DARKNESS SURROUNDS ME!
Darkness Surrounds me
I look around me and see the darkest hours of my life. Sin prevails everywhere in our government, in our schools and at the workplace. Christians are being tossed to and fro by Satan on every side. They are truly abused and miserable in their jobs with no way out until they are old enough to retire.
I see my daughter just exhausted after a days work. I know I was in much better shape at her age. She has to stay and rest on Saturday to get her energy back. She works overtime daily and gets paid for eight hours. She works longer to make tomorrow easier. I do not even remember worrying about tomorrow. When my day was over I was done . When the week was finished I had two days off to do everything else I needed to do. I was not as exhausted because of the time era that I was living in at that time.
It is frightening what the world is doing and how Satan manipulates things.
I always had time. The clock is speeding so fast. Where was yesterday? Do not even think about tomorrow because evil is surrounding us. Jesus told us not to be fearful of the future.
We have a socialist for President and also a new possible leader that may win the election that holds the same ideology. This is truly amazing that people would even consider voting for this person. We seem to think that money grows on trees.
My brothers and sisters in the Lord, how many of you have friends that just stop by for a cup of coffee in the morning, afternoon or a short visit in the evening. People in many places are afraid to leave their homes because our streets are not safe. At night gangs roaming just looking for a place to start something.
We used to walk around my neighborhood anytime. Now we walk during the day and if gloomy then most people stay in their homes.
I look at the wars going on in the middle East and I realize this is Ishmael against Isaac. Isaac is the promised Son that Father Abraham was willing to sacrifice for God. He then told Abraham I will provide the sacrifice. I wonder how many look at the cross and see Jesus looking at them in the eyes. It was not the Romans that crucified Jesus, it was not the Jews that crucified Jesus because it was my sins and yours that put Jesus on that Cross. We crucified the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and still today in most places He is not welcome in our Government, our schools, our homes or our towns. Pull down the cross and put up something Muslim. Let the Muslim children pray 5 times in school with their prayer rugs and their Books but do not let the child bring a Bible to School. They could get kicked out.
When I was first saved in 1972 we went from Church to church for revivals. They were all saying the same thing and we went as often as we could. The pastors were not up there saying that they need more money. You owe me our tithe. Tithes were only for the Priests in the Old Testament. They were not valid in the New Testament as we no longer have a Priesthood.
God told us in 1 Corinthians Chapter 16 where and how we are to give and it must be done joyfully. They did not have churches in the Apostles time and they never charged anyone to tell them the Gospel. Jesus said Freely receive, freely give but man in his greed started charging to preach to the people. This is so sad. We are to meet the needs of our fellow Christians. Try to go to a church and for the most part nobody will see this biblical principle being applied for brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus must drop His head and sob at our lack of caring for the brethren. Where is our love? We are suppose to stand for just love not hate not competing. Just love. My oldest son taught me Mom, Jesus is just love. Love the sinners more, love your brethren more. Do not judge but Love. It was a gut punch because all I ever saw in him was that love. I pray that is all he sees in me now.
What is Church? Who gets the glory? Who gets the praise? Look at the terrible music that gives people a headache. It is not worship to God which should be so precious in our hearts. They should not be shouting music to believers in Christ. They should be giving glory to God.
I am trying to sound warnings as I want the Church to be Alive, Thriving, preaching and giving Jesus the Glory. Christians should not be worried if the church service is over in a hour. Please take a moment to think. Where does Jesus really start and stand in my life? Do I give time for His Glory? Remember that we will kneel at His feet and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11.