Daniel Broke the Law
By David J. Stewart
"Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime." —Daniel 6:10
It is tragic that so many believers today DON'T know what it really means to live for the Lord. Millions of people today have fallen for a false gospel of health, wealth and prosperity. The early Christians in the Book of Acts preached the truth of God's Word, which caused people to either repent or riot. How does this compare to the sissified, lame, milquetoast, sermonettes that girly-boy Joel Osteen dishes out to his listeners? It's sickening.
I actually heard Joel Osteen bragging on the Larry King Live Show that he and his wife don't take a salary from their church in Houston. Yeah, because they makes tens-of-millions of dollars selling their books, one right after the other. Who's kidding who? They do it for the money. Greed for money and preaching the Gospel truth have NEVER been synonymous, which is why Joel Osteen DOESN'T preach the Word. Come on Joel, say it, most Jews are going to burn in Hell for rejecting Jesus Christ as their Messiah. Here you can see Joel Osteen deny Jesus Christ on national TV.
Sometimes We Ought to Break the Law
There are new laws being enacted that prohibit anyone, particularly businesses, from criticizing homosexuality. This trend is going national in the U.S. It's just a matter of time. Eventually, it will be considered a "Hate Crime" punishable by law to publicly condemn homosexuality. Street preachers will be incarcerated. As apostasy sets upon America like rigor mortis upon a dead body, genuine Christ-honoring, sin-hating, Bible-believing Christians will become the enemies of the State. We will be killed (John 16:2). This is no surprise. The Apostle Stephen was stoned to death in Acts 7 for preaching the truth. Many Jews are as hateful and malicious today against the truth as they were 2,000 years ago. It was the Jews who demanded that Jesus be crucified (Matthew 27:25). They killed their own Messiah.
As believers, we ought not go along silently concerning the sicko homosexual agenda. We ought to cry aloud and portray homosexuality as the shameful, disgusting and dangerous sin that it is. It's just a fact, homosexuals and the Bible are diametrically opposed to each other. This in itself proves the degenerate nature of homosexuality. There is nothing good, holy, or acceptable about the "gay" lifestyle. A truly "gay marriage" can only exist between a man and a woman.
As America's laws start forbidding believers from preaching against homosexuality, you can come visit me in prison, because I'll never keep silent about sin. It was John the Baptist's preaching against Herod's adultery that landed him into prison and led to his execution (Mark 6:17,18). Believers, and not just preachers, ought to speak out against sin everywhere we find it—the woeful sins of divorce, fornication, tyranny, theft, lying, booze, gambling, pornography, public nudity, abortion, witchcraft, feminism, and Rock 'N' Roll. Christians must NEVER cease from telling the truth publicly. God deliver us from cult-like believers who go into their religious building 3-times a week and never spread the truth in their community. God never intended for believers to hide in a building 3-times a week. The early Christians in Acts didn't even have a church building, they met in people's homes to pray and organize their soulwinning activities. The work of the church is out in public; not in a religious building.
Daniel Did the Right Thing
Daniel didn't care about popularity or maintaining his wealth; rather, he chose to do what was right, even if it cost him everything. Although Daniel's coworkers had maliciously conspired against him, to hurt him, Daniel kept doing what he knew was right to do in his heart. Daniel was the victim of envy. Proverb 27:4, "Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?" Who can combat jealousy? You cannot. If someone's out to get you, they eventually will. Daniel ended up being cast into a den of famished lions, as their much awaited dinner. But God protected Daniel, miraculously. The men who conspired against Daniel, and their wives and children, were all cast into the den of lions. The Bible says that you could hear the bones cracking in the lion's mouths....
"And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den."
There will be a worse fate to all those who conspire against God's children. It is a woeful thing to mess with a child of God. Don't do it! Being eaten alive by lions isn't one's worst fear, it's being tormented in the flames of the Lake of Fire forever (Revelation 20:11-15; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9). Be afraid! Be very afraid if you're still in your sins without the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Have you been born-again?
Freedom to Preach the Truth Threatened
Ye Must Be Born Again! | You Need HIS Righteousness!