Over the last few weeks we have seen these “occupy”movements all over the country. We have been told that these “protesters” are exercising their first amendment right to peaceably assemble and redress grievances that they have with their government. Yet there hasn’t been a protest reported that did not have incidents of violence or debauchery tied to it. Regardless of what section of the country you examine – East Coast or West Coast, Plain States or Rocky Mountains, they all have one thing in common: An absence of God in them. Not one event that has been covered mentions God, the Founders or what they believe. Not one event that has been covered, initiated or concluded with prayer for our country or countrymen. Not one event that has been covered displayed citizens responsible for the mess they created. At the core of every protest was the idolization of self: From public sex and drug use, to urinating and defecating on public property these “protesters” are acting out the most base behavior of humanity possible.
My question would be “Where is the Church”?! As the old saying goes, “The squeakiest wheel gets the grease”. Yet I hear no “squeak” coming from the pulpit. Where is your outrage, Pastor? Why have you allowed this type of behavior to go largely unanswered? Is it because your tax exemption is more important that your moral duty? Is it because you lack the courage to speak out on not only what is obviously sin, but can’t find the intestinal fortitude to say that “Right behavior brings forth right results”? When have you encouraged your congregation that the saving the soul of this nation is just as important as saving the soul of a person? Do you know that to do both averts judgement on both?
This nation was birthed out of religious persecution. It is a very sad commentary that to bring back God in a place that He should have never left, we as a people are going to have to suffer religious persecution again. Not the Laodicean type of “persecution” of not getting the closest parking stall to the church doors. Not the agony of someone sitting in “your” seat. I’m referring to the police braking down your door at 3 A.M. pulling you out of bed and arresting you for being a Christian. If we as a nation ever get to that point and you pull out a gun to defend your family, justifiable homicide will be the cause of your death and your family will still be arrested. Ready for that one Pastor?
I am calling forth a new “occupation”. An occupation of righteous men and women who will stand behind the sacred desk and extoll the virtues and mandates that God Almighty has in His Word and for His people. A people who will stand up be counted and take captive the darkness in this nation by bringing forth the light of His righteous to every facet of life – including political life. An occupation that has at its core the serving of others as God intended, not the serving of self. An occupation which understands a lack of freedom in Him is a sure road to bondage. An occupation of the preservation of our Christian core beliefs is a sure road to freedom.
THIS is the occupation that Jesus is looking for. A new direction birthed out of II Chronicles 7:14 and fulfilled out of Proverbs 29:2. When we as a nation begin to do this, then we will begin to see Him.
Ready to occupy?