By Rob Pue, Writer Wisconsin Christian Information
Why does our tradition and our world proceed to spin deeper and deeper down the drain of sewage and depravity? All over the place we glance, good known as “evil” and evil known as “good.” The whole lot is backwards from God’s pure order. The whole lot is a demonic counterfeit of God’s good plan and design.
Immediately, as we learn in Romans 1, it appears God has given the world over to wicked, reprobate minds. Vile affections, blood lust, worship of false gods. “Stuffed with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; filled with envy, homicide, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, INVENTORS of evil issues, disobedient to oldsters, with out understanding, covenant-breakers, with out pure affection (even for their very own kids); undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.” Is it any marvel that God has given most individuals on this world over to reprobate minds?
A darkish cloud of judgment has fallen upon our land. And it’s our personal fault. Why is the church at present, so powerless? Or maybe higher said, why is trendy American Christendom — the INSTITUTIONAL so-called “church buildings” — why are THEY so powerless and effeminate? Outwardly, they apply a FORM of godliness, however they deny the ability of GOD. I dare say that MOST professing Christians and church-goers at present are simply as carnal because the worldly. They might act “holy” through the “worshiptainment” they get pleasure from at their native “Godmart.” However they actually do not know in any respect what being a Christ-follower is de facto all about. Salt that has misplaced the savor, due to this fact USELESS — besides to be thrown out and trampled underneath the toes of males. That’s, in the event that they ever HAD any “salt” to start with.
More and more, Lucifer and his demons are reigning on this earth. Thoughts you, it’s only as a result of God Almighty permits it, for now. However nonetheless, the demonic realm could be very REAL, and really efficient at destroying all who will fall for his lies and deceptions. And make no mistake, ALL he affords are lies and deceptions, as a result of he’s the daddy of lies and there’s no reality in him. His purpose is to lie, deceive and twist as many minds into godless revolt as potential, resulting in the last word demise and destruction of as a lot of God’s image-bearers as potential. Which means YOU, good friend. We’re ALL targets, just because we’re made in God’s picture, and although our Creator just isn’t keen that any ought to perish, MOST will, by their very own alternative.
Within the guide of Job, we learn that “In the future, the sons of God (the angels) got here to current themselves earlier than the Lord, and Devil additionally got here with them. The Lord requested Devil, ‘The place have you ever come from?’ ‘From roaming by means of the earth,’ Devil answered Him, ‘and strolling round on it.’”
Ezekiel 28 is a two-fold prophecy — relating to the proud, boastful King of Tyre, who thought he was a god. The King’s judgment was pronounced: “Since you regard your coronary heart as that of a god, I am about to carry strangers in opposition to you, ruthless males from the nations. They may draw their swords in opposition to your magnificent knowledge and can defile your splendor. They may carry you all the way down to the Pit, and you’ll die a violent demise.” Such is at all times the tip of those that rejoice “delight.”
The second a part of this message in Ezekiel appears to check with Lucifer, Devil. It reads, “You had been the seal of perfection, filled with knowledge and ideal in magnificence. You had been in Eden, the backyard of God. Each form of valuable stone coated you…You had been an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You had been on the holy mountain of God…From the day you had been created, you had been innocent in your methods till wickedness was present in you. By way of the abundance of your commerce (evil), you had been stuffed with violence and also you sinned. So I expelled you in shame from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub.”
The Lord goes on: “Your coronary heart grew to become proud due to your magnificence; for the sake of your splendor you corrupted your knowledge. So I threw you all the way down to the earth…”
Sure, Devil is a CREATED being, and was anointed by God and given the place of “guardian.” However he rebelled in opposition to the Most Excessive, and was solid all the way down to the earth, the place he stays at present, as the daddy of lies, the enemy of our souls. 1 Peter 5 warns us that he now “prowls round like a roaring lion, in search of whom he could devour.” We’re due to this fact warned to be SOBER-MINDED and WATCHFUL, and we have now God’s promise that if we resist him, agency in our religion, he’ll flee from us. You see, he HAS to. As a result of we — IF we have now the Holy Spirit of God inside us (and never ALL who declare the identify of Christ truly DO) — then WE have the very energy and authority of God inside us additionally to trample devil beneath our toes.
In Matthew 10, we have now this: “Summoning His 12 disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal each illness and illness.” In Matthew 28, beginning at verse 18, “Then Jesus got here close to and stated to them, ‘ALL authority has been given to Me in heaven AND ON EARTH. Go due to this fact, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them within the identify of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, educating them to watch the whole lot I’ve commanded you. And bear in mind, I am with you at all times, to the tip of the age.” Sure, JESUS is with us — He’s IN us — and provides us HIS authority on this earth. And the authority of GOD contains authority over the satan and his demons.
Look additionally at Luke 10: Jesus commanded the seventy to exit, two by two into ‘each metropolis and place.’ His directives had been to “heal the sick, elevate the useless, cleanse these with ailments and DRIVE OUT DEMONS.” However He warned that whereas the harvest is nice, the employees are few. He warned that His disciples can be going out as sheep amongst wolves. The Christian life is NOT considered one of ease and luxury, not considered one of potlucks and ice cream socials and youth group pizza events. That is critical enterprise. That is our JOB.
When the seventy returned to Jesus, they got here with pleasure saying, “Lord, even the devils are topic unto us by means of Thy identify!” And Jesus replied, “I beheld Devil as lightning fall from heaven. Behold… I offer you… all energy over the enemy, however rejoice not that the spirits are topic unto you, however fairly rejoice as a result of your names are written in heaven.”
Mates, do you REALIZE — do you UNDERSTAND — that the supernatural religious realm is REAL and PRESENT proper alongside us? Although we can’t see it within the pure, it’s no much less actual. Demons and angels stroll amongst us on this earth and the religious battle rages within the heavenlies and on this world. The “prince of the ability of the air” instructions legions of demons to do his evil bidding amongst us day-after-day. However he can solely do that if WE enable it, and open the doorways to the demonic.
However realizing that God is INFINITELY extra highly effective than the daddy of lies, realizing that Jesus Christ Himself was manifested on this world, died, was buried and rose once more, that He would possibly destroy the works of the satan, WHY then, is that this world descending so quickly, now, into utter destruction?
1 Timothy 4: “Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later occasions some will depart from the religion, taking note of deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, THROUGH THE HYPOCRISY OF LIARS whose consciences are seared.” I may do a whole sermon on that verse alone. Immediately, MANY have departed. MANY are following the deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. And this Scripture TELLS US that these demonic teachings come by means of the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. Dare I say that many — if not MOST — of our “church buildings” at present have develop into nothing greater than carnal, satanic social golf equipment, the place professing “pastors” NEVER handle the subject of religious warfare. Hireling “shepherds” that may NEVER speak in regards to the social, cultural, ethical and political points which might be twisting our personal minds and people of our youngsters, destroying marriages (certainly, even redefining MARRIAGE to incorporate unholy sodomite hedonism), tearing aside households, and dragging thousands and thousands of souls to hell day-after-day. By their silence, they’ve given their consent. Sadly, there at the moment are an rising variety of church buildings CELEBRATING all this wickedness as properly. Not simply remaining silent — now they’re ADVOCATING for and CELEBRATING sodomy, infanticide, Islam, fornication, pornography, socialism, fascism and extra.
Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “I worry that because the serpent deceived Eve by his crafty, your minds could also be seduced from an entire and pure devotion to Christ. For if an individual comes and preaches one other Jesus, whom we didn’t preach, otherwise you obtain a unique spirit, which you had not acquired, or a unique gospel, which you had not accepted, you set up with it splendidly!” Sure, there are MANY false Christs and false gospels and false spirits being preached at present, and there are MANY who put up with it splendidly!
God has positioned earlier than us a alternative, between life and demise. Sadly, most have chosen the broad path that results in destruction. Even MOST who attend church often and do all of the useless non secular rituals, having uncared for ENTIRELY the weighter issues. However Paul continued, “Since we have now this ministry as a result of we had been proven mercy, we don’t hand over. As an alternative, we have now renounced shameful secret issues, not strolling in deceit or distorting God’s message, however commending ourselves to each particular person’s conscience in God’s sight by an OPEN DISPLAY OF THE TRUTH! But when our gospel is veiled, it’s veiled to those that are perishing. Of their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they can’t see the sunshine of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who’s the picture of God.”
What an admonition! We’re NOT to stroll in deceit or distort God’s message however search to the touch EVERY PERSON’S CONSCIENCE. How? By AN OPEN DISPLAY OF THE TRUTH! We aren’t to inform the carnal, worldly particular person “Jesus loves you, brother, simply the way in which you might be!” That may be a lie from the daddy of lies himself. UNTIL we come to Christ in humble repentance and religion, we stay underneath God’s wrath, an enemy of the cross, and Scripture tells us we’re of our father the satan, and the deeds of our father we’ll do. And that’s NOT OK! God just isn’t “alright” with that. The wages of sin is demise. As an alternative, as a lot as we’re in a position, with all our would possibly, by means of the POWER of the Holy Spirit inside us, we’re to current to EVERY PERSON’S CONSCIENCE an OPEN DISPLAY OF THE TRUTH! Unashamedly. Boldly, however humbly. For such WERE a few of us!
However the world is rising darker, people. And at an alarming pace. Why is evil getting so daring so shortly? Why are we seeing issues coming upon the earth now that we’d have by no means dreamed potential only a few years in the past? As a result of we have now opened the doorways — we have now rolled out the purple carpet — we have now opened “portals” into the demonic religious realm. We now have performed this by believing lies and by hiding from God’s gentle. We do that day-after-day by means of the leisure we select, by means of the sin habits we proceed to bask in, by means of persevering with to permit thousands and thousands of infants to be slaughtered within the womb. And make no mistake, the satan and his demons FEED on the blood of the harmless. The blood of the harmless is CURRENCY within the demonic religious realm. We’re underneath blood guiltiness, however few professing Christians might be bothered to really DO something about it, or demand justice.
The identical is true with the sodomite agenda. Christians stay silent. PASTORS stay silent on ALL of this stuff, as 1000’s upon 1000’s of our younger folks and younger CHILDREN are indoctrinated into this death-style. Mother and father even march their little youngsters within the “delight” parades and take them to “Drag Queen Story Time” at their native libraries. Numerous kids and younger individuals are lured into the human trafficking market, bought as slaves and prostitutes. Then we rejoice the death-cult of Islam, welcoming demon worshipers into excessive locations in authorities, schooling, media and different areas of nice affect. I may go on: the plague of Pharmakea; the indoctrination of kids in public colleges — and the remainder of us by means of fixed use of our “screens” — the invasion of our nation by hostile international enemies. The checklist is limitless.
And we do ALL of this with PRIDE. Sure, we have now willingly opened huge portals into the demonic realm, permitting an ever rising variety of demons to have free reign in each space of our lives and our world. As we invite and welcome and rejoice the arrival of an increasing number of demons, we seal our destiny. Solely God’s devoted remnant will discover everlasting life with Him. But we should press on, we should boldly proclaim TRUTH at each alternative and search and demand righteousness and justice! Most of all, we should bear in mind the phrases of Moses — and really DO what we have now so woefully failed at. From Deuteronomy 6: “Love the Lord your God with all of your coronary heart, with all of your soul and with all of your energy. These phrases I am supplying you with at present are to be in your coronary heart. REPEAT THEM to your kids. Discuss them if you sit in your home and if you stroll alongside the street, if you lie down and if you rise up. BIND THEM as an indication in your hand and allow them to be an emblem in your brow. Write them on the doorposts of your home and in your gates.”
This religious battle — this religious WARFARE — is REAL and it’s intense, and the enemy is in search of to devour us all — particularly our valuable kids. We have to step up our recreation. We have to “amp it up.” We must be daring WARRIORS for Christ, in search of to be a restraining affect in opposition to the enemy. However we are able to NEVER DO THAT if we by no means converse up, or by no means go away the 4 partitions of our native Non secular Service Suppliers. Salt that has misplaced its savor can’t be made salty once more. It’s too late for them. However for the devoted, NOW is the time. TODAY is the day for us to BELIEVE what Jesus stated: we have now ALL authority over the enemy; Jesus can be with us, even to the tip of the age. Christ is IN us — and as His disciples we have now the very authority of God to solid these demons OUT, and so they don’t have any alternative however to OBEY… WHEN we perceive and BELIEVE that authority, and are available out of our hiding locations and start to train it. Simply as Jesus commanded.
By Rob Pue, Writer
WISCONSIN CHRISTIAN NEWS
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About Rob Pue
Rob is an ordained minister and the founder and writer of Wisconsin Christian Information, a nationwide Christian newspaper based mostly in Wisconsin. He writes a month-to-month commentary for WCN, and can be heard twice weekly, (Tuesdays and Saturdays) nationwide on the VCY America Radio Community, along with his “From the Editor’s Desk” commentaries. Rob’s messages supply distinctive educating and insights from God’s phrase, coping with crucial problems with our day. He’s additionally obtainable for talking engagements for conferences and social occasions. View his web site at WisconsinChristianNews.com
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