Heaven Pt. 142: So What Are You Going To Do?


In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face. Psalm 11

This world needs warriors! The Earth needs men and women sold out to Christ who are not going to back down in the face of “overwhelming opposition”. It would seem the foundations are being destroyed. The nations are falling into the quagmire of  bad-politics, bad economies and even worse moralities.

Oh I hear the cry as well as you do…”Run! Hide! Protect Yourself! Flee to the mountains! Withdraw! Christianity is a lost cause!”

Christianity may leave the face of the Earth but that will be via the rapture not because it is a dying religion. The foundations might be destroyed but to that event I give the same answers my forbears gave when the Roman Empire collapsed..”It is on Christ the solid rock I stand! All other ground is sinking sand.”

In the end we have a better reason to hope than anyone  else on earth has. Our hope is in Jesus and as the old song goes “Jesus never fails”. So, Warrior Christian don’t flee to the mountains. God sees you from Heaven! He has your cause and He has your back. Run towards the burning building and see who you can rescue from it!

8 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 142: So What Are You Going To Do?

  1. Your closing sentence reminds me of (I think it was Spurgeon) who said he’d rather run a mission outside the gates of hell, than one within the sound of the chapel bell. This was echoed in song by Steve Camp.

    May we all be faithful to our calling.

    • Amen. Lately God has been calling me more and more into the market place. I am not by nature and evangelist. Many times I am out of my comfort zone but the Lord has been opening up so many opportunities to share His name with people hungry for a touch of God.

      • We were just talking about what we “are,” (referring to the verses in Ephesians “And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers…) It took both of us a long, long while to fully understand what God has called us to “be.”

        Looking forward to meeting you soon and discussing more–I’m very interested in your take on what it means to not “be” an evangelist, but to feel called to evangelize (because I think that not while all are called to be evangelists, all are called to carry the message). I’m sure you’re aware that evangelization is one of our callings (primarily my wife’s, because of her gift with words).

      • As I read through Tracy’s book I feel like I am coming to know both of you and your giftings a little better. I am very excited about the prospect of meeting you and discovering the reason that God has caused us to cross paths.
        I look at the five-fold ministry gifts as offices ggranted by Jesus to certain individuals in the church according to their created giftings. Those offices exist to help equip the body for the works of ministry we all have to do. I would not say I am terribly gifted at equipping people to evangelize. In fact most times when it comes to evangelism I am in the learner’s seat.

  2. I love what you said here, Pastor J, “Run towards the burning building and see who you can rescue from it!” You are so right, Pastor J we do need to run towards the lost no matter what seems to be consuming them in the world!

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