The world is full of media outlets bringing the news almost as soon as it happens, with Sports-people, Actors, Politicians, Musicians, Religious figures and other personalities dying almost daily.
When we look at their lives in many cases, but not all, they have lived a life of delusion in whatever form it takes, ego, drugs, sex, control and etc.
They may have been filmed cuddling a monkey, dog and even wanted to save the whales also they may have been active in changing some injustices; which are all worthy efforts. Some people think how wonderful they are and even idolize them in some form. Some Christians, even quote these people’s words even when it contradicts the Bible and say they are wise.
When we look closely at these personalities we find out that many have rejected the Christian faith and even publicly denounced Jesus Christ and or the Christian way of life. In the past I had done some of the same things as many of them did, but thank God, I didn’t overdose causing my own death on my way to finding Jesus.
I was almost lost in the religion of self, but I was given a chance by God, and I know everyone gets that chance somewhere in life.
When I see Christians idolizing these people on their posts, blogs etc, I am grieved because we are not looking close enough and are misled by the media and by our own choice. When we idolize these people we are also leading younger Christian astray by saying these are great people.
My question is, “Who is your champion?”
For me, Jesus is the only one who personifies perfection in all fields of endeavour; “He is my champion!”
I have other smaller champions too, like my pastor, teachers, mentors and small people all over the Body of Christ the Church praying, who have all given their lives to saving people from hell, but I don’t idolize them, I love them.
My Champion of Champions is Jesus!
Is Jesus your Champion?
Any Idol but our lord is a false prophet Amem
Jesus, son of Joseph, son of David, son of man, son of God, Messiah, Christ, our redeemer, our Saviour, our Lord, our soon and coming King, our older brother and friend?
On 5 June 2016 at 14:21, Traillblazer Ministries Australasia, China, India and Africa wrote:
> Dr. Ian Traill posted: “The world is full of media outlets bringing the > news almost as soon as it happens, with Sports-people, Actors, Politicians, > Musicians, Religious figures and other personalities dying almost daily. > When we look at their lives in many cases, but not all, t” >
Pastor Ian I am in total agreement with you on this subject, to idealise man (celebs and so forth) is to forget that the Lord Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for ALL people over all the time and the only thing He asked of was to REMEMBER what He carried out for all.
At he beginning of John the Baptist \’s ministry His message was “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand” and the people went out to him to hear him and be baptised by him, Christ first messages to the same people was “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”
But our lord also asked the question of the people in regard to John the Baptist, “What did you go out to see?” I ask the same question today, “what do people go out to see?” especially Christians going to Church, “What is it you go to see?” “What is you expect from attending service?” is it entertainment, is it to feel right in doing it, yet nothing else?
If John the Baptist, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostles and preachers of old spoke of the serious necessity of repentance then why is it not spoken of in Church today? Why is it more important to exclude the Holy Spirit from the program.
REPENT FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD IS NEAR.
Yes I agree too. When people say, “that was nice”, it’s nice, but it’s better to hear, “That challenged me”, “The Lord spoke to me today”, “I believe it has changed me” then I know they were listening. Listening is different to a lot of people hearing. Thanks brother George
My focus is always “Jesus my Champion” He is the one to glorify. He is our example and hero.who can compare with him? no one, but in him we can demonstrate all that he is as we become more and more like him through the Holy Spirit. Like the post Pastor Ian.
my champion is Jesus. He is Alpha and Omega in my life; no one like Him.i meditate of His goodness day and night
Thanks sir for the update.Am doing good though since April is like the devil is fighting me but each day I press forward for am with Christ and in me. Dad have got ksh2500 for the new battery I request if you can ,kindly add me ksh2000 to purchase new new,if only you can but if its impossible finally I will get the help..Pray for our Family this time we are in sorrow.