What is My Main Job?

Did you ever want to know what your job is as a Christian? My job as a professed Christian is to tell the world Christ’s truth in as many ways as possible. I need to tell it by living a Christ like life as an example. I have to be able to speak into the darkness of this world even if it offends the world. I will do all of this for the glory of God. (Matthew 28:19 &1 Corinthians 10:31)

 

Whether the world is offended or blessed by Christ’s truth is up to the people that hear the truth. Taking in the truth and believing it, or being offended is the personal choice of every human in the world. My job as Christ’s ambassador to the world is to bless the world with His truth and not be overly concerned with the world’s sensitivities. We are to speak Christ’s truth with compassion and understanding just like Jesus the Christ spoke the truth. In Mark 6:3 it says “So they were offended at Him.” In Luke 11:45-46 it says; “One of the experts in the law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also. Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.”  

 

This shows Jesus the Christ more concerned with living the truth and speaking the truth than being overly concerned with how someone was going to take Christ’s truth. We may ask why Jesus was so bold. His truth, the spoken word, is saving grace. It is no less than the undeniable truth that saves the people of this world from eternal death and damnation. Jesus is giving these experts living water (John 7:38) that is similar to us giving water, to a dying man who was lost in the desert. The only thing that can save him now is water and the only thing that can save the people in this world is Christ’s living water of saving grace. This is an awesome responsibility and privilege Jesus has bestowed on Christ followers. Make no mistake. All believers, clergy, and ambassadors of Christ have this responsibility. (Matthew 28:19) We will also be judged by how we do it. (Luke 19)

 

If we fail to speak the truth of Christ with compassion and tenacity into the darkness of this self-offended world, we have cheated the lost, those living in darkness out of the opportunity to know the truth of the light and the salvation of eternal life. When Jesus said, “... Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Jesus knew the realization of what I’m about to tell you. Jesus knew that to serve God He was going to have to drink all of what was in the cup, and this included the dregs left in the bottom. This means to serve Christ one has to take both the blessing and the world’s condemnation. Satan has vowed to steal, kill, and destroy us as long as he is the lord of this world. Therefore, life on earth as Christ ambassador will have times of blessings, difficulty, condemnation, and even persecution. This comes from Satan.  Jesus warned us, “You will be hated by everyone because of me but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)

 

The world likes grey area and things that can be easily changed to the whims of humans. The world hates the Bible because it describes the world in absolute terms as living in darkness. Therefore, the world hates Jesus because He does not accept the lukewarm, immoral and liars who profane God.  Christ is the spirit of psychological good health that we all need, but the world refuses to accept because it is self-driven, and self-glorified. If the world accepted the truth of the Bible there would be less emotional sickness like homosexuality, and transgender confusion, etc. There would be forgiveness and healing. When the truth of Christ is totally accepted the result is emotional health and an abundant life of thanksgiving. It is then we understand why we use Christ’s truth to tell the world about saving grace. It is the truth that sets us free from the lies of the world. Free from the bondage of humanism that reeks with the lies of narcissism and all other self-serving isms. These are the oppressive ideologies like fascism, communism, socialism, and secular progressivism.  

 

The Christian problem we need to overcome in America: Today almost 30% of the churches are apostate by accepting gay marriage and abortion as biblical. According to Barna reports 70% of the pastors will not speak from the pulpit about the moral issues of today that are literally driving the American culture and liberty into the great abyss. In Matthew 7:18 Jesus says a good tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bear good fruit. Then in John 15:5 Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Do the pastors of the apostate churches and the majority that won’t speak the truth of Christ understand when the church in America has corrupt branches; the tree cannot bear good fruit? In Matthew 7:15-16 Jesus told us about these types of churches, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” If you are going to one of these churches flee to a righteous church that bears good fruit.      

 

There is a tremendous need for the truth of Christ in America today.

 

In Proverbs 22:6 it says we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go.”

However, the majority of American families are broken and dysfunctional. Over 70% of Children are born fatherless in the inter-cities of America. These single parent homes are bringing up their children to accept decadence, homosexual marriage, premarital sex, and violence as acceptable. Every day the secular progressives push sexual decadence in the public square, and many children spend hours watching violent and sexual video games and movies that take away all sensitivity to people’s lives, and any distain for violence and sexual immorality. Many of these families have accepted the sickness of victimhood and the entitlement mentality. Even many clergy are accepting government handouts in the form of Medicaid etc. when biblically they are supposed to be our examples.

 

The sickness of entitlement has proven to destroy families and kill their morality, while taking away their sense of achievement. Entitlement destroys individual responsibility and steals a person’s liberty to use their ingenuity to control their destiny. Entitlement keeps the lame beggar at the gate. (Acts 3:9-11) If you give him money he is still lame, still poor, and tomorrow he still needs to keep begging at the gate. Money changes nothing if the person receiving does not stop begging. Welfare families that stay on welfare cannot live a productive life. They need to be employed to be productive and gain a since of achievement and self-worth. Sadly our government helps people continue to be on welfare. These people then tend to blame their situation on others, accepting they are victims, which emboldens them to vengeance. This encourages lawlessness, greed, crime and sexual immorality and worse raises their children to be unproductive just like their parent.

 

Proverbs 22:6 continues; “And even when they are old they will not turn from it.”  America is somehow surprised when young people are killing each other in our schools and colleges and immorality has turned into the norm. We have let our schools and colleges turn away for moral teaching and when our young are old they are not turning to the way they should go. They are raised in rationalize sin and this is producing an America that knows no conscience, has no upbringing that defines the absolute right vs. wrong. Then when we combined this with churches that are apostate and the pastors won’t speak the biblical truth from the pulpit, we can see why America’s culture is going to hell. It is godless because many Christians are simply not doing their JOB.  The old saying has become true, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

 

Did you ever want to know what your job is as a Christian? America is lacking morality and a standard to live by. American’s want an abundant life but this can only come through the knowledge of Jesus the Christ. We Christians have the key that opens the door that shines in the light of Christ into the darkness of America. That key is shining the light of Christ into the darkness of entitlement and letting the truth of Christ help people out of the sickness of entitlement.

 

Now is the time to do our Christian job by taking up the sword of salvation, the whole armor of God, so we can speak boldly as Christ’s ambassadors into the public square of America today.

 

May God bless you with the tenacity and perseverance to stand for Christ in the darkness of this world for the glory of God!