DEFINING SIN: The Spiritual Revolution Depends on YOU (5)

THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY

         Isn’t America supposed to be a Christian nation? If so, whoever wants to blame the government, lobbyists, political parties, and the great money powers as the cause of our current state is barking up the wrong trees. These entities merely stepped into a void that was created when American Christians vacated their place of responsibility. I’ve been saying this for decades and have been getting slammed by Christians for decades for saying it. I have now noticed that others are saying it. It’s about time.

         The facts are clear. There is only one responsible party for America’s decline: Christians and the ministers they choose. Which Christians are most guilty? The Lord said this:

         “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” [Luke 12:48]

THE ELITE

         There is no doubt there is an evil elite in this world that possesses great power. Its members are in the process of finalizing the one-world globalist government of the Last Days as prophesied in Holy Writ. This structure is enveloped with a false and deceptive surface light but contains an inner core of pure darkness.

         Real Christians are the only ones who can possibly possess the spiritual power to overcome this powerful darkness. There are very popular and powerful ministers in this country with GIANT platforms but they almost never use them for the right reasons, such as revealing the devil and defining sin. Could it be they never would have achieved their great success had they used their platforms properly?

THIS COULD WORK!

         Here’s a suggestion:

         Make a list of the top 50 influential Christian leaders in America—those who are extremely influential, wealthy, and well-connected—including mega pastors, Christian television personalities, and ministers of any denomination. Suggest strongly that they start DEFINING SIN specifically and speaking out very powerfully against sin, including the very worst sins such as abortion. Suggest they do this every single time they speak in public ministry, at churches, at conferences, on television, on radio, on the internet, and out in public. Suggest they begin using their tremendous wealth, influence, advantage, and giant platforms to teach other Christians to do the same.

         I guarantee you things would start turning around. It wouldn’t take long. Though there would be a tremendous backlash from the forces of evil in the beginning and some of these people would get powerfully slammed, people in this country would start getting convicted. They would start repenting of their sin. They would start receiving what their souls have been crying out for:

(1) Discovering what sin is

(2) Discovering the sins they are guilty of and have on their account

(3) Discovering the great power sin has over them

(4) Discovering the way to be released from the power of sin and be free

         The real Gospel would then start doing the work it was designed to do. Light would shine. Darkness would flee. America would change. The Great Awakening would begin coming forth in great mighty waves. This is exactly what happened when the Lord Jesus came. A Great Powerful Awakening took place in the land of darkness and the shadow of death! But what also happened?

         He got crucified.

REAL CHRISTIANS

         So now you know why the suggested Big 50 will never take our suggestion, even though a few of them have already been unjustifiably maligned by anti-Christian enemies. The simple fact is that there is not a Stephen among them. They are nothing more than members of a Christian elite with their own personal agendas. The American Great Awakening, therefore, is dependent on the kind of people Paul defined in the following passage.

         It is dependent upon YOU.

         For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. [1Corinthians 1:26-29] [1]

         © 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

         Real Christianity—The Nature of the Church


[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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PLEASE SUPPORT THIS POWERFUL SERIES:

DEFINING SIN: The New “Evil is Good-Good is Evil” Paradigm (1)

DEFINING SIN: The Lord Jesus Endorsed the Old Testament Definition of Sin (2)

DEFINING SIN: The Growing Movement To Ban the New Testament as Anti-Semitic Hate Speech (3) 

DEFINING SIN: Declaring Independence (4)

Posted on July 16, 2016, in Current Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. II Chronicles 7:14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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    • Amen. And though this is already happening in part, it is not happening in general among traditional Christians in America because they are focused on and even bound to alternative agendas. Real Christianity happened in the beginning (though it wasn’t called that) because one Man brought the kingdom. He then managed to make 120 real disciples and they showed how it is done on that first Pentecost. They immediately grew to 3,000 the same day.

      Real Christianity demands real discipleship, which demands correctly identifying sin and turning away from it. In other words, the Great Awakening starts with individual Christians who get their own act together with the Lord. It then moves into the realm of small groups of believers.

      The problem with most Christian groups, including most church congregations and ministries, is that the focus is certainly not on properly identifying sin and preaching against it (real repentance), nor is the focus on real Christianity, or Pentecost, or the Great Awakening, because for most church congregations and ministries, THE FOCUS IS NOT EVEN ON THE LORD JESUS. This obviously is the first thing that must change.

      Thank you Linda for who you are and the ministry work you are doing. The Lord is making progress, but He has been forced for the most part to go outside traditional Christianity to bring the Great Awakening, just as He was in the beginning. The church leaders and church-goers of His time were bound by a different agenda. Their focus was elsewhere. He is not welcome in most traditional places in America where Christians get together.

      Be blessed.

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  2. Absolutely positively Amen.

    I have a couple of Christian friends in Jackson, Wyoming. I met them while I was hitchhiking through Jackson back in 2003. I have asked them and I have asked the Lord why the Lord has had me hitchhike through Jackson so much.

    Jackson, Wyoming is a very wealthy, liberal town in western Wyoming. It has around 9,000 people and has an abortion clinic. My friends have protested outside of that abortion clinic many times in the past few years. My friends just got kicked out of the First Baptist Church in Jackson because the people in that church didn’t like them protesting outside of that abortion clinic. My friends have also been rejected or harassed by a few other Christian churchs in Jackson because of their stance against abortion.

    As far as I know, most of the churches in Jackson are fairly worthless. I believe that there are some very powerful principalities in Jackson. Before the Lord can judge the town of Jackson, He has to judge the worthless Christians that live in Jackson.

    I believe the Lord has had me hitchhike through Jackson to intercede against the principalities in that town and to warn Jackson of its wickedness.

    The wickedness of Jackson, Wyoming is the United States in microcosm.

    Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/jacksonites-yours-is-a-bloody-city/

    Jackson, Wyoming
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/jackson-wyoming/

    Jackson, Wyoming Fire 2012
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/jackson-wyoming-fire/

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    • Thanks Tim. While I confess to know nothing about the church scene in Jackson, Wyoming, I do know that churches in general are not very supportive of Christians who protest openly against abortion, if only for the fact that such protest vigils are usually not very well attended. I think the bigger issue that I bring up with this post is that I reveal what should otherwise be an obvious fact, that most of those in church leadership in America see protesting against abortion as a losing proposition, as something that will give their church and personal names a bad name, and that it does little and most likely hurts fundraising.

      Incidentally, my internet friend Katherine and her associates are doing an incredible job in the abortion fight. You can find them at Keep Life Legal. Spread the word!

      Also Tim, I want to bring something up that I was reminded of again today. First let me say to you and all my readers that I went on record at least about 15 years ago as not only being against state charters for church and ministry organizations, but also against 501(c)(3) status which almost all Christian ministries and churches, as non-profits, covet in order to make donations tax deductible. They know that funding will greatly suffer unless donations are tax deductible. They want to be 501(c)(3) but they also want free political speech in their churches, something that was taken away in 1954 as part of the deal. It is why churches cannot advocate for certain political candidates or advise their congregations how to vote or who to vote for.

      How did churches lose their free speech? It was due to the so-called Johnson Amendment. Here is brief synopsis from the book The Cost of Our Silence:

      “Texas Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson, was a powerful politician running for reelection as Senator, but two anti-communist, tax-exempt groups were opposing him and passing out literature during the campaigns. He contacted the IRS and found the group’s activity was legal, so he sought other options to fight them.

      Johnson shrewdly appeared on the Senate floor on July 2, 1954, and offered his amendment to a pending, massive, tax code overhaul bill. The bill was supposed to modernize the tax code. Records indicate an absence of committee hearings on the amendment. No legislative analysis took place to examine the effect the bill and the amendment would have, particularly on churches and religious organizations. The amendment was simply created to protect Johnson.

      The Johnson Amendment was passed by Congress as an amendment to section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code… stating entities that are exempt from federal income tax cannot “Participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of – or in opposition to – any candidate for public office.”

      I bring this up because I have known for a very long time that ministers and churches have been forced into silence. My solution was to simply not buy into the 501(c)(3), tell everyone their donations are not tax deductible, and then be free to say whatever they want as enforced by the Bill of Rights. Most refuse to do this because they know most won’t give under such circumstances.

      So what do they do? They have spent the last 62 years whining and crying about it like little babies without ever showing the intestinal fortitude and backbone to change it. They have simple surrendered.

      Well guess what? Today at Donald Trump’s announcement of Mike Pence as His running mate, he brought up this very issue. He said ministers have told him recently about it and asked for his help. He said he was planning on eliminating it, unlike all the pretenders since 1954. Trump believes in free speech and believes ministers and churches should have free speech AND the tax deduction for donations. Why didn’t anyone else ever have the guts to say this? Amazing.

      And by the way, Mike Pence is a solid Christian, so much so that the opposition is already calling him an extremist. Idiots.

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  3. Very interstate idea. I gotta think about this some more

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