FEBRUARY 2011 Questions and Answers With Jeff Ziegler

February 18, 2011

Q: Who or what are the most influential people or events in your life?

A: I take this question seriously, yet; can only answer the same if I break down my listings into categories. These lists are the most influential in MY life and hence omit many and include some which many may either disavow or lobby for inclusion. Yet; I really care not for the opinions of list-makers. These answer the MY life question. Thus are not for debate.

THEOLOGICAL/PHILOSOPHICAL FIGURES

St. Augustine

Martin Luther

Pope Gregory

John Knox

George Whitefield

Jonathan Edwards

Charles Hodge

Armin Gesswein

John Jefferson Davis

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Oliver Cromwell

George Washington

Andrew Jackson

Teddy Roosevelt

General Douglas MacArthur

General George Patton

Margaret Thatcher

Ronald Reagan

Carl Von Clausewitz

Federick Bastiat

INSPIRATIONAL FIGURES

George Allen

Vince Lombardi

Admiral Arliegh Burke

John Kennedy

Audie Murphy

Caspar Weinberger

John Lehman

James Doolittle

Woody Hayes

Q: What do you make of those who place “relationships” and “friendship” above all else?

A: At best these deluded souls live an unprincipled and a hopelessly compromised life. By definition such creatures are disqualified from leadership in that they desire to be liked too much by everyone. George Washington stated that one should keep their “friends” few.

1) Those who value many friendships compromise beliefs, loyalty, and the quality of true friends for the illusion of “volume” and an illusory hope of popularity.

2) These creatures can be trusted for nothing of real importance lest it cost them a relationship or two.

3) Careful of the word “reconciliation” in that it is often used as a means of surrender and fatal compromise.

4) Most want to get along with everyone because they fear conflict and stand for nothing!

Q: What do you think of modern music and worship innovations within the Church?

A: I will not comment on modernistic innovations in terms of style and music. What I will say is that all church music in every era is classified into two categories 1) music and words that make men “feel” good and 2) Music and words that describe and herald the majesty and character of God. The first category is boring and reprehensible to describe as “worship” The second category properly exemplifies worship.

Q: What do you say to those who charge you with being “too strident” and “divisive”?

A: OK?


DELEGATED AUTHORITY NOW!

February 1, 2011

PSALM 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Church; in partnership with Christ, participates in the spreading and application of His universal and comprehensive dominion. Herein we have pictured the exalted Christ at the right hand of the Father, He is seated, a position of rest with His work being fully accomplished in ascension. From this position of authority, the rod of His strength (the Holy Spirit) is sent down from the plane of His supremacy to a people (The Church) willing in the day of His power. The purpose? Chiefly; to testify of the victory of Christ co-extensive to all the ends of the earth and to make His enemies His footstool.

ACTS 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

The Day of Pentecost, Peter declares what is taking place in the giving of the Holy Spirit. In this context he connects power with purpose by quoting Psalm 110! The rod of His strength (The Holy Spirit) is given to the Church to subdue Christ’s foes. The true question for the church is found in the first part of the 3rd verse of Psalm 110. Meaning a willing, voluntary people who will with strength and vigor, participate for Christ’s purposes in the earth!

Clearly this is not simply the God who in the past did great things, or the God of the future who has vowed to do great things; but the God who is Lord and is Victorious both in the past, the present and the future! Who demands accountability today! Who looks for that “willing” people in every generation! If He is always the God of yesterday or tomorrow but never today; then we are little more than practical atheists; or will-worshipping, ascetic, religionists.


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