Going Beyond the Cause of Chick-fil-A


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A”, they would run into their secret places to spend quality time with Jesus? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they  would go after the lost souls around them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they would become hungry and thirsty for God’s righteousness? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they would work hard towards the unity of our divided Body of Christ? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they would confront the false prophets and false teachers among us? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they refuse to allow gossip to corrupt our conversations? What would happen if with the same passion Christians went out today to show their support to “Chick-fil-A” restaurants they would also gather together to pray for this lost nation?

 

I will tell you what would happen, we would be experiencing a great revival! But we are so dry and cold that we rather exchange going after a sincere and rich relationship with Christ for another protest against the world. We are big in standing for so call Godly Causes, but not so big in our prayer life.

 

The Apostle Paul was facing a huge scandal in the Corinthian church; a man had sex with his father’s wife and was walking around the church un-repented. In First Corinthians 5:9-13, Paul urged the church to confront that terrible in-house sin; in the process he gives us a window on how to deal with world’s sin:

 

“9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.” (NIV)

 

Verses 12 and 13 are key: The Apostle Paul establishes that it is not our business to judge the world; however it is our job to judge and deal with those in-house sins among us. Beloved, the world is blind; they can’t see their own mess or their own sin; they are serving Satan who is the god of this world. In Second Corinthians 4:4 the Bible tells us:

 

 

“4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (NIV)

 

Beloved, what are we doing? They don’t need another protest; they need the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Don’t give them another reminder that we believe different than them and call that standing for freedom. Get on fire for God; worship HIM, pray, intercede, adore HIM, seek HIS Shekinah glory, let God fill you with HIS power and anointing; cry-out for HIS Baptism of Fire so that you may have power to witness; let the Holy Spirit have HIS way, let HIM sanctify your own mess, let us love one another and you will see that these things will shown themselves more effective than to buying a few extra Chicken Sandwiches at “Chick-fil-A”. The world is lost and it will forever be lost; the world will get worst as they continue to serve their god Satan; but we have the solution; we have the Message that can save and transform lives. In Luke 4:16-21 we read the words that marked the beginning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s ministry on this earth:

 

16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,

 

 

                             19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Are you anointed to proclaim the good news?

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