“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:2-3
Guest Post By: Timothy LaVigne (Via Facebook)
By the time the powers that be pull the plug on what used to be an overtly Christian press, radio outreach and television ministry, the Gospel will have long been diluted and the music so convoluted that truth will barely be recognizable or missed. Oh we’ll miss the imagined freedom to preach and we’ll suffer withdrawal for a season as we are totally weaned off our dependency for buzz words, pretentious mantras and supposed religious and patriotic rights. Many restrictions will eventually alleviate us of our social media privileges. Blogs, free-lance articles and opinionated commentary will be systematically screened and we should expect to be fined, at first, to help harness our proclivity to call attention to sin and immorality. Judicial mandates will be levied in such a way so as to reduce open opposition to the change and will reduce what was once free speech to nothing more than a memory. I’m guessing some of us small time agitators who make waves or stir up small pockets of controversy are already gradually being neutered. It may appear we have a few thousand friends, fans and followers, say on facebook alone but is it realistic to believe that in most cases 90% of those we think are our friends are seriously inactive, critically indifferent or just void of an opinion altogether? I understand that man shall not live by facebook alone but still, why the seeming lack of even the mere, by the numbers traffic? Brethren, our days of interaction are numbered, our true friends are few and we will in due time be separated by laws yet to be initiated. Some are experiencing this in their local fellowships and in their own neighborhood. All that can be expected is to stay the course, be strong in the Lord and keep the faith once delivered to the saints.
That was good Lo
What about casting out devils? What about raising the dead? What about speaking in new tongues? What about taking our authority in the name of Jesus and healing, setting free, delivering and bringing revival? What about being soldiers for Christ, and not whimpy filled with self pity defeated and lukewarm pseudo Christians. What about doing serious damage to satan’s plans? While I am here on earth I am determined to do all this and more under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Anyone with me? Let’s put our talents to good use!
Miss Debra, AMEN sister to all those things. I am with you. We absolutely will continue in those things, they will not cease as we remain. They will increase as the pressure (tribulation) and opposition increases. The writer is not at all saying that the power of God will cease. He is just reminding that the opportunity we have at present, to communicate with one another via the internet, may be a temporary means that we may not always have. Therefore, with that in mind, let us encourage one another daily via this means, while we can. Therefore let us use our email, blogs, facebook and groups to exhort one another in love to faith, holy living, to loyalty to Christ, to dying to self, to walk the narrow path, to endure faithfully to the end. And all the other things that we desire to communicate to one another, because we love one another and want to see each other be victorious overcomers in Christ. Dear sister, see, you have done just that! You are by the Spirit, sharing courage and strength of Christ to the brethren, through this medium. Let us all help one another now through these means of communication. This too is giving love, care and help to our brethren, who have need.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. 1Thes5:11
not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Heb10:25
(assembling= is gathering or coming together in all the various ways, including though the internet, for the sake of encouraging one another)
Thank your Loretta! United we stand and the Holy Ghost is not bound by distance! God bless you!
Yes! We are united through Him! We are not alone we are together, and we are sharing faith and strength. Even though we are located physically in different places. Thank you God bless you!