||From: David Dawson
||18 Jan 2011 (01:48)
In my prayer the Holy Spirit shown me.
THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME.
How much the Father is hurting when those who once proclaimed they love Him and then turn to the side out of embarrasment but only communicates where there is a crisis or a need, but He\'s always there irrespective until the trumpet calls.
I ASKED SHOW ME LORD?
the biggest con satan is using against us \'embarrassment\',not of the things of the world but in our christian walk.
In the world we have moved with the trends and fashions guided by the media and TV brainwashing to wear certain clothes buy expensive TVs. the politically correct society has groomed us to speak and do things in such away for example, \'where the the wrong is made right and the right made wrong\' if you object your frowned upon or imprisoned.
The traditional church has lost its voice because its tied up with salaries pension and trying to imitate higher relgious status.
The free church is also caught up with the same trap but its shot its self in its own foot by going overboard with seeker friendly attitudes and accepting ecumenicalism and accepting into there fold infamous TV evangelists.
Many have thought they were subtle in there evangelism, i know there is many ways of catching a fish. but in fact its another sly ploy from satan... I\'ve spoken to many Christians it appears far to many have adopted this seeker friendly attitude into there own lifes to the detriment of the gospel.
HOW CAN YOU TELL EMBARASSED CHRISTIANS BECAUSE THE NAME OF JESUS IS OMITTED IN THERE CONVERSATIONS, IN THERE PRAYER IT ALWAYS SEEM TO BE THE WORD GOD [WHICH IN ITS SELF NOT WRONG] BUT IT DOESNT OFFEND THE MUSLIM THE HINDU OR THE POLITICALLY CORRECT GOVERNMENT, THE MOSLEM\'S HINDUS AND OTHER CULTS, ALL ACCEPT THERE IS A GOD; BUT WE PLEAD THROUGH NAME OF JESUS. WE CALL UPON THE NAME OF JESUS WE COME BEFORE GOD IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON JESUS THE CHRIST.
IF YOU CALL UPON HIS NAME OR SHOUT HIS NAME PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT YOU IF YOU WERE A FREAK, GO AND TALK TO THE KIDS IN JUNIOR SCHOOL,THEY SAY THERE, THAT JESUS IS THE SAME AS THE MUSLIM GOD OR HINDI DIETIES.
THE TIME IS ARRIVING WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM IS GOING TO RETURN ARE WE MAKING SURE THE OIL IN OUR LAMP IS FILLED OR ARE WE TOO EMBARRASSED TO COLLECT THE OIL
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||From: Dean Seddon
||26 Jan 2011 (16:16)
|I do think its important for us not to be Embarassed about our faith, but we must in these days be wise (Matthew 10:16). I am personally not convinced that the people (non Christian) of today are all that different from the people in the New Testament church. People have always been crowd followers, the advent of the media and an increase in the relative wealth has just meant these trends move more quickly.
The media has done one thing, which the Church does need to grasp hold of, the media has made everything more \'glossy\' and the simple and straight forward has been drowed out. The attention span of all of us has been lost.
This all presents challenges to the church, which we have to choose to overcome or not. The other key thing is political correctness. I don\'t believe policitcal correctness prevents us from sharing the Gospel, we just need to be wise in how we do it.
Jesus was wise with every word he shared, where he needed to provoke someone, He did and where he needed to approach someone with grace He did. The key to evangelism in todays society is to be very wise in how you present the Gospel.
They to all of this is Love for the people we want to share our faith with, if we love them it will compell us to share something of Jesus with them. My advise is to choose the words carefuly.