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The War You Don’t Want


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.

 

 

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HOW TO MAKE IT ANYWHERE

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The fear of economic instability in the future and the fear of entering and staying within the high numbers of unemployment send shockwaves to many who are jobless and many who use this dilemma to push a political agenda. The word of God tells the believer to fear not for God is with you, but he also tells us to consider when calamity hits. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the direction that we have been taking. Are we walking closer with him or being seduced by fear like those around?  Fear not God is with you. Jonah did not fear while the boat he was on was being tossed and he was in disobedience, why? He knew God. This is not a declaration or celebration to live in sin proudly, but a revelation that when you know God, you know he is merciful and kind not willing that any should perish.

You can make it anywhere when you know God through his Son Jesus Christ. The question remains how do I know God well enough that fear because a secondary response to bad news? We spend time doing the very thing he told us to do, which is pray. We invite God into our life and believe his word that says I will never leave you nor forsake you. You can make it anywhere because God is everywhere and there is no location on planet earth where he cannot be found.