reset back to the full truth of God’s word.

Quote from Rick Joyner:

         “As it has been said, “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.” As one of the greatest Christian lights to face the evils of the Nazis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, said, “To not speak is to speak. To do nothing is to do something.” There will be no neutrality in the ultimate battle between good and evil, so we must resolve now that we will not be silent, and we will do something.”

Rick closes with these historical quotes:

Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us. John Hancock

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~Thomas Jefferson

Quoted from <https://publications.morningstarministries.org/word-for-the-week/next-step%E2%80%94heritage-brief-46>