The fabric of our society is being torn to shreds by scurrilous politicians, celebrities, liars, radicals, sexual perverts and greedy people out to scam people of their hard-earned money. Today, murder, mayhem and sexual perversion are so pervasive in our society that hardly anyone notices anymore, and it seems like everyone is only out to fend for themselves. Even some who call themselves Christians are becoming hardened to this truth.
While politicians and celebrities lead the way (they, because of their notoriety, are prominent in the news), you can rest assured that ALL of society is under the sway of demonic forces, and we Christians must hold fast to the truths and promises of the Bible.
Having worked with many celebrities, I can assure you that they are no different than anyone else; they want it all and will do most anything to get it. As far as promiscuity and perversion is involved, the same statistics apply to the common man. We are hardwired to sin.
Even among those who profess to be Christians – but are actually institutionalized zombies – you will find those who still insist on living life in the fast lane, and love pleasure and money more than they love God, ignoring the passage that says, “ Thou shall love the lord God with all thine heart, mind, soul and strength; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Other sanctimonious and self-righteous Christians who should know better also practice perversion and apathy, and some are even addicted to drugs or illicit sex.
On another front, the network news – as well as fake news – takes a different turn each day. With the advent of the internet, social media, and news outlets, news travels fast; and because of that, we’ve become immune to all we see and hear. It won’t be long until all our God-given rights and freedoms will be taken away by the ruthless tyrant known as the Anti-Christ whom, I believe, walks among us even as we speak.
Backbiters, liars, pedophiles and atheists rule the day, and the love of many has grown cold. Children are disobedient to their parents, and parents are ignoring the cries of their children for help while they pursue life’s pleasures. Self-mutilation, suicide and opioid use are on the rise among young people. What a sad and tragic society we live in.
What with all the murders taking place in schools and even churches now, many common folks carry guns, and rightfully so. Fear has a firm grip on society. But in spite of all that’s going on in the world, we are called to be salt and light to others. There is not a person that I’ve talked to recently who doesn’t believe something sinister lies on the horizon, and the Gospel gives them something to cling to and hope for.
The Spiritual person can see everything falling in line in fulfillment of biblical prophecy. All the pieces are coming together like a giant puzzle. The un-regenerated person can’t see this truth because he is blinded by Satan. When we refuse to admit that our country and the world at large is convulsing with chaos and confusion, we do so at our own peril.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (John 16:13, KJV).
I don’t mean to pontificate as if I were a perfect person, but in spite of my frailties, I must do so.
People today are being given over to a reprobate mind, and it’s not looking good for our country. There seems to be random killings and thuggery everywhere you look. We are, like it or not, facing judgment dead in the face, and it’s only a matter of time before God gives up on us to do what we want; and in so doing, we will destroy ourselves and our country. God forbid. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “We must all repent and turn to God before we too become captives of the Evil One.”
Could it be that the angels of God are out marking people as they separate the sheep from the goats in the end times as described in the book of Revelation? If that is the case, then we should be ever vigilant and drawing nearer to God with all expediency.
The next-door neighbor was still cleaning up the mess in his back yard left by Hurricane Irma, and was listening to music with earbuds in his ears when I encountered him from across the fence. I jokingly asked if he was listening to the Beatles; and as he took out one of the earbuds, he cracked a grin and said “Beatles? (with distain) heck no!… I’m listening to Dementia!” Then he added with a sarcastic grin, “A lot of screaming!” Such is the name of a group I have never heard of before. The devilish screaming and cursing are a reflection of the angst young people feel today. Because they have no hope, many become addicted to drugs or commit suicide. We Christians, through the Holy Spirit, are the only thing keeping our country from falling apart.
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” (John 15:16).
The harvest fields are ripe for harvest; and with nowhere else to turn, people are more than willing to hear about the things of God, especially the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Talking to people everywhere I go, I know this firsthand and make no bones about my faith since I know that, “Fear of man is a dangerous trap” and “Faith without works is dead.”
I would be afraid like everyone else, but since I have the Comforter living in me, I sleep like a baby.
P.S. I may have found a publisher in Whitaker House Publishing, thanks to Michael Mliner and his good wife who was once their chief editor. Pray that my book gets published since it will give others hope for a miracle, or at least something to think about…that God is very real and you can call on Him twenty- four seven. He stands at the door and knocks, waiting for you to let Him in.