AND CONFESSED.. THAT THEY WERE
STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS ON THE EARTH, FOR THOSE WHO SAY SUCH THINGS DECLARE PLAINLY THEY
SEEK A HOMELAND... THEREFORE GOD IS NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THEIR GOD... FOR HE HAS
PREPARED A CITY FOR THEM. HEBREWS 11:13D, 14, 16A.
... A SIGN?
I heard a
minister say once on a religious television programme who was associated with the Wesley
Uniting Church group .. Yes, dear listeners, as we look over this fair land of ours we see
with our own eyes the marks of God in this great country, represented by the many ..
steeples ..in our midst.. a sign for all to witness... Acts 7:48-53.
But the holy bible tells another story in both old and new testaments, if we would only
dare to read this book of truth... Luke 21:1-6.
The sign that God is in a land is not church buildings/steeples and spires, this is the
sign of religion, traditions of men and institutionalisation.
Never has God painted this picture of true Christianity for His people. They were
always known as pilgrims, strangers and even foreigners in the earth but never part of
society and the world of sin. Even back in the times of Abraham, Moses, Isaac and Jacob up
to Paul, John and the other apostles, which of these built church towers for the almighty
God of Israel? ...James 4:4.
Many talk about witnessing for the Christ in Christendom but are they told that the
greatest witness of all is to give up your life and be a wilful prisoner of the Christ.
The scripture we are working with tells us that God was not ashamed of those who were of
no fixed address in this world but has prepared a city for such as these and what a city
it will be.. the New Jerusalem... Acts 4:36,37.. Acts 4:13.. Revelation 21:22-27.
Australia needs to see Jesus in people, Jesus in the pulpits and Jesus in our objectives
not bigger and more beautiful buildings with state of the art sound and learning
equipment. Man can get that in any rock concert or University in the world... too
easy!.. but to lay ones life down is another objective altogether. We have church
leaders and church goers alike all over the world spruiking about the coming of Messiah,
the end of the world, time is running out, bible prophecy being fulfilled before your very
eyes and these spruikers are still setting up steeples, multi million dollar church or
religious establishments like never before. Do you really believe that the God of Moses
would be proud of that. And when He/God looks over His shoulder only to see hungry,
dying, sick and bibleless people, children in the dust.
Wisdom .. is justified by her children. Is it a wise thing that people spruik
Messiahs coming is nigh and they hand out millions of dollars daily to lift up their
denomination, religion, organisation and selves in preference to lifting Jesus higher
along with the poor, hungry, sick, homeless and lost. 1 Corinthians 15:34
Pastor Paul Sheehan