Pessimism is strong in America today, and it is infecting the Church. However, we must not let the world, the flesh, and the Devil steal our peace, joy, and love, but let us not attempt to conjure up some mere carnal change of attitude for the sake of an empty and contrived optimism. May it never be! How then do we fight against this great cancer?

In the Risen Christ Alone!

We worship a Risen Savior, who has conquered death and the gave! Amen! “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said…” (Matthew 28:6). Oh, the joy of God in Christ Jesus! Let us never forget that He reigns in glory and will never fail to accomplish all of his will! The elect of God are always safe in the arms of the Savior, no matter how decadent the world becomes and no matter how much persecution we may receive.

The world has been striving against the LORD God of hosts since Adam, yet God still accomplishes His good, acceptable, and perfect will (Romans 12:2).  Elijah struggled with sadness as he endured the persecution of a pagan royalty in Israel, yet God reserved 7,000 men who had not bowed the knee to Baal (Romans 12:4). Oh, what a marvelous glory that is! Just when everything seemed lost, the Great God of All Creation asserted His Sovereign Grace!

We must make the best use of our time because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16). As we writhe against the wickedness in America, may we not lose hope. Instead let us show grace and love as we fight for truth against sodomy, fornication, adultery, abortion, gossip, drunkenness, gluttony, out-of-control debt, and a host of other iniquities.

We live in a time like Noah when the entire world stands in great rebellion, and, though the Church may appear weak and impotent, She is becoming strong and courageous as a great host has risen up to combat the plagues of our day.  A powerful generation of Christian mothers and fathers are sending a message to the world.

Though we may not be as numerous as the opposition, our power lies in Christ, and we have refused to murder our children. Likewise, we have refused to endorse the idolatries and perversions of our age. God is honoring that as we have been fruitful and continue to multiply, so let us remain faithful to our spouses and raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

The Word that was so hard to find has risen with great vigor in the hearts of a people who refuse to bow the knee to Baal! Press on my brothers and sisters, and know that our Great God reigns! Amen!

Gloria a Dios, mis hermanos!