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The New Resistance Ordained by God

If the current division in this country and from around the world goes unabated, then the devil will have won. If the mudslinging and hateful rhetoric continues, then we will have made a path for the coming Antichrist to exercise his dominion over all humanity. If the marching, the vandalism, and the fighting continues, then we will become the devil’s kingdom that will be cast into utter darkness and decay. As Christians, we must resist the powers of darkness and the devil, but our strategy must change. Destruction, persecution, and death are on the horizon if we don’t change course immediately. We need a new resistance. We need a resistance ordained by God.

We have all been quite busy, since our awakening of what’s been happening over the past sixty years. We have had our share of rallies, marches, and protest. We have posted are memes, secret recordings, and quotes from the other side. We have followed most of the same tactics of the other side being careful not to cross the line; well, especially in public view. On the other hand, we have voted and prayed that our side would win so that we can bring God’s Holy Laws to bear on the other side. Our unspoken motto often repeated in most of our minds is, “Repent or go to jail.” Unfortunately, all this has not worked out so well. We could never match the other side in their shocking vulgarity and their unchecked brutality. As the resistance, we need a new plan or rules of engagement. Let’s look together at God’s Holy Word to ordain our resistance movement.

Before we continue, we all must resist. There is no sitting on the sidelines. We must engage the enemy. I don’t think any of you need to be reminded who the enemy is and how the old devil has brought them this far to stand against God’s Holy commands. They have had sixty years to prepare and we are just now getting started. Yes, for the most part, they look, dress and talk the same way we do. They may even go to the same church, but on the inside, they are working for the other side. They are working for the devil even if they don’t admit it. If they are for the killing of unborn children, they are working for the devil. If they are for the homosexual, the transgender, bestiality, or any other form of sexual perversion, then they are working for the devil. If they have substituted psychology for trusting in God alone, then they are clearly working for the devil. If they agree that the Bible and prayer must be removed from public education, then clearly, they are working for the devil. So, how do we fight back against the enemy?

Well, it needs to get personal and up close. Our real success on social media is seriously questioned. We need to speak or write to a much larger audience than a few select friends allowed to see our post on social media. Expand your horizons. If need be, get a blog, write a book, publish a song or teach in your church. Let everyone know that the rules of engagement must change. When the Bible says we need to come out from among them, it means just that. Stop following their ways. Believe me, God’s ways are completely the opposite and much more powerful. So, how do we confront those working for the other side? It’s good to always start with prayer. If need be, do it silently or later, but don’t let it interfere with your listening power. If we listen long enough with serious concentration, we will hear their struggles. We will hear and feel their pain. God will reveal their needs, just don’t be shocked.

The second thing we need to do is try to meet their needs. The Bible says, “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head” (Romans 12:20). Let’s be clear the Bible is talking about your enemy. This food and water is the most basic needs for their survival. Let me suggest it also includes their emotional and psychological needs for which their counseling and drugs have not helped much, if at all. It includes all of their basic needs for survival. Once we have determined their real needs from active listening, then as a Christian offer to meet their needs. Let them know that you’re doing it out of Christian love. Believe me, it will be just like heaping hot coals on their heads. It will bring tears to the hardest person. Don’t forget their greatest need is salvation. Learn how to share the simple Gospel, then lead them to accept Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior. There is no greater joy than seeing a sinner repent and ask God for forgiveness. Also, don’t forget to agree with them in your discussion on the points that you can. The truth is the truth, no matter which side is proclaiming it. I have personally hoped that our side would take a stronger stance on protecting our beautiful creation and its delicate environment.

The Bible also says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). They say that most people make an immediate decision to fight or flee when confronted by a hostile enemy. From my Seminary days when confronted with a loaded weapon aimed at me demanding money, I realized that there is a third option. Seek to understand the needs of your enemy. Although I was unable to save the establishments money, I can only tell you, because of my sincere concern for his well-being it kept us from getting hurt and had a profound effect upon this young man who kept apologizing. For a moment I thought I had talked him out of the armed robbery and that he would actually accept my offer to help. I don’t think many of us will need to deal with such extremes, but the lesson is still relevant. We can overcome evil with good. We must try very hard not to fight back as the pagans do. The early Christians learned this lesson well and their persecution was later seen as the seeds of the church.

Finally, the Bible says we should not be, “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren (Proverbs 6:19). We have heard a lot, as of late, about people on both sides spreading lies in order to make the other side look worse than what they really are. Many times words are taken out of context, pictures are photoshopped or even videos are slightly doctored or slowed down to give a different effect. Perhaps we have all been guilty of this at one time or another. We cannot hope to bring peace if we keep throwing logs on the fire. Reconciliation is impossible if we keep sharing things that are hurtful to the other side and that may not be true. Don’t you realize that the more we read and share this kind of hurtful rhetoric that it will only raise your level of hate, tempting you to strike back even harder? As Christians we should remember what the Bible says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19). Let me encourage everyone who calls upon the Name of Christ to join the new resistance movement; a new resistance ordained by God. Amen

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The Third Step to Transformation in Christ is Love (Video)

We have seen in the last article in the series transformation in Christ that understanding and using our unique Spiritual gifts was the second step. Now as God’s Word says, “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). Of course, that most excellent way is both a Spiritual gift and a fruit of the Spirit, which I am calling our third step to transformation in Christ. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Third Step to Transformation in Christ is Love

We have seen in the last article in the series transformation in Christ that understanding and using our unique Spiritual gifts was the second step. Now as God’s Word says, “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). Of course, that most excellent way is both a Spiritual gift and a fruit of the Spirit, which I am calling our third step to transformation in Christ. This is the gift that opens the floodgates of Heaven because true love comes from God. Let’s be clear right in the beginning, we cannot conjure up this love. It either comes from God or it’s not true love. God is Love. His greatest desire is to love His creation. In fact, the miracle is He chooses to love others through us. We simply cannot out love God. Do you really want to feel God’s love then allow His love to flow through you to others? This is your next step to transformation in Christ.

Before that happens, we need to look beyond the mask that others wear. Yes, everyone wears a mask. We need to look beyond our judgment that’s often shaped by an evil world. We need to look beyond the race or the color. When all those lenses are removed, and we truly look at the heart of the other individual something miraculously happens. We actually see them for the first time. We see the precious child inside. Only then can we truly love them or allow God to love them through us. I am compelled to say something good about social media (well at least one good thing). People often don’t show their most updated photo instead they share a photo of a young beautiful person or no photo at all, because they believe others will more readily accept them. Well, that’s the way our love works we must learn to look beyond the rough or aged exterior of the other person. For the world, this is nearly impossible to do, but for those who are being transformed in Christ, we see the miracle of looking beyond the face and the outward behavior to the heart of the other individual.

This love is the gift that keeps giving even in the face of rejection or open meanness and hostility. This is not a gushy or worldly kind of love. It is a strong powerful love that seeks the real needs of others. It says, “What can we do, Oh Lord, to really help this other person; what can we do to break down this barrier?” It may be hidden, but contrary to what they may say, everyone has a need. Everyone wants to be loved even if they don’t admit it. This true love from heaven passing through us will break down the emotional barriers of previous hurts or regrets. It is good to keep in mind that emotional problems have been known to cause physical problems and bad behavior. We will reach out and touch their heart with the love of God if we start to meet their real needs; not their felt needs, but their real needs. There is great power in love that keeps on giving without expecting anything in return, which is the definition of true love.

It’s impossible for the world to keep loving without expecting anything in return. They teach the 50/50 principle, or I will give what I can get in return. Or I will love you as long as I can get something out of it. When we love without ever expecting anything in return therein is its true power. A power so strong it can transform lives. This is the same love we receive from the Father. It’s the same love that He wants to love others with, through us. One of the miracles of our transformation is that we feel the great magnitude of His love for us. It’s a love that’s overflowing like liquid love covering every square inch of our bodies with tremendously powerful impulses. We simply cannot retain it. We must give it away to others, allowing His love to flow through us to others. Now here is another miracle, that I call the perfect triangle of love. As our love flows down from God on one side of the triangle it then flows horizontally to others who then returns the love back to God on the other side of the triangle. Praise God.

So if we are not expecting anything in return, what is love? To answer this question in one word it is “self-giving.” We learn how to give ourselves to others. Let’s say right here, very emphatically, this is not sexual. We must learn to give ourselves to others without the world’s definition of love. There is a time and place for sexuality but not to be covered in our discussion of self-giving love. We can start by asking the question how can our gifts, talents, abilities, and intellect make up for what’s lacking in others. How can we best meet their emotional, psychological and physical needs? Let me be clear, you will never learn their needs while you do all the talking. We must learn to listen, to really listen and if we do speak ask some thought-out questions that will help them to share their deepest concerns and problems. And then when we finally respond, we learn that we have compassion, not pity; that we demonstrate sincere kindness, not rudeness or being condescending; that we demonstrate true humility, not boasting or prideful, along with the many other beautiful traits described in God’s Holy Word.

Let’s also be clear that true love always tells the truth. It cannot lie in order to make or keep friends. It does not lie to cover-up their trespass. With love in our hearts, we feel compelled to speak the truth even if it momentarily hurts the other person. To point out their trespass and then help them to walk through it by repenting and seeking God’s forgiveness is the true measure of love. To overlook their trespass will not help them and is not true love. This is especially difficult when they attack you for pointing it out, which is in the nature of those living in the world. No one likes to be confronted with their sins. They will not receive lightly what you have to say, but if you say it in love with a sincere desire to see them rejoicing in forgiveness from God and a life free from their bondage of guilt it will help them to receive your love. Remember, God has called us to love one another which is our true path to transformation in Christ.

Finally, we cannot say that God is transforming us if we have not allowed His magnificent love to be perfected in us. The Bible says, “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us” (I John 4:12). This love that is being perfected is the epitome of our transformation in Christ. Only those who are being truly transformed and walking in His love for others will have an impact upon the world. As the world grows darker by the day, the light of His love flowing through us will keep the world from being destroyed. All the marching and chanting will not change the darkness. All the Facebook post and videos will not change the darkness. All the complaining and changing of laws will not change the darkness. Only God’s beloved children who are being transformed in Christ exercising His powerful love for others will overcome the darkness and bring forth a marvelous light. Amen

Let me conclude by quoting in part from the great chapter of love. We all need to memorize these three little verses in the Bible allowing God to write them on our hearts. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (I Corinthians 13:4-7). Dear children, please take the next step into transformation by allowing God to love others through you.

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Learn the Path to Perfection in A World Full of Hate (Video)

So, how can we, “Learn the path to perfection in a world full of hate.” I believe there is a great desire to be perfect. We have always wanted the perfect haircut, the perfect set of clothes or the perfect marriage. It is in our human nature to want perfection. Yet, it’s a proven fact that very few find it and now we live in a day where most no longer desire it. Many, on the other hand, desires selfish power and control over others which has turned them into very hateful people. In a world full of bullies, antagonists and mean-spirited people there is no wonder that the world is so divided. Stay tuned for three amazing vocalists putting feet to our message. After watching the video please share with others.

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Learn the Path to Perfection in A World Full of Hate

So, how can we, “Learn the path to perfection in a world full of hate.” I believe there is a great desire to be perfect. We have always wanted the perfect haircut, the perfect set of clothes or the perfect marriage. It is in our human nature to want perfection. Yet, it’s a proven fact that very few find it and now we live in a day where most no longer desire it. Many, on the other hand, desires selfish power and control over others which has turned them into very hateful people. In a world full of bullies, antagonists and mean-spirited people there is no wonder that the world is so divided. Where they tend to hang out with their own kind developing groups of like-minded people, sharing the same philosophy of life, the same political persuasion, the same goals and aspirations and the same moral compass. These divisions have caused a great deal of malicious attacks one against another. It’s difficult to scan the news headlines without seeing this vicious attack coming from once reputable organizations. Unfortunately, this will continue until we as a people desire once again to find the path to perfection. Continue reading Learn the Path to Perfection in A World Full of Hate