For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. (Jude 4, NIV)
As today’s Scripture was appointed, my next step the devil tried to block. My password was not working. I attempted several times. I knew today’s blog must be written, I began to rebuke the devil and prayed. My next try, my password worked. The book of Jude is only one chapter. I encouraged you to read and take note, history does indeed repeat itself.
Jude is a bold letter warning of godless men. Deceivers slip in, and manipulate if oblivious to evil attempts. It would be easy to ignore warnings and make conscious decisions not to watch news channels, and refrain from conflict- although, social media posts and websites are policed. Decisions are weighed in to confront evil with good, or be satisfied and pulled away into deception. Take addictions for instance, my husband and I were discussing yesterday. The addict is self-seeking, only caring to experience the sensual effect the drugs- including prescription abuse, alcohol, sexual sins, or food has on one’s body, controlling their mind.
A perfect example of this, when I overcame caffeine cravings, my body tricked me into sugar. Never a dessert person or much candy, I decided to focus on this during our church’s 21 day fast. After 21 days of fasting, I extended no sugar for 60 days. I felt I had conquered the world! Confident, I was free from intentional sugar. Innocently, McDonald’s was across from our children’s elementary school, and being report card day- warm chocolate chip cookies would be a great treat. Little did I know, that bite of cookie for me- sent me back to McDonald’s daily for cookies. This went on for months, as The Holy Spirit tried to warn me- I did not care. Same for every addiction, only looking to what satisfies self, not caring how destructive to one’s own mind, body, and soul. We must pray eyes will open, hearts will soften, ears will hear…People will seek help before too late.
Where today’s Scripture meets discussion on addictions- take 20-25 years ago and The President was Bill Clinton. Big Pharma began changing courses to produce major addictive pills(pain, anxiety etc…). Since then…massive increase of prescription addictions. This is not just godless men, innocent Christians falling victim. Take relationships we now know like Clinton’s daughter married Soros’ nephew. How destructive this man is to our country. I believe all is tied together- with much more. Since this time, there has been a master plan to weaken Americans for this small group to overtake our country. NAFTA was created and moved many jobs out of our country- increased poverty. Then have eight years of O- Muslim influence began by moving refugees into MN. Though individuals may be completely innocent, this is a false religion, out to destroy. NEA’s attempt to manipulate education and remove history, while dumbing down academics. And now all connected with years of sex-trafficking. Godless men have slipped in working to destroy.
Where have God honoring churches landed? Some increased, others declined, as God’s infallible Word became watered down or no longer honored. Thankful for all churches in America and around the world staying true, honoring God’s Word- having a healthy fear(reverence) of our Lord. We can no longer fear godless men or ignore warnings, and watch societal confusion increase. It’s within churches and communities, we must regain all satan has tried to steal- he’s here to steal, kill, and destroy. How can we help? Apply God’s Word- it’s sharper than a double-edged sword, it’s time for battle. We already know who wins!