This morning, the Holy Spirit prompted me to write to a local church across the street from the top Ivy League University in America. I believe it is sound Biblical advice for all churches. This is what I wrote to the leadership:
Greetings Gentlemen! I noticed that you are having a social media blackout today and an “Injustice” Zoom session tomorrow evening. I am not a social media person nor am I a “Zoomer”, but I would like to share something very remarkable over the past week. My viewership on my website for my following article has gone through the roof because of the rioting that is going on in America concerning the George Floyd murder:
Please read it, because my readership tells me it is sound advice for the true churches of our day. I would like to also reference Smith Wigglesworth’s life. He never read the news because he never wanted to get sidetracked from the Gospel and the Great Commission by the political issues of the day. This was keeping in line with Jesus and the Apostles during their life on earth. I hope you find my article enlightening as so many throughout the world already have. Bottom line–>We were all found to be unjust in God’s judgment and only Jesus makes us just. Simply put–>the world needs Jesus, not another statement from any church. Scripture proves this fact:
“The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.” (John 16:9 NLT)
Before any Christian challenges me on what I have written, I would like to take sides with Diedrich Bonhoffer during WWII when a demonic madman wanted to annihilate God’s chosen people. At least in present day America, we still have enough God fearing leaders that are trying to hold back the forces of evil. Lord help us!
So let’s take to heart Jesus’s words and example. He knew that the answer was not in becoming politically involved, but in becoming freed from sin:
About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God.” (Luke 13:1-3 NLT)
Truly think about it. His fellow Jews were murdered by the establishment while sacrificing in His Father’s house, yet Jesus refrained from involvement. It was almost as if those that informed Him of the atrocity were expecting Him to swoop down and deal out justice, but He did not! Let’s follow in Jesus’s steps. His sights were fully focused on Calvary.