Bob Jones told this story about himself:
In the late 1980s, the Lord told Jones that Rev. Jimmy Swaggart would have his sexual sins publicly revealed for all to see. Jones then told his friends and his church. When the news about Swaggart was finally released in the media, Jones and his friends rejoiced and acted with festive attitudes. “We got Swaggart,” they said to one another.
The Lord also spoke to Paul Cain about Jimmy Swaggart, but Cain told no one. When Cain heard the news on TV about Swaggart’s sin being exposed, he spent the day weeping before the Lord for Swaggart, his family and the Body of Christ.
Jones later repented of his attitude and used it as an example of how “knowledge puffs us up, but love edifies all.“
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)
Let’s say that when all of the smoke settles, Joe Biden is determined to be the 46th President of the United States. Will the Christians who supported Biden follow Paul Cain’s example and weep before the Lord for the shame and pain being suffered by those Christians who supported President Trump?
Or what if Trump is declared the winner? Will the Christians who supported Trump weep before the Lord for the shame and pain of those Christians who supported Biden?
The answer to both questions is: probably not.
…You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law. (Romans 13:9b-10)
The truth is that we believers do not love our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with us on doctrine, politics, race issues or whatever. Oh, we mumble a few words here and there, acting like we do, but we are quick to expose their so-called flaws without ever once considering that our love should cover their sins.
Here’s our dilemma:
On the one hand, we want the Lord to send His light and truth into all of the election processes throughout America, exposing fraud and bringing forth His justice, but on the other hand, we do not want Him to do the same for His Church.
We are caught between a rock and a hard place! And this is exactly where the Lord wants us right now.
For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)
(Continued in Part 4)