Silence of the Lambs - Ron Graham -
As we’re reading and studying our Bibles and hopefully taking God’s word seriously, we become empowered by the Holy Spirit to pass on our knowledge to others. As we learn our purpose in God’s plan we should become bolder with His message. And this new boldness of ours is contagious as we reach out to the lost. We teach others what we really believe about Jesus and we help them to see the truth, the truth about the transforming power of God. But along with our new God given purpose comes a not so pleasant consequence.
Believers, true believers that is, become a target for the enemy. Satan places a huge bull’s eye on those who are actually upholding God’s inerrant word and preaching the Gospel, and then directs his followers to attack and destroy those targets. This satanic attack will not diminish until Jesus removes His Church from planet earth. If you are one of those who actively follow Jesus’ command to spread the Gospel, you are currently wearing that target everywhere you go.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27. Many times in the Bible believers are referred to as sheep or lambs. Jesus referred to those who follow Him as His sheep. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11. Even though Jesus refers to Himself as the good shepherd He still sends His flock out among the wolves. “...behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.” Luke 10:3.
Who are the wolves Jesus speaks about? Satan’s followers, all unbelievers. You may think I’m crass in my assessment of unbelievers, but you must understand what Jesus Himself tells us about unbelievers. In the book of Matthew Jesus said, “He that is not with me is against me...” Matthew 12:30. Who is against Jesus? Satan. So if you’re not with Jesus then you’re with Satan. If you have a problem with this Biblical assessment of all unbelievers, your problem is actually with the author and finisher of my faith, not me.
Recently in the news there’s been talk of pro-life adherents and those who are opposed to same sex marriages, as well as prophecy buffs and people who don’t care for the current government administration, as being considered potential rightwing terrorists. Many of the folks in this category are born again believers in Christ. As our government moves even further into a posture of enacting new legislation designed for the eventual elimination of all opposition to the current regime more and more of these kinds of verbal attacks will occur to the ultimate goal of the silencing of the lambs.
This is just one more attempt by Satan to accomplish his agenda. His strategy is to eradicate all opposition to his lies. If Satan can keep believers quiet when it comes to witnessing it cuts down on his loses. By loses I mean when believers witness to someone and the Holy Spirit moves in that person’s life and they become born again, Satan loses one more soul. That fact ultimately results in even more pressure coming to bear on Satan’s followers consequently they will press in even harder on the lambs of Christ.
In all the history of the Church, Satan’s attacks have not stopped. His maligning and horrible attacks on Christ’s church are recorded throughout history. We must remember that even though there have been numerous endeavors to silence the lambs of Christ all those satanic attempts have ended up as dismal failures. That’s because Satan is a dismal failure. He’s not god, he’s not even a god, he’s a fallen angel bent on destroying humankind.
“All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” John 10:8. We belong to Jesus Christ not Satan, and we don’t listen to Satan or his minions of evil. “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:14. Believers in Christ are attentive only to our Lords voice and we follow Him and Him alone. Satan has no authority or power over believers; we became the property of Jesus Christ at our conversion. Satan still wields all authority over nonbelievers and they foolishly continue to follow him. That’s a truth that’s quite evident in our society today.
The freedoms we once enjoyed are eroding quickly. Whether it began on President Bush’s watch or President Clinton’s or even prior administrations isn’t really the question. It was bound to happen because this world is under Satan’s watch. Many people email me saying the Republicans are just as responsible for the current situation as Democrats. No argument here. Many believe Bush was the instigator of all we see that has recently changed the world for the worse. Was Bush responsible for all the immorality currently being promoted from within this country and distributed worldwide? Hardly, that is Satan’s accomplishment. I’m not disagreeing with anyone about when it started only by whom it was started. Here’s a clue, it wasn’t a man. Understand, though, that men propagate this supernatural being’s agenda to their own ends – for their own selfish lusts and desires and to their own demise.
Who’s currently pushing for the total collapse of our present way of life here in America? We know Satan’s agenda is to silence the body of Christ, to force us into submission, and to cause a change in us that will mold us into zombies such as the unbelievers who currently follow him. Without men who are under his control, Satan could not move even one inch forward. Satan places evil thoughts in men’s minds but men act on those evils because men’s hearts are wicked. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9.
A born again believer, born from God, in Christ, will never go so far as to disparage God’s word, and be so ashamed of his or her salvation that they would have nothing at all to do with the cross of Christ. Just because someone claims to be a Christian doesn’t mean they are born again. Many so called Christians don’t even know what it means to be born again. We must look at their fruit, the fruit of their lives in Christ. “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:20. If their fruit points to silencing the lambs of Christ that would be a good indication that that person isn’t concerned with bearing good fruit and the love of God is not in him. “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4.
The silencing of the lambs of God is currently well underway by our current President. No one can legitimately dispute that claim. Especially, in light of the statements made by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano referring to all those individuals who oppose even one aspect of the current administrations agenda as being possible rightwing terrorist. Can there be any doubt that there is a push on to silence Jesus’ lambs? Believers have the truth but those who are perishing can’t stand to hear the truth so they will stop at nothing to silence the lambs. They will even create laws to force Christ’s lambs into submission. It’s happening even as you’re reading this commentary. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; ...” Psalm 23:4.
Some say I spend too much time lambasting our current government administration and not enough time promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I’ve written hundreds of commentaries over the past three years with the intent of spreading the Gospel, and yet less than 5% of which have had anything whatsoever to do with confronting the evil behind our current or past government leadership. I believe it is the calling of all those who have the gift of discernment to get the truth out as watchmen on the wall.
Everyone who has the eyes of discernment can see what’s happening in our land. There is a supernatural force at work here moving at seemingly breakneck speed to force the lambs of Christ into silence. If you are one of those with this God given ability you should be shouting this travesty from the rooftops. This is not just a US phenomenon. All of you that email me from outside the US, from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Spain, South America, and Canada, wherever you’re from, this satanic agenda of silencing the lambs of Christ is either coming your way or you’re already well aware of it. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4.
Just by writing about the truth of the Gospel has the distinct possibility of positioning Christians on a US government list of rightwing extremism, and therefore a potential threat to the stability of our government. Mark my words it won’t be long before all preaching of the truth will be outlawed because it is currently being perceived as “hate speech”. Thus we see a continual satanic drive on for the silencing of the lambs.
Paul said, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:9. How much clearer could it be? We are to preach the Gospel as Paul did in his lifetime but there will be consequences associated with that preaching. Paul faced numerous attempts on his life yet persevered until the end. God’s peace shall be with us as we proclaim His message unabashed. This boldness will no doubt infuriate our enemies and cause a great amount of scorn from those who follow Satan. Indeed our well being may be in jeopardy as we continue in God’s will.
My desire is not to come off as arrogant or prideful or even condescending, but to help block the onslaught of determined foes attempting to silence the lambs of Christ. As I read about the various scenarios currently being promoted by the current administration to accomplish their satanic task I must continue to try and build a wall of faith among the believers that won’t be breached by the enemy’s fear mongers. As the new laws in this land are passed to silence the lambs – fear will be the biggest factor.
Lies abound and the enemy has many on his side to help him achieve his desired goals. We believers will continue to be pressed from every side as we remain faithful in our Christian walk. These fear mongers are quite wrong when they say we conspire to overthrow our own government. We do not need to overthrow any of earth’s governments because One is coming who will sit on the throne of David. He shall rule and reign with power and great glory and the entire world will worship Him. There’s nothing this current group of foolish followers of Satan can accomplish which will have any lasting results on silencing the lambs. Jesus Christ will overthrow all this world’s evil governments at His very appearing. “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:11.
We do preach, though, that a new government is on the way who’s King will not take sides as to who is His favorite but He will be King over all inhabitants of earth and there will be no opposition to His Kingship. Satan knows this as fact and is working feverishly to accomplish his goal before his time is up. Praise be to God, for we know Satan has already been defeated. Defeated at the cross of Christ.
These simple words that I’ve typed here could, without a doubt, get me placed on my governments list of subversives, those of a rightwing terrorist persuasion. If so, so be it. My King is and always will be King and I need not fear those who are perishing. My voice shall not be quenched nor shall that of my true brethren. We will hold fast to the faith and occupy ‘til He comes. My fellow lambs, be ye not silenced.
God bless you all,
All scripture use is from the KJV
- Ron Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org