By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
March in cadence is to do so in uniform time with whom one is marching with. If one person is out of step it is readily noticeable. When a large group of people march for a cause, they are in unison in expressing their ideas or to protest a supposed injustice. They are resolute in their purpose and willing to sacrifice time in order to do so.
We live in an era of time in which there is much dissension worldwide; with a fortitude that brings large numbers of people out to protest what they consider an injustice. In America, in the late 60's and early 70's, the Vietnam war brought many out in opposition to its continuation.
The civil rights movement, in the 60's, likewise drew large numbers of people to march in cadence towards reform and freedom from oppression due to the color of one's skin. Many movements were justifiable with sufficient support to bring about major changes. Others, were of a less magnitude and more disruptive than instrumental in change.
When one looks at the greatness of America, when she had marched in cadence to God's Word, one might wonder how such greatest has now diminished in stature? Babylon the great, spoken of in God's Word, had fallen by becoming the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit (Revelations 18:2). Any godly morals had become non-existent in such an environment.
The morals of a nation are of upmost importance. Daniel Webster stated: Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.
It is unfortunate that once godly morals have declined in America, and other once godly nations, to the place of acceptance of ungodliness. It is unfortunate that the godliness of man has dissipated towards receiving the immorality of man. It is unfortunate that the leadership of the ungodly is in full bloom with laws and judicial rulings being instituted that supports the ungodliness of man.
It is unfortunate that millions, upon millions, of unborn babies have been destroyed, through legalized abortion becoming acceptable to many who march in cadence with the idealism behind it. It is unfortunate that drugs, alcohol, and sexual perversion rules the minds of many rather than the Unadulterated Word of God.
Scripture states: Cleanse your hands, and purify your hearts (James 4:8). The cleansing of one's life must involve both outward deeds and inner thoughts; but it begins with the heart, a change of mind towards the righteousness of God with a resolve to walk in accordance with His Word.
In regard to Babylon, a voice from heaven was heard saying, Come out of her my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you, receive not of her plagues (Revelation 18:4). Believers were to separate themselves from such a harlot system, or else be found to share in her sins and thereby receive part of her judgment.
Scripture asks: What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? What fellowship has light with darkness? Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1).
When one refuses to march in cadence with the world, and its allurements, they become as one who is our of step and stands out as light in the midst of darkness. It is not a popular stand; but it is a necessity to the one who is truly committed to God and His Word.
Scripture reveals that they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you (1 Peter 4:4). If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy (or blessed) are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you (1 Peter 4:14).
Marching in cadence with God's Word use to be a norm; just as "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" represented that which was a norm in America. However, after having allowed the ungodly to gain access to its leadership, and positions of authority, it has now allowed changes towards ungodliness to be ushered in.
The march of life requires minute-by-minute decisions that will affect one's eternal destiny. Both Hell and Heaven are a reality according to God's Word. The choices one makes in this life will determine one's eternal fate.
For one to march in cadence with the world; and a sin-filled lifestyle, will certainly take that person to a place of eternal torment; unless repentance comes to the forefront. However, for one to march in cadence to God's Word, and a life in Christ, will lead to a heavenly gain!
Scripture reveals: He that believes in the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:36). God's desire is to deliver the sinner from the eternal grips of Hell into the threshold of Heaven through His Son's sacrificial sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary.
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