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“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,

and said unto them,

Occupy till I come.”

Luke 19:13 

 The more I read about Occupy Wall Street and occupy this and that…what about this thought:

Let’s come together in one accord and occupy the church: let’s occupy the prayer rooms; let’s occupy the Word of God, and let God take care of this old world and its unrighteousness. 

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Proverbs 14:34

America has been enslaved economically if not (yet) militarily.  The process of enslavement has been so gradual and so subtle that most Americans are being awakened to the true state of affairs, namely their bondage.

As we proceed into 2012, many more will be awakened, but it will largely depend upon how well they know the Word of God, and if they are not believers, many will drift with the masses toward anarchy and/or overt and violent activities against various levels of government.

Throughout Biblical history this has never been condoned as such actions are foolish and play right into the hands of the would-be totalitarians and only gives them yet another excuse to further crush our liberties.

If we are to move into an “Occupy Movement”, let’s all look to scriptural examples”

How did Daniel openly defy King Darius of Persia?

When did Daniel’s three friends rebel against King Nebuchadnezzar ofBabylon?

 Our present government may be increasingly oppressive, but there is a Biblical way to handle these matters.  Remember, Daniel was not only “in the system” he was a very high government official in Babylon.  He was our Old Testament example of “being in the world, but not of the world”.  Daniel recognized that his people’s captivity was a God-sent chastisement, but he drew the line when a “federal law” prohibited him from praying to his God.

 And in our present day, there are “God-sent chastisements”.  Let’s not get caught up in “fighting against God”.  If we’re going to occupy something, let’s occupy the prayer rooms until He comes.”

 Just as He called His servants and delivered unto them ten pounds ….He is calling His servants of the present day, delivering unto them ministerial gifts, which are the greatest in the church and which are signified by pounds: that which may be improved or neglected, be lost or taken away, for which those who have them are held accountable.

And just as each of His ten servants are represented, as every servant had a pound delivered unto him, we are also held accountable.  He said to “Occupy”: to make use of our ministerial gifts, exercise them, lay them out.  The ministry is a trade and merchandise to be carried on…not in our name, or our own stock….but in the name of Jesus, and for the good of saving lost souls in our present day.

We must not be slothful, but laborious and diligent.  “Occupy till I come” suggests the certainty of the Lord’s coming: the continuance of spreading the gospel, and the continued labor and service to His people and for our mighty God, Jesus.

Let’s come together in one accord and occupy the church; let’s occupy the prayer rooms; let’s occupy the Word of God, and let God take care of this old world and its unrighteousness.

“Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Proverbs 14:34

Pastor David Underwood, The Life Church, PO Box 1232, Shelby, NC 28151

 

 

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