Read with Caution!
Whoa! Put down your whips and put away your nerf gun. I ain’t having it. In the last 3 or 4 months, we have seen some REAL manifestations of the working of spiritual wickedness in rather high places, don’t ya think? From the white house to the outhouse or vice versa as the saying goes.
Why do people associate themselves with immaterial things? Yep, you got it, a flag, the Supreme Court rulings, and all other things that are manmade profanations, not God intended. The rainbow is God’s symbol being misused. Somebody dun gon and turnt it into an Asherah symbol.(Quiet!, no talking back or grumbling)
Why let an immaterial thing as a flag declare who you are? (Ecclesiastes 3:20 (KJV) All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.)
Why let the decisions of man change your personal belief in God’s plan?
Why hate another because of their skin hue?
Why does a person pretend to be of another ethnicity?
Why shoot a man in the back that is running away from you?
Why does blue and yellow make green?
Why are there still in existence segregated churches that believe in God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?
Why is suiting the need used as a defense for a pilferer, a hypocrite, and a dog when there is a separation of church and state? Sit ye a-tions… Huh?
These are not things that make you go hmmm?…Sin is SIN. Whatever is going on with government and personal beliefs -we tend to forget the rulers that we are wrestling against. There are evil spirits wandering around to devour us- waiting to take control of our spirit while at the same time moving us further away from the ONE and ONLY Maker. Meanwhile, “back at the Bat cave”, fear is running rampant. When we lose focus on Who God Is, Why Jesus Came, Departed, and will Return, and What the Holy Spirit’ job is, we are fighting a losing battle against those fleshless principalities and powers. Hear ye, hear ye! God will win.
Just because we don’t see them, we see their actions. Every time I read about stuff on the net, I just lift my hands and heart to God and say, Father, God, have mercy on us all. Quite a few Americans hate to admit it – hate is ruling in their lives. Most hide behind and pledge allegiance to a flag (immaterial object) and cling to the words God Bless America when their sin is shining brightly for all to see. God does not bless sins. God’s kingdom will be the Only place that will be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
At the rate America is going now, this is not a picture Michelangelo would want to paint and put on display in today’s newspapers and art galleries; nor a painting a kindergartener would put on the family fridge. Has anyone sat down with kids to ask them what they think about all the stuff that is going on in the “land of the free?” I have, and believe me, it’s not a pretty picture of their thoughts. Here is the thing….those who are in Christ will wait on the Lord. There will be an ending to all this sinful madness, thus saith the Lord.
With that being said, let us remember the teachings of Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18 to understand that these happenings are immaterial to the Kingdom of God. Christians need to :
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Awakening- Immaterial things cause us to lose sight of God working on behalf of His children. Do not ever forget that YOU as a child of God have dominion over the Devil. I know it is hard to fathom but we need to remember this in Genesis 50:20 (KJV)- But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Beloved, we can preach and listen to sermons all day long, go to church every day, read the bible every day, and pretend to be a Christian when it suits our need, protest that we have freedom or the right to do this or be this, but if we don’t put on the whole armour of God, as a Christian, and love one another, we are “living the dream” of those rulers of darkness of this world.
While most are walking around here with blindchitis (relative to bronchitis) as all of this is going on, at least recognize “ain’t nobody got time for that” as Sweet Brown would say. It’s evident that some are being given over to a reprobate mind. God has bigger plans and a better place for His children. Be attentive, keep your focus on Jesus.