Name Tag - with the words Trouble Maker on it.

World Upside Down

“Crying out, Men of Israel, help:
This is the man that teacheth all men
Everywhere against the people,
And the law, and this place:
And further brought Greeks also,
Into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.”
Acts 21:28.

In the beginning, those who followed Jesus the Nazarene were accused of being trouble makers. That accusation is a true statement, and each of us should be proud this remark is made and that we are just that – TROUBLE MAKERS.

 

 

Many people of the world feel uncomfortable when a Christian is brought into their  culture. The people of God know that the powers that we bring into the world are filled with light, which will always bring out the truth. The devil knows that, too. Because when the truth is known – then repentance will be the next event. This is the natural progression of mankind.  Thus, Satan will always work to keep the truth from people.

 

 

Jehovah – God, never varies from watching us live out our lives on this theme. Much of what we do is in the realm of being given several chances. As we go deeper into this blog you will see why evangelism is so important.

 

As a believer in Christ, the Messiah, you should expect to be despised by the world.

 

 

This will include but not necessarily only be – the leaders, rulers, and politicians of the human race. You can see how these heads of government loathe and are repulsed by the followers of Jehovah, the Almighty. As a Christian, this should not surprise you either mentally or spiritually. You must expect their wrath, as a result of your statement that Christ is the Son of God and He died, was buried and arose from the grave never to die again.

 

The world holds you in utter contempt. There will be no change until there is the sound of the trumpet that signals the end of Time. Reform will not happen except on an individual basis. Repentance will only take place among His followers. This is harsh but true.

 

 

How many times have you heard an adult apologize for sinning?  It happens sometimes – but, those times are few and far between.

 

 

THE MODERN CHURCH

 

The Roman Catholics, Protestants and Jews have become extensions of the civil rights and socialistic movement. All you need to do is observe their desire to carry forth the socialist agenda. Here are some of the signals of this happening:

 

  1. Feed people who will not work,
  2. House people who will not work.
  3. School those who are not disciplined.
  4. Refuse to punish people for their crimes,
  5. Keep God away from the young,
  6. Teach as little history as it applies to our life now,
  7. Mention no moral applications,
  8. Disregard the laws of the land.
  9. Castigate Christianity, and
  10. Promote marxist theories.

 

 

Each of the ten signals listed above are but a smattering of a situation that the Church has little to say about from the pulpit. The results are as plain as the nose on our faces. The facts are right there.

 

Yes, there can be exceptions to these 10 comments above, but it seems that the pockets of resistance are scattered throughout the United States. Some states are overwhelmed with the love of this disregard of the moral laws. All one has to do is examine places like New York City, Southern California, Seattle, and Boston to see the fact that the Church has not spoken out.

 

The Church in various places, has taken on different forms that, to each one of us is unusual. We do not know the reasons why they do this. However, it must be understood that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is still the same as told to all people. Paul the Apostle to the gentiles, knew this was what had to be told. The place where this can be found is in I Corinthians 15:1-4.

 

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand: By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached into you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day to the scriptures.”

 

Name Tag - with the words Trouble Maker on it.

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If one characteristic of Paul existed, it was that every that place he went to – controversy soon became apparent. There seemed to be no heart and mind of this unique man. He was so forceful with words – that conduct would arise in all of the cities that he preached. There was little if no understanding when he dwelt with others. The prime example was the dispute about John Mark. This episode can be found in Acts 15:36-39.

 

“And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder from the other: and so, Barnabas took Mark, and sailed into Cyprus.”

 

 

Tradition tells us that all of the Apostles were killed with one exception, and that was John.  This follower was exiled to the island of Patmos by one of the Roman emperors. Actually, we do not know for certain when John died.

 

 

There was great opposition to the Christian faith, and great numbers of people were martyred for being a Christian. Still – the believers became so numerous that the armies of Rome were populated by people who were followers of Jesus.

 

 

Although no one desires to be murdered by heathens – it does have a positive result. The numbers will increase.

 

 

One should not be discouraged by this fact of death. Seemingly, this act fertilizes the growth of the Church. Be careful what you are against, because violent opposition may increase the numbers in the organization.

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS

 

In the United States, there are future events that are looming on the horizon. This will take their toll on our society.  Christians must stand in opposition to these troubles. Several problems are looming for the citizens of the United States which have not been addressed yet, but this does not mean they are not before us.

 

 

First, there are the matters of theft and embezzlement of money and wealth. This has been brought on by the tremendous amount of money in this nation. Banks are flooded by the abundance of cash. Then, the national and state governments allow takedowns in what they refer to as “Grants”. All sorts of requests are made:  firetrucks, school studies, and building various structures. Most of the money is never paid back to the grantor.

 

Little if no control is demanded of the grantee. This is really an open invitation for theft and embezzlement. Governments are corrupt. Point me to the Government and I will find theft. The Church must say, “Stop this”!

 

Another area of corruption is the use of dope which could be a strong physical downfall for this Republic. Those who state that “Pot” is okay have no idea what this will bring about. “Pot” is not acceptable. It is evil. This will be a major problem for this nation in the future. The youth will be destroyed. The Church must say “Stop this”.

 

 

 

Then, the final evil force is the public acceptance of socialism. Socialism, Marxism, and Communism are straight out of hell. Anyone who accepts one tenet of these ideologies either are ignorant of these tenets of these ideologies or are ignorant, stupid, or demons from hell. The citizens of the United States have endorsed portions of socialism.

 

Every politician knows there are four untouchables in the federal budget. They are as follows.

  1. Social security- socialism
  2. Medicare – socialism
  3. Medicaid – socialism
  4. Military budget.

 

The Church must stop this. The three concepts: theft, dope and socialism will bring an end to our Republic.

 

Are you a troublemaker?

 

When the New Testament is read it can be divided into three basic divisions:

  1. Life of Christ – four gospels.

      2. Conduct of Churches -Acts – Jude.

  1. End times – Revelation.

 

 

The remarks of Jesus are given to us to display how life is to be lived. In a conversation with a person in Matthews 16:24-26.  He gave an indispensable cardinal rule our positions in life.

“Then he said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

 

 

This informs us that ridicule pain and suffering will be our fate. This will not be acceptable to the average person. Jesus had to borrow much in his life to establish one of the blessing of the last supper. An entry into Jerusalem, Mark 11:2-4, recounts this story.

“And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and son as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him and bring him. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye need this? Say ye that the Lord hath need of him ; And straightway he will send him hither. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they lose him.”

 

 

The Last Supper was in a borrowed room as we read Mark 14:13-16.

“And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, The master saith, where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them; and they made ready the Passover.”

 

 

Jesus did not possess goods, money or wealth. However, he only criticized these possessions, when that is our sole source of solace.

 

 

In the end of the Son of God was such a troublemaker that the rulers felt the necessity to kill him. Mark 14:61-64, starts the saga of death.

“But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again, the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith. What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.”

 

 

The direction of His remarks were also directed at our lives.

 

CONCLUSION

  1. Are you a troublemaker?
  2. Does your Christianity cause you to speak for righteousness?
  3. What is coming for us?
  4. Was Christ a troublemaker?

 

God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

ROCK OF AGES

 

“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy riven side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save me from its guilt and power.

 

Not the labor of my hands

Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All could never sin erase,

Thou must save, and save by grace.

 

Nothing in my hands I bring,

Simply to Thy cross I cling;

Naked, come to Thee for dress,

Helpless, look to Thee for grace:

Foul, I to the fountain fly,

Wash me, Savior, or I die.

 

While I draw this fleeting breath,

When mine eyes shall close in death,

When I soar to worlds unknown,

See Thee on Thy judgment throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee.”

 

 

 

Gerald K. Fugit
412 N Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761

 

 

 

 

 

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