Time To Be Bold

13  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.  Acts 4:13

June 26, 2015. A date this country will not soon forget. The re-writers of history will not let us forget the date. It will take the place of D-Day, the assassination of President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, and the landing on the moon. It might even take the place of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. They won’t let us forget.

When the world begins to call evil good, and good evil, darkness light and light darkness (Isaiah 5:20), it can be discouraging to the church. It can cause a person to think it’s all for naught. Maybe even some begin to ask God, “Where are You? Why did You let this happen?” He didn’t cause it to happen. We let it happen.

But now is the time when we must stand on God’s Word. Can we really forget all that God has done? And what He still has to do? Even in this darkness, can we forget the manger? The Cross? The empty tomb? Now, more than ever, is the time for Christians to be bold. To stand on what God says is right and good, not what man says. Now, more than ever, is the time to let the world see that we know Jesus, we have been with Jesus, and we are with Jesus. And let the world know that Jesus is with us.

 

Are you ready to throw in the towel; declare all hope is lost?

Are you willing to forget all the things that your freedom cost?

Just because the world thinks it knows, for man, what is right?

Do they think they can turn the Light into the darkness of night?

 

Are your really ready to forget about the parting of the Red Sea?

Are you going to turn from your Goliath; from your enemy flee?

Or are you going to keep rebuilding the wall like Nehemiah did?

Look! Don’t you see an abundance of rain like Elijah said?

 

Are you ready to forget the manger where your Savior lay?

Will you forget Lazarus’ new life, even though Jesus did delay?

Are you really willing to forget the Cross standing on that hill?

And what about the empty tomb? Don’t you believe that still?

 

What God has just for you, this world cannot take away.

He is the same yesterday and today, and every new day.

For God has given you the Truth and showed the way to go.

Don’t stop believing in that Truth and in the Word you know.

 

Stand and be bold in the Holy Spirit as you see His Kingdom first.

Jesus is the only source of water that will quench the world’s thirst.

Let God’s Light shine through you and watch the darkness flee.

Let other’s see that you know Jesus, and the Truth will set them free!

© 2015 Charles A. Kalkomey

June 27, 2015

Redeemed Life Temple of Worship

Waller, Texas