Everyone loves a happy ending. A story filled with excitement a climatic struggle and then nothing but peace, joy, and happiness. A story that is often portrayed in the movies and in most forms of entertainment. A story that sets you as the winner every single time. A story where the good guy wins. A story that is programmed into children from the very beginning, until the parents divorce, or the school teacher is fired for molesting children, or the married pastor is caught inside a homosexual relationship. Then the programming starts to tear at the soul. What is reality?
The reality is not pretty. It is dark. It is evil. It is bad. The Bible teaches us that Satan wins. Many will not inherit the kingdom of God. Many will inherit the kingdom of darkness and find themselves in the lakes of fire. Many will never see the promised streets of gold and the heavenly gates. Many will only know pain and suffering. This is the reality and the plight of living. Entertainment narratives are meant by Satan to soothe people’s conscious and to keep them blinded in the face of current and impending destruction. Truth is hard to swallow and reality is difficult to live in. Unfortunately, you cannot run from the truth. It reveals itself in depression medication and suicide. It reveals itself in murder and abortion. It reveals itself in rape and domestic abuse. You may not want to war, but you have no choice. The only choice God has given mankind is war. You will either fight to be a part of God’s kingdom or you will be driven into dying inside the kingdom of darkness.
You will overcome sin or sin will overcome you. God told Cain before he killed his brother, overcome sin or it will overcome you. You may be asking for deliverance or some miracle to transform your nature, but the only answer that God is giving his creatures is this. Keep my commands and live or die living your life practicing iniquity (willful sin). The choice is yours. God commands us to put on the armor. God commands us to draw near to Him. God commands us to keep his commands no matter the trial or tribulation. It is our responsibility to live up to His expectation or live to our own and be caught up inside the flood of Satan’s rule and enter hell for eternity.
You may not want to fight, but you don’t have that option. Fight to live holy or die unholy and spend eternity in hell. Will your fight or get beat up? I choose to fight and pick up my cross and follow Jesus example.