Saturday, October 2, 2010

Our Healthcare

(Matthew 7:13-14 KJB)  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

            When I read these verses above, many avenues came to my mind as to how to use these verses.  What application can I get without stretching the points so far that the concept is more secular than spiritual?
            So, with that in mind, I want to discuss “Our Healthcare.”  Some of us “old timers” remember our American History, that this country was founded on Christian principles by men who were Christians.  They followed God’s lead and His direction.  I imagine if the founders and the men and women who died to create this land under God’s view could come back and see this sickly nation, their hearts would grieve.  
            We have a Congress that is so bent on serving themselves, and not the people whom they represent.  They have gotten off “the narrow way” and moved to the “broadway,” just as Israel has done so many times in the past.  We as a nation do need Healthcare Reform, but not for the people, but for our government.  Our Government is sick and it needs a spiritual transfusion. 

(2 Chronicles 7:14 KJB)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

We are quickly becoming a nation that requires “gifts” from the government and our government thinks they have that power.  We no longer look to God for our provision, we look to Uncle Sam.  The problem with that is when we look in the morning mirror we should see “Uncle Sam.”  Those who don’t see him are blind to the truth.
            We as Christians need to spend more time with God, and more time on our knees asking God to intervene into the “goings on” in Washington.  We need God’s help there, but we need God in our individual lives first.  If God is not the leader of our thoughts, it might be that we are on the “wrong road.”  The “broadway” leads to destruction, the direction our country is headed.  But some of us, who claim salvation through Jesus Christ, have not left the “broadway.”   We are still hanging onto our old ways and just claiming Jesus for “security.”
            Jesus gave us:

(John 3:16 KJB)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

IJohn 3:16 a sincere heart is implied and we know this implication by reading the verses before and after it.   
            Do you have a true heart, a heart that wants to follow Jesus, and a heart that wants the Saviour leading your life?  Without that sincerity, what road are you on?  Are you relying on God to carry you through life’s trials, or are you expecting our secularized government to take care of you?  If you seek secular help, your road may be the “wrong road.”  
            Ask Jesus to come into your heart.  Call on Him and allow the Holy Spirit within.  Allow the changes God will make in your life.  You as an individual must be the one to make the decision.  It is not a light decision.   It is so important. Accept Jesus.  Believe now.  He will not turn you away.

Bro John R. E Chastain

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