Friday, March 1, 2013

Hell's Provision

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel 1:8

So you want to be a man or woman of God used mightily in these last days?  Maybe you want to be a servant used much like Daniel who was in the midst of a godless, pagan regime yet remained true to the LORD when many others failed.  It will take prayerful devotion and the Spirit sent ability to refuse the provisions of Hell.  It would be so easy to just coalesce, to become compliant, to just fit in.  However, God's servants cannot ever become what the god of this world wishes them to be.  They must, after having done all, stand.  "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:13)."  

It is readily apparent that we are nearing the last great cataclysmic confrontation of God against those who are arrayed against Him.  One such sign deals with those who turn, "the grace of our God into lasciviousness (Jude 1:4)."   They have a form of godliness but deny the power of the Cross.  These are those who alter the Word of God to suit themselves and who twist the unalterable precepts of God as they have tasted of the Spirit of Antichrist's dainties.  The world system wants you to feed on what it thinks about God while ignoring God's commands and teachings.  Those who go after that teaching usually condone evil while accusing the just.

Whole groups today are stuffing themselves with Hell's provisions without ever considering the source.  There is the tasty cake that says abortion is a choice and many stand behind the right to murder as if it were a god-given right.  It is actually, it is a right given by the god of this world and not of the God of the Bible.  This dessert goes well with the topping of suicide on demand.  Yet God assures, "The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name (Isaiah 49:1)."

There is the tasty morsel that changes the notion the homosexuality as an abomination and God's definition of marriage which the god of this age seems to lavish upon humanity.  "Surely the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is nothing more than ancient folklore", he says as he passes the dish. He adds, "Did God really say that marriage was only to be between a man and a woman?" So many today are doubting God's direction as the enemy provides them something forbidden to eat!  (For those feeling smug that they have not committed an abomination--gossip sows discord in a church and Proverbs 6 calls that an abomination as well.  Remember, we all desperately need Jesus at all, ALL times!!)
World Wide Directory of Gay and lesbian Affirming / Welcoming Churches

From evolution to abortion, divorce to pornography, homosexuality to pedophilia, many are changing their minds and eagerly following after the list of immorality offered by the spirit of Antichrist.  The list of fallen pastors who engage in this sort of wickedness grows, and iniquity often seems to be invading nearly every pew.  It seems so many are tasting all that the enemy has to offer.  Maybe this is why Jesus warned that because iniquity would abound the love of many would wax cold?

So what about you?  Do you want to be a man or woman of God who is used greatly?  If you want to be a servant of the Most High God, remember that He always has been, is, and always will be Holy!  It is this trait that the Cherubim in His presence laud continually.  They don't yell, "Love, love, love, is the LORD."  Their cry is not, "the LORD is tolerant, tolerant, tolerant!"  No!  Their cry, "Holy, Holy Holy!", shakes the doorposts of Heaven.  You see the first meat that the god of this world passes the compromised one is the idea of grace that does not change a man or woman and bring a desire for holiness.  He, the spirit behind the Antichrist, wants men and women who choose his delicacies while rejecting the power of the Cross to sanctify.

If you want to be a man or woman of God who is greatly used, then wholeheartedly submit to the One who can lead you from victory to victory.  Refuse the king of this world's provision and accept the unaltered Lordship of Christ!  As always, if you are caught in the web of sin (including any mentioned above)--there is always forgiveness.  The Apostle John reminds us with full assurance, "
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins..."  However, don't do as so many do and stop reading halfway through the verse.  It goes on to say, "and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."   He is still able to cleanse to the uttermost.  He is also Soon2Come!

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Proverbs 28:9

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