How Long Will We Falter?
A few weeks ago our Pastor preached from 1 Kings 18. The scripture that has been nagging me ever sense comes from verse 21. And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word." The portion of the scriptures "HOW LONG WILL YOU FALTER BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS? I believe in my heart this is the question for today. I believe as the church there's is a lot faltering happened where we as believers are doing a great deal of going back and forth when it comes to what the word of God says and how we choose to live.
I am keeping it real here, as the church, we can't keep going back and forth on who God is, what His word says, and how we should stand on His truth. As the children of God, we need to know what the Scriptures say, and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we need to know how to respond when questions are asked. Most importantly, we need to not be afraid to speak the truth when it needs to be expressed. We're all called to be the light and Salt in the world, we can't be wishy-washy about the word, how we speak about it, or how we live. I believe we're seeing a change in our society were we believers are going to have to choose who we serve verse what the majority is doing.
I also recently read in Isaiah 5, this powerful scripture that really parallels this word in 1 Kings. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man! Isaiah 5:20-23 NKJV
Many would say it's all political, my friends it's all Spiritual and Jesus spoke about it, Paul wrote about. The time has come where the Lord is calling us to boldly pray, boldly step into our calling and not be afraid or ashamed of who we are and who we represent. I would challenge us all to stand in our convictions and to walk boldly in the Spirit of the Lord in this changing world.
Warrior Princess Maggy