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Our Affected Heart

Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city. (Lamentations 3:51)

Every believer in Jesus Christ is constantly afflicted and effected by what we see with our eyes in this present world.  We live in such a wicked and adulterous generation.  We are surrounded by a godless and God hating people who (if they could) would with their own two hands strip the crown from the head of God and anoint themselves to be the divine monarch of their own destiny.

The Word of God asks  “Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)

This is clearly seen in the government and religious rulers of our nation.  These godless fools shake their fists at the God of Heaven and say “You do not exist! I believe the universe made itself and I am the god of my own life and you will not rule over me!”

The false religious world puts on their vain show of religion.  They bow down to crosses, and statues of saints.  Their churches are filled with music, pageants and programs.  They profess to believe on Jesus Christ but preach a gospel of self-help, self righteousness and free will works religion which is nothing less then the doctrine of devils.

And surely these two groups are not opposed but joined together in defying the Living God.  The false church and the world walk hand in hand saying “we will not have This Man (Jesus Christ) to rule over us.”

Believer, this world and its false religious rulers have never and will never have any pleasure in the gospel of Salvation by the Sovereign Free Grace of God, which is the only true gospel.

Therefore, we who believe on Jesus Christ and are saved by the Grace of God hold fast the truth that all men are by nature depraved and dead in sins.(Romans 5:12; 8:7; John 6:44)

We hold fast that God before the world began Sovereignly Loved and chose some of Adam’s fallen race to be Saved by Jesus Christ His Son. (Ephesians 1:3-6; 2 Timothy 1:9)

We hold fast the truth that Jesus Christ came in the flesh to be the representative man of the elect of the Father.  And that Jesus, who was the surety of the elect, came and obtained eternal righteousness for them alone. (Isaiah 46:13;Jeremiah 23:6)  Jesus was crucified and suffered under the wrath of God for the sins of the elect and redeemed them forever by His one offering. (Hebrews 9:26-28; 10:12-14)

We  boldly declare that God the Holy Spirit shall come to every elect sinner, even in the midst of his depravity and the deadness of his nature and He will perform His irresistible work of Grace.  And we declare that the means of the Holy Spirit to apply life and faith to the sinner is only by the preaching of this gospel. (1 Corinthians 1:17-18; Romans 10:13-17)

Therefore Anyone who preaches another gospel then that we have preached then let him be accursed!  (Galatians 1:6-9)

Surely every believer is affected and grieves in our hearts because of these who reject this gospel of Jesus Christ, but be assured that God is not affected!  Take comfort believer that our Lord Jesus Christ is not hindered by these fools who will not believe.  “The God of Heaven shall Laugh and have them in derision.” (Psalm 2:4)

Believers let not what we see affect us in our hearts, for God has set Jesus Christ His King on His throne.  Our King shall soon come and wipe away all tears from our afflicted eyes.  Then shall we see things, not as they appear in the flesh, but how things really are!

We shall see  that ALL THINGS are moving after the counsel of God’s Sovereign will for the salvation of all God’s elect.  And there is nothing these rulers and false religious men can do to hinder Him in His work.

 

-Fred Evans

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