Thursday, May 16, 2013

It doesn't have to be this way!

Have you ever wondered what Gods' plan is for your life?  I have.  I ask myself that question just about every day, and you know what!  Sometimes I do not get an answer...just blank like being on a phone when all you hear is static on the other line.

Why is that!  Why are there some days that you can hear God better than others.  Is it because we are not trying hard enough to hear God's voice?  Or is it something more...

Ephesians 6 speaks about "principalities and powers, rulers of the darkness."  Now the question is, do you believe it!  Do you really believe that there are forces that are Not condoned by God.  Or is all of it a bunch of mumbo jumbo not meaning anything else?

Let's suppose for a moment,...if the principalities are not real, then,...why are we encouraged to put on the armor of God?  (Ephesians 6)  In the Bible we are told time and again about the battle of the mind,

(2 Corinthians 10:4-5,) "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds:) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

So how are the imaginations in your mind created?  Is it just our mind running wild, or, is there something there driving it?  Let's look at an example.  When you are in a car, how does the car "know" which direction to go?  It is because it is "programmed" or let's say "directed, driven" to go in the direction that you want it to go.

A car is a much simpler invention than your mind!

So, what triggers it?  How does the mind know which way to go?  The mind without any direction is like an unbridled horse running amuck in the desert.  Tired, thirsty, and weak, the mind can be vulnerable to many influences.

We are instructed to be careful what influences are around us!  (Proverbs 22:6) "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

We are taught in the beginning to be careful what influences are around us.  Now, if principalities were not real, then why WOULD GOD SAY THAT TO US IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! 

How many people have gotten into trouble letting their minds wander into dangerous places.  When someone gets addicted to drugs does it happen right away or does their mind wander and get curious at first!  

When someone gets addicted to pornography did it start right away or slowlyAnd if you are a writer does it mean that we are given full license to write about whatever we want without any consequences?  If a child gets pulled away from something that you created, how would you feel?

Jesus warns us about not pulling away His children from Him, (Matthew 18:6)  " But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea. "

We are warned to be careful!  Period!  What influences are around you?

Do you put on the armor of God everyday?  Have you plead the Blood of Jesus over you and your household?

Every day is a chance to have a fresh start in life.  If you have never put on the armor of God, why don't you start now!  Keep, protect and lead your households! 

Do not be afraid what others think about you?  Who would you rather disappoint, them or God!  

Be Careful what influences are around you!  The enemy is real!  There is a reason he is called "Our Enemy!!!"  

It is more important than ever to be armed!  There are so many deceptions in this world.  I cannot tell you how many times I have caught myself cheering for a couple that is about to have sex in a show, when it occurs to me that they are not married.  How easy it is to become numb to the evil around us!

We are not supposed to conform to this world, but be separated from it.  We ARE supposed to stand out, and not be hidden in a crowd.  No matter what you are doing you CAN make a difference for Christ!

So, are you going to be like everyone else, OR are you going to stand out, and proclaim what you know in your heart to be true!  THAT JESUS IS LORD AND NO ONE ELSE!!!! :-)

We can change the world!  It doesn't have to be this way!  

So, the choice is yours...Do you think that principalities are real or are they a figment of someone's imagination?  Are you going to put on your armor, or are you going to be unprepared for attack?!

The choice is yours!  What will you choose!!!

May this message Be a Blessing in Your Lives and Mine!!! :-)