WThe Worldly Unbelief & Ungodliness
Once I heard a very thought-provoking point at a meeting. The speaker mentioned an email he had received titled We Didn’t Start This Fire. Its point was the political dilemma which we find ourselves in today. As I listened, the Holy Spirit began to speak clearly to my spirit.
Surely you’ve heard that the forest service practices controlled burning to prevented huge and costly fires. Wild uncontrolled undergrowth fuels the fire causing it to burn hotter and longer. Consequently, the temperature and length it burns increase, and more of the old growth is taken in by the fire. The fire burns longer, hence more destruction.
Ungodly at the Helm
Many have raised an outcry against the worldly unbelief and ungodly practices of this current society and of those in authority who seem to support the ungodly in every way. There is a terrible spiritual fire burning in our land today and it is out of control. The ungodly are at the helm and they are steering us ever closer to disaster with every turn with their worldly unbelief.
How Did This Happen to Such a Great Nation?
I believe the answer is all too apparent when we view the facts as they are. Going to city council meetings, school board meetings, Chamber of Commerce meetings makes one thing very clear. Few are in attendance and of that, few even less are willing to take their place in the fight. In this great game of life all that is necessary for evil to win is for good men to do nothing.
Just as the underbrush grows without confrontation; worldly unbelief has done the same. It is now consuming everything in its path. Some are fighting for all they are worth because they have the foresight to see this coming. Others falsely believe that they will be safe since they have weathered many storms before, as the greatest and strongest storm we have ever seen approaches our shores.
We can win this struggle but we must use the strategy which has worked in the past to put this fire out.
First, we must act as any good firefighter would. Forgetting minor discomforts, we must attack at all cost the fire in front of us with all our strength and all our Most Holy Faith. We should make ourselves available for public office or any other place where we can be an influence for Truth. 1 Timothy 6:12
Raise Up a Generation
We must set backfires in the path of this destruction. This means raising up a generation who have not tasted the unbelief so rampant in the Earth. They must know what we believe. Only when these “kindle piles” of man’s reason are thoroughly purged so that the fire cannot touch them, will they be able to resist and quench the onslaught to come. True Faith cannot be taught it must be caught. I am sure Jesus transmitted this faith to his disciples one to one and that is the only way it can be transferred. The laying on of Hands is more than just a physical experience and it cannot be taken for granted. The best firefighters are those who have witnessed others who marched against the flames undaunted by the danger. There is a lesson in that truth. Proverbs 22:6
Confront Ignorance With Truth
We must go for the throat. The source of the fire is the only place it can be stopped, at the point of ignition. A safety instructor gave several people a fire extinguisher and let them try to put out a fire. People knew how to pull the pin, point the device but they used all of the contents leaving the fire burning. The secret is to aim at the source of the flame. We must be direct in our approach. When we waste too much of our energy on fights we cannot win then we are using our resources unwisely. The problem is unbelief, fear, ignorance of Gods truth, and ignorance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only the Truth can confront Ignorance. We must learn to declare the truth in love, and then have faith that it will do what it needs to do. Isaiah 55:11
Washing Away Worldly Unbelief With the Word
Washing with the water of the Word is the best description of what we must do to achieve victory. You cannot wash others if you are not clean yourself. We must be clean. Firefighters wear clothing which prevents the fire from kindling upon them and we also must remember that this garment we wear has a purpose. We must be faithful to not leave home without it. Ephesians 5:26
In addition, we must remember that even the best firefighters need rest and recuperation. And lastly, let us be quick to take up the fight for our brothers when the burden becomes too much. We must not laugh when they fall but we must be quick to render aid. There should be no shame in wearing yourself out in battle. Victory is ours in Jesus Name. I agree with James; I will show you my faith by my works.