Ok people, we believe King Jesus requires every man to Stand Up and Come Out to prove their manhood according to a fleshly work which is a hidden Law. The Lord has personally taught me differently at the age of 51-1/2.
First, King Jesus’ vicarious death, burial, resurrection and ascension into the highest Heaven being, now and forever seated at the right hand of the Father, is the end of the Law of Moses for righteous (Romans 10:4). Now righteousness is solely and completely received by grace through faith in King Jesus and the blood He shed on the Cross and on the way to the Cross (Romans 5, Ephesians 2:8). Therefore if written Laws cannot make one righteous with God (Romans 3:20), then it should be reasonable to believe that unwritten Laws will not make on right with God either. If the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but spiritual or mighty THROUGH God (2 Corinthians 10:4) then God is not going to train His sons to occasionally employ carnal weapons such as threatening angry words or actions not to mention physical violence. God will not train us to use carnal weapons!
Second, this is how I believe Christ would have us to Stand Up and Come Out. Stand Up men for Christ in the marketplace. Stand Up for His Word and His Ways. Stand Up for His way of life for every people and nation. How cowardly we are in the marketplace. How timid we are to share our faith anywhere at anytime with anyone.
Next Stand Up publicly for the oppressed, the persecuted, the hungry, the naked, the fatherless and widows. Stand Up for the homeless, the poor and needy. Stand Up and take care of your responsibilities even when they don’t live under your roof. Do the best you can and God will do the rest. Stand Up men against every form of wrong and injustice. Stand Up and run for political office. Stand Up and go back to school so you can better take care of your family.
Come Out of fear of the devil. King Jesus is our shield and exceeding great reward. No weapon formed against us will prosper. NO WEAPON! Come Out of fear that you may look bad publicly if you take a stand. Come Out of idolatrous secret societies that promise to help you advance in this life but really are snares to bind up your relationship with God. Come Out of adultery with the help of God. Come Out of homosexual behavior by the power of God. Come Out of selfishness. Come Out of racism, unforgiveness, pride, greed, laziness, doubt and unbelief. Come Out of the land of Egypt which is the land of sin. Come Out from drugs and alcohol, gang banging, drug dealing, murder, rape, poverty, ignorance, violent crime, etc, etc.
If a person insults your manhood, do what the Word of God says and turn the other cheek. It does not say turn their cheek with your fist. (Matthew 5:39). You will have to do it by faith and you will have to trust Christ with all consequences. There will always be consequences for obeying Christ. Partake of the afflictions of the Gospel. We must endure many tribulations in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.
Stand Up and Come Out! Do it after a Godly fashion and stop bowing the knee to satan with that fleshly show of bluster. God will not declare you “not guilty” because of that kind of behavior. The just live by faith.
Love in Christ
Prophet, Pastor and Teacher Steve Ashford aka Lightning!