It’s 8:10 am and time for the Morning Show on the air.
Host of the Morning Show, Secular Joe:
WELCOME TO WJER AND A COLD MORNING IT IS. BUT TO WARM THINGS UP ON THE AIR WE HAVE WITH US TODAY FIERY AUTHOR AND ITINERANT PREACHER, THE PROPHET JEREMIAH HIMSELF!
SO WHAT IS THE LATEST MESSAGE FROM YOUR GOD, BRO?
Jeremiah: “This is the message God has asked me to Share WE ARE NOT GOD, my people!
SECULAR JOE: WHOA! NOW HOLD IT IN MAN! I MEAN – chuckle, chuckle.
Jeremiah: Our actions speak for themselves. We’ve devised ways other than the commandments of God to guide our lives. Take the horoscope for example. Each and every day we consult the moon and stars instead of the holy Word of God!
SECULAR JOE: WHAT’S WRONG WITH A LITTLE HOROSCOPE MAN?
Jeremiah: Its idolatry.
We have many forms of idolatry. Wealth among the greatest. We value money more highly than faith. Who isn’t keeping close watch on NASDAQ and the S&P these day, either worrying about a market loss, or pleased at its growth.
And then there’s the environment. We dedicate our lives to saving the earth, believing we gain merit by erasing our carbon footprints. Yet, in spite of all that we’ve accomplished, we cannot lift ourselves higher than ourselves.
SECULAR JOE: CANNOT LIFT OURSELVES HIGHER THAN OURSELVES? SO HOW HIGH DO YOU WANNA GO, MAN?
Jeremiah: God wants to lift us higher than our pride, higher than our addictions, and certainly higher than our pain and fears, and that wont happen without being filled with the Holy Spirit! Only He has that power.
Just compare HIM with us.
He created the heavens! We scarcely know it.
In spite of our knowledge there is no one as wise as He.
He speaks and it rains. All we can do is prepare for the weather. The lightening and the wind are subject to His command!
Do we compare with the Living God?
NO, WE DO NOT COMPARE! We are HIS creation, not our OWN! He is to be worshipped, not our self-made success and empires!
SECULAR JOE: HA HA. NOW WAIT A MINUTE…. DO YOU LABEL SUCCESS AS SELF-WORSHIP MY FRIEND?
Jeremiah: What we value most is what we worship. We value success more highly than anything else, especially our technology and the products of our own hands. We fall down to save trees and owls and the oceans, yet we ignore the plight of our neighbors. We kill our babies to lift ourselves up! Blood means nothing. Life means even less. This is idolatry at its most wicked and most deceptive! We have sinned against Almighty God!
BACKGROUND MUSIC SIGNALS A BREAK.
SECULAR JOE, (obviously agitated:) OK, WE GOTTA TAKE A STATION BREAK. FINISH WHAT YA GOTTA SAY IN THIRTY SECONDS.
Jeremiah: Tragically, whats happening within the pulpits and echoing down the hallways of our churches and religious institutions is a dangerous and false sense of security. False Preachers are telling their congregations that everything will be alright. That message is discouraging people from repenting of their sins! They are like clowns, pleasing their congregations with lies and self-help messages instead of preaching the truth about repentance and salvation through Christ.
SECULAR JOE: OKAY, GOTTA BREAK MAN.
Jeremiah: I have one more thing to say, if I may. Turn your hearts back to God. If you continue to ignore Him your land will be stripped of its wealth! Your corpses will be left to rot under the very same elements you worship!
(Music turns up.) SECULAR JOE: PLEASE MAN!!
Jeremiah: Do not bring judgment upon your own heads and the heads of your children and grandchildren!
SECULAR JOE: OK, THIS IS WJER 101.9. GOTTA TAKE A BREAK BUT STAY TUNED. WE HAVE BETTER THINGS COMIN’ UP!
BE BACK IN TWO.
Jeremiah, fading into background: Turn back to God and be saved through faith in Him!”
THE STATION MUSIC OVERPOWERS HIS VOICE.
And then came the angry callers. Then came the censored station, the disciplined host of the show, and the knee-jerking death threats to the courageous prophet.
Did Jeremiah run into hiding? No, he ran to God and prayed – for THEM!