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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mighty Men As Women

Jeremiah 50:35-37  In these verses of judgement against Babylon there is a very humiliating prophesy written against the Chaldeans. It is prophesied that in the day of their judgment "her mighty men . . . shall become as women:"

Certainly in the text at hand it is presented as a shameful condition for the mighty men of Babylon to become as women.  The New Testament exhorts believers to "quit you like men".  Act the part of men.  Be mature and strong in your Christian life.

One does not have to look very far to see that Christianity has been castrated.  The mighty men that were Christianity have or are becoming women.

Churches have been made effeminate by the world!  The raiment of John the Baptist has been exchanged for the vestments of popularity.
Churches sometimes challenge sin on the outside while suffering scandal on the inside!
Churches in cavorting with the critics have compromised their convictions!
Churches, instead of going into all the world with the gospel, invite the world in with their fads and fashions.
Preachers having led their churches down the primrose path now often find themselves pacifying the congregation rather than Pastoring the flock.

Her mighty men have become women.  Reminds me of another similar declaration spoken in respect to the death of Saul and Jonathan his son.  2 Samuel 1:27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

May God give us grace to recover the masculinity of our faith.  Once again clothe ourselves with camel's hair and a leather girdle.  Learn again to earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints.  Recommit ourselves to be a living sacrifice.  Prepare ourselves to be hated by the world and to suffer all things for Jesus' sake.

In a word to "quit you like men"!
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