Where The Spirit of the Lord is There is Freedom
2 Corinthians 3:17b
We were blessed to have producer, Kirk Cameron, (Growing Pains, Fireproof, Left Behind Series), and executive producer, John Bona, of the upcoming film, Monumental, on Wise Up with Ryan Loos this past Saturday afternoon (7/9/2011). Kirk and John shared their inspiration as well as some of the highlights of their documentary film, which retraces the pilgrimage of our forefathers and discusses the political, economic and spiritual impact of our country's falling away from its' foundational biblical principles. Throughout the conversation, it was evident that the Lord has directed Kirk and John in the production of this film, as He provided them with finding after finding to prove our falling away, as well as anointed them with a clear message of hope and urgent necessity to "right the ship" before the Lord's return. A message filled with God's Truth, which is the only message that will bring True Freedom once again to our spiritually-starved and politically and economically shaken, United States of America.
In my opinion, our current troubles still do not compare with the many years of suffering, devastation, warefare and oppression faced by hundreds of countries around the world, but we, for certain, are facing crisis and in need of humbling ourselves as a nation and surrendering once again to The Father who can set our course astraight. Think of tasting a choice meal, only to have it removed from your diet for eternity- a country once fed on the Word and Rock of Jesus Christ, is now stifling Its’ all-satisfying Message and persecuting those who would try to keep It’s Embers ablaze. But why?
One suggestion I’d like to pose is that we have become like The Church in Laodicea, spoken of by Christ in Revelation 3- lukewarm in the name of tolerance and complacency. The new age “interfaith movement”, tries to unite faiths around the world by teaching: "Your God is my God", and "All roads lead to the same God", which is, frankly, a cult masking itself as a loving and welcoming tribute to all faiths. Beware and pray for the public figures and leading organizations, like Rick Warren and World Vision, who have attended such meetings. We don’t know why they were in attendance, but pray that they are not succumbing to its’ entanglements, but rather standing firm under the banner of Jesus Christ, as being the Way, the Truth and the Life. Interfaithism, is a disease rapidly spreading and infiltrating our churches. It is a veil (2 Corinthians 3:13-16), that is blinding people from receiving the full gospel of Jesus Christ! It must be stopped!
Who will stand? Who will boldly expose evil from every corner and speak Truth from The Word of God? There is One Way to Eternal Life; there is One Way to receive cleansing from sin and that is through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ that was shed the day He was crucified at Calvary and His victory won over the grave, FOREVER!
Men like Kirk Cameron and John Bona have made a public stand for issues like the sanctity of marriage and the dire need for our countries to turn our hearts back to God. No doubt about it, we will face opposition, but we will soar in victory, because we know the eternal victory has already been won through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What do we have to fear? Man? Government? Warfare? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom” Psalm 111:10. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35, 37-39
Cloth yourselves in the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) for the souls still needing to be saved and for the last battles that still need to be fought! As Paul asked the Church in Ephesus, to pray for him, I pray the same for us all: “… that I may declare [the Gospel] fearlessly, as I should.” Ephesians 6:20b
Out of His Love and Mercy for the Church of Laodicea Jesus gave this charge: “Those who I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:19-22
May God bless Kirk Cameron, John Bona, their familes and the rest of the production team of the movie Monumental. We pray that God will use this movie to resurge the buried foundation of our nation and restore God’s place as Head our of country.
Monumental will be coming to theaters this fall. Kirk Cameron and John Bona will also be appearing at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church this Thursday night, July 14th at 7pm, for a short preview of the movie, Monumental, and to engage in Q&A with the attending audience. The event is free and no tickets or pre-registration is required.