We have the words of life. Desperately needed, lovingly given, to be boldly shared.
“Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.” Acts 4:1-2
They fear our words. Is that a revelation to anyone? You all know who they is. If you don’t, you are they.
They are many and varied and wear many different hats, but they all deny the Truth of the Author of life and embrace the lies of the father of lies, claiming diversity yet acting in unison according to the approved script . And if you speak the truth often enough and in enough different circles, you will soon discover just how prevalent they are and how powerful they have become—so they believe any way.
If they truly had power they would have no reason to fear our words, right?
Think about all that is going on lately, all the emphasis on political correctness, but now under a new heading; woke-ism, whereby everything is offensive and must be cancelled– history erased and altered.
We have an unapologetically biased news media, big tech social media censorship, churches regulated, choked down or shut down, face covering mandates, honest questions and dissension shamed, and any criticism or questioning of the sanctioned experts and authorities is banned by those who control the narrative—all in the name of keeping us safe.
Compliance to the state and her anointed spokespersons is paramount. Because big brother knows best and us ignorant redneck church going little people are incapable of taking care of ourselves and we are all racist and backwards thinking anyway.
And then we go and start talking about that Jesus stuff like he is some kind of Savior that can take care of us and give us hope. ‘Those backward evangelicals teach personal responsibility, accountability and right and wrong, freedom in thought and in spirit, loving their enemies, and prayer? We can’t be having that!’
They fear our words because when we speak in Jesus name, about our Jesus, it destroys their narrative that we are ignorant, that we hate everyone who is not just like us, that we are intolerant and backwards and want to put everyone into bondage.
They fear our words because when people listen and put their trust in Jesus they no longer give up everything in return for security from the government, they start to think for themselves and understand the difference between good and evil, truth and lies, love and lust.
‘People who love God have their eyes open, and we can’t have that. People who trust Jesus don’t live for the here and now, and they have no fear of death, and we can’t have that either.’
A people who do not fear death cannot ever be totally subjugated—’and that is unacceptable in a society where power is attained and maintained by fear.’ It’s disturbing.
“being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.” Acts 4:2
So yes, they fear our words and are greatly disturbed when we teach and preach in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They find that offensive.
You all know there’s going to be a resurrection right? “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thess 4:16
The enemy can scheme, lie and deceive, arrest, shut down, accuse and even execute believers in Christ all they like, but they cannot stop that archangel from blowing that trumpet.
And they cannot un-speak the word of God once it has been spoken. And that’s what we have, hidden in our hearts and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and that’s what makes us dangerous. Because we keep stealing souls away from the devil’s clutches of death.
And I don’t know about you, but I will NOT be silent.