Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We Need Revival In Our Homeland

Psalm 33:8-12 "Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded and it stood fast. The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance."

Homes in America are crippled today. In fact our nation is in trouble today. America is not what she once was.

Our homeland is suffering because of hireling clergy. Preachers are destroying themselves because of arrogance. Most Christians today don't have the desire for revival because the pastors don't have the desire for revival.

Many women have left the home for a career life. May God help our nation in this area. Women are operating heavy construction equipment and digging ditches and even running president. God help us!!

Women run naked in the streets. They smoke cigarettes. There was a time when this was a sick sight to see. There was a time when it wasn't necessarily uncommon to see men do these things...but not women. Now its not uncommon for women to be seen doing these things.

There used to be a day when you didn't hear of men and women having unnatural affections for another of the same gender. Now it is everywhere. God help us!!

Parents these days kick the children and kiss the dog. We're putting people in prison for killing a dog and yet we're killing babies by the millions each year and it goes unpunished. We call killing a dog cruelty to animals yet we call killing a baby a choice. They don't read the Bible and teach it to their children.

We've become spoiled. We have air conditioners. We can't imagine being without it. We sleep on nice soft and cushy mattresses. There was a day when there was no tv let alone cable. When tv came along many departed from God. Time that was once spent together as a family was taken away. Now children even have tvs in their bedrooms. Each member of the family goes and does their own thing. Families used to eat together. Now everyone eats in shifts.

Our country no longer wants the King James Bible. We don't want preachers who preach from it. We've gone to all kinds of music in the church. It used to be good old-fashioned gospel hymns were all you sang and heard at church. God hasn't changed...why should we.

There were days when men of God would pray all night and fast. There was a time when people would get woke up in the middle of the night to pray and would do it. Now people are too consumed with self and their so-called need for sleep that they don't really need.

We're in sad shape. We've drifted so far from God as a nation. We need revival in our homeland...desperately!!

These are notes taken from a message preached by Bro. Marion Atkinson at Faith Baptist Camp August 6, 2007.


Sharon said...

Amen! I've said before that we need a Third Great Awakening. Where are the preachers who are more fearful of God than mortal man? I know there must be some out there somewhere! I pray God will lift their voices to be heard throughout our land.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. sharon...well said!! I do however believe that we will never see a nationwide revival...but we certainly need to start revival with us!! There is no chance of even church-wide or community-wide revival if we don't let it start with the individual.

Mrs.B said...

Great post Julie and I couldn't agree more! And I agree with your comment--I don't think we'll see a nation-wide revival either but I believe we can see pockets of revival and as you said, it starts with the individual.

I also agree that TV has become a big distraction in our lives. In fact a friend of mine and I were discussing that we have so many things to distract us in this day and age.--It's crazy! Cell phones, video games, pocket sized video games, radios, mp3 players, CD's, DVD's, tapes, the Internet etc....

I will say that I'm very glad that people now go to jail for being cruel to animals. I believe if they'd be cruel to animals then they're probably not far away from being cruel and abusive to people and it's best that they be in jail.


Julie's Jewels said...

mrs. b...I also agree with you that people who are cruel to animals should do some time but what I have a problem with is the right to abort babies and it be legal and even those that get convicted of murder don't do as much time as those that kill an animal. Where is the justice in that?

A Note From Theresa said...

Very good,,, Very good!! I knew it would be worth the wait! Amen, and Amen!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. theresa...Amen!! There are many more in this series on revival that I'll be sharing with you all too. All of the messages were stirring to my soul.

Ginger said...

I have been meaning to drop a comment on your blog for the last couple of days. It was nice to see that you were back from the campmeeting. I was missing your posts. This was a good one and so true!!

Julie's Jewels said...

ginger...thank you so much. Its always nice to hear that I'm missed. I'm glad to be back and will be sharing more from the campmeeting in upcoming posts.

A Note From Theresa said...

Julie, I don't know if you like blog awards but I have given you one. Come over and see.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. theresa...I don't mind getting them...although I don't feel worthy of them. I just don't give them out because I don't like singling people out to give them. So when I don't give them out I hope no one gets upset with me. There are always so many I'd like to give them to and its just so hard to single out certain ones to get them. I hope everyone understands that about me.

Mrs.B said...

I also agree with you that people who are cruel to animals should do some time but what I have a problem with is the right to abort babies and it be legal and even those that get convicted of murder don't do as much time as those that kill an animal. Where is the justice in that?


I totally agree with what you said about abortion! But I must gently disagree with your last statement. People who kill or hurt animals get way less time than someone who murders a person.--Which is as it should be! As much as I love animals, people matter more.(o:

People who commit crimes against animals often don't do much jail time. They do pay fines and may do a couple of years but people who are convicted of murder often are in jail for at least 10 years or more. There might be exceptions but that seems to be the norm.


Julie's Jewels said...

ashley...where there might be exceptions to the norm of what is expected in calling pastors Pastor or Bro. ________ I have found it to be honoring to the man of God to do so. It grieves my spirit to hear a person call him by his first name. This wasn't something that had to be taught to me...I believe it is the Holy Spirit letting me know that its not right. We have family members of ours in our church that of course don't call my husband Bro. Ron and that doesn't bother me since that is not what they have called him before....but when members of our church who have not known him before coming to our church call him Ron it grieves me and lets me think that they don't respect him as they ought to...or at least that is how it appears.

There might be situations in other countries that are different than the US and I guess I can see where that might be the case or needful...but in this country I feel (my opinion according to what I've heard preached and read in my Bible) that it is what God expects.

Julie's Jewels said...

mrs. b...I realize that not everyone agrees with my statements all the time and that is fine. My main point in what I said is that the person who kills an animal will do time....even a little time...yet there are women and doctors who are killing babies by the millions each year and they don't do any time for it. It is considered allowable. I hope you see what I'm trying to say. I have seen cases where a person brutally killed an animal and got a really stiff sentence though and the person who killed a person got less time. I realize that is uncommon...but it has happened.

Thank you for your sweetness in your comment with your disagreement. I don't mean to argue or start anything...only to try to explain what I'm trying to say. I don't think I'm being understood in what I'm saying. I love animals too (I have two dogs) and it is totally wrong for a person to kill one for fun and get away with it but God puts a higher price on human life than animal life. And that needs to be shown in our justice system as well.

Lyndy said...

Great post and so true. Thank you so much for sharing your notes from your campmeeting.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy

Anonymous said...

air conditioning and a nice mattress are not a sin! Yes, our country has become too reliant upon material goods, but God has not called us to a vow of poverty! Jesus wore sandels because that's what they had in that day, we wear sneakers because that's what we have today. Moses slept in a tent because that's what they had, we now have the materials for a house so now we sleep in homes. We IMPROVE our standard of living, which is not a sin. God gave us the ability to invent! We need to be careful to not place to much importance on those things, but we are not called to a vow of poverty.

Sis. Julie said...

anonymous...I guess you are too ashamed to share your name with us. No one ever said we should be living in poverty. But our material conveniences also tend to affect our walk with God when things are too comfortable!!


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