We don’t have a “skin” problem We have a “sin” problem!
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
There are only two forces that work in this world---the forces of God and the forces of our arch enemy the Devil. Each and every thing that happens or is happening can be put in one of those two camps. According to the scriptures “God is love” and every “good thing” comes from Him. The Devil on the other hand, “roves to and fro SEEKING whom he can devour.” He is the “father of lies” and the arch “deceiver.”
The word Devil comes from the Greek word diabolos which comes from the root word diabollein which means “to split” “to divide”. The Devil is a “divider, a splitter---one who drives a wedge!” His main goal is to divide or split or drive a wedge between you/me and God. He started that in heaven when he tried (and for 1/3 of all the angels did in fact drive a wedge between them and God)---he “split” them from God, then he went to work on Adam and Eve and “divided” them from God and down through the ages has driven a “wedge” and “split” many, many from their relationship with God.
I FIRMLY BELIEVE God raised this North American continent to be the missionary center for the world. No real student of true American history can doubt the gracious hand of God in our birth as a nation nor the true history of the “Dominion of Canada.” If you have never read the “Light and the Glory” by Peter Marshall and David Manuel or the sequel “From Sea to Shining Sea”---you need to. Our once “One Nation Under God” which based on the undeniable hand of Almighty God, so evident, claimed as it’s motto, IN GOD WE TRUST---for far too many, have let go of His hand and not only no longer (if they ever did) “trust” Him but many do not even acknowledge Him.
This chaos is NOT about Covid-19, police brutality or Black Lives Matter or anything else other than the wickedness of the heart. Take any heart and darken it with wickedness and Godlessness and put it in a white body and you have blatant evil. Put that same heart in a black body and you have evil. In a brown body evil. Whatever the color, race, creed, gender or cause---a wicked heart, devoid of the fear of the Lord and you have evil. There is no question the days are evil but it is because of the “evil” in the hearts of people who have been “split” from the One and Only source of righteousness and “driven” away from the One and Only hope for mankind by the master liar and “divider!” There is nothing happening today God cannot cure but turning to Him is the ONLY hope. (II Chronicles 7:14)
I would urge you to read II Chronicles 15
And Azariah said unto him; Hear me Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while you be with Him, and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. Now for a long season Israel hath been without a true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them. And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity. Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of the land…
Read the rest of the story at your leisure but in short---they recognized their sin, turned back to God, rid their country of the wickedness Satan had used to divide them from God and He restored their land.
We can try all the sugar-coated answers and twisted, stupid “fixes” like getting rid of our police departments (probably the dumbest thing I have heard of late) but understand, all of man’s ideas to fix these times is worthless. The problem is sin, we have abandoned God and nothing short of an all out return to Him and His righteousness will work. The master “divider” is dividing---he has “split” us from the God of our fathers and it is up to “My people called by my name” to “humble ourselves, pray and turn from our wicked ways” or else! God and God alone can heal our land! And time is running out!
Do I think it can happen you ask? Oh yes! Will it take a holy enema of our countries and God’s people getting some intestinal fortitude---commonly know as “guts!” Yes! Can it happen? With God all things are possible. Will it? That’s up to His people! You and me!
Short of a total, honest, complete return to God and His righteousness---get ready to see Jesus---I really believe we are in the throes of His final warning! Nothing is happening today that is not exactly what He said would happen---just before His coming!
For the true believer---we win either way---BUT---what about those we will be leaving behind? Many have asked me, especially of late, “How many people do you think will be going in the rapture Pastor?” The Bible says, “Narrow is the way and few there be that find it.” I think a better question, in light of the urgency of the hour---WHO WILL YOU BE LEAVING BEHIND? The world is reeling from sin---to think we can spit in His face and turn from His ways and not pay a price violates everything in scripture from when the angels were thrown out of heaven to the final end of Satan in the pit.
The false prophets and the “rulers of darkness”---“spiritual wickedness in high places” are at work. The “divider” has divided our lands---he has driven a wedge even between members of the same families. I hear from so many people, many in tears, because the “splitter” has split their families. Again, He said in the last days “your enemies will be of your own household.” Remember the devil deceived 1/3 of all the angels in heaven---right under the eyes of God. If these vexations are devil caused only God can beat him. If they are God caused---our only hope is a return to Him---all man’s answers are foolishness. He and He alone and a total return to His righteousness will work!