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Occupy Till I Come

Occupy Till I Come

Greetings to all of you whom God uses to inspire us to pray for you as members of our adopted family,

I read a slogan, which supposedly was found hanging in a Russian Bookstore, it read like this:
Lenin Lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live.
He has been called the Original Big Brother. In the cold war people were more aware of the dangers of communism than they are today. It is as though it is no longer the threat it once was because what they have called the “tactic of gradual change” is taking hold through infiltration and subversion. In the middle of all that is going on it appears that the church is for the most part standing aloof from what is taking place all around it. Yet, at the same time, there is a wind of change blowing through the earth that we can be a part of. It is what it will take to counter act what is taking place. Jesus was using a military term when he said, “OCCUPY TILL I COME.”

We are crying out for revival and here is one way to know you are a part of what God wants to do in the earth. It sounds just like this, “Here I am, send me.” Let me ask you a pertinent question, do you think in chapter 25 of Matthew the unprofitable servant was aware of his condition? Do you think that the goat nations were aware that they themselves were Goat Nations? It is interesting how much communism and Nazism are like one another. Hitler made it clear by saying, “It’s your souls we want.” What about this rhetoric today, “Your children belong to society?” I find it frightening to even suggest this. The idea that a person can be a cultural Christian is a slap in the face of those who have given their lives for the Gospel. Culture has no claim on the man or woman who has been bought with a price. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Looking back to the Jesus Movement that swept the earth, there was one common thread that seemed to be a theme in the hearts of those who began to follow Christ. The theme was often at the forefront of the conversation. GIVE ME SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR!!! Young men did not care about a war being broadcast around the world. They were burned out with war and hatred. Many had dropped out, some doped out, and others copped out. It was during this time when God got their attention and thousands sold out to God. The power of the gospel message was all they needed to strike revival fire and they still are on fire until this day.

There are many similarities to that day, and it is an ideal time to see this unfold right before our eyes.

I believe in you,

Pastor Cleddie Keith

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