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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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FOOLS MOCK SIN

Bad movies won't hurt me, alcohol won't hurt me, porn won't hurt me, gossip won't hurt me,sleeping around won't hurt me. Are you sure about this? Where did you get your information? You can not continue to dabble in certain things and not suffer consequences. Things go in your mind that can never be erased. Only deliverance from a mighty God will cure you. You can not call yourself a Christian and lead a double life.

The world puts many stumbling blocks in a believers path. Just because you say you are a Christian does not mean you are not going to be tempted to do what displeases God. We continually need to be asking God to give us strength to turn away from sin.

 There are Christians caught up in pornography and I have heard a couple give testimonies about their struggle with this. There are believers caught up in the sin of homosexuality some of which want free, but others who have believed a lie of the enemy that they were born that way. Exodus International is the ministry helping these who are in this struggle. There are Christians who lie and cheat and can not seem to stop. There are believers who gamble their families money away in the lottery or in casino's thinking it is just a recreational activity when it is poor use of God's money as there is no way to get rich quick.There are many who think nothing is wrong with speeding when there are traffic laws they are to obey.  There are believers who go to strip bars with the boys thinking it is harmless. Others cheat on their spouse thinking they will never be found out. The list could go on.

This is making a mockery of sin and it is foolish. Are you a fool? Proverbs 4:19 says "But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over." If you are a believer who clearly knows the word of God then you know the truth and you know the lies of Satan. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy it says in John 10:10. Do not allow this to happen. Say "Get thee behind me Satan!" (See Luke 4:8).

Child of God are you straying from the Lord? Are you walking a path with Satan and enjoying the pleasures he deceives you with and tells you won't hurt you? Remember the serpent how he lied to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? He continues to lie to believers today and to get them off course. We who know the word of God should not be a fool and get sucked into Satan's schemes to tear us down. 

Hosea 7:13 says "What sorrow awaits those who have deserted me! Let them die, for they have rebelled against me. I wanted to redeem them, but they have told lies about me."  Are you rebelling against God? Do you know what is right but continue to do what is wrong?  Psalm 14:1 says "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good." Don't be a fool! Psalm 10:4 says "In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." Is there room for God in your heart?

Your minds can be deceived if you do not stay connected to Jesus and the truth by reading His word, the Bible daily.  2 Corinthians 11:3 says "But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." Satan is a great deceiver who will convince you your sin is perfectly okay. But you know better. In John 8:44 it says "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." Do you choose God or do you choose the kingdom of darkness and Satan? You can not have it both ways.

Do not be a fool. Turn back to God. If you are caught up in something you know is wrong God can help you and set you free. Do not give up on yourself or on God. Psalm 53:1 says "Only the fool says there is no God." God is alive and he can and will help you through your struggles. You can resist the enemy and he has to flee. Run to God today and stop your foolishness before it is too late.

PRAYER: Lord I want to be like you and be set free from struggles in my life. Help me to recognize sin and run from it. Help me to resist Satan and his tricks to take me down the wrong path of life and consequently to destroy me. I am a child of God and I want to live for you so give me your strength. I pray for those in my family or friends who may be deceived and not realize it. Set them free as well and help them recognize the error of their ways and the way Satan has lied to them. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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