There is no excuse for the silence of the Church in the days we are living. In our country, people have cast off the restraining influences of morality, honesty, integrity and fidelity. Every man seems to be doing what is right in his own eyes.
In the little corner of the world I live, Christians have begun to rationalize the acceptance and even the “virtues” of alcohol sales and consumption! The mayor of the little town I minister in calls himself a “christian” and yet is the chief proponent of alcohol sales becoming legalized in this little town.
Isaiah 5 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (vs. 20) and “Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine” (vs. 11). Could God’s Word be any more plain that this?
Why is restraint cast off in our day? Is it not because there is no clear prophetic revelation emanating from the church? Could it be that the words of Keith Green are true:
“The world is sleeping in the dark, that it just can’t fight–
Because the Church is asleep in the light!”
A French historian once said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This is a prophet challenge, appropriate to the times in which we live. Spirit-motivated action is the only hope in the face of this Satanically-motivated destruction.
I believe that God is calling us to awaken…to arise…to pray…to stand! God is saying: “Sow to yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord till He comes and showers righteousness on you” (Hosea 10:12).