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A Need to Hear From God

January 21, 2013

On Thursday night, the temperature in Atlanta dropped to below freezing. Our government officials spent the night in warm buildings, whether it was in the Governor or Mayor mansions. Yes, they sent out poll takers to count the homeless while conducting their private census. It was determined the number of homeless people in Atlanta was very high. Now, the numbers have been tallied, what are we going to do about the high numbers?
While we were tucked nicely in our warm homes, did we think of the homeless? If we got cool, we put on additional clothes or turn the thermostat up. What does the homeless do? Turn their backs to the wind (underneath a bridge) and pray the morning will soon come. We burden the citizens for a warm enclosed,  retractable roof dome for athletes and turn our backs on the hungry, homeless and needy.
For the past two weeks, we have heard television stations, officials and people promoting the falcons in the play-off. Not once did I hear anyone say anything about the hungry, homeless or needy. Fox 5 spent about 30 seconds talking about the mother in Conyers home burning down with the death of her four children, but spent 5 minutes promoting the falcons.
Where is the compassion for our neighbors? When did we start promoting a building over people? How can we sit inside a warm dome, cheer for a team and never give thought to the homeless?
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19).
And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes (Luke 12:47).
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (Ephesians 1:17).
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (II Chronicles 7:14).
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).
It is everyone responsibility to take care of the needy. Our government officials have dropped the ball. It’s time for Christians to take a stand and do what God have commanded us to do. Is God pleased with our actions? I am just one person trying to tell everybody about Somebody that loves and care for everyone. Love is a action verb. How can we say we love God and turn our backs on the needy? God is love because He first loved us. We need to hear from God and turn from our wicked ways.

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2 Comments
  1. Pastor Fairley…thanks for placing these concerns in the correct perspective!
    Very good points, and yes we must do better! We Must!

  2. Minister Lisa permalink

    What a timely word in due season. It is the responsibility of born again fire baptized, children of the most high God to do the work of the Father.. Not only in word but in deed. Our assignment has been made plain, there is no guess work. We have been instructed
    Luke 3:10-12

    King James Version (KJV)

    10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

    11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

    12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

    Thank You Pastor Fairley for making us mindful that we must remain faithful until the Lord;s return,

    Well said Pastor Fairley.

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