SUBTITLE: “FIGHTING OUR DEMONS”
I think sometimes we need a reminder of what is REALLY going on in planet earth. It is so true that we are the frog relaxed into a comfort zone while the pot of water around us is slowly rising to a boil. How is it that what was so shameful yesterday, has become the “accepted” norm of today? What was shameful yesterday, hardly raises an eyebrow today. And what is shameful today? What is shameful today is almost immoral beyond description.
WE EVEN HAVE A GREAT PHRASE FOR IT: > “THE NEW NORM!” Yes, the new norm, sounds so pleasant and acceptable, as the temperature slowly rises on the pot.
YES, THIS COWBOY IS LOOKING FOR A FIGHT! When you come to this site expect to hear a spade called a spade. We are going the way of Rome, and the way of the days of Noah, and the days of Lot. The souls of the righteous are in torment as they try to raise their children in a society that is committing slow spiritual suicide. We are dying from within, it is a cancer eating at our soul. Lord help us if we reach the point where every imagination of our mind is nothing but evil, as in the days of Noah.
We are in REAL DANGER, folks. The Apostle Paul put it this way:>>>>
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (II Tim. 3:1)
Now consider who is saying this. This is the man who was stoned and left for dead, shipwrecked, bit by a snake, thrown in prison, beaten, whipped, spent a night in the deep, and who knows how many other things, and now he turns to Timothy, and says,>>>
Timothy, in the “last days”, perilous times shall come! (????)
I think Paul understood the peril of a slow rising boil. I think he was talking about spiritual peril to the soul! A falling asleep like a smoke-filled room. The house is on fire, and you need to get out! But the smoke is already so strong, and you feel yourself just drifting off, never to wake up again!
We have not moved to “Step Two” of fighting our demons, yet. “Step One” is to wake up! See the REAL DANGER, and run to God!
Jesus turned to his disciples once, and asked, “Will you leave me, too?”
The disciples answered, “Where else is there for us to go? You have the words of life, Lord.” (My paraphrase.)
God is our only hope, and his word plainly declares a very real danger.
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7-8)
“Let me tell you AGAIN, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” (What kind of life?) “”When you follow the desire of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outburst of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these.” (Galatians 5: 19-21)
There is a VERY REAL DANGER, people. Things are getting pretty muddy around here now. We must defeat our demons. I’m calling a spade a spade! No more ignoring the elephant in the room. We’ve been growing up outside the gates of Sodom, and we have demons to fight! It is a very real danger to our soul, the temptation to believe God’s grace will just cover everything, and I don’t need to bother myself with such an effort to live holy.
One aspect of this danger is that someone has been slowly moving the line! That which is accepted today, is the shameful of yesterday! Do we have a sin that so easily besets us! Is there a demon riding us that we have been unable to defeat? Its time we get honest with ourself, and make a committed decision, no more new norm for me, satan! BRICK BY BRICK YOUR STRONGHOLD IS COMING DOWN!
I HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM THE “CURSE” OF THE LAW, BUT ALL THE “BLESSINGS” ARE STILL THERE FOR ME! BY THE LAW WE SHALL “ARREST” THE DEVIL. BY GOD’S GRACE I AM SET FREE! I SHALL RIDE THIS HORSE HARD AFTER THE STRONG MAN, AND HE SHALL BE BOUND. I WILL BE A PSALMS 91 ROUGH RIDER. THE DEVIL WILL NO LONGER RIDE ME!!!
PRAISE OUR LORD FOREVER!!!