Today, Fox News had a story about a group of Christian parents who are fighting with Atheists over a couple of scripture verses etched in a public school’s wall. These verses have been around for years but the Atheists want it taken down now. Let me ask a question here. What good is it to control what is written on the side of a building if inside those walls we are losing our children?
Again Satan has us trading for trinkets as we battle for religious rights while the hearts of our children are being stolen from us in much more subtle and diabolical ways. As long as the enemy can keep us arguing over trinkets, he knows no one is paying attention as he takes the land.
Popular Trinkets Today
It’s of no value to him if we argue over Sunday or Sabbath, Baptism by immersion or sprinkling, Worship teams or choirs, blue carpet or green, King James or NIV, Israel or the Church, Tongues or no tongues, Rapture or no rapture, Republican or Democrat, Isis or Al Qaeda, Conservative or Liberal and the list goes on and on?..
We think we are defending God or the truth when in reality we have been duped and deceived. The enemy just wants us divided and powerless to effect real change in the land. We have traded the valuable (a generation) for trinkets and the only winner in this debate is Satan. I hear you say but these are important doctrines. Here is my answer. Nowhere in the bible does it say they will know they are my disciples by their perfect doctrine! What good is perfect doctrine without love? Can their be perfect doctrine without love for one another?
Understanding How Satan Trades: The battle is really in the mind.
Control the mind and you control the heart. Scripture says; Prov. 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. King James has the comma in the wrong place because hearts don’t think. For as he thinks (The mind), so in his (heart) he is. Here is another verse; Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh. Fill their mind with trinkets and you will ultimately rule their hearts. You rule the heart and you rule the man! The heart is not logical or sensible, it is ruled by passions. Jer. 17:9-10. The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. NKJV.
Controlling Communication is a Necessary Strategy
In war, those who really know how to conquer understand that you must first control the centers of communication. They tell the masses how to think and what is acceptable. We lost the land and the hearts of our children when we lost control of what they see in movies, on TV and in internet. We also have lost control of the language and the lyrics to the songs they hear. In essence we have lost the centers of communication. Why do we wonder why children are disrespectful? Why do they appear so detached? It’s because they are, and no amount of religion on Sundays can get them back!
Can we ever get them back, you ask? NO, not as long as we ourselves are deceived and distracted. NO, not as long as we stay divided arguing over the value of trinkets. So the next time you run home to turn on CNN or FOX to catch up with the latest news remember you are part of the problem not the solution.
How much time did you spend today gazing and meditating on the goodness, the beauty and the splendor of our risen Lord? The Battle is in the Mind
What is the solution? It’s the rest of the verses in Rom.
8:5-6 If the battle is in the mind then it’s important what we allow to live there. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, (set their minds on) the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. NKJV
I am not here to tell you how to process this message into your current lifestyle, only the Holy Spirit can do that. For the love of God church, WAKE UP before we lose another generation.
May the Lord give each of us ears to hear and hearts to obey what the Spirit is saying to the Church.