Monday, April 15, 2024

Turn It Off

 The Lord has turned a corner with us:

Isa 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

April 8 was the end of one thing and the beginning of something new (see above).

Great, so whats new?

Turn it off is new.  The enemy spends untold billions of dollars on "programming" the masses.  The media is one of it not "the" weapon of choice for destroying humanity.  So, the enemy spends untold billions on the media to destroy us-thats the problem.  The solution?  Great news-its free....turn it off.  Thats it, turn it off-dont watch it, dont consume it, dont partake in it.

Whats new is a solution based approach to today and the future.  We all know what the problems are-they are too many to count now but we can sum them up as darkness.  The answer to a darkness problem is always light.  Light in this case comes from the presence and power of the Spirit of the Lord.  Great news-He doesnt charge for His presence but there is certainly a cost.

The solution as it has been said here is repentance, revival, and righteousness.  Those three things lead to the real presence and power of the Most High God, which is light.  We turn on the light and darkness flees.  But this brings us back to the cost.  The cost is obedience.  We have to do what we are told to do.  The cost is sacrifice.  We are going to have to put all the stuff/the junk/the sin on the alter of sacrifice.

Romans 12:1

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Sex, money, power or whatever your sin of choice is, needs to go on the alter (see above).

We have to remember when we are sacrificing we are not doing this for nothing.  We expect to get something and that something is the presence and power of the living God which is a real thing.  When He shows up in your situation and you know its Him who is there for you-there is nothing this world has to offer-not sex, money, power, whatever that can compare with it.

We get the presence, the power, the miracles, the deliverances etc now, and later we get eternal life.  Oh yea, and as an after thought-He monkey hammers our enemies into oblivion.  Its not a fair fight, He will completely and utterly annihilate them and He can do it with His feet kicked up on a table, whistling His favorite songs.

The Lord is doing something new.  4/8/24 was a cross-road.  Down one lane was darkness and judgement, down another road is repentance, revival, righteousness and reprieve (for a time/season).  The Lord is not interested in more of the same old buffet style churchianity where people (barely) pay Him lip service while sustaining the religious kingdoms of men for the honor and glory of those men while allowing the enemy to run hog wild over the landscape because there is no light in those kingdoms of men.

Make no mistake here, man cannot play games with God and expect to win......its not going to happen.  We cannot hide or lie or cheat or steal our way to the presence and power of the Lord God in our life.  When He sees the games, He disapproves and eventually He judges and does away with the games.  The Lord has been very patient with us while we did whatever we wanted in our apathy and complacency toward Him.  Those days are over, one way or another its going to change.

The Lord God has every intention for His servants (thats you and me) to finish the race strong.  In case you missed it, the starting gun has fired and we are headed toward the finish line.  The race has begun and this means we are all on the clock now.  Playtime and recess are over.  Whatever talents skills and abilities you and I have been given to serve His Kingdom are expected to be used-now.  Whatever games we were playing with God, need to be reconciled and put in the rear view mirror-now.

If you need help, ask for it.  We all need help in different ways.  The servant who writes to you is no exception to any of this.  This nobody is completely dependent on the Lord day in and day out to make it through the day.  Its show time, its game time lets get to work.  Take your problems and issues to the Lord.  This servant has plenty of them every day, which means constantly asking for more and more and different kinds of help.  The Lord God knows this and expects this.  He never told us to do everything on our own.   Reason why is, its impossible.

The Lord God loves you.  Get down on your knees and take it all to Him and watch what happens.  The Lord our God is very good.  

Glory to God

grace and peace