TITLE: A Symphony of Miracles Book 2 Chapter 20 The Mightiest Weapon anywhere! 9/2/14
By Richard McCaw
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The Mightiest Weapon anywhere!
A certain young man filled with depression was about to commit suicide. One day he found a copy of the Gospel of John in a tree, the reading of which brought him to Christ. The mightiest weapon is in our hands. If only we catch the vision of our perishing world desperately in need of godly writers to reshape its history! God is calling for those He has gifted to write â€śas they are moved by the Holy Spiritâ€ť
In 1510, a twenty-seven year old priest, Martin Luther, was sent to Rome on business. There he found the church displaying a piece of Mosesâ€™ burning bush, chains that bound the apostle Paul, a coin paid to Judas and other relics. The lavish lifestyles, rushed ceremonies and mumbled prayers of Roman priests shocked him. In 1516, he was horrified that a monk could be selling pardon for sins! The night before the display he penned 95 theses and nailed them to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
When Luther began challenging the church, a spiritual bombshell exploded! German Princes were divided. Some vehemently opposed him. Like many today they too may have asked themselves, â€śHow could the Church be wrong on so many points?â€ť
However, as the door was opened for spiritual awakening, many others joined in the historic Reformation that changed the world forever. With further scriptural revelation, over and over again an anointed pen as a divine weapon has demonstrated its ability to transform countless millions of lives throughout the world.
Many, who have been urged by the Spirit to write, have joined writersâ€™ clubs, but have failed to write. Others have taken courses, studied techniques, yet have not written. When the Spirit calls us, we must stop and be led to actually write. God is looking for â€śdoers of the word, not hearers only.â€ť To be inspired by conferences or speakers in one forum or another is fine, but putting pen to paper is what real writers are called to do!
Others have been sidetracked by the Christian social roundabout, modern Christian attractions that have made them too busy for the tedious business of doing what God has called them to do
In the last century, communist paratrooper, First Lieutenant Nikolai Alexandrenko had only seen a bible a few times in his life. He had never dared to read it, for he had been taught from a child that there was no God, that man had evolved, and that capitalists used religion to poison the minds of men.
He clearly remembered teenagers of his home town as they began collecting and burning Bibles and hymn books in the town square. He later testified that while on duty in postwar Germany as he began to light a fire, he found what he thought was a wrinkled piece of paper. To his surprise it was in fact two gospel tracts. Through only a few verses which he read, he found Christ and it was in fact two gospel tracts. Through only a few verses which he read, he found Christ and his whole life turned around. Later he taught at an American Bible Institute.
Consider that the most powerful weapon has always been the mighty Word of God, revealed in the 66 books of the Bible. â€śThe Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.â€ť
Consider that those who have changed the world throughout the centuries have been the THINKERSâ€¦ speakers, teachers and writers. Speakers have orated eloquently with such emotion that they have moved audiences to tears, stirred rebellions, agitated strikes, fanned fires of hatred and mistrust, and brewed wars that have devastated many nations.
Every one of them wrote down clear and lasting ideas, working night and day, and sweated to give their generations some ideology that burned like a flaming fire within them. And did they rest when the writing was done? No, instead they struggled on and on with all their might to send their works to the ends of the earth, so that the cause for which they agonized might be heard and judged as right.
Perhaps we could say: Now abides â€śspeaking, teaching and writing,â€ť but the greatest of these is WRITING! Paul, the greatest apostle, was a writer, and so was John, the beloved disciple. But they and their fellows have left us a treasure of wisdom and spiritual knowledge, the lack of which would destroy us. But glory to God, in the twenty seven books of the New Covenant there shines a light forever in a dark and perverse world!
At the age of twenty-two, I became an associate missionary for the next six to nine months with a Christian bookstore in Kingston, Jamaica. Books were my passion. What better place to be, surrounded by books that taught the scriptures, exalted Jesus Christ and defended the faith against heresies.
I was provided with countless streams of material from various visionaries like G. Christian Weissâ€™ â€śThe Pains and Chains of Heathenism,â€ť Oswald J. Smithâ€™s â€śA Passion for Souls,â€ť and â€śThe Revival we Need,â€ť John R. Riceâ€™s â€śThe Soul Winnerâ€™s Fire,â€ť and Charles Finneyâ€™s â€śFinney on Revival.â€ť The months that I spent there impassioned and convinced me even more that my calling was to reach the lost of this world and especially the countless unsaved hosts of my generation. I often opened and closed the bookstore, cleaned the windows, swept the floor and handled the sale of books. I knew that I stood at the crossroads, that the prophecies of scripture were being fulfilled everyday as I watched the events racing after each other across the pages of time. God had called me and I had answered the call. I was on a mission to spread the Word of God to all who came across my path, and God was with me!
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