Two Birds: One Stone


Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.

~Romans 14:13, NET


“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”

~Martin Luther

Ray dis Comfort is good when it comes to analogies. Example: what if you were in an aircraft several thousand feet up and the captain announces that the plane is going to crash because there is no where to land safely. Your options are to jump before the crash or stay in the plane as it plunges into the earth. Wouldn’t a parachute be a comforting thing? I am not anxious to jump out of a plane but under those conditions, I would gladly put on a parachute and be thankful for it. His analogy was quite simple, if you want to be saved from the power and tyranny of the flesh, put on the Lord Christ Jesus {Romans 14:13}. If you want to be saved from hell, put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Our parachute is His righteousness.

When I saw the reference to Romans 14:13, I had to turn and read the verse entirely. Then I decided to read the passage. Paul is addressing the matter of Christian conduct. He says, “It is time to wake up because our salvation is nearer than when we first became believers. The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires. I think it was Bro. Dave Gardener who said, “Don’t lead me to temptation, I can find it on my own.” Most of us do not plan to sin and yet we sin. Paul is admonishing us to be smart: “Don’t make any provisions for the flesh.” If you ignore this advice and make provisions, your fleshly desires will be aroused.

Paul is not talking to lost people. Lost people do not struggle with the flesh, they go with the flow. They do not live with the constant animosity and antagonism between flesh and Spirit. They do not struggle or wrestle with the flesh. You may be saved but you still battle fleshly desires and you have to do it daily. I know how you feel: “Let’s just have one big fight and get it over with,” but that is not how it works. I keep asking the LORD why this is and He always gives me the same answer, “My grace is all you need and due to your problem, you will need it constantly, so don’t stop relying on Me, not even for a minute.”

I am telling you folks, we are in the midst of a REVIVAL of sorts. I tell you one thing, I am not complaining. The middle of our sanctuary was full last night and we had a wonderful praise and worship service. We had close to 50 young people and they were front and center. I love it! I don’t even preach Sunday. Josh is baptizing 12 of these young people and there are some testimonies going with the baptisms. It will probably be the most baptisms I have seen in one service. I can’t remember but I think the most I’ve ever baptized in one service is seven. PTL.

I got back in Voddie Baucham’s book FAULT LINES yesterday. The athletes who take a knee in front of the flag are influenced by cultural marxism. It is all a part of the social justice movement and has nothing to do with Islam. Their kneeling is a protest against systemic racism. Systemic is of or related to a system. The social justice warriors believe that racism is embedded in all our institutions: government, church, family and the patriarchal {male-lead} society. What makes it even worse is that our founding fathers were not only male, they were white. This constitutes WHITE SUPREMACY. I am telling you: these people are crazy and evil. They deny the very facts that substantiate reality. As Baucham says, “All they need to do is visit Africa where there was no white founding fathers.” They need to visit the Sudan where there are active slave markets and they are not run by whites. The real master minds of this Marxist movement are not after equality or racial reconciliation: they are communist who are trying to destroy America. They just use the issue of race to divide. Do you really think these Jewish over lords who run the Frankfurt school think that blacks are their equal. You are crazy as a run over dog if you believe that–they are using blacks.

If you will promise to read the book and then share it: I will give you a copy of Jeff Johnson’s book WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE. June is ordering 12 more copies today. We must get the word out!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *