After spending time on university campuses ministering, and being a student at one time myself on a University Campus, I am still amazed at the number of students who have NEVER read a Bible or seen one, been into a church other than for a wedding or a funeral and have NO IDEA who God or Jesus is, or do not want to because of what they have heard or been taught. It is sad when recently in helping a student I commented that “I believe God will provide,” …. She asked me “Who?” and still looked bewildered when I repeated, “God, The God of the Bible”. This does not stop me from telling stories of how God has provided for others and how HE cares about every detail of their lives, even if they do not know Him. I get to share the “GOOD NEWS.”
It grieves me that the campuses continue to be some of the most liberal places I visit. It is sad that we are raising a generation who have “NO Religion” as they say to me, I usually respond with an AMEN, me either, and then share about the relationship I have with God & Jesus. I seldom at this point in the conversation say the Holy Spirit as I see the total confusion on their faces just talking about a relationship with the Lord. But without the Holy Spirit, there is NO power in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (this is another teaching!) As HE said, I am going away to be with the Father and I am leaving with you something event greater. The Holy Spirit.
Without at least a little understanding of who God is and who Jesus is, there is little understanding of who the Holy Spirit is. I at least am able to share with some, who this amazing God & Jesus is that I get to be in relationship with. What it is HE has for me NOW, not just for the here after and what it means to have an ongoing relationship with this amazing God of the Bible.
We have a former generation that rejected the God of the Bible. There are many reasons I see for this, none of which paint an accurate picture of who Jesus really is! It is time to start walking in the power and authority of the Gospel so that others will WANT what we have and not some watered down teaching of what Jesus is Not, and spreading the misinterpretations that have painted an abstract picture of Him.
HE IS NOT the author of tragedies in people’s lives. Yet I hear over and over & OVER ….that God causes and allows these things to teach you a lesson. That there is a “reason” God is allowing these horible things to happen to you! WHO WANTS THAT? What if it leads to the death of your child? Do you still want that? Obviously NO ONE wants to serve and follow a God who had been represented this way which is witnessed by the number of students I see running to the Church and God’s Word, for inspiration and guidance in their lives! They are a mess to say the least, emotionally, and have no spiritual understanding. Even those who have been brought up to know Jesus, many lose their faith in College. The statistics I have heard have said that over 70% of the students who ‘did’ have a faith in the God of the Bible when they entered Universities, by the second year, they have lost their faith. The College and Universities are filled with liberal teachings that chop away at the strongest of believers. Leaving little but a liberal mindset, brainwashed into them through teachings that “sounded” good!
Please know that I am not talking about EVERYONE, as I know amazing student who Love Jesus, God, and have a true relationship with The God of the Bible and have stayed strong throughout their student life. But the majority of students I talk to DO NOT. First they did not have any beliefs when they entered College and those who had little have found themselves questioning their faith.
But there is HOPE. HOPE because we serve an amazing God who has sent us into the world to heal the sick, open blind eyes. and raise the dead. He has called each of us as believers to preach the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ. NOT The sad, sadistic stuff I often hear preached from pulpits. Again, no wonder the Christians are falling away. Yet in other nations Christians are being built up, and multiplying since they have not been fed a bunch of lies and misunderstandings of God’s Truth and Word. Amen!!
We need to find out what God says, follow that and quit listening to liberal minds tell you what to believe and what not to. what is truth and what is made up junk. The truth is, God is alive and living inside each of us who do believe and we have the power and authority to raise the dead, heal the sick and open blind eyes. we have power over all the lies of Satan, to overcome, depression, sadness, tragedies, and even stop a storm from plowing through our home.
HOW MANY TRULY BELIEVE THAT? How many of you believe that you can save your marriage from the destructive power of the enemy? How many of you believe that cancer has no power over your life and will not harm you? Do you believe you can raise the dead and heal the sick, be cured of cancer miraculously by the poser of the Word of God? He says we can? DO YOU BELEIVE?
Look to what God say’s not the world or a professor.
When we start seeing ‘believers’ walking and manifesting the True Power of Jesus Christ in their lives, perhaps we will see University and College Students come to KNOW our Jesus Christ and want to have a relationship with our Amazing God.
Matthew 41: 9-10 Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My Name. At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, 11 and many false prophets will arise and mislead many…..
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Matthew 8:6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
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