(Deuteronomy 4:1-6) says, “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you. 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal–peor: for all the men that followed Baal–peor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you. 4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
Moses said I have taught you the statutes and judgments that God commanded me to teach you, and you are to take them with you wherever you go. It is important that you keep them and DO them, and in doing them you will gain wisdom and understanding.
There has always been wisdom behind why we do or don’t do certain things. I am grateful for those preachers who preached the Word of God with WISDOM and taught me the WHY behind Biblical Convictions!
(Ecclesiastes 12:9-10) says, “And moreover, BECAUSE the PREACHER was WISE, he STILL taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave GOOD HEED, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. 10 The PREACHER sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.”
(2 Thessalonians 2:15) admonishes us to “STAND FAST, and HOLD THE TRADITIONS WHICH YE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, whether by Word, or our epistle.”
(Titus 1:9) records Paul’s admonition to Titus saying, “HOLDING FAST the FAITHFUL WORDS as he hath BEEN TAUGHT, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince (convict) the gainsayers (opposition).”
It is my Generation’s responsibility to pass down to the generation behind us what was passed down to us WITHOUT ANY COMPROMISE! Sadly, some in my generation, and now in the one behind me, have watered down what was taught to them and have compromised the convictions that the Jesus Name people used to believe! Old-Time Preachers of days gone by and the Spiritually sensitive generations before us were WISE in preaching and teaching the WHY behind our convictions against television and Hollywood! We live in a world where people will spend money buying wipes and hand sanitizer but pump filth into their homes with blatant disregard. Don’t just keep your babies hands clean, keep his heart clean!
I’m afraid the complacency and outright carnality of the 21st Century Church just might be what threatens us the most! We understand that the words of Jesus Christ promises that nothing Hell can produce is capable of destroying the church. However, scripture proves that we have the ability of destroying ourselves.
Pastors and parents, YOUR SILENCE is speaking volumes to your church and your children. YOUR SILENCE is being interpreted as “approval” and is helping those under your care to justify in their mind that what they are doing is alright. Complacency and carnality is killing us. It’s time we DO SOMETHING about it. The SILENCE MUST STOP and you must SPEAK THE WORD, preserve Biblical Values, and defend Holiness before it’s too late!
There are generations of WISDOM Behind The WHY and this generation NEEDS to get serious about their soul and their sensitivity to the Holy Ghost! This generation is in desperate need of Pastors to preach the WISDOM BEHIND the WHY in regards to Holiness and separation FROM the world.
Our lack of sensitivity to the Spirit has produced a carnal generation that justifies their behaviors regardless of what the Word says. Because of our lack of sensitivity to the Holy Ghost we have embraced complacency and compromised convictions that we used to stand for! Things that generations before us disapproved of are now tolerated because preachers and parents are silent on the subject. The same principles that generations before this one used to disapprove of television are THE SAME principles that this current generations needs to use to disapprove sinful content via their laptop, game console, mobile device, or smart phone.
My spirit is stirred as I see the undeniable disconnect between what the Word proclaims compared to what many (in the church) practice.
My spirit is stirred and so should yours!