“Stand Up for Christ in America”
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“Stand Up for Christ in America”
It’s tremendous to be learning that no matter how big you see things or how simple you keep them you’ll never reach the ultimate. No man has ever seen things as big as they could have been or kept them as simple as they might be. Sometimes we do well in one area at the expense of the other---like the little boy on the corner with his flop-eared pup.
A salesman passed the corner each day, and after a week he began to pity the boy who was striving to sell his puppy. The salesman knew the boy didn’t See It Big. He stopped and said, “Son, do you really want to sell this dog?” " The boy replied, “I certainly do.”
“Well you’re never going to sell him until you learn to See It Big. What I mean is, take this dog home, clean him up, doll him up, raise your price, make people think they’re getting something big, and you’ll sell him.”
That noon the salesman came by and there was the boy with a puppy that was groomed, perfumed, and beribboned alongside a big sign: TREEMENNDOUS Puppy for Sale - $5,000.
The salesman gulped and realized he had forgotten to tell the boy about Keeping It Simple. That evening he stopped by to tell the boy the other half of the formula, only to discover that the boy was gone, the puppy was gone and the sign lay there with “SOLD” written across it in big letters. The salesman couldn’t believe it. This kid couldn’t have sold the dog for $5,000.
His curiosity got the best of him and he rang the boy’s doorbell. The boy came to the door and the salesman blurted, “Son you didn’t really sell that dog for $5,000 now, did you?” The boy replied, “Yes sir, I did and I want to thank you for all your help.” The salesman said, “How in the world did you do it?”
The boy replied, “Oh, it was easy. I just took two $2,500 cats in exchange!”
Charles E. “Tremendous” Jones, Life Is Tremendous
It seems that there are some spiritual forces hard at work in our nation these days seeking to divide us; and they’ll use any foothold they can find.
The reality is that we all have the capacity to view the world through something other than the blood of Jesus. For some of us, that could be our racial heritage. For others, maybe it’s the state we live in or our identity as social conservatives. Whatever the lens we use may be, if it causes us to adopt an “us vs. them” mindset, it’s probably something we are elevating above our identity as children of God.
That means our priorities need to be rearranged. Let’s face it: Infighting and division are “luxuries” we can no longer afford in our end-time economy. Given the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, marriage is under renewed assault from coast to coast – and wherever marriage falls, religious freedom will be the next domino in line.
In short: We have some real enemies to fight, and they are not our flow Christian – nor our fellow men. Remember Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
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