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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

THE BOILING FROG

What has happened to America? Today's generation doesn't really know what it is like to blush. They are exposed to an onslaught of political correctness and tolerance. And little by little they are shrugging their shoulders at sin and accepting things as alternate lifestyles. Desensitization is in full swing. This is sad and disheartening but God still reigns and good Christian parents are still out there to fight against this moral corruption and raise the next generation for the Lord. The commercials on TV and some of the programs today would have been X-rated back then and folks say "times change". Why do they have too? Even Christian young people are being sucked into modern culture. And I thought 'Dungeons and Dragons' game was bad. As the saying goes "You haven't seen anything yet!" When todays' society tries to say homosexual activity is normal something is terribly wrong. The enemy has lied to many to make them feel they are perfectly normal having same sex attractions. This is not God's plan. And Christian young people are some of the victims.

There is a word picture I have heard where you take a frog and place him on the stove in a pot of water and slowly turn up the heat. The poor frog is unaware he is being 'cooked alive' and eventually dies. That is how I picture society today. Little by little when we have removed God from everything our culture has eroded. We see what happens to nations that forget God. They do not survive. There is scripture to back this up. Little by little voices who do not like the Bible try to come in and change everything. You can not take God and the Bible out of a nation and expect to survive. There is no moral compass to guide us anymore and no standard for right and wrong. Evil is made to seem normal.  Isaiah 5:20 says "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." John 17:15 is a good prayer to pray for your children whether small or adults and it says "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one." There will be evil around and deceptive spirits that will try to get us to believe a lie. That is the way the enemy works. Like the frog in the pot of boiling water he, the enemy, tries to get us to believe lies and tricks us and gets our hearts 'cold' towards things of the Lord. We think church is for 'old fogeys' or that we do not need it. No longer do we read our Bibles. We may be a Christian in name only with no real power. We have to stand strong against the tricks of the devil.

Romans 12:1-2 says " Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." The world will try to get you into its' mold. This world is not our true home. We are to resist the enemy and not be sucked into his schemes. 
James 4:7 says "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." The devil has his tricks and plans. He makes wrong seem right and evil seem good. He gets well meaning Christians to compromise their values and not speak out against evil. He is here only to kill, steal and destroy as it says in John 10:10. 2 Timothy 3:2-6 talks of the last days and it  says "For men 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." When you remove the Bible and the standard for right and wrong and good and evil chaos is the result.

It is a challenge to us to keep praying for this great nation which is like none other. Pray for your family. Pray for the truth to be evident and lies of the enemy to be revealed. Do not allow yourself to be tricked by the enemy and placed in that 'boiling pot of water.'

PRAYER: Father we thank you for your word, the Bible which is our standard of truth and where we get the knowledge of right and wrong. Father we ask that the lies of  the enemy be uncovered. We pray for anyone we may know whether friend or family that may be deceived by Satan that you would lift the blinders from their eyes and help them desire you and your word with all their heart. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

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