Over the last few years I have witnessed a growing trend often referred to as “wokeness;” which actually has become a new word; as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary:
Wokeness – noun – “a state of being aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality”
I have noticed that our Americanized culture has become “woke” to a myriad of societal problems that include; sexual abuse and intimidation, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning), abortion rights, or lack thereof, racial issues, right to free speech, gun control issues, and on and on it goes!
I have witnessed the “church” react, often predictably, to each of these injustices in varying degrees of capitulation to the worldly wisdom proffered by the “learned” establishment types purporting to be in the know.
I have observed denominational leaders, from multiple organizations; touting how very proud they are of their heritage, doctrine, and posture on all of these issues. Sadly, the mention of Jesus` Name in most of these discourses is strikingly absent, a sad commentary of the condition of the heart. One may consider reading what Jesus had to say about the churches described in the first few chapters of Revelation.
I think Jesus is earnestly praying for the “church” in America to become “WOKE” to His Spirit in these waning days of a great country. I can feel His hot tears running down His cheek; much like He experienced while riding down into Jerusalem many years ago when He said:
“If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” – Luke 19:42-44
It’s NOT about an election, as important as this one is; it’s about a Savior, a Redeemer, a very Holy Spirit, crying softly for a people to return to Him.
The window is very, very short, and time is slipping away. Listen to His still small voice, DO NOT ignore it:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace