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A poem for the martyrs for Christ

Posted by appolus on March 1, 2015

A poem to encourage the saints around the world and a declaration to the enemies of our bodies and souls. Whether we live or whether we die we have triumphed in Christ and will bring glory and honor to Him who sits on the throne and unto the Lamb.

In the midst of the battle
In the dark of the night
When they put out my eyes
Oh Lord give me sight

That I would have eyes
That could truly see
That despite these chains
I am surely free

Free to worship, free to love
Free to fly to my Father above
Take my head from my shoulders
Cut me down, burn me up
In Christ alone I will drink this cup

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Rebellion in the camp-The waning authority of Christ in the churches

Posted by appolus on February 15, 2015

The Waning Authority of Christ in the Churches
A.W. Tozer

Here is the burden of my heart. While I claim for myself no special inspiration I yet feel that this is also the burden of the Spirit.

If I know my own heart it is love alone that moves me to write this. What I write here is not the sour ferment of a mind agitated by contentions with my fellow Christians. There have been no such contentions. I have not been abused, mistreated or attacked by anyone. Nor have these observations grown out of any unpleasant experiences that I have had in my association with others. My relations with my own church as well as with Christians of other denominations have been friendly, courteous and pleasant. My grief is simply the result of a condition which I believe to be almost universally prevalent among the churches.

I think also that I should acknowledge that I am myself very much involved in the situation I here deplore. As Ezra in his mighty prayer of intercession included himself among the wrongdoers, so do I. “O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens” (9:6). Any hard word spoken here against others must in simple honesty return upon my own head. I too have been guilty. This is written with the hope that we all may turn unto the Lord our God and sin no more against Him.

Let me state the cause of my burden. It is this: Jesus Christ has today almost no authority at all among the groups that call themselves by His name. By these I mean not the Roman Catholics, nor the liberals, nor the various quasi-Christian cults. I do mean Protestant churches generally, and I include those that protest the loudest that they are in spiritual descent from our Lord and His apostles, namely the evangelicals.

It is a basic doctrine of the New Testament that after His resurrection the Man Jesus was declared by God to be both Lord and Christ, and that He was invested by the Father with absolute Lordship over the church which is His body. All authority is His in heaven and in earth. In His own proper time He will exert it to the full, but during this period in history He allows this authority to be challenged by the world and ignored by the church.

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Blinded by men

Posted by appolus on December 2, 2014

Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.

You should trust no one, and even ignore the finest saint on earth if he blocks your sight of Jesus Christ ( Oswald Chambers)

There is a pandemic that is going on in Christendom. It has suffered this state for centuries. Men make idols out of men. Nothing should ever come between us and God. There is one mediator between man and God and it is Christ Jesus. Let us always be ready to look to Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith, let us never elevate men to where they block our sight of God. No matter who that is, he must be taken down so that we have a clear sight of Jesus.

Now if you really do this. If you yourself become no respecter of persons in the context of what has just been written, then you will not go far in the kingdom of men, but then again, why would you want to excel in the kingdoms of men unless you yourself would like to block another’s view of Jesus? Never let anyone elevate you. If you do, you are participating in their sin, for what you allow you are truly determining. This particular sin that so often falls into the camp of omission shall not be overlooked by God, He is a jealous God and He shall have none other before Him.

Many years ago, prompted by the Holy Spirit, I determined never to give any man a standing ovation. There was, the Holy Spirit showed me, only one man, the man Jesus, who deserved a standing ovation. Suddenly the nonsense of it just hit me. If everything that we have comes as a gift from God in His Body and therefore where is the boasting, then why the standing ovation, why the elevation of men if we truly believe that? Now, there is a price to pay for the non-elevation of men. If you do not play the games of men then many times men will not want to ” play,” with you. That is okay. As long as you can see Jesus. As long as you elevate Him. As long as you are compelled to stand and glorify Him then nothing else matters.

And so saints, elevate Jesus in your life, in your conversation and in your spirits. In doing this you will draw closer to Him, you will draw men to Him and you will advance the cause of His Kingdom here on earth. Determine in your heart not to elevate men or women. It does not matter how good a teacher they are, or how spiritual they are or how many people attend their church or how many books they have written, remember, they are just brothers and sisters in Christ and we are called to love and respect all as we love and respect Jesus. Practice this in your life and stay close to Jesus.

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