Pastor Jon Coykendall

Words can truly change history and the direction one is heading in. I say this because of the redirect I have heard and seen over the past weeks. Claims of corruption, and conspiracy with no proof of either. Words meant to inflame and cause disruption in the business of this country. But what sets me back is Christian leaders that are perpetuating this false and baseless message. Do they not realize that as Christians and leaders of His Church we have a greater responsibility? In Galatians 5:19-21 we read; 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. If any of these sins are in your Heart, and God knows your Heart, you will not be going to Heaven unless you repent.

We have seen how words have changed many attitudes in this country those words used on January 6th caused the deaths of 5 people, God’s people Christian or not God loves them, He created them and expects that since we were all created by Him we will care for each other as He cares for us. Leaders in our Country are now afraid to do what they have a legal obligation to do because they fear for their lives and the lives of their families. This goes back to the time of Nazi Germany when many did not agree with the Nazi party but went along out of fear for their safety. Think where our Church would be today if Jesus had hid in fear for His life instead of trusting the Father.

There is a greater power that we must all recon with when our time comes, a power greater than any political leader in this free world. Our words matter, in James 3;5-6 it tells us; 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. Our words can either build up or destroy, that being said any Church leader supporting the message being promoted by the out going Party then in the Pulpit speaking of righteousness as God’s messenger is a hypocrite and the truth does not reside in them. Good and evil cannot exist side by side, so you cannot support booth messages at the same time.

As Christians we need to look at the words we speak, we can disagree with certain policies, we can disagree about certain leaders, but we need to draw the line when our speech and the speech of our leaders is meant to inflame and cause violence. This is not what God expects from His Church or His people. We must remember what Jesus taught us, “If you love me you will obey my commands.” and what is the command He gave us before He went to Heaven? “Love one another as I have loved You.” Church the election is over, a new administration is in the White House for another 4 years, let us not allow the anger of others to cause us to loose what Jesus died to Give us, a hope and a future in Heaven, He goes to prepare a place for us let us prepare our hearts to receive it.