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What can the righteous do?

Posted by appolus on June 25, 2015

foundationPsa 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

We live in days where one may hear the sentiment of this Scripture over and over again. We saints could look around the world and see it burning in the flames of sin and ungodliness. We could have ears to hear despairing thoughts as our eyes behold the ever-increasing darkness that is enveloping us like a creeping fog that rises up from the lower reaches and seems to level everything in wickedness. We undoubtedly live in times where in the secular world and in so much of Christendom the foundations of truth and life and light are being replaced by lies and death and darkness. Yet, what is the foundation of the righteous?

The foundation of the righteous is trust in God. When Davids friends or enemies tried to persuade him to ” Flee as a bird to your mountain,” he starts out by reminding them ” In the Lord put I my trust.” This is our testimony to the world is it not? That we have put our trust in God, in Christ alone for our eternal souls. Now, no matter what is coming upon us, no matter that the pillars of truth and the foundations of righteousness are being torn apart with every passing day with increasing speed and venom, still out trust is in the Lord. This is our testimony. We shall not flee to the mountains but rather we shall stand, even as the whole world is falling around us, for the righteous foundations are ours and ours alone to stand upon.

When the ungodly and the religious can no longer stand then we shall stand. As the world descends into moral and unholy chaos then it is our time to truly stand upon the foundation that belongs to us, Jesus Christ our Lord and the Word and the Spirit which He gave us. When Paul told the folks that he was headed to Jerusalem, they pleaded and prophesied to him not to go there for surely great harm would come to him. What was Paul’s reply?

Then Paul answered, Why do you weep and try to break my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. (Act 21:13-14)

You see the spirit of Paul here? His heart would not be broken by the fears and the desires of his friends for him to avoid the trouble that would surely come to him. His trust was in the Lord and he was more than willing to be imprisoned for the cause of Christ and not only imprisoned but to die rather than to cower in fear and remain silent. His brothers and sisters saw this and after that they only wished that the will of the Lord be done.

How does this apply to the saints in our days? There is a great pressure from the world and from other Christians to remain silent on matters that are tearing not only into the fabric of the world but also into the fabric of the church. People see the foundations are being destroyed and their gut instinct is to flee like a bird to the mountain. Yet the Spirit of God that was in Paul is the same Spirit that is in His saints today. You have this Spirit within you. David as indignant for the honor of God and ran towards Goliath. Paul was indignant for the truth and went into the heart of the lion’s den so to speak. The Apostles would not remain silent even when strictly commanded by their own political structures, the Sanhedrin, to never mention the name of Jesus again. Should they obey man or should they obey God? They obeyed God and each paid the ultimate price.

Saint, it is very possible you are living in a generation where you to will have to ask yourself the same question, should we obey man or should we obey God. There undoubtedly will be a price to pay for following the narrow path of God in an ever darkening world, a world that is becoming more and more hostile to those who follow Jesus. Yet I am fully persuaded that the only difference between David and Paul and the Apostles and all the wonderful saints down through the ages, who made tremendous sacrifices because of their love for God and His Truth, from you and me is opportunity. What do I mean by that. I mean that in every town and village and city throughout the land, God has His saints and the same Spirit burns in them that has burned in every saint from the beginning of the Church. And in that self-same Spirit we will discover that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. You will already have discovered that in your own personal walk, that in all things you have overcome in Christ. So, do not listen to any fears or voices that would want to make you ” fly like a bird unto the mountains.” We have been called to greater things than that. We have been called to be witnesses to the glory and the truth of he Lord Jesus Christ in what may prove to be the darkest times in the history of man.

Know that you were born for such a time as this. Know that you will overcome in Christ. Know that you will stand even if everyone around you falls. Know that God has given you His Spirit. Know that you are more than conquerors in Christ. Know that nothing can separate you from His love. Know that no created thing can overcome you for greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Know that because He overcame then you will overcome. Know these things saints for they are not the opinions of men or the results of wishful thinking but are the promises of God found in His word that cannot and will not be broken. Trust in these things for these things are the foundation upon which we stand, these things are Christ Himself. Stand fast brothers and sisters in the beauty of His holiness………..bro Frank

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3 Responses to “What can the righteous do?”

  1. suez62 said

    Good article brother Frank! I’ve never seen a time of such attack on the King James Bible, and the name of Jesus Christ, as I have over the last couple months. I see “Christians” coming down on other Christians for using the name of Jesus, saying it was taken from Zeus. We shouldn’t use the name Lord, Christ or Jesus, or God they say. All came from Rome they told me. They use the Hebrew names, telling me that is the correct way to address God and Jesus! I have to admit, it does get to you, I sit here wondering, OK, have I really been lied to all these years. Yes, I know I have been lied to by History books, modern dictionaries, modern encyclopedias, TV, News, and on and on. Lied to by “preachers”, and on it goes, but could this possibly be true, about the names of the above I have mentioned. I see all of this doing nothing, but putting doubt and confusion in the body of Christ. I don’t want to be led astray. It rips my heart apart. I say Jesus Christ, and Lord and I pray to God the Father, in Jesus name. Are they right? Are we using the wrong names? Or is just another attack of the enemy to put doubt and disbelief in the body of Christ??? I’ll throw my vote for the later! In Christ, sue

    • appolus said

      Hi Sue, Jesus means Saviour, its the same as Joshua. Jesus was named that because He would save people from their sins. We can read about Jesus being named in Matt 1. Phil 2-9-11 is a great verse about the name of Jesus and there are many more. Many today who are into the Hebrew roots movement will speak the name in Hebrew and seem to think if you dont say the name in Hebrew then your not really saying it properly, which is just nonsense……………..bro Frank

      • suez62 said

        That would be my idea of it all. I do know the Catholic Church is very evil and changed things a lot. This is why I am somewhat fearful. It may require a study…:) Thanks brother.

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