|Posted by Global Peace Partners on February 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM|
A World at Risk A Bold Response – Dan Moody
On November 2, 2009 I received this email from a close friend in Pakistan:
Today two bomb blast happen here. In two different places. I was present on one. And I was lucky I reach there after 10 minutes with Dr. matoo. And I saw human body parts on road. I never understand what wrong we did. Why innocent people get target. More then 50 people die there. Mean 50 families destroy. Their families and kids where crying for them there. My , mind, body and soul is really hurt bad.
I could not do any thing for them and I complain I work for peace.
I don’t know what to say more. Bye
Terrorism is Growing
They do not need their own media
They have a platform the world grabs
Splashed across the Headlines
Rip Corker Fuel for FOX, CNN, NBC, CBS…………
Reuters, the Times of NY the Times of London, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing……………
They ignite excitement in poverty stricken, ill educated pockets among the youth who do not see anything better to live for except to crush the Western World with its evils of
Males getting married to males
Our babies aborted
Shootings on the street, in the malls, in the schools, on our military bases
Peoples that have lost their moral compass
In the Eastern world these pockets of poverty and lack of education or misguided education attracts what we know as terrorists
In the Western world this attracts those we know as gangs
These people can see a nation that does not allow its highest values and principles to be taught in public schools and a nation’s public school systems that cannot acknowledge the foundations of faith our founders stood on
But they do not see
These characteristics do not represent Americans
They are the few
But they too are emboldened by the publicity they attract
So in effect the media becomes the spokes tool to broadcast
All that is wrong in the world
This creates its own excitement as perverted as that might be
It is our desire to uplift and acknowledge what is good, what is right that which will sustain the human race around the world, acknowledging that we are all part of God’s creation and in that sense respect our neighbor globally, across political, racial, religious, cultural, and national boundaries and seek peaceful solutions to complex problems, problems that have divided us for two long - Seeking redemptive solutions for ALL
1. All men are created in the Image of God (makes no difference if they know that or not)
2. Every man was deemed important enough for Jesus to die for (knowing that or not knowing that does not change the fact)
In the 4th Chapter of John Jesus walks into “forbidden Territory” a land alienated from the Jews for 7 centuries, He sits at the well and as a women, living with her sixth man, after having 5 husbands, approaches He, The Creator of the Universe, the Creator of the Women, the Creator of the Water and the man that turned water to wine says: “Can you draw water for me” In the Moody translation He is saying “I need your help” Wow can you imagine what would happen if we treat our adversaries this way????
We always think everyone else needs what we have – whether it is religion or culture or politics
Hey we have almost started a new cold war with democrats hating republicans and republicans hating democrats – when in fact we are one nation but a nation whose individuals have walked in different shoes – lets look across the fence and acknowledge the needs our neighbor has!
Paul gives us a new model:
2Co 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
When did a servant ever tell his master what to do??
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
When our Church Corporations turn the pyramid of power upside down and we become a people of servanthood we will see the world change
Who would not want to be treated like a king and a priest
Who would not want to feel embraced by the King of King and Lord of Lords
We live in a lot of uncertainties
Uncertain about the national debt
Uncertain about who is going to make the next car with failed brakes or a faulty accelerator
Uncertain about how Haiti can be restored and lifted above generations of poverty
Uncertain about where the Next Hurricane will hit, how big, how bad
Where the next mudslides will undermine homes – in California or the South Pacific??
Uncertain how the next tornado season will be
Uncertain whether our farms will see enough but not too much rain to sustain our crops
Uncertain if our meat markets are adequately protected against disease
Uncertain if the war in the Mideast will escalate or diffuse
Uncertain about North Korea, ……………
Uncertain where the next terrorist will attack…
Above all this there is One Certainty
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
If we start living for that day
If we start living for that promise
If we start believing
That in truth
Is 60:3 Nations shall come to Thy Light, and Kings to the brightness of Thy Rising!
Then in that truth we know full well that we as your servants for Jesus sake: posses one great certainty, we will indeed experience something of that great promise when
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Amen
And we can be a part of this ………… God Bless…………
February 8, 2010