In Christ, God placed a perfect and beautiful balance of Grace and Truth. In a culture that likes to cry “intolerance” at any whisper they might be doing something Scripture forbids, this series will help you have the wisdom and balance of Jesus. Listen and allow your words to be drenched in grace and tempered with truth (Colossians 4:6 TPT)!
The origin of political correctness and it’s end goal can be very deceptive and detrimental to our children and grandchildren if we are not paying attention. It seems one of the goals of our culture is to conform Jesus to their image of who they want Him to be rather than who Jesus says He is. Listen and hear the heart of the Lord challenge us to be awake and alert and to stand in, by, and upon Jesus’ truth!
There is another Jesus being preached not just in America but in many American Churches. It is a “pseudo Jesus” that Paul warned us about in 2 Corinthians 11 and John warned us about in 1 John 2. A Jesus that would never say, “I’m the only way to a relationship with God.” Jesus question still burns today, “Who do YOU say I am?” So the Holy Spirit reveals Scripture upon Scripture that reveals the deity of Jesus Christ.
None of the major religions of the world nor most politicians will recognize the deity of Jesus Christ. The whole reason the Pharisees desired to put Jesus to death and accused Him of blasphemy is because He clearly made Himself out to be God. “Before Abraham was I am,” He stated in John 8:58. “I and the Father are One,” He stated in John 10:30. Even Peter, Thomas, and others identified Him as the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus never rebuked or corrected anyone who recognized His true identity. The truth is laid before each listener – you decide for yourself!
All the religions of the world have nice things to say about Jesus. They know better than to attack or discredit Him because He’s not only revealed in Scripture as the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God, and the Savior World; but He is a real Person. He, His ministry, and His miracles are supported both by History and Museums. Unfortunately, in a culture that is selling itself to the ideology of Political Correctness, His truth and realities are being labeled as offensive to some. Do we panic? Do we get angry? Take heart in the fact Jesus never jockeyed for position, influence, or power in the world. Why? He already had it all! All authority in Heaven and in Earth was given to Him by His Father. Let us as the ambassadors of His Kingdom learn from His example!!
Tests are not a bad thing, they are an opportunity for God to show us what He has truly put in us! In order to test the integrity of pipes, they will apply pressure. In order to test the integrity of a ship’s hull, they will apply pressure. In much the same way, our integrity and our true view of ourselves is manifested when pressure is applied by the tests and trials of life. Listen and be blessed!!
Integrity matters because it not only ensures longevity and fruit that remains but it also allows us to manifest who we are to the world. Colossians 3:12 says, “AS THE ELECT OF GOD, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies…,” it does not say, “So you will be the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies…” What we believe about ourselves will always trump behavior modification because we tend to live based on what we think is true, even if it’s not. Listen and start agreeing with truth today!
Integrity matters for many reasons but one reason in particular is that it protects God’s call and purpose upon your life. Our primary call is of course to know God and Jesus Christ via the indwelling Holy Spirit, but our secondary purpose includes the different roles God assigns to us and equips us for throughout our lives: Husband, father, plumber, pastor, or teacher etc… Where your gift cannot protect you, integrity can. Listen and be blessed!