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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

CHARACTER PROBLEM

Recently I heard a great sermon by Creflo Dollar about how it was not the governments responsibility to give hand outs to people and how welfare and assistance perpetuated poverty and keep people lazy. Back in the day people, wanted to work. It was shameful to be on government assistance. Today there is  a system of class warfare going on where the people who do not have things are being made to feel jealous of those who have.  It is not the citizens responsibility to give away their hard earned money to those who sit around and draw welfare and who refuse to lift a hand. Yes the Bible commands we take care of the poor but this does not mean those who are lazy and do not lift a finger to do anything.

Christians ,wake up, and do not get sucked up into enemies entitlement lie. Do not expect the government to give you everything. A head of a house should want to work and work hard to make a decent living for his family. It is sad to rely on government to help you. There are jobs out there if you just look. The government today is trying to keep us dependent on them so they can control us. This is not God's plan. Our government was never meant to be our caretaker. Remember the late President John F Kennedy said "Ask  not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country." Wow things have changed since he said that back in the early 60's. Not for the better I might add.

If you do not work you should not eat. I did not make that up. That is in the Bible.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 says "For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." Today many do not even do their share paying taxes. The government tries to make rich people seem bad. It is the wealthy who have started the jobs to help those people on welfare get work if they wanted to. We are to submit to our leaders and pay our taxes but leaders are to be leaders and not dictate and dominate. Proverbs 29:18 says "When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful."

Once in this great land we had prayer in school, babies did not get killed in abortion mills, marriage was one man and one woman and the Ten Commandments were posted and followed. What has happened? We have a character problem for sure in the US of A.  Proverbs 28:2 says "When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability."

We are not to be takers but givers. The church is the one who should be taking care of the needs of people, not the government. I saw a billboard during the debates over the healthcare takeover fight and it read "A government that controls its' peoples healthcare controls its' people." Pretty frightening concept for a nation of free people. We are still a Christian nation whether our president says so or not, but we have to stand up, speak up and pray to stay that way. Evil forces do not like freedom. They will lie and deceive to trick people and slowly the people succumb to laziness and thus takeover occurs.

The battle is not over. We are still a nation of people who are smart and like to do things for ourselves and create and invent. But the problem is in the heart of man. Hearts need to be turned back to God and transformed. We are not to wish ill on those trying to bring us down but we are to pray for them. Proverbs 24:17-20 says "Do not gloat when your enemy falls;when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him. Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out."

Children need to be taught character from an early age. Moms and dads must do their part to raise Christlike citizens with good morals, character and values. We can still be one nation under God. But we have to do our part. We know God is on the throne but also remember to pray. (Read 2 Chronicles 7:14). Proverbs 29:2 says "When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan."

Do not wait for the government to do things for you. God is great and He is on the throne! "Thanks  be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" (1 Corinthians 15:57).

PRAYER: Lord God thank you for putting within each of us the desire to work and create. Some have gotten lazy and depend on the government when they do not need to. Help us cast off works of darkness and run to the light. Help us reach out and help those truly in need. We bind the enemy from trying to destroy this great land. We know freedom is not free and we thank you for the freedom we enjoy in America. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Note..Happy Sunday! Hope you get to go to church today. But regardless enjoy this wonderful praise and worship song and be blessed to be a blessing. Click on song below.
http://youtu.be/CITjo9QsHaM



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