If you turn on the news today, it is pretty clear that the world around us just seems to be getting worse and worse. There are wars happening like never before, people are dying, and the world is turning into a dark place. Have you ever sat down to wonder WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON???
Society and the government have blinded millions of people by hiding the truth behind lies and propaganda. Instead of us going out and seeking the truth for ourselves we sit behind our TV’s and computers absorbing everything CNN and Yahoo tell us. Sadly, a lot of Christians believe the lies that society fills them with. Instead of us running to the word of God we run to E! news. Please keep in mind there is nothing wrong with reading the news and staying up to date.
However, we should not solely rely on what the media says, we must rely on the word of God. We have put so much trust in politicians, the media, and religious leaders that a lot of us do not seek the word of God. The Bible clearly states that “my people perish because of lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6
Some of you may take what I am saying as a joke, but it does not change the fact that there are forces and spiritual principalities controlling this world. The bible says in Ephesians 6:12NIV “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”. The devil has blinded millions of people into believing in lies and filling our heads with junk.
Celebrities, Music Videos, TV shows, are all distractions to draw us farther away from Christ. Society has become so engulfed in reality TV and celebrity life that we have no desire to see or read anything pertaining to God. Society has glorified actors, athletes and musicians to the point where people idolize and even worship them. I do not understand how people can idolize a celebrity who doesn’t even know you exist and can do nothing for you when you’re trouble. The devil is so crafty, he uses people and vain things of this earth to distract us from praising the real KING OF KINGS, JESUS (the sad part is a lot of these celebrities don’t even realize the devil is using them as puppets).
We have to remember the devil himself was one of God’s highest angels in heaven. If you didn’t know he was actually the director of music (music is another strategy the enemy uses to distract God’s people). The devil at one point was chilling in Heaven. He was enjoying all the wonders and beauties of paradise, however, when he became jealous and prideful of God, God sent angels to cast him out for eternity.
Revelation 12:7-12 explains it best “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”.
The devil being the number one hater that he is, has tried for centuries to pull us away from God. He has dedicated his life to destroying anything of God’s and that includes us. God created us in His own image so we are His precious gift. The Bible clearly states that the enemy’s number one goal is to kill, steal and destroy, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John 10:10.
The devil uses so many devices and strategies to frustrate and destroy us. However, we thank God for Jesus, He is our savior and redeemer. His blood protects us. The enemy does not have control over God’s people. Unfortunately, millions of people entertain the enemy and allow him to use them, and they do not even realize it. That is why it is very important as Christians to rise up; we have been sleeping for too long.
Things are happening all around us and we are just sitting there. A lot of us say “oh I’m a Christian” yet when we talk about the last days you don’t believe it. You don’t believe that Jesus is coming back? You don’t believe that all these wars and natural disasters are fulfilling prophecies? You don’t believe in the mark of the beast? Okay you sit there and don’t believe these things but it will not change the fact that God is real. His will and perfect plan for this earth will come to pass, NO ONE can stop him. I’m not trying to scare anyone but we need to know the truth and don’t even take my word for it, go and read the word of God for yourself! Go get a Bible (I would suggest amplified Bible, much easier to understand).
Soak yourself in God’s word, educate yourself daily on His promises, we need to be aware and alert! We should not continue to be blinded, we need to be bold and fearless. We should allow God to influence every decision we make. We cannot control what is happening in this world but we can rise up in prayer.
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools God has given us. I want to encourage all of us to stand up and become dedicated to the Lord; our reward is far greater than any material possession. I know living in the last days may be tough and bit of a challenge but we can do all things through Christ!