Why do you care, why do you speak up about things?
Even if they are extra-biblical in Nature.
This question was surprising asked of me by someone who claims to be a blood bought saint of Christ. (I’m not questioning his salvation, I was just shocked by the question.) The day he asked me the question, I had been excitedly chatting with him one day before we had to start work. We typically said prayer over the office, the success of our employer’s business and the hope of an open door to preach the gospel to our unsaved co-workers.
I had been talking about a great video I had seen on the Hollow Earth topic. Then I started talking about the Nephilim and Rephaim who are the Giant offspring of the Fallen Angels talked about in Genesis 6. There had been a few other topics but those were the main two.
First, it’s a calling put on all Christians by Jesus and Paul.
- Luke 19:39-40
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
- Romans 12:5-10
So, we being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophecy in proportion to our faith. If ministry, let us use it in our ministering. He who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality, he who lead, with diligence, he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
I don’t want to be a disciple that causes stones to cry out!
There are also other reasons. For instance, the story of a Lutheran German pastor who didn’t speak out till it was too late.
But I’m just one person, the voice of one, mixed with the might and power of God can do mighty things.
Biblical history tells us that one man following the will and commandments of God can accomplish a lot.
- Because Abraham listened to God, and did what he told him, God used him to create the nation of Israel and give opportunity of salvation to all nations.
- Because Moses listened to God, he led Millions of Jews out of Israel, taught them law and culture and spiritual etiquette and we wound up with the Bible because he listened to God.
- Because 12 disciples listened, and individually obeyed Jesus, we have a pointing in the gospels to Jesus and can be saved for eternity.
- Because Matthew, Mark, Luke and John individually listened to God, we have the four books of the Gospel, which have led millions to Christ and salvation in him for the last 2,000 plus years.
- Because Joseph didn’t whine but chose to trust God and live as if God was doing powerful things through him, God did! It is because of Joseph that Isaac brought his family to Egypt and saved them out of starvation so we could have Moses listen to God and teach us how to obey God and follow him.
- Because Saul stopped and listened to God when the Spirit of the Lord made him blind, Ananias was able to find him and take him to Damascus.
- Because Ananias stopped fearing and started trusting, he listened to God and was the initial Christian mentor and assistant to Paul and after Paul listened to the Spirit of the Lord and accepted Christ as his savior and went to Saudi Arabia and learned the mysterious of Christ, and because as individuals Barnabus, Timothy and Titus listened to God’s calling, they could go on to help Paul and we have been blessed with the wonderful Epistles of Paul.
- Because Peter finally stopped talking and listened to Jesus, he went on to be one of the most influential figures in the 1st century church. He also led many Jews to Jesus as their savior.
By ourselves, we are shy, clumsy, oafs. When stirred and mixed with the foreshadows of the Old testament which point to the Gospel and the Epistles, we become the powerful Army of God.
This has basically been penned as The Butterfly effect based on a College Student’s Doctoral Thesis.
I feel it is best described in the Book by Andy Andrews “The Butterfly Effect”
In it Andy states the following.
“Know that your actions cannot be hoarded, saved
for later, or used selectively. By your hand,
millions—billions—of lives will be altered, caught
up in a chain of events begun by you this day.”
I like the books of the Lord of the Rings, and I love the movies as well. (I love the book the Hobbit but I’m not happy with the movies in the Hobbit series because it was turned into a satanic feast of darkness and evil and totally obfuscated the meaning behind the story.)
As much as I like all three LOTR movies, there is a scene that properly takes the reasoning and story that J.R. Tolkien is trying to paint for his readers, and the scene paints it with beautiful cinematography and two extremely rousing speeches. I refer to the 14-minute scene which has been called “Final Battle of Helm’s Deep.” If you are a Christian, I challenge you to watch the 14-minute clip and not come away feeling ready to battle Lucifer and the demon spawn of hell because you have the Holy Spirit within you, and you have been encouraged by the High King.
It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. It doesn’t matter how physically strong or weak you are. It doesn’t matter how well you understand the Bible or how long you’ve been reading it. You need to only understand that there is a call on every Christians life to witness in every situation possible.
Editor’s Note: Forty Seven years ago, if a young lady from England named Sally Hill hadn’t listened to the Gospel, bowed her knee to Christ and accepted him as her Lord, Savior and King and then come to America and move to the Bay area of California and accepted the call to be a Sunday school to a very small Sunday School class, I might not have accepted Christ’s call to my heart and I wouldn’t have had the life I’ve had and learned the things I’ve learned from the University of Hard Knocks (Howie Beatem U.) If you like anything we have written or done at 1 Stone Ministries, thank Sally for leading me in Sunday School on a rainy day in November of 1972, to bend my knee and confess that I was a sinner and I wanted the blood of Jesus to wash me clean of my sins, that I wanted the Holy Spirit to move into my God shaped heart and live a free life with Christ as my Savior and King of my heart.
- The Lord of The Rings Two. (2002). [film] Directed by: Peter Jackson New Zealand: New Line Cinema & WingNut Films.
- Andrews, A. (2011). The butterfly effect. Naperville, Ill.: Simple Truths.