Text: “Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.”
absolutely no doubt in the author’s mind that we are currently living in the
very last of the ‘...last times...’ of planet earth and humankind. Christ returns soon!
“Little children, it is the last time: and
as ye have heard that anti-Christ shall come, even now are there many anti-Christs;
whereby we know that it is the last time.” (2 John 18)
“And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be
preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the
end come.” (Matthew 24:14)
“So likewise ye, when ye shall see all
these things (– Spiritual, moral, political, philosophical corruption - ), know
that it is near, even at the door.”
The more that true Christians complain,
the nearer we are to Christ’s return to take us, ‘His people’, Home to be with
Him in Heaven. I often wonder if the
Lord Jesus will find many with true faith – Bible-belief and regenerate practice – when He
does come to this sin-filled, polluted earth.
“And shall not God avenge His own elect,
which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of
man (Jesus Christ) cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7-8)
Verse 2. “I
mourn in my complaint and make a noise. What a comfort that we may be thus
familiar with our God! We may not
complain of Him, but we may complain to Him.
Our rambling thoughts when we are distracted with grief, we may bring before
Him, and that too in utterance rather to be called ‘a noise’ than
language. ‘Groanings that cannot be
uttered’ are often prayers which cannot be refused. Our Lord Himself used strong crying and tears
and was heard in that He feared.” (C.H.
Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 249)
“We may not
complain of Him, but we may complaint to Him.”
While we can be called ‘complaining
Christians’, we are never to be found complaining about God, nor about God’s
treatment of us; nor about our lot in life in His service! No. We
do all our complaining TO HIM, and, as a Father who knows His children, He
always gives us His best listening ear.
Praise His Holy Name!
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. For He knoweth (knows, and continues to know) our frame; He remembereth (remembers and continues to remember) that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14)
The voice of the Enemy: Anyone that speaks, and encourages others to speak, against Christian values; Christian morality; Christian standards; Christian belief; and daily Christian practice – is clearly defined as ‘the enemy’ of Christianity and therefore, ‘Anti-Christ’!
Anyone who utters the very Holy Name of
Jesus Christ as an expletive; a swear word; or in derogatory terms – is marked
by the Living Lord God as ‘the enemy’ of Jesus Christ. The depth of this anti-Christian corruption
and blasphemy can be clearly and continually measured by the amount of
anti-Christian filth and such ‘swearing’ we see written into actor’s lines to
be spewed out on television sets nightly, and there are few movies being
produced today that a sincere Christian can comfortably watch.
Take note BBC:
Christian television owners should pay a much reduced Television Licence
annually, since we are more and more limited to exactly what moral content we can
watch on our TVs! Committed Christians
should not be forced to pay for television producers to offend our Saviour and
Lord Jesus, and other offensive content!
“Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord
thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him/her guiltless that taketh His
Name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7)
Sodomy: Christians like myself are continually
complaining about openly flaunted and over-promoted homosexuality: on our
television sets; parading the main thoroughfares of our City streets; in every
area of life. What the Lord God clearly detests is being given unbalanced
public exposure and promotion! It almost
seems like Sodomites are crawling out of the very woodwork of British/Irish
societies! God is not pleased, and will
not be mocked by such lifestyles and sexual practices that He Himself has shown
“For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is
fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke
the eyes of His glory. The show of their
countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide
it not. Woe unto their
soul! For they have rewarded evil unto
themselves...Woe unto the wicked! It
shall be ill with him/her: for the reward of his/her hands shall be given
him/her.” (Isaiah 3:8-11)
Anti-Christianity: Another complaint we Bible-believing
Christians have is the increased practice of anti-Christian views and opinions
aired in the media; ridicule of Bible verses and Biblical principles of the personal
practice of holiness; our Christian faith put down at every turn of event; the
banning of Evangelical Street Preachers; and distribution of Evangelical Bible
Tracts. No longer are Christians
portrayed as ‘salt and light’ keepers of social morality – we are laughed at and
jeered as ‘geeks’ and ‘weirdos’ by British society, while ‘other faiths’,
so-called, are given every reverence and respect! Thus, we complain to God!
“My soul is also sore vexed: but Thou, O
Lord, how long? I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to
swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine
enemies. Depart from me, all ye workers
of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.” (Psalm 6:3-8)
‘the Church’: Perhaps
the hardest aspect of Christian complaining is that true believers are
compelled to complain about the rise of unbelief in God’s Word we see being
practiced and preached from church pulpits.
We cannot serve God by teaching error. (John 17:17)
professing Christians have no complaints – perhaps we should reconsider the
quality of our commitment to Christ? (2