Sunday, October 30, 2011

When the Crosses are Gone: Michael Youssef

In this 2002 photo shows the Mojave Cross in the Mojave National Preserve. Authorities say the 7-foot-tall cross that sparked a U.S. Supreme Court dispute has been stolen. The National Park Service says someone cut the metal bolts holding the metal-pipe cross to the top of Sunrise Rock and made off with it Sunday night or before dawn.
I am listening to Michael Youssef's sermon on "When all the Crosses Are Gone." He has some really powerful things to say. One thing I was unaware of that happened this summer was that the cross in the Mojave desert was taken. I am certain it was a result of radicals or even our government. Two weeks before was the court hearing about this cross and its alleged offensiveness. I can see the affects of what Michael is warning us about. It doesn't surprise me. God says in the end days those who Believe in Jesus would be persecuted. Christians will die and be handed in for money or power. It has to get this way somehow and we are seeing the beginning of how this will come about. The world will no doubt try to get rid of Jesus and it will be harder and harder to live for the Truth because it wont be accepted.

Another really horrible example is Caldwell Memorial Park. They actually removed the cross from their building. An article is here: Church Removes Cross. He actually says when he interviewed as to why, was that Allah and God are bascially the same. In Jesus Name this is not true. This is a lie and God says in the Bible that there in NO OTHER NAME by which we are to be saved.

So what do we do? My first initial response is to be angry and react, but I know I have to look deeper for the right way to see this. My second is that I am not surprised...God already told us this would happen. He told us to not fear and keep sound doctrine. I also believe the churches in Revelation are churches we see now. We must know Truth so we do not abandon our call to stand out from the world. It may happen slowly over time and this is a way it is already beginning. God says be on gaurd. Do not fear these times. The only thing we can do is seek the Lord and ask Him to keep His Truth before us. That will be our sheild.

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