Saturday, April 19, 2014

What If The Lord Jesus Came To America?


















If the Lord Jesus Christ came in our day (2014) to the "land of the "free", what would you expect the majority of Americans to do with Him? Would the "Word made Flesh" be received and welcomed as the Savior of the world? Would "church" goers receive Him with open arms? Would the socially dependent so called "poor", rich and government and educational elites welcome Him with open arms? Would the conservative and leftist media outlets have good things to say about Him? Would His countless miracles of healing the lame, blind, sick and demon possessed win over the masses from sea to shining sea? Well... Tragically the heart of a man is NOT changed by witnessing signs and wonders (Matt. 13, Rom. 10:17). Man will just about justify, excuse and do anything rather than changing and repenting to Almighty God's saving grace (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32). The history of mankind is full of such godless testimonies (Psalm 106:7, John 5:1-18, Acts 2:22-23, Rev. 11:3-13, Rev. 20:6-15). I guarantee that the majority of Americans who would have saw Jesus would in like manner (Liberals and Conservatives) by the end of His 3 1/2 year ministry would have had enough of Him, His ETERNAL realities, and cries of repentance to a lost and dying world, and at Easter (an American holiday) in 2014 would in unison yell crucify Him and put Him to death! The country we live into day has absolutely NO PLACE for Almighty God, the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. Self willed religion (a spiritual philosophy), narcissism, independence from godliness and lawlessness dominate our day. So when push comes to shove and the chips are down, when ones back is against the wall and the fat lady sings the true nature of an individual is then revealed and it "ain't" pretty. Such was the heart in Jesus' day and such is the heart of our day.

Man will just about justify, excuse and do anything rather than changing and repenting to Almighty God's saving grace.

As it were, Jesus had absolutely dominated the “news cycle” of His day for 3 ½ years! Jesus would have been constantly talked about in all of the newspapers and on all of the radio talk shows, blogs and main stream media outlets. Sadducees and Pharisees talk shows hosts would ignorantly miss represent Him to the kool aid drinking Israeli masses of conservatives and liberal Jews of Jesus day. His enemies would have be on 24/7 slandering campaigns to change and curb public opinion against Him. His WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE and ETERNAL REDEMPTION to a doomed and fallen world would have been called intolerant, hate speech, bigoted and satanic-phobia. There would have been constant polls questioning and asking, “Is Jesus the Messiah?” “Is He good for Israel?” “Do you believe that Jesus is God? etc. Religious and political hacks would have followed Him around Israel protesting, misrepresenting and misquoting His words, miracles and wonders to their godless doom! The oppositional government bureaucrats would have sought to limit where Jesus was to speak and sent their spies out to follow Him to gather incriminating evidence against Him. The unbelieving Israeli socialists would have wanted Jesus to run for leadership as a socialist “cradle to grave” provider of the people without ever addressing their ETERNAL needs. Conservatives would have wanted Jesus to run for office to instill a conservative utopia (in this fallen world) where the people can honor God according to their “OWN” conservative mindset while REJECTING Almighty God’s ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS provision for ETERNITY (Rom. 10:2-4). The poor would have wanted something for nothing and the rich low taxes to grow the economy and their “worldly” business.

Unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief! If it quacks like an unbelieving duck, and walks like an unbelieving duck it is an unbelieving duck! It was so in Jesus Day and it is so in our day!

My friends NOTHING is EVER new under the sun! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (Eccl. 1)! Whether conservative unbelief or liberal unbelief (politically or religiously), Unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief! If it quacks like an unbelieving duck, and walks like an unbelieving duck, it is an unbelieving duck! It was so in Jesus day and it is so in our day! What is absolutely key to know the reality of what is going on in our world is that the master of this fallen and godless world of Jew and Gentiles has the same ol playbook but repackaged into whatever deception that is needed for the hour . Lucifer has - then and today - countless unbelieving godless demonic kool aid drinkers to do his will (1 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph 2:2-3) who (conservative, moderate and liberal) REJECT Almighty God’s saving grace which comes ONLY by His dear Son Jesus Messiah (John 3:16-21, 14:6, Acts 4:12). Conservative, Moderate, Liberal, Progressive etc… ALL are lost and ALL are fallen (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21). Whatever part of the spectrum one might fall in we are all equally a broken egg who desperately need redemption and a PERFECT (a perfect egg) atoning propitiation (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21, 1 John 4:10)! That my dear friend is the bottom line and is our greatest need for our temporal existence here in time today (Rom. 6:23).

A "Christian" ideology will not save you. A moral life will not save you. ONLY faith in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ will SAVE you from the wrath to come!

May I ask YOU this very simple question? If the Lord Jesus came today to America, would YOU receive Him as your Savior? The test to see for yourself  is will YOU receive God's Word witness to Who He was? That is always the crossroad for an individual. A "Christian" ideology will not save you. A moral life will not save you. ONLY faith in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ will SAVE you from the wrath to come (John 3:16-17,36,  1 Thess. 1:10). My dear friend, see for yourself and take this simple challenge from Almighty God's Book. It will be then and there that YOU will see if - in the end - you would have yelled with the multitudes 2000 years ago "CRUCIFY HIM!!" or SAVE ME Lord Jesus! In the end the choice is ALL yours. would will it be? May you choose life my dear friend!


The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Sad to say, it's true. Most people WOULD reject our Lord. Most DO. God forgive America!

Anne said...

This is a truely stunning piece. I could not help my tears from falling. What you say about your Beloved America quite simply applies to Britain. God Bless You.

Anne

linda said...

WOW..... SO TRUE