Mass Murders in America………John 11:35: Jesus Wept

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About 10 years ago a visiting Pastor to Albuquerque spoke to a group of Pastors, I was blessed to be part of the group. I am sorry I cannot remember his name! But he said many powerful things including this: “America, Bless God!” He said “God has blessed America in so many ways, It is time for America to Bless God!”
So very, very true, this day and all days!

D.A. Carson assessed our situation well when he described how “people do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”

We have had our second mass shooting here in America in less than 24 hours!!! This time in Dayton Ohio! I am in shock! In Dayton 9 have been shot and killed, 16 injured. Yesterday we had 20 people shot to death in El Paso, with 26 injured. In less than 24 hours we have lost 29 people from the hands of these mass murderers. Oh My! Hearts need to be changed for Jesus, this is a heart issue. John 11:35….Jesus wept. Come pray with us at FGGAM.ORG Also I pray all Churches in America spend time in prayer this morning over these extreme tragedies.

Many in America will once again make this a political issue, The Democrats versus the Republicans. This is not a political problem, it is a heart problem, hearts need to be given over to Jesus

Connect before you correct!

The Body of Christ, especially Pastors, have got to work harder than ever to bring the GOSPEL to America! We must hit the streets all over America. We must connect with people before we correct people. Stand firm, but in LOVE, the LOVE OF JESUS! All this hate being spewed forth, word vomit on twitter, Facebook, and in D.C. does NO GOOD! You cannot pour gasoline on a fire.

If you speak hate your going to get it all spoken back to you, you become a fool.

Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words. Proverbs 23:9

WE NEED ROLE MODELS!!! ROLE MODELS FOR JESUS!

We must occupy and spread the GOOD NEWS IN AMERICA, WE MUST CARRY OUT THE GREAT COMMISSION, it is not a suggestion, it is a command from our LORD!

Do people see JESUS in you?

Do you honor our LORD with the words you speak and write?

Satan is raging and destroying America! The fabric of our country is being ripped apart!

Why is the World full of evil?

“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.

The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.

Hearts need to be changed for JESUS!

All this evil is a heart issue! So many in America do not have JESUS!

John 11:35…Jesus Wept

The Church needs to carry out the Great Commission!

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19…….so many in America do not have Jesus. We need to be missionaries here in our own country!

Pastor Dewey Note: Years ago when I interviewed Tom Lester, who played Eb on Green Acres, he told me and the listeners of KKIM that when he traveled with Billy Graham, Billy never preached a sermon without preaching heaven, hell, repentance, forgiveness and salvation.

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Do we leave out a big part of God’s story if we only talk about God’s love?

Aug 2, 2019

From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: The debate about God’s judgment versus God’s love is back in the news. Do Christians leave out a big part of God’s story if they only talk about God’s love? — L.G.A: A Bible professor once said, “Never preach Hell without tears in your eyes.” Proclaiming the love of Christ cannot be fully preached without first establishing that God the Father will judge the human race for its disobedience to Him. The Bible says, “The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever” (Psalm 119:160).

Because God is righteous, He wants to spare us from the awful reality of Hell. He devised a way to rescue us and save us from His judgment, and so He sent His one and only Son to pay the penalty for our sin. He judged sin at the cross and extended His forgiveness to those who would accept His gift of salvation. For those who reject what Christ did at Calvary, He will judge the world.

None of us deserves God’s love. All of us deserve His righteous judgment and wrath (John 3:18; Romans 3:9-12). It is easy to think of evil and depraved people deserving divine judgment … but the kind people that we know will also be judged if they refuse and neglect God’s offer of mercy and forgiveness.

God judges mankind by the standard of the only God-man who ever lived, Jesus Christ. Jesus, the innocent Lamb of God, stands between our sin and the judgment of God the Father. “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared … He saved us … to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7).

The cross shows us the seriousness of the judgment of sin — but the cross also shows us the immeasurable love of God. Receive Him without delay.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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