Friday, June 30, 2017

The Decline of the Culture – Part 3

2 Timothy 3:1-7 “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men and women will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Michael continues, stating that the politics of secular humanistic "socialism" in the guise of "equality" is becoming politically correct. This is of the devil. When the Communist/Socialists took over Russia, they first killed all the wealthy and influential and free-thinking people. The Communists' greatest opponents were those who stood for the values of virtue. The Communist leaders killed them all in order to take over the government in the name of "equality for the people." They killed off the noble and most influential... the most virtuous people in the communities. In our politically correct climate, conservative God-fearing men and women are the enemy of the doctrine of socialism/ secularism. The politically correct actively marginalize, shut down, and ridicule the values and virtues of men and women of God, people of faith committed to the Word of God.

Psalm 5:10 “Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You.”

Jesus came to make new men and women of faith out of old men and women of the flesh. He came not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.  God is always in control. It's not about quantity, it’s about quality: those in whom the Spirit of The Lord dwells. He came not to polish our flesh; our cracked earthen vessel. For we have this treasure (the spirit) in an earthen vessel (our carnal body) that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us. It's not about the size of the dog in the fight, rather it's about the size of the fight in the dog. Our power is of the Spirit of God. For it is God that worketh in us to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 Psalm 66:7 “He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.”

It's easy to become swept up and swept away by the “political correctness” of this world: To become "victims" and to passively embrace the victim mentality prevalent in the culture today. However, God called us to actively resist the devil. Therefore, stand putting on the whole armor of God that we may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. We need not be discouraged about the affairs of  this world and the secularism of our culture. We need not be disappointed about the results of mankind's elections. Rather we rejoice that we are the results of God's election.  Men and women of God are the elect of God. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.  As for me and my house we will serve The Lord

President Abraham Lincoln said; “My prayer is not that God is on my side, rather my prayer is that I am on God's side.”  Not my will, but thine be done. America’s upcoming Independence Day holiday is really a declaration of dependence on God day.

May God richly bless you!

Your brother in Christ, Michael

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