Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Poop In Positive Thinking

Jer. 6:14 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.
This is what the leaders were doing thousands of years before Jesus, during the time of Jesus, and today. It isn’t that bad, think positive. Let me ask you this, does just thinking positively change anything at all. I knew this lady who was told she had cancer, but it was a treatable form of it, with a 30% survival rate. She denied it. She decided that wasn’t going to believe it were true, she decided that Jesus had to heal her because she was a Christian and Christians should not die of cancer. She went to healing rallies, she saw Benny Hinn, the shyster faith healer on TV, she traveled all around the world listening to people tell her that Jesus spoke to them and told them she was going to die. Everyone was thinking positively about it, they gave her comfort and false visions and fake prophetic messages from God, they put a band-aid on the wound, but she ultimately died apart from her family as she was traveling across the country to see Benny Hinn for a second time. The cancer didn’t go away just because she thought positively about it. God does heal often, but not all the time. For some people, it was time for them to die. She could have spent that time with her family or getting medical treatments or whatever, God’s will would have prevailed anyways. The point is that the government, the leaders, the authority figures in our culture tell us that is will be OK, think positive, but paramedics are trained to say the same thing even when the patient is dying, to calm us down, to silence our cries for help for change. We need to change, we need to cry for help, we need to bring Jesus to those that need Him the most. This was the call and mission of Jesus, this is what He expects us to do on a daily basis. Don’t try to put a band-aid on a gaping wound, try to repair the wound. from the inside out. We need repair for our wounds and others need repair for theirs. God offers these repairs.

1 comment:

  1. POWERFUL POST!!! Enough said. Blessings and Peace my friend

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