integrity

Acts 2:17-21 HCSB

17 And it will be in the last days, says God
that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
18 I will even pour out My Spirit
on My male and female slaves in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will display wonders in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below:
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes.
21 Then everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.[d]   

In Revelations it tells us more than I can write in a blog!  But, let me give you a summary of what I know and understand.  As our scripture tells us there is going to be a great outpouring of God’s Spirit in the last days!   For some time the church (Christians) have been as though they were in a sleep concerning the world and the dictates of what can and cannot be done by the Christian community.  We have basically talked about it in the pulpits and inner circles, but we have not really made a large stand to the world!

Let me give you an example of a great stand or a witness that would not be hushed or dismissed.  In a town by the name of Kountze, Texas the cheerleaders from the high school there bought their own banner paper, paint, etc. and made a banner of Philippians 4:13 which states “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  There was such an outpouring of support from all over the nation!  It made FOX News!  It was as though that area was awakened by these young ladies saying, ‘I have had enough of Jesus being ignored and disrespected and we have something to say!”  Then other schools in that area began to do the same thing!!  EVERYONE, but one person who lives IN WISCONSIN didn’t like it and here came the court system!  Long story, short…they got to keep their banners!  Glory to God!!

There is a revival of INTEGRITY that is awakening in the earth today!!  The reason our churches are not any larger in number than they are and why when we witness people turn a deaf ear is because Christianity, especially in certain leadership capacities has not DONE like what they SAY!  Talk is cheap, precious reader!  People want a WITNESS NOT A LECTURE!!  Let me give you an example.  I had a friend whose husband left her for someone else.  She was left penniless and with a child to provide for.  She later got a degree and got a good paying job, but at the time she had to take what  she could get.  She went to work for a cafeteria.  She said the most rude people who came through the line were people who had just gotten out of church on Sunday!  They didn’t say please or thank you.  They treated her as though she was someone who was beneath them.  She just so happened to be a Christian, too!  Jesus was not properly represented and what if she had not been a Christian?  She may never have become one.  Actions speak louder than words!

But I have good news, too!  The Bible says there is going to be a cleaning of the house, so to speak!  People  who thought they stood shall fall and those who have been rebuffed and ignored will rise to great leadership positions because they refused to give up the INTEGRITY of their witness!  Glory to God!!  God will not be mocked!!  His word shall stand forever and we better be standing with every single word of it, too!  We will answer for those we caused to fall if we are talking the talk but living compromisingly in the world.  The Bible says their blood will be on our hands!

You may have a child that seems dead set against having anything to do with God.  Well, get ready for that to turn!  When you are a saved household the Bible says every single one will be saved!  Glory to God, they will be a part of this great revival to take place!  You may have a spouse that has turned their backs on the things of God!  I tell you, keep standing and don’t waiver!  Because of our WITNESS (our actions matching our words!!!) they will come to God and be sanctified!

Revelation 3:10 says, “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.”  Glory to God we are blessed and will continue in the blessing because we KEPT THROUGH ACTION AND DEED GOD’S WORD!!  It pays to be obedient!!

Let us not only speak the word but let us be doers of it as well , keeping our integrity in all we do!  Believe me, the world is watching and taking notes!!  Blessings, dear reader!  See you next time!

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