Think about the root word for socialism? Social Media was born to give us a platform for civil discourse. It was an experiment that was allowed for a time to engage, then to filter, then to identify, then censor those who disagree with socialism. Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. (One World Gov) The Truth would tell us; interacting on social media with friends is over. It is time for you to interact face to face with family, neighbors and a few friends. Engage them in a relevant conversation about where they intend on spending eternity?
Charles Spurgeon expounded on Matthew 8:18-20. Jesus said “The foxes have holes…follow Me, let the dead bury the dead.” The dead in Christ, the unregenerated will continue to follow the politicians, and renew their minds over and over with what the deceiver is doing. What news story will bring you to Jesus? The Good News about Jesus Christ needs to be repeated over and over. Much of the concerns of government, all the proposed social reforms are necessary, but we are encouraged to let the unsaved bury the dead. Those who are obedient to Christ, need all our energy devoted towards reaching the hopeless with the message of salvation and eternity. “I [Jerusalem] called to my lovers (political allies), but they deceived me. My priests and my elders perished in the city While they looked for food to restore their strength.” Lamentations 1:29 – Think about how Eli, the priest mocked Hannah’s faith. Use your ability to serve the Lord; disciple the youth; hospitality; write; teach. The church long ago stopped being the voice of Almighty God when His church engaged in politics. The true kingdom minded Christians elect politicians to deal with regulations for citizens of this world. Yes we need Christians in government, but we desperately need pastors to preach the Gospel and disciple their flock. We were saved for such a time as this. We are to be set apart! As we walk away from politics, and walk in the Spirit of God, we return to His purpose, and unify with His will. We were saved not to elect a republican to lead us, we were saved by our Lord Jesus Christ to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, to do His will. Jesus Christ opened the door to the cage of this world and set us free by His blood sacrifice. CELEBRATE your freedom “in Christ” by flying away from politics. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 QUESTIONS: Will you deny Christ 3 times before the rooster crows,? Will Jesus say “I never knew you?” Jesus knows in advance what we will do and He encourages us all to “Return to Me, and follow Me” If we bear His name, are we in step with Jesus? OR, are we a rebel? Do we truly believe that we are citizens of heaven and only on earth to fulfill the purpose of God?