Spiritual Warfare Day by Day
The state of the World right now is so not good (understated with extreme sarcasm)
We are farther away from God and being a real “Christian” nation than we have ever been.
This is normally where there is a long list on stats and info etc… – no time and no need. Bottom line is that we are in worse shape than you can imagine. To some extent we are all blinded, deceived and unaware of what is going on around us. But deep down inside you know what is going on. What is happening all around us, you know it because it’s true. Listen to the confirmation of the Holy Spirit when you think on this subject.
Look closer to home, your home, then our church. Then the neighborhood around you, our city and Island. Our State and our country. Lastly the world as a whole. So – look close – do you see it?
Decay, Rust, Rot, Mold, yuck, filth and sickness -I could list more names but why, no need. You get the point!
Can we stop it, are we to try? – Jonah – Is anyone being called to be a Jonah?
What about just saving our family and hitting the road – Noah – ready to build and Ark?
Or just give up – The ten spies – “The enemy is too big and too scary and we can’t do it – wahhhh”
You might not be able to accept it or get a grip on this idea about how bad things are, yet, you have to try.
These are the last days – the signs are there – so much that we are numb to them; if you’re not looking then it doesn’t get noticed. We pass over them and look at things that interest us, side track us and keep us to busy to care.
Are you drifting away? (It has been foretold in the scriptures that many believers would “turn away”)
Open your eyes, listen with your ears, feel with your heart and pay attention to the Holy Spirit.
You know that this is not going to be easy. The time of deception has to stop; we must wake up to the reality of the world and prepare for evil nasty things. What are we to do?
Let’s think about what we have been told. Draw close to God, study more, pray more listen to the still quiet voice. Change, think different, look at things different. Change; increase your trust and more faith. Change – Change – Change – All true for me and you. So will we – do we want to, can we really do it?
It really is like what the pastor has been preaching to us – We gotta Change! What did he say in his message today. Look at your notes, think about the scriptures. A holy Living sacrifice pleasing to God. We need to Please Him! No more Cains – time to be Ables and give our best.
Time to step up to the Plate
The question for each one of you, and me too, Is what kind of change needs to happen?
What kind of change is simple to illustrate, you are doing something the way the world does it and you need to CHANGE it to the way God wants you to do it – GODS WAY!
We need to have a line drawn in the sand. Stay on this side, in the world, comfortable and in your box. Or you can cross the line and fulfill your purpose in doing God’s will, to please Him and give Him your Best.
What is it gonna take to push you over this line.
Here is the line and what will you do; move now, get close to God.
What makes us change – Example – Mom tested her high blood sugar and it was a very high reading and it scared her, it was scary so she had to change.
This tells me there are two ways that this is gonna happen;
1 – We decide to change and follow up and really do it.
2 – Or something bad happens and scares us into change and then we do it so the bad thing won’t happen again.
Now as the head of the household I can say – For me and my house we will follow the Lord – and I am.
I am making plans for this…
Are you ready to commit yourself
Part of those plans is that every saved person in the House is accountable to God for their relationship with Him and now your gonna have to do something about it!
I plan on helping you, with scriptural advice, ideas and projects that will bring you closer to God.
I have to work on my own and our families as a whole, you need to work on yours and I will help if you want.
I will set aside time for you to sit and talk with me so we can figure this stuff out.
We go start going forward this week, the time is right now. Amen!