Old Pastor Feelgood’s sermon might be quoting from the same book as the early church, but he sure as shizzle is not delivering the same message.
That just makes sense, doesn’t it?
We must be hearing a different message we’re hearing today. Or do you look around your neighborhood and see a lot of rock-solid believers with the courage to dare some tinpot tyrant to separate their head from their shoulders rather than move even one inch from Christ’s gospel prerogatives?
OK, we’re not exactly seeing a lot of people who would sooner be torn apart by lions than throw a pinch of incense on the Caesar Is Lord candle.
That means we’ve still got some ground to make up.
We do, in fact, want to return to the original model that delivered the kind of message that flipped society on its head, don’t we? We’ll need to rediscover what it was that made a handful of rough-cussing fishermen take the world by storm.
Part of it was the Spirit they were filled with, and part of it was the message they delivered. Today we’re looking at that message. It was a message that dropped from the lips of Jesus himself, and yet it’s a message we hardly hear preached anymore.
A warning before you listen to it. If you hear this message, really hear it — and take it seriously — there’s no telling how a message like that might change your life.
After all, look what it did to the apostles.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.