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Monday, January 23, 2012

WARFARE OR WELFARE

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This is a subject that will be touted over the next few months though the way it will expressed may be different than the way I put it.

If you want to cloud an issue - - just mix some truth with a false pretence and you have a possible winning position. This is where the government welfare program stands today.

While there are some recipients who are in an extreme helpless state, there are others who are taking advantage of this give away program.

The reason I used warfare as the counter point is because those who support their cause, are in a war fighting off everything that would attack them and keep them from succeeding.

This includes people who rip you off, overcharge you and a government that over taxes and regulates you.

Certain forces were put into play in Genesis 3 and will continue until Christ returns, one of which is painful child birth, another is hard work to make a living and the third is death or dying. None of these forces were annulled in the age we live in by the death of Christ.

Within the Christian realm we find some of the same thinking as those who seek welfare assistance. Their mentality drives them to want something for nothing which in this case they want it from GOD. They go beyond their needs being met by GOD and expect Him to supply their every extreme wants. To admit this is against their religion for they have their favorite verses to support their view.

There are some so called ministers who fan the flames of their greed while they take their followers for a ride for a price.

While some seek welfare there are others who realize what we have is warfare with an enemy so strong only GOD can control him. This enemy will rob us, make us ill, destroy our integrity and render us impotent for GOD. Were it not for GOD’S grace in providing us with weapons of battle we would be as helpless as those who are not servers of Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the whole Armour of God that ye may be able to stand against The wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against Principalities against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, Against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND.

In the Second World War there was an overwhelming passion against the enemy that dared to attack us. That passion has been missing in all the wars we have fought since. The Christian community is under an attack from a greater enemy than in WW2 and I fear we do not have the passion to resist him with our weapons of our warfare. It is up to the church to take the battle to him instead of always being on the defensive which is what a passive instead of passionate church does. So onward Christian soldiers.

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