Friday, October 23, 2015
Disclaimer: You're probably gonna need one of those hand-held church fans with Harriet Tubman's face on the front because this message is gonna set some lukewarm Christians on fire, nevertheless, you can't escape the truth.
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of memes on Facebook depicting muscular, secular-looking men praying. Of course, these memes are going viral because they project the very thing a lot of believing women want: secular men with a hint of righteousness. Amazingly enough, the Lord dealt with me some time ago about the heart of His daughters. He showed me how many handsome, secular men were rising up and sharing "their versions" of the gospel, but these men weren't right with God. They were double-minded and full of worldliness. Their hearts were turned away from God and they saw ministry as a "career opportunity". They came to the church and began to share many of the SAME messages some of the God-appointed leaders had been sharing all along, but they became popular because of their outer appearances. They were religious parakeets, mocking many of the men of God who have gone before them, but their predecessors words had fallen on deaf ears because they hadn't come wrapped in attractive flesh. The Lord always reminded me of the appearance of Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 53:2 (NIV): He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.