Deuteronomy 7 ESV
Life Application (vv. 1-5)
When the Lord Jesus saves us by his grace, through God-given faith in him, and he gives us eternal life in him, and deliverance from our addiction to sin, and freedom from eternal condemnation, and we die with Christ to sin that we might live with him to righteousness, then we must complete the process of death to sin and to our idols, i.e. we must allow Jesus to carry it on to completion in our lives via our surrender to him until he returns and takes us home to be with him forever (cf. Phil. 1:3-11; Rom. 6:1-23; Eph. 4:17-24).
Thus, we shall make no covenant (unions, agreements) with the ungodly or with ungodly behaviors. We should not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, but we are to be separate (unlike, different) from the world, because we are being made into the likeness of Christ (2 Co. 6:14-18).
And, we are not to give our sons and daughters over to the ways of this wicked and sinful world, either. We should not be handing them internet devices, or allowing them to get on YouTube unprotected, or allowing them to watch TV shows which corrupt them morally, spiritually and emotionally, too. We should not be allowing them to play violent, sexual and demonic video games, either, or permitting them to listen to music which glorifies the flesh instead of Christ. We need to protect our children from all of this.
For, the ungodly, with their ungodly ways, will keep us and our children from following Jesus Christ, so we follow after the gods of this world. They will dilute the gospel of Jesus Christ, too, so that we will not follow Jesus Christ in obedience to his ways, but so that we will remain in bondage to our flesh.
So, if we do let them influence us, and especially if we end up leading our children into sin and into bondage to the gods of this world, and to sexual addiction, because we didn’t take the warnings seriously, then God’s anger will be kindled against us in judgment. So, we must destroy these idols of lust, pornography, entertainment, pride and selfishness from our lives.
The Lies Unveiled
The Lord led me to read a news story this morning which speaks of President Trump (of the USA) going to unveil his 2020 budget for our government. Interestingly enough, just prior to reading this, the Lord gave me a poem to write, “Wine and Roses,” and as soon as I began reading this news story the Lord began to show me the parallels between that poem and its message and what is truly going on within our nation and within our government. So, this will be a different kind of unveiling.
This budget is a plan, but the plan is really Agenda 21, which is the plan of the beastly New World Order for world domination, control and subjugation. And, they have been at this for a long time now, country by country by country following the same modus operandi, i.e. this business plan for how to conquer the world and to bring the whole world under the rule of the beast.
The president speaks of a divided Congress, but they are united, all of them, whether Republican or Democrat, under the rule of this beast, following together this Agenda 21 in how to destroy our present form of government so that we can come under the rule of this beast.
But, that is not the only thing this united government is destroying. They are dividing families, destroying marriages, and addicting children to porn and to sexual activities with one another. For, sex is everywhere, and children are being made to get on the internet in school now, and there are all kinds of traps on the internet to lure anyone into sexual sin and porn addiction.
Their goal is not to erect borders to protect us. They don’t care about protecting us. They want to break through our borders, our limits, our strong towers, our defenses in order to trap us, to addict us, or to intimidate us and to make us afraid so that we will no longer stand strong in our faith, but so we will fall, and so we will give way to fear rather than to stand on faith.
They are not trying to protect us from the enemy or from invading forces, because they are the enemy within out to destroy us. They are the invading army coming against us, from within our own nation, from among our own people. They are the world’s worst terrorists out to take the world and us by force, i.e. to force compliance, and to force unity, and to force “peace.”
We, and our hearts, are their target, and they are aiming their arrows against us from any which way they can in order to bring us down and to get us to give up on God and to stop preaching the gospel and to follow them instead. So, they will tempt us to sin so that we will fall, but if that does not work, then they will lie about us to try to destroy our reputations. They want to break us down, and they want us to give up on God, too.
There is talk about a fight against socialism, but whether right or left, this is where we are headed, because this is all part of their business plan, i.e. Agenda 21. And, their plan is to take away our freedoms, to take away individuality, and to make us all the same, in subjection to our new “lords and masters,” i.e. if we let them, and we bow to this beast, which we should never do. This is spiritual warfare like the USA has never known before, and it is fierce, and I know because they are coming against me strongly now.
Their goal is to get us all into unity with this beast and with one another, and to remove from our lives all which divides us as the people of this world. So, they are making a case to prove that our faith in Jesus Christ divides, and that individualism divides, and that individual freedoms divide, and they build walls, and that walls are bad, and thus we need to all compromise our faith and convictions so we can find some common ground where we can all unite and live in peace and harmony. But, this means denying Jesus Christ.
Deuteronomy 7:6-11 ESV
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment and the statutes and the rules that I command you today.”
No matter how fiercely our enemy attacks and comes against us, either to tempt us to sin, or to tempt us to make compromises, or to tempt us to hand our children over to be sacrificed to idols of lust and entertainment, we must resist him. He is Satan, and this is a spiritual battle, and we must use spiritual weapons of warfare to fight against him, but he uses real flesh and blood people to do his dirty work. So, we must take up the shield of our faith and protect against all evil, by saying “No!” to his intimidations.
We must not give the devil a foothold in our lives, or in the lives of our children, or in the lives of our grandchildren. But, we must stand strong in the strength of the Lord and resist Satan and flee temptation and not give in to fear or temptation, no matter how fierce it gets. And, it is getting stronger by the minute.
We must not be afraid of what our enemy is going to do to us, either. We must do what is right, and we must protect those who are not able to protect themselves. And, even if everyone turns against us and we have to stand absolutely alone, but not alone because God is with us, then we must stand!! For, our eternity depends on it, and our children’s future depends on us standing strong in battle and not yielding to the enemy.
And, we must remember that Jesus died to free us from the control of Satan and from the control of sin so that we might walk with him in his righteousness and holiness. He delivered us from slavery, so we should not allow ourselves to be enslaved ever again. But, we are to walk in obedience to our Lord and we must forsake our former lives of sin if we want to have eternal life with God and the hope of heaven (Rom. 8:1-17; 1 Jn. 1:5-9).
He Gives Purpose
An Original Work / June 9, 2012
“Listen to Me when I’m calling to you.
Obey freely My word.
Follow Me in all of My ways.
Do all that I say.
Hear Me gently whisper to you
My will for your life and future.
Give all of your life and heart to
Follow Me always.”
Repent of your sins and worship Jesus.
He’s your Lord and Master.
He died for your sins so you could
Live with Him today.
He has a plan for your life and
He gives purpose and direction.
He gives meaning to your life,
So follow Him today.
“I love you so much I gave My life for
You to walk in My ways,
Living for Me each day as you
Bow to Me and pray.
Witness for Me of your love for Me and
Of My grace and mercy,
How I died to save you of your
Sins now and always.”
Monday, March 11, 2019