Ramon Arias | March 12, 2013
The message of change, change, change and more blah, blah, blah is incessant these days. This is an old worn-out song human beings have heard for thousands of years. Have you taken time to think about the political, social and economic change Americans have heard and experienced since the early 19th century? I dare you to find out. It will blow you away!
Historically, this is a change that on the surface appeared to be for good and people got all excited only to find that such promising changes led them to worse conditions than before. In my lifetime, I have seen this taking place in many nations; no one told me about it, I saw them firsthand. America is no exception, even though the original foundation of 1620 was a solid one, it is now forgotten, for the most part. By the way, if we totally ignore that foundation, it would be to our own peril.
Do not confuse the changes mentioned above with the changes we all must go through as we age, those are inevitable. The landscape of communities and the world are also always changing. There are changes that come as a result of discovering the truth in science as it is applied in technology. Those changes are going to continue until the human race has full understanding of the created world. Go ahead you may laugh, but it will come in the future. Until then, we must be vigilant and wise in the political, social, economic, moral and cultural landscape that should never change for the worst, not when a society has a powerful foundation such as this one laid out by those who came in 1620 with the true vision of man and society. Were they perfect? No, but they had the right perspective and were willing to risk their lives as individuals and families to make it work.
We must strive to know what they knew, that God governs the past and present, He is totally in control of the future. Beware of those who think that because the future has not yet happened, they foolishly believe the present plays no part in influencing it. Those who think this way may only become easy prey of the misguided ones and altogether complicate things that should be simple to understand. Their kind of thinking leaves open to all kinds of likelihoods and lifestyles, making humans believe they are free to do as they please not realizing they are slaves to their sinful passions with tremendous cultural devastation.
Bible believing Christians have a tremendous challenge in front of them. They must be very clear who is in total control and governs the affairs of men in the past, present and future. The only moral law that has any meaning and benefit for the human race is God’s moral law. He is the Supreme Judge; rest assured with great confidence that nothing can take place in this life outside of God’s divine plan. All of us must understand and discern what God is up to. Do not accept the simplistic and escapist mentality of those who profess to be Christians but reject their God-given responsibilities to make this world a better place to live in now.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ left us without a shadow of doubt that God Almighty absolutely governs and determines all things. Bible believing Christian should proclaim with knowledge and conviction that no other system other than God’s moral system can make this world a better place, no matter how harsh His requirements may seem. The socialists, communists, Marxists, humanists, Gnostics, atheists, progressives or liberals can’t change God’s determination of the future for the human race. That is a change you can truly believe in and wholeheartedly engage in without any shame of the outcome.
So you may ask, what is the unimaginable change we must be prepared for? God’s wrath against ungodliness; historically speaking this is how he judges nation’s sinful cultural behavior. The things that lie ahead will test the hearts of every professing Christian to know if they are truly on God’s side or not. This is no different than how he tested the inhabitants of the colonies at the beginning of the 18th century. Back then they were very wise to know not to gamble with God’s judgments; the result was a great awakening that shaped the knowledge and character of those who became the founding fathers of America.
America has sown so many bad seeds not only in this nation but also around the world and we are witnessing the frightening development that is engulfing the nations. However, true Bible believing Christians understand the other side of God’s moral law, his Grace and sovereignty. With this in mind a true Bible believing Christian can face the future with confidence no different than the Psalmist:
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth.He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” — Psalm 46
God Almighty and not man is the ultimate ruler over all things. Christians must stop looking towards man for their future, salvation, and their well-being. All power, glory and honor belong to God not man. Get it right and do not depart from this unchanging truth.
Once again turned your heart and mind with a firm commitment to love God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and never look towards man for your salvation. Never fear what man can do to you, this includes the state, and we ought to be transforming ourselves by the renewing of our minds in Christ Jesus not imitate man’s delusional and corrupt ways.
If we say we believe God then we should never accept that the world is going to be dominated by any other than the rightful owner, God himself. Never believe the lies that God is uninterested, absent in the affairs of men and nations or that those are out of His reach. He has never given up his Sovereignty to anyone, and I mean anyone, whether they be a spiritual being or human.
Our heavenly Father is the only awesome God and no one can ever compare to him!