Happy Memorial Day -- please pray for our troops, families and leaders
Although this is Memorial Day weekend and our troops certainly need our attention and prayers, I feel a much more urgent need to speak about our Lord and Savior and the deceptions in the world today. The Bible clearly tells us that in the last days we can expect deception to run ramped. People challenge the word of God and the very truth about who God is. I take that very personal and offensive. I worry about people who are not grounded in the word of God and do not have the knowledge nor the scripture to fight such deception. The Da Vinci Code offends me to no end. Just the very suggestion that Jesus is not who he says he is makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up and makes it very difficult for me to not loose my temper and react in a very harsh way.
What I say to those of you who are reading this is simply facts. The Bible has been the number one selling book of all times, still to this day. There have been many people in history who have set out to discredit the word of God. Historians, archaeologists, theologians, scholars, the list goes on and on. The end result has been that the Bible is the most accurate account of history to this day.
Millions of people have gone to see, The Da Vinci Code and the movies has made millions of dollars. I remember it's opening night because I prayed against it with all my heart, soul and mind. It is blasphemy of God and it's potential to have a negative impact on this country is mind boggling. It breaks my heart that two of the men I have always admired would be a part of something like this but it just goes to show that being good and kind and thoughtful of others does not and will not get any of us to heaven. Asking the Lord into your heart and giving him first place in your life and living according to his will, that is how you run the good race of faith and become a part of God's family. It's black and white.
Even with this in mind, the deception and misleading of people, I am inspired to remind each and everyone who reads this that God is still on the throne and he still has the last say. I see this recent attack of the enemy as a challenge to stand up for Jesus and not be swayed by lies. We are soldiers of God and we have been given the armor to go to battle for the Lord and that's what we need to do. Be soldiers for our Lord and fight the enemy and his deception.
I am reminded of the words, be on fire for Jesus. If you stop and think about this, picture one tiny little spark, shaken up by the wind. That tiny spark has the power to become a mighty blaze and to touch everything in it's path. We are the spark, God is the wind. Do not be fearful of the numbers of people who are deceived and want you to believe that we can not over come all things with the power of God on our side. That is a lie straight from the pit of hell.
Satan is on the prowl and even though I say that often, I will never stop saying it because he really is running out of time and he is seeking to take everyone with him that he can. Like an acid that creeps and seeps into little crevices in your life, just to eat you up and destroy you.
I encourage you to guard your hearts and minds and to daily seek the word of God and become one with the Lord in truth and righteousness. Do not be moved by any appearance, pull on all your hope and faith in the Lord and give Satan the beating he deserves in the name of Jesus.
Those of you who know me know that I have been in the battle of a life time with my daughter and now my son has decided that he doesn't want to do what he should be doing and the battle has carried over to him as well. Only a Christian would understand me when I say that I am happy. I stand firm on the word of God and his love for me and I will not be swayed and my children will serve the Lord. My children will one day be mighty soldiers for Christ because it's God's promise to me that my life will be restored. It's my promise and I claim it in the name of Jesus. No matter how long it takes, I will not give up, never loose hope in God.
My prayer is that the Lord make me a light to the world who teaches the truth in spirit and in love. That all that see me might see my hope and faith in God to deliver my children and walk through this storm with confidence and honor. I pray that the Lord be glorified when this battle is over and that my life might be a testimony to others that no matter where I find myself, the source of my being is the Lord and he shall overcome all things. That I am like the tree planted by the water, grounded and rooted in the Lord.
God bless you all.