Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Act !

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Hi Friends,
     Well,  here we go now.   "Prayer and Action:   Faith and Works."   Bill, the author of The Daily Jot, has the results of a 'Christian' survey,  and the people don't want to take positive action in the USA!   OK,  No body wants to exert himself, 'make waves,' or get his hands wet or dirty these  days,  and so EVIL WINS AGAIN !   And here I am plunking away at my PC [personal computer] on a cold Feb. day in Upper Michigan,  happy to have food,  shelter and clothing as I see a cloudy, day with more snow on the way.   I am so very thankful that God has protected me these past chaotic months on a new adventure.   And it's hard to meet new people in my age group around here.   I have my own little circle of friends,  but it seems that most everyone is a "user" of some kind, always with an outstretched hand and needy in some way.   Seems like the 'old family unit' has been replaced by the Gov't 'Big Brother' entity and a coming World Wide Gov't and Religion Beast,  that REAL Christians don't want any part of !    

You see,  we are really Soldiers in God's Army,  and the devil has his own invisible and VISIBLE army, too.     But how are we to remain strict, in training, prepared and ready if we don't know our Leader,  Jesus ?   He knew the OT.,  Old Testament just like any other Jewish boy back then, some 1900 years ago, in the Middle East, and could quote from Isaiah and other texts.    But the devil did too ! !   In fact, the devil has an edge on many so called Christians,  because they just HEARD IT THREW THE GRAPEVINE....  about the Kingdom and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.     Some/  part of the action talked about below could be getting the basic knowledge of the KJV Bible, and only YOU can pick up and open up that great BOOK.  Years ago,  I wanted the bible near me all the time while I used to write to others,  and so I built an isle made of Oak  and propped at an angle so that it was easy and comfortable to read the bible when I needed to,  and it still serves me well today !   I am nothing without the Word of God.... that is to say, The Bible, and I am not ashamed....  Romans 1: 16.    "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:   for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth,  to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."   Wow!  that IS powerful !   But I need to memorize it and keep it in my heart and mind, forever.    And to people, even at church now days, who poke fun [because they are ashamed that they are too lazy of STUPID AT US/ WE who know and practice our bible...],  I saw,  get behind me, you lazy dogs !!   It's not about some goofy,  "one-upmanship"  or snobbery, or "holier than thou" sort of thing.   But Soldier need to get ready and prepare for War !    If you are too lazy to pick up your ammo belts, ruck sack, rifle and gear,  be prepared to get hurt, killed, and let you team down !  Shame is what it can properly be called, and don't let any smooth, serpent tell you differently,  please !   

I want and need to hang around people who HAVE THE SPIRIT, and there is a church dinner tonight at church, of which I already bought some sliced Ham....  [no Islamic people will be there....  lol.], pickles and olives, to help out.   
     I will see you there !

Warm Regards,

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Prayer and action; faith and works

We are living in a fallen world. If you read the Bible and believe it to be the infallible, inerrant word of God, then you know that the closer we get to the Messiah's return, the worse it gets. Prior to Christ's return there is no massive revival where everybody celebrates the kingdom of God being established and ruled by Christians. Jesus Christ alone treads the winepress, "and the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses (Revelation 19:14)." It is the Messiah who smites the nations and rules them "with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15)." The teaching that man establishes the kingdom of God and rules over it in order for Christ to return is errant and heretical. It has misled the masses.

We cannot stop the march of prophecy, but I believe we can determine our place in it both individually and collectively as a nation. If you think prayer alone will do it, you are mistaken. If you think acts alone will do it, you are mistaken. As is written in James 2:17-18: "Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, you have faith and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." Prayer and action work hand in hand. Yes, the Lord will answer prayer in many ways. But there are many accounts in the Bible where prayer was only answered when man was willing to step out in his faith and take action.

I know that your letters, emails and phone calls to the elected officials, even to ministries, have virtually no effect. And to those many who are writhing in daily prayer, you may say that without that prayer things would be far worse. Others might say that if you took action to back up your prayer, it would be more effective. Raw nerves being poked, I know. Romans 12:21 says, "Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good." Jesus told us much the same in the Sermon on the Mount. The generations have collectively allowed our communities and our nation to fall so far away from God that it will be no small task to restore, or revive our nation. Those of us alive today are complicit in this whether we want to admit it or not. We need to repent, pray, act.

If we are to change our community or our nation, it will not be done on prayer alone. It will not be done on action alone. The two working together may determine a better place in the prophetic end times. But we will have to have fervent prayer and just as fervent action. We may need to take to the streets and demand accountability. We may need to inspire the younger generation to know God's laws and why it is important for society to follow them. We may need to call them to action. In a survey of even Jot readers done before the election, over 90% of the respondents who wanted to do something to change the outcome of the election only wanted to pray. What to do? We need to pray AND ACT. 
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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