Many of you know of my sense that America could only come to this place of chaos because we Christians have not been her preserving salt and guiding light. We’ve been too interested in pursuing the American Dream.
But Jesus is coming back for a bride who is “a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:27) If that’s the case, and it is, then God has a lot of work to do on us. I view current events as part of Him purifying the Church to prepare a Bride fit for Christ’s return.
These words from Jeremiah 3:12-15 (nasb) might be fitting for us. Try to feel God’s heart even as He calls us out for our sin. Note His call for our confession in v13, and then for us to return to Him, in v14. He SO wants to bring us into the Life of His Kingdom (Zion, here).
“Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say,
‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord;
‘I will not look upon you in anger.
For I am gracious,’ declares the Lord;
‘I will not be angry forever.
13 ‘Only acknowledge your iniquity,
That you have transgressed against the Lord your God
And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree,
And you have not obeyed My voice,’ declares the Lord.
14 ‘Return, O faithless sons,’ declares the Lord;
‘For I am a master to you,
And I will take you one from a city and two from a family,
And I will bring you to Zion.’
15 “Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”
Do you hear such a call? Does it give any meaning to the events of our Day?
Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH FACEBOOK: Ken Stoltzfus – Kidron
Jan. 15, 2021