Spiritual Warfare Part 2
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Last week I spoke about churches condoning the sin of homosexuality. This week I am continuing this subject. As I explained last week, we live in a time of spiritual wickedness. Everything is permissible, and people do whatever they desire. In our time, the electronic age allows us to visit faraway places; order every type of merchandise we can imagine; and promote every type of perversion known to man. Like the Christians in Rome, we live in a world where wrong is right and right is wrong. Sadly, some churches have gone the way of the world, which is the point I stopped.
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:15-16
Therefore, we witness the same problems the church in Rome experienced. (There is nothing new under the sun- Ecclesiastes 1:9). Sadly, in our time, many churches do not concern themselves with Paul's letter but completely ignore it. They do what is right in their eyes, not in God's eyes. Spiritual wickedness rules. We are at war, not a physical war, but a spiritual war.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Just like the Christians in Rome, we will continue serving our Lord in ways pleasing to him. Churches should never be politically correct. When churches follow the world, they are not following God but their ungodly lust. This week's blog tells like it is- sadly some "Christians" do not want to hear this message. We should never be afraid to call sin what it is rather than endorsing it and going along the world.
Greater Vision sings the song "Preacher Tell me Like it is." It says Preachers should call sin what it is. That we can overcome by the blood of the lamb." Their lyrics are: "Don't tell me the way I wish it was but tell me like it is. Preacher says you want to be my friend, don't be afraid to call my sin what it is. Don't tell me what I wish it was, but tell me like it is." I wish more churches took the above stance. Some attend church to say they belong to a church, while others sincerely want to hear the Word of God. That said, some do not want preachers to call their sin what it is. Churches condoning sin are examples of going along with the world and not calling sin- sin. Political correctness means more than pleasing God.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Ephesians 6:12-13
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
The Mark Trammel Quartet sings these lyrics. " We've had enough of this world trying to take away the Bible. It's time the church stood its ground. We need to cry out to God for forgiveness. We need to spend a lot more time on our knees. We need to turn away from sin. Look to Jesus once again." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KeAUcT2Q_8
My friends, time is moving at the speed of sound. We are in times of spiritual wickedness, where some pastors and churches have become friends of the world and have walked out on God. This is war. The good news is Christ died for all of us. Those unsaved still have a chance to become saved and those who have walked away still have a chance to repent. It is so simple. When we believe Christ died, was buried, and rose again in our hearts. , we are saved. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 If we humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, he will lift us up. James 4:10 Salvation has no limits.
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