David was the ultimate dysfunctional father. His son Adonijah was rebellious and spoiled but Scripture says David "had never disciplined him at anytime." You do not love your child if you do not discipline him and both child and parent will suffer and society also.
Religion recognizes the power of God and the name of Jesus, but at the same time rejects both. Religion wants control. God wants consent.
Just as Peter stood before the religious crucifiers of Jesus and proclaimed the mighty power of the son of God, so must we stand before a Godless world and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ.
Could the problem of today’s church be that we have the men, methods and machinery but we have lost the boldness of being with Jesus; the power of the Word or God and the presence of the Works of God? We often talk a lot but have little to show for it. When we “have seen and heard” we will have something to tell about Acts 4:19-20.
Four things the early church prayed for and we desperately need in these last days
- “great boldness in preaching God’s Word”
- Healing power by the hand of God
- Miraculous signs
"The trap is broken and we are free!" Let us live in the freedom of God!!"
Lord give me kind words to speak.