The Devil is winning. He is becoming stronger and taking hold of this world. We are not even putting up a fight. We cave so easily because of our fear and lack of trust in God. We fail to act with mercy and compassion and instead exude a spirit of hatred, intolerance and bigotry toward our brothers and sisters in need.
Proverbs 3:4 "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thine heart".
We, as Christians lament about our inability to speak about God in our schools; yet praise the intolerance of foreigners and Muslims in the next breathe.
Galatians 3:28; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Satan didn’t just win a battle in Paris, he wins another and another as one United States governor after another announces an unwillingness to shelter Syrian refugees. A spirit of hatred, lack of charity and selfishness is indeed very alive in the United States of America; a country that God has blessed like no other country in the world. No wonder Satan has such a stronghold here. It must be quite a victory for him.
Look at the lifestyles we emulate here in this country. Look at what we hold in high regard and esteem. Who are our icons? It is quite obvious what we value and who our true heroes are. We are so tolerant of evil in the name of political correctness and tolerance, but God is not tolerant of evil. If you doubt that, just look at a crucifix. That is how intolerant of Evil our Heavenly Father is.
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”
The Devil is winning! The spirit of fear, hatred and lack of mercy is all over my newsfeed today. It breaks my heart. Most of us, just don’t get it. So masterful is Satan at spreading lies and hatred. He makes it seem honorable. That is his genius.
2 Corinthians 11:14:: “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
The Bible instructs us over 350 times to “Fear Not” and “Do not be afraid”. Jesus promises to be with us. The reason a resistance to fear is so important, is because God understands and knows our human susceptibilities. He knows that fear will lead up down a road to perdition. Yet, we are so quick to fear the dangers of this world. We are so unable to seek a bond and relationship with our Heavenly Fatherand trust in him.
He is just waiting for us, he will protect and guard us. He has already saved those of us who value and seek salvation.
Romans 8:35-39: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The dangers of this world are not the greatest or most evil ones to avoid. Spiritual darkness is much more perilous. Physical dangers will harm our bodies, but the spiritual ones will kill our soul. We need to arm ourselves and be able to recognize them. Satan clothes evil in bright lights and erroneously righteous pursuits. Prayer is our weapon! How many of us use it?
Hebrews 4:16: ”Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17; “Pray without ceasing,”
As you read the papers and scroll your news feeds, ask this question of yourself before turning toward the cowardice and fear. Are we leaving our souls vulnerable by protecting our physical beings? Will we defend our lives by fleeing down the highway to Hell?