[notice]A monthly column by farmer, preacher and writer for Jesus, Angus Buchan[/notice]
In these times, as never before, we, as believers, cannot afford to compromise our stand for Jesus Christ for anyone or anything. Always remember the world looks to the church to set the standards concerning morality.
It distresses me immensely to hear of men and women, who profess to be Christians and who are holding prominent positions in the church, bending the rules to suit themselves. There is no such thing in the Bible as a “white lie” (because a lie is a lie) and there is no place where the Ten Commandments may be adjusted to accommodate man’s desires.
If we want Gods anointing on our lives in order to live victoriously and enjoy freedom in Christ, we cannot be found compromising God’s written Word, the Bible.
In my ‘quiet time’ this morning, I was reading the book of Revelation 19:13 (NKJV), “…and His name is called The Word of God.” If Jesus is The Word, then who are we to add to or take away from what is written. As I travel across the nations, I see in the church today little power and few signs, wonders and miracles. I am convinced that this is primarily because many believers do not fear God. It seems that the church is happy to make place for compromise, false teaching and the ‘moving of goal post’ in order to accommodate ungodly practices.
God is God. He is the great I AM. He is the Ancient of days and the soon and coming King.
I am thankful for those men, who humbly acknowledging God’s Holy Name, have in faith believed God for salvation and for healing in peoples lives. Smith Wigglesworth (a plumber) was such a man. He was often heard to say this: “God said it, I believe it and that settles it.” No compromise. He believed God’s Word and was known to have been used to raise to life several persons who had died.
We need to remember that it is not about us, it is about God in us and to Him alone is all honour, power and glory, forever.
God bless you as you and I get back to basics, back to faith in God and upon our knees to worship Him.
Angus and Jill Buchan.