10 BAPTISTS TO HAITI
I do not have all the answers but I have come concerns. Maybe there was a lapse in judgment, but what was the real motivation of our brothers and sisters trying to rescue the orphans who Jesus loves? Are there not precious people in that group: the trusting girl, a caring housewife, a good ol' boy who just shows up being ready to help?
God weighs in for His own powerful prayer request. "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body” (Hebrews 13:3). But I do not believe that many over here are praying, do you?
Considering the increasing "ANTI"-Christ direction in America (not "the" Antichrist) and if my life is long, not only is there potential for going to prison, I plan to be there. This nation is on a rocketing collision course against the Bible and our instructions are to find out where Jesus Christ stands on any subject and then to go and stand there with Him, graciously, but do stand.
My concern is: Would you rather be in a Russian prison or an American prison? Ten American believers were captured and I do not believe many from the American church are praying, but the Russians would. Our emails are busy with everything else and Facebook is mostly just more fun. This silence testifies of our indifference.
If Haiti really wants more help they need to smarten up! That church's track record is: New Orleans relief, the floods of Texas, and the ice storms in Oklahoma while going all the way down there to meet lots of needs. And then like a swat team for God, they showed up to save lives in Haiti, not with time for great preparation to know what to do in every situation - but they were there! Commendable! When that government was too busy and with kids on the edge, they tried for quick safety. And their track record is not about drugs, abuse, or child trafficking etc, it's just a godly Christian church and with a lot of compassion.
Imprisoned and with life running out, the Apostle Paul asked for Mark - social need, the cloke - physical need, the books - intellectual need, and the parchments - spiritual need (2 Timothy 4:11-13). We must not storm jails; we are to storm heaven! Acts 12:5 says, "Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him." Could Paul have counted on us to care? Could Peter have counted on us to pray?
I suspect that if trouble is coming to America, many Christians will simply trust the authorities to work it out, just believe the media spin, or just to forget it. So if that is you or me behind those bars, then friend the future is beginning to sound mighty lonely.