Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Whirlpool Of Wickedness!

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins. (Prov. 5:22) 

What a word picture! We usually think of this situation as applicable only to an unbeliever. But it could just as easily be applied to a Christian who deliberately chooses to disobey his Lord. And instead of seeing the error of his way, he stays in a state of carnality, which grieves the Spirit of God living within him. Carnality occurs when a believer deliberately operates in the strength of his or her own will . . . stubbornly refusing to acknowledge wrong and choosing to walk contrary to the teaching of Scripture. The promptings of God's Spirit are ignored as disobedience becomes a lifestyle. Choosing to live like that is like getting caught in a whirlpool. The wickedness intensifies. It gets more treacherous as he goes deeper into it. . . . Like the prodigal son, he winds up in misery and filth. 

The Grace Awakening 

Let's be honest. Wickedness is all around us. It can be seen everywhere from our TV screens to our local newspapers. Why is the whirlpool of wickedness so big? What is the actual source of all the wickedness that we see and hear of today? 

The root of wickedness is mostly unseen and unheard of. Ephesians 6:12 really drives home that notion. The war against wickedness has to be fought from our knees. It has to be fought in prayer and supplication. It has to be fought as we read God's Word and claim the promises written therein. It is also very imperative that we pray certain portions of Scripture so that the Word of God can become alive in our lives. The Word of God (Bible) is the sword we wield when confronting the spirits of wickedness in high places. 

My dear friends,  we are living in times when wickedness will continue to increase and amplify between now and the day Jesus returns to take us home in heaven. In the meantime, I strongly encourage all of you to get before God and ask Him to enable to increase and amplify in kindness, acceptance, and affirmation. Regardless of how wickedness continues to envelope your community, God will empower you in the Spirit to shine the light of Jesus Christ through you to destroy the darkness around you. Be encouraged my friends! God is on YOUR side! 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).