An effective strategy: Whisper in Eve’s ear. Adam will be caught unaware.
I always find it interesting the time of day that God reveals His truths, or where. It was about 11:15 p.m. when I jumped in the shower last night. Even though the 2020 Elections are now completed, the results continue to frustrate, if not anger, those disappointed by the outcome. And no one was more disappointed that Trump’s devoted evangelical followers, and those of course, that love their guns. And Texans love their guns. I, for one, could not comprehend the fanaticism over Trump, by evangelicals. And though the media continue to flood us with reports on Trump’s latest tactic to remain this nation’s top leader, it surprised me when the following thoughts played in my head. Take a read.
Christians, evangelicals, believers, however one identifies as a follower of Jesus Christ, a believer in the living God concern themselves with the monumental issue of abortion, as it pertains to the sanctity of life. A noble cause, but I find it difficult to accept that abortion would be God’s most pressing issue with man.
Yes, I agree God does value life. He values my life. He knows the exact moment I was formed in the womb. He knows the number of days He has fashioned out for me. He knows every direction I have taken, right when I should have gone left, left when I should have gone right. He knows when I move, hop, jump, wiggle, fidget instead of being still as He commands.
A child yet unborn neither knows good nor evil. Once it is born, it will be born with a sinful nature. He will learn good and evil all the days of his life. He will be good and evil. When he dies, he will go up or down. He will go to heaven, or he will burn in hell.
We don’t know where the unborn child goes if he dies before birth. Yes, we speculate. We hope always to see the unborn children again. While yet unborn, that life knew neither good nor evil. God knew the moment “life” formed in the womb. He knew every day fashioned out for every life created.
Man, born breathing, living, walking, talking – will die and he will go up, or down. He will go to heaven, or burn in hell. The born life, the sinful life, the ill life is the life that Jesus came to save. Jesus said the “healthy” have no need of a doctor. The Creator of man so loved His creation that He sent His only Son to die for their sin.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”John 3:16-17
Does God concern Himself with life? Yes, because He wishes none to perish. He gives life, and He takes life. We have free will to choose life or death, but God evens knows the choices I’ll make to go left, or to go right. Does He not say that His children hear His voice?
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”John 10:27-28
The enemy of God continues to use the same strategy he used in the Garden of Eden – because it worked. It worked superbly to bring about the fall of man. Was God surprised, or shocked? I don’t know, but I doubt it. I know He was prepared to deal with the situation.
The enemy’s strategy: Whisper into Eve’s ear. “Did God really say…?” Adam continues to be unaware of Eve’s tactics. He goes along with her to bite into whatever fruit she presents him. And they both pay the price for their disobedience.
God is clear. Listen to God. Do not overdramatize what He said. It’s very simple – “Eat here.”, “Don’t eat there.”
Q1. Is your pastor, your church body more concerned with who rules this country, than who rules your heart? If so, guess what?
We’ve definitely had a problem in the church. It’s not news. These problems have been spoken about since the days of Jesus. And these problems is the reason your heart is the real problem. Obeying the laws of the land does not make one good or moral. It makes one civil.
Allowing the Holy Spirit to live through you, surrendering worldly desires for God’s desires, and listening and obeying His voice gives us the freedom to be good, and moral, and better equipped to obey the laws of the land without fear. But, sitting in church every day the doors are open, and your heart is continually wicked, repealing any law that addresses issues of morality will not matter. Your only hope remains steadfast, Jesus.
Q2. Who is that who lives in your heart?
“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”Romans 8:12-17