Call for A Change

“From whom the whole body
Fitly joined together and compacted
According to the effectual working
In the measure of every part, maketh
Increase for the body unto the
edifying of itself in love.”  Ephesians 4:16.

There was a need for change to happen in the United States from the political system which was the usual way of solving problems. It was easy to visualize what was happening in the last five or six months of the 2016 campaign for the office of the President. Hillary R. Clinton could never draw but hundreds to her speeches; and probably some of these attendees were forced or paid to be in the audience when to come It was different with Donald Trump because one could see the vast audience in the thousands plus one could see those outside who wanted to come into the area. What these people wanted was to be inside and to hear the words of Donald Trump who was crying for a change.


TREATMENT OF THE INNOCENT

The Democratic Party has said it was acceptable to murder the unborn in the womb of the mother. Now we know about 50,000,000 to 55,000,000 unborn lives were sacrificed to the altar of evil. The Republican Party never really raised its voice in opposition to this vast killing of the innocent.

There were groups who said this is not murder or manslaughter and as a group would petition the United States government for money to continue the holocaust against the unborn. You can verify all of this on the internet as to one group called Planned Parenthood. How this can be rationally justified is unbelievable to this writer. All of this goes under the name of civil rights.

Now there has arisen churches, people and groups who struggle against the evil people who want death for the innocent.

These people are calling for a change to Roe v. Wade. It should be set aside forever.


LAW ENFORCEMENT

We have coddled the men and women who enjoyed crime and murder. This has been a way of life in south Chicago, Illinois. Each year we will see more and more violence in this heavily black city. All one needs to do and to see what has happened in Detroit, Michigan. This too, was a major city in the manufacturing of automobiles in our nation. There is correlation between the type of people who are in charge of a city and its crime sprees.

We as a nation have tied the hands of law enforcement. The brave men and women are restricted as to how laws are enforced. Those from countries south of the Rio Grande River for some reason are not punished for the number of crimes as white people are.

And now  …   people are calling for a change. The wall should be built.

 

DRAIN THE SWAMP

The Congress of the United States is known as a do nothing Senate and House of Representatives. It is as if this group of people plan to do nothing but get elected, draw a salary and then, draw a large pension. These congressional people keep getting reelected. The ones who I know or have known are without a doubt Socialist Keynesian Big Government Operatives.

One of those nitwits said that if you put so many people on the Island of Guam it would tilt. A real brainer! Was his IQ 25 or 35?

When the gasoline prices rose several years ago – one representative suggested that putting more air in your tires would save gasoline. A real brainer! Was his IQ 25 or 35?

People are calling for a change!


NO CLERGY

The way churches are set up it is almost impossible to work. The only way for a minister to keep his or her position is they must be crowd pleasers – not Bible preachers. Incidentally, the word clergy never appears in The Bible. The Church of the New Testament was to be taught by Elders and Deacons. It is suggested you read 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

“This is a true saying, if a man desire
The office of bishop. He desireth
A good work
A bishop then must be blameless.
The husband of on wife, vigilant,
Sober, of good behavior, given
To hospitality, apt to teach;
Not given to wine, no striker,
Not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient,
Not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own
House, having his children in subjection
With all gravity;
(For if a man know not how to
Rule his own house, how shall he
Take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice, lest being lifted up
With pride he fell into the condemnation
Of the devil”

Then turn to Titus 1:7-9:

“For a bishop must be blameless,
As the steward of God; not self-willed.
Not soon angry, not given to wine,
No striker, not given to filthy
Lucre;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover
Of good men, sober, just, holy
Temperate;
Holding fast the faithful word as
For a bishop must be blameless
As the steward of God; not self-willed
Not soon angry, not given to wine
No striker, not given to filthy
Lucre;
But a lover of hospitality, a lover
Of good men, sober, just, holy
Temperate;
Holding fast the faithful word as
He hath been taught, that he may be
Able by sound doctrine both to exhort
And to convince the gainsayers.”


If you can find the word clergy in the New Testament  –  please write and tell me.

 

It is destructive for one to say that the words priest, pastor, minister or clergy are found in the New Testament, as they are used in the modern secular world of today. George Barna gives these statistics:

90% week more than 46 hours a week
• 81% have insufficient time with spouses
• 710% have no close friends
• 70% have low self esteem
• 80% are discouraged and depressed and,
• 50% cannot meet demands.


Once the people read what is happening then a change can come. Now people are calling for a change.

 

NEED FOR A CHANGE

There are people who have called for the Restoration and Plea for people as well as the Body of Christ. This will be a call for a change in the structure of the church body itself. Then people must be instructed in the principles of the New Testament Church. It seems this will be shocking for most people.

This blog is written for a person to see and to understand the reality and, how we have been led away by the leadership of the Church. Before any movement can appear there must be a material change by the people.
Now people are calling for a change.


PAUL SAW THE NEED

It was through Ephesians 4:16, that there was a call for unity.

“From whom the whole body
Fitly joined together and compacted
By that which every joint supplieth,
According to the effectual working
In the measure of every part,
Maketh increase of the body unto the
Edifying of itself in love.”

You noticed this man of God told the church of Jesus that there should not be a split. All had to be unified. This meant each had a specific position within the church.

Paul knew what the gentiles had done. Each acted on his own. Thus the church would split into factions. As a Christian, even now we are to watch out for our fellow Christians. We are not patterning ourselves after the New Testament. It was Paul who wrote this in Ephesians 4:17-19.

“This I say therefore, and testify
In the Lord that ye henceforth walk
Not as other Gentiles walk, in the
Vanity of their mind,
Having the understanding
Darkened, being alienated from the
Life of God through the ignorance
That is in them, because of the blindness
Of their heart:
Who being past feeling have
Given themselves over unto
Lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
With greediness.”

Then Paul tells them they have not learned what is to be done as true believers. These people in Ephesus had been told how to behave but they had not performed accordingly. The church of today holds on to this position that if you give money that is sufficient to let someone else do your job. Unfortunately recently I have gone to a church that have some elders who are women. The New Testament never teaches the female sex are to be elders. My wife has been seriously ill and no elder has appeared nor has any of the staff. Read Ephesians 4:20-25.

“But ye have not so learned
Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him,
And have been taught by him, as the
Truth is in Jesus:
That ye put off concerning the
Former conversation the old man,
Which is corrupt according to the
Deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new
Man, which after God is created in
Righteousness and true holiness
Wherefore putting away lying,
Speak every man truth with his
Neighbour: for we are members one
Of another.”

Paul never brings up a problem without also covering a solution. One can see this in Ephesians 4:26-27.

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not
The sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.”


When we read Ephesians 4:30,  one that one can notice there is the sorrow felt by the Holy Spirit.

This means the Holy Spirit keeps close tabs on what we do every minute of the day. As a Christian we are to be exceptionally careful how we conduct ourselves. The fact we are Christians is serious. The Holy Spirit looks after each one of us Christians in fact He is in the Throne Room of Jehovah God.

What is heartbreaking is that the body of Christ has been struck a blow that appears to be destructive to we Christians but it could prove to be a method of strengthening. The outsiders looking at we Christians comprehend the weak are being pulled from his church. The final instruction meant to be taken into our hearts. Paul wrote strong words that we should and must be used today as told in Ephesians 4:31-32.

“Let all bitterness, and wrath,
And anger, and clamour, and evil
Speaking, be put away from you,
With all malice:
And be ye kind one to another,
Tenderhearted, forgiving one another
Even as God for Christ’s sake
Hath forgiven you.”

Paul lived in another time period; but he understood how we humans were made. We are flawed. This fourth chapter of Ephesians is instructive how we are to live not only in the Church, but how our conduct be seen in the world. We want a change within the Church. Remember people want a change to happen.

 

CONCLUSION

There are numerous principles to be gained in reading this chapter. Here are four:

1. Find your place in the Church,
2. Follow only what The New Testament instructs us,
3. Change your life from evil to speaking the truth, and
4. Be kind to one another.

 

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

WE’VE A STORY TO TELL TO THE NATIONS

“We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy ,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

 

[Refrain]
For the darkness shall turn dawning,
And the dawning to nonday bright,
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword. [Refrain]

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigneth above
Has sent us his Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love. [Refrain]

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
Who the path of sorrow has trod,
That all of the world’s great peoples
May come to the truth of God,
May come to the truth of God.”

[Refrain]

 

Gerald K. Fugit
February 26, 2017
DiggingOldWells.com

 

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