Once again, God has timed my message with an event. Modern Church strategy for too long has been one of “defense” only; we have been constantly playing defense. Personally, I was thrilled when God finally found a man who was not afraid to speak God’s word boldly, and not back down. I have long said, the first thing in becoming a “Man of God” is that you have to be a real Man!
God created men to be men, and women to be women, and not to confuse the two. There has been much discussion about the modern-day emasculation of men. It is a breath of fresh air to hear a man of God stand up for God’s word and not be ashamed. You cannot beat the devil by playing defense only, and the spiritual Bounty Hunter well knows this. Phil Robertson reminds me of a John the Baptist, and I hope more of us men follow his lead.
By now it should be obvious to one and all, even the liberals, that everyone is allowed to have their say, except a Bible quoting Christian. Christians are an exception to the rule for tolerance. So what does this mean? It means if the Church don’t begin to stand up for itself, the day will come when we can’t stand at all! If a business making wedding cakes can be “forced” to violate their own faith and conscience, forced to serve a homosexual wedding against their own faith, then where does this violation of Christian values end? If a man is expected to lie, when answering the question he has been asked, then where does the evil go next? Was it wrong for Phil to answer the question truthfully? Or was he to lie, and not really answer the question? If they did not want the question answered, then why ask it? Obviously, it was for the purpose to gain opportunity to persecute! Intentional persecution! The man has a right to his own belief, and the right to speak it! Especially when asked!
SO WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH HUNTING SATAN?
IT MEANS THE CHURCH IS NO LONGER PLAYING DEFENSE ONLY! FINALLY!!! LET THE SAINTS COME MARCHING IN!
In the first part of our teaching about becoming God’s Bounty Hunter, it was Thanksgiving and we talked about what it means to pursue the bountifulness of God. We considered that would be a good thing, and who would not want it? So we hunt God! The proof of desire is in the pursuit of him! Amen!
Now we take the next step. We do not hunt Satan without first hunting God, but once his bountifulness is upon us? That Holy Spirit anointing has to go somewhere! And he is a Bounty Hunter! There is a “lawless one”, he is here, and he is coming! So don’t be surprised as you see the day more and more approaching, that you see more and more “lawlessness”! What an excellent time to be a lover of God’s laws… and love them even more!
We have been delivered from the CURSE of the law, by the grace of Christ, but Jesus did not use GRACE to arrest the devil, he used the LAW! Grace sets us free to love God’s laws, but grace will not arrest the devil. In his great wilderness temptation, Jesus shut Satan down cold, all three times, with IT IS WRITTEN! And all three quotes came out of the book of Deuteronomy.
CONSIDER THESE SCRIPTURES, AND CONSIDER OUR TIMES.
“Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed — the one who brings destruction.” (2 Thess. 2:3 NLT)
“For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed…” (2 Thess. 2:7-8a NTL)
The Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of the devil, but Jesus answered in Luke 11:20 >
“But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.”
THE FINGER OF GOD???
The Ten Commandments, the Law, was written by the finger of God! (Ex. 31:18) We are to arrest the lawless one with the laws of God! When we speak the name of Jesus, Satan hears the name of the one who perfectly fulfilled ALL the Law of God! And now all authority has been given unto him! He is the Law!
WE NEED TO LOVE GOD’S LAWS AND HUNT THE DEVIL! DARE TO GO ON OFFENSE!
Jump in and help a brother or sister arrest the devil! Is someone fighting cancer? Don’t just wish them well, ask God if this is a personal assignment to join together with this person and help them fight the good fight any way you can! Cut the devil off at the pass!
SPECIAL NOTE: A correction to an earlier report. ALL the cancer is gone from the body of my friend, Bill! There was no cancer for the doctors to remove. All they had to do was put him back together! Praise God!
FINAL SCRIPTURE (for now). > “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he FIRST bind (arrest) the strong man? AND THEN he will spoil his house.” This was spoken by Jesus himself.
We have our “wish list” of prayer request we pray, but if we live “defense only”, how can those prayers be answered if we do not FIRST go on OFFENSE and arrest the devil? You may say that prayer is an offensive move. It can be, but for many it is not, because they do not pray the fervent hot warrior prayer, but even if it is, we should be sensitive to God enough to know that our obligation may go farther than prayer. Prayer may be just the first step in defeating our enemy.
If the Church does not get back to having some real men with real backbones, then I see no hope for saving our beloved America. Where are the preachers who have very large platforms? Why are they not coming together, to organize our people together, for a common movement against Christian persecution? They are the ones in a position to do it! What keeps holding them back? Is it love of money? Fear? I don’t get it. Is our greatest strategy in this day of lawlessness to be “User Friendly”? Is that really the best we can do? I suspect Phil would say “Nah.” and give it a thumbs down!!!
The way I see it, a real man of God had the courage to shoot a cannon ball of truth across the bow of the lawless crowd upon their lawless ship! Now what comes next? Another missed opportunity until there are no opportunities left? It’s time to become Bounty Hunters each and every one! It’s time to be the hunter and not the prey. It’s time to hunt God in a big way, because battle lines are being drawn, and the battlefield is no place for compromising cowards.
Best get your ducks in a row now, before you find yourself out in the cold in a very bad storm. Now is the time.