Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Love! Paul notes that it is to be the underlying basis for all service to God. Had the LORD wished to just have servants who followed His every command without question He could have created Adam and Eve to not be able to sin, but would they ever be able to have the capacity to love God to the fullest? Rather than being sentient beings capable of rendering loving service, they would have been automatons--mere robots. The Holy Spirit revealed through Paul that our service was to be motivated by love. From here the apostle does list a series of sins that should "not be once named among you, as becometh saints." Take the time to read this chapter as the warnings here are very serious.
However, the point returns to one central thought taught us by the LORD Jesus and repeated by Paul. When questioned about the greatest commandment, Jesus reiterated Deuteronomy 6:5 and 11:1 to love God with all that was within you. He also commented on Leviticus 19:34 to love others as yourself. Childlike love, obedience, and devotion are what God seeks in His children. Walking in love is the fulfillment of all He wishes. Paul said, "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law (Romans 13:10)". God requires loving devoted service offered from a willing heart. Furthermore, it is a reasonable demand in the face of such an act of love towards you--the crucifixion of Jesus (See Romans 12:1). That is why this list of sins follows the thought of love and childlike devotion in Ephesians 5. As an example, consider the sin of adultery since it is the first listed. If I truly love GOD (and my spouse) I would not be committing acts that would hurt the heart of GOD (nor my spouse) like adultery. Love strives to please others not indulge self!
Satan, however, has a different philosophy about service. He demands loyalty from all without exception. There is no choice nor is any love involved. Hate is his motivation as it is about domination not devotion. Think of it. All false religion, even compromised Christianity, is about service by force. "Follow the lord or die!", is the mantra of many. When the Antichrist leads, it will be universal practice. The point is we are beginning to see the underlying concept of total control around us now. It is a sign that the powers of darkness are working overtime in preparation for the coming of the lawless one.
Consider a few recent news articles, bills, and laws as evidence. First, why does the government feel the need to place 30,000 drones in the skies of America to watch Americans? The excuse will be protection from terrorists, an advantage in the drug war, or some other seemingly logical selling point. The reality is that these will eventually assist in controlling the masses. Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress - Washington Times
Every aspect of life will need to be controlled. Things like what we eat will need to be dominated. Societal control of sugar essential to ease public health burden, experts urge
What we believe would need controlled.
How we raise children.
Even how we play!
Eventually, we won't even be able to defend ourselves.
Finally, even what you view or read will be controlled. In short, the Constitution will be no more!
We are losing freedoms at an alarming rate and the above articles are an extremely small fraction of those that could be offered to show this. It is another certain sign that Jesus Christ is Soon2Come! Are you prepared?