A Parable About Lukewarm, American Christianity   17 comments

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Intercessors are Great Warriors

 

There was this man who was a great warrior.  He had been in many battles over the years.  His body had many scars from bullet wounds, bayonet thrusts and artillery barrages.  He was a sergeant in the army and he was 45 years old.

There was a platoon of soldiers dug in on some high ground—they were of the same army as the sergeant.  The average age of the soldiers in the platoon was 19 years old; they were led by a 24-year-old 2nd lieutenant.

Ten miles away was an enemy force of three thousand soldiers.  The sergeant placed himself between the platoon and the enemy.  Whenever the enemy sent their soldiers to attack the platoon, the sergeant killed them with his rifle.  This pattern continued for many weeks:  the enemy would send their soldiers to attack the platoon and the sergeant would kill them all.  The platoon was never touched, it was never in danger.  The sergeant was their hedge of protection against the enemy.

One day the sergeant walked to the platoon to see how they were doing.  The sergeant walked up to the 2nd lieutenant and told him about the many skirmishes he fought with the enemy, so as to protect the platoon.

The 2nd lieutenant looked at the sergeant in stunned disbelief. He didn’t believe a word the sergeant said and began mocking him and ridiculing him. The 2nd lieutenant told the rest of the platoon what the sergeant had said and the whole platoon began laughing at the sergeant in derision.

The sergeant didn’t say another word.  He shouldered his pack, his rifle and ammo and walked away from the platoon.  Fifty yards from where the platoon was dug in, he took off his boots and shook the dirt from his boots in plain sight of the platoon.  He put his boots back on and walked away.  The platoon never saw him again.

A week later, the enemy launched an attack on the platoon’s position and killed all of the soldiers.

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I Samuel 25: 14-17:  “But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.  But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:  They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.  Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.”

I Samuel 25:   “Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good. So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.”

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Shiloh
By Tim Shey

Brutal deathdance;
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude.

Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.

The man-made whip
That opened up my back
Preaches from a proper pulpit.
They sit in comfort:
That vacant-eyed congregation.
The respected, demon-possessed reverend
Forks his tongue
Scratching itchy ears
While Cain bludgeons
Abel into silence.

My flesh in tattered pieces
Clots red and cold and sticks
To the rough-hewn timber
That props up my limp, vertical carcase
Between heaven and earth.
My life drips and puddles
Below my feet,
As I gaze down dizzily
On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone.
They worship me in lip service,
But I confess,
I never knew them
(Though they are my creation).

My tongue tastes like ashes:
It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
I am so thirsty.
This famine is too much for me.
The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
Papa, into your hands
I commend my Spirit.

Ethos
February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

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17 responses to “A Parable About Lukewarm, American Christianity

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  1. The United States is full of shallow, worldly evangelical Christians. They have nothing to do with dying to self, obeying the Lord and spiritual warfare. When they meet a spiritual Christian who is absolutely devoted to obeying the Lord, they mock him and ridicule him because he isn’t shallow and lukewarm like they are.

    Ishmael (carnal Christianity) mocks Isaac (spiritual Christianity) to this day.

  2. He can and does withdraw the Holy Spirit, it leaves from where it is not welcomed! A strong stone is multiplied in power when it is place alongside the foundation that the Lord has put in place. God bless you my friend!

  3. Loopyloo: Thank you for your comment. If I am in a place where the Holy Ghost is being rejected, I have to move on. So many times I have wanted to take the shoes off of my feet and shake the dust off of my shoes, but only once has the Lord told me to do this. I once gave a testimony in a church about how I was delivered of many demons and it was rejected by the pastor. Immediately, the Lord told me to take off my shoes and shake the dust off of my shoes in the sight of the whole congregation. I didn’t do it because I felt sorry for the pastor.

    We aren’t here to feel sorry for certain unsaved pastors, we are here to do the will of our heavenly Father. That pastor later told me that my testimony glorified Satan. When he said that, he blasphemed the Holy Ghost–he will never get saved.

    “At a Cafe in Merriman, Nebraska”
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/at-a-cafe-in-merriman-nebraska/

    • Perhaps God is wanting you to move to a different place my friend, there is not a Pastor that I know who has ever attended or been a Pastor at my church that would reject your testimony! God needs us in places where the world is facing some real problems, perhaps that is what he is preparing your way for. If you come a little further to the Southeast, try the Assembly of God Church in Coal Hill Ar., it is off I40 about five miles. We know the actions of demons, and my Pastor has helped in expelling them a few times we believe and would welcome your testimony! God bless you!

  4. Thank you, Loopyloo. I used to preach at a nursing home back in Ames, Iowa for a year. The Lord led me out of the church (church on Sunday) back in 1991. I am very prophetic; my main work is intercession. The Lord has had me hitchhike all over the United States for most of 16 years. The Lord has shown me a few things that will happen in my future. I am helping some friends with their cow-calf herd here on the west coast. Maybe I will be here for the winter and then move on.

    I have hitchhiked through Arkansas a number of times.The Lord has me right where He wants me. He wants me to keep communicating to people through my two blogs. The Lord had me write and self-publish a couple of books. The Lord will show me what I need to do when the time comes.

    I really enjoy reading your blog. I looked at it a few times many months ago. I am glad that I rediscovered your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  11. For those that have ears to hear this is a powerful word.

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