Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Be Saved From This Perverse Generation!

Acts 2:38 Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

“Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved.” These were the words to a popular rap song in the late 90’s by E-40. The Urban Dictionary gives more info on this urban phenomenon of Captain Save a Ho.

E-40, the rap artist, coined the phrase "Captain Save A Ho".

Where a guy will take care of a goldigger, pay for everything, pay for "Goldie" to get her nails done, hair done, get a cellular hooked up. The guy will be a sucker for the girl and take care of paying for her kids. He will come to the girl's rescue like a superhero in attempt to get some play. Dine her and she will take advantage of him. He would actually say, "I will save a ho baby I am here for you."

Make "Captain Save A Ho" take care of your kids. Make your kids his. It is all part of that take care of me like a superhero with an "S" on the chest. When I call on the cellular you hooked up, come and save me.

It was a comical song about how nice guys waste their time trying to save women who are not wife material. These particular kind of women are only out to play games and manipulate men for money but this nice guy can’t see through fame he only wants to save them.

There is deep truth even in shallow songs. For in this song we can see ourselves if we look close enough. Jesus is the Captain of our Soul and we have played the Harlot, he wants to save us, but we don’t want to be saved.

We live in a perverse generation where every person is living life by their own rules and following every fleshly pursuit that Is not pleasing to God. We don’t want to be saved. Jeremiah said, “the harvest has come, the summer has passed, and we are not saved.”

On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were on one accord, in one place and were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Each one spoke in a different language so that even foreigners heard the Gospel being explained. When they could hear clearly, their conscious was convicted and they wanted to know, what must we do to be saved? They wanted to be saved! They realized that their lives were out of alignment with God’s Will and his Word. If they didn’t change their ways they knew in their hearts they would die in their sins. They wanted to be saved. After hearing the Word of God they realized they couldn’t hide anymore and participate in ungodly lifestyles. They wanted to be saved. And they asked Peter, “What shall we do?”

Peter replied:

1. Repent. The good thing about God is that he allows legal U-turns. Whenever you realize you are traveling in the wrong direction God will let you turn around in the middle of your life and head in a New Direction.

2. Let everyone be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. Baptism is an ordinance of the Church that symbolizes the washing of your sins. It’s not the water that cleanses you but your obedience and the symbolism of going into the liquid grave to come up a new person.

3. For the remission of your sins. It is the blood of Jesus that cleanses you of your sins. Jesus substituted his life for ours and his life was without sin. He who had no sin became sin for us and his blood caused our diseased souls to go into remission.

4. You shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is what helps us live our lives like we are saved. WE are empowered to live lives that are pleasing and acceptable to God. Every believer receives this gift when God saves them.

Dear God, help me to live a counter-cultural lifestyle. Show me how to live clean in a dirty world. I want to be saved! All of our righteousness is like dirty rags; no one is Righteous but Jesus. Fill me with your Sprit so that I can be delivered from that which pulls me from you. Let me influence this perverse Generation instead of being tricked by the Harlots. I want to be Saved!

In Jesus Name!


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