But Our Delight Is

Psalm 1:1a ESV

“Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked…”

So, what kind of counsel might the wicked be offering to the church, or to professing Christians, or to those contemplating faith in Jesus Christ? It would have to be something appealing to their flesh – something inviting, comforting, and encouraging. And, it would have to be something that would tempt them, and to which they might yield.

But, since the counsel is something from the wicked, it will also be opposed to God, and against the teachings in Scripture, as a whole. And, it would be against (contrary to) the gospel taught by Jesus Christ, as well.

But, to convince professing Christians to buy into it, it would also need to be believable, and backed with Scripture, though taken out of context. So, it would also be manipulative and deceptive. The counsel (advice) of the wicked would, thus, necessitate the twisting of Scriptures to make the lie sound like the truth, so that people would believe the distortions of truth as truth.

Besides the fact that so many wolves in sheep’s clothing are already out there teaching a cheap grace gospel, absent of repentance and obedience to Christ’s commands, we have another big lie on the horizon which is soon to be revealed.

And the protests and the riots, and the subject matter of these protests, are helping to prepare the way for the next big lie. For, that is the goal. And, the goal is world domination, i.e. that they might destroy the old order of things, so that out of the ashes of the old order, a new order might arise and take over. And, the Bible told us this day was coming, too.

So, first they must destroy the old order. And, they are doing a good job of that right now. They must prove that the old order of things doesn’t work anymore, so a new order is necessary. A new society is needed to replace the old broken society which is no longer operational.

And, this has been the plan for many years to bring us to this point. And, this is the point of the protests, from the organizers’ perspective, not necessarily from the people’s perspective. Thus, they must prove our society and our form of government is broken and that we need fixed, so that they can come to the rescue with the preconceived fix (Rev. 13).

The Peace Plan

So, the lie is going to be that, to solve the problems of our society, we must all unify as one mind, as one heart, and as one voice. We must find a way to be at peace with one another – with the people of the whole world.

[Rick Warren’s “peace plan” fits in with this scenario very well, too, for it is also part of the plan.]

So, we must find “common ground” we can all agree upon, and we must discard everything that divides us as the people of the world. And, this has been being talked about for a long while, especially when Obama was president of the USA. He and the pope were singing the message side by side in harmony or in unison with one another.

But they are probably going to sell this as something of God (a generic god or supreme being), and as something supported Scripturally, and they may even proclaim that Jesus would have approved of it if he was still on the earth, for they have to gain the confidence of professing Christians that what they are presenting is a good thing, and a loving thing to do.

But for us to unite with the world, we will have to compromise our faith and convictions. We will have to compromise the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, we will most likely be asked to cease from teaching that Jesus is the only way to God and to heaven, and to no longer teach on sin, judgment, hell, repentance, submission or obedience to Jesus Christ as our only Messiah.

So, we need to be aware that this is coming, because the Bible tells us so, and because the signs are all there that this is on the way, that this is the goal of all this mess that is going on right now. And, we must be prepared to stand strong against the lies (the counsel of the wicked), even if it means we are persecuted, rejected, mocked, disdained, and even killed for our stand.

Psalm 1:1b ESV

“…nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers…”

Now, when you truly get what is going on, and many people are getting it, too, you will want to warn Christians about what is coming, and of the deception that is on its way, so that they can resist Satan and flee the temptation to compromise with the world to be at peace with the world.

You will want to call out to the church, and to church leaders, and to make them aware of what is taking place, and of the direction this is all headed, and to let them know that the counsel of the wicked has a “gun” aimed at our heads if we do not cooperate with the international community in this compromise. And, you will want them to stand with you in this.

But, since so much of today’s modern church, at least here in America, has been dumbed down by TV, the internet, the news, social media, and wolves in sheep’s clothing, who have been telling them “sweet nothings” to tickle their itching ears, you probably won’t get much support from them or from their like-minded church leaders.

But there are Christians out there who are spiritually awake and alert to what is going on, and we are speaking out about it, while we still have the freedom to do so. And, I believe we are making an impact, and that some people, at least, are having their eyes opened to the truth.

Yet, so many who call themselves Christians have so bought into the cheap grace gospel and its free license to live in sin that they won’t even consider that there might be an evil motive behind what we see going on, or that we think we are seeing via TV, the news, videos, and social media.

And, so be prepared that they may turn a deaf ear to your pleas, or that they might mock you, insult you and criticize you, for they are those who are being intoxicated by the world and by their own fleshly appetites. They are those who profess faith in Jesus Christ but who are bearing no fruit for God’s eternal kingdom, but only for the lusts of their own flesh.

For, they are mindless, senseless, foolish, and irresponsible individuals who are only thinking of themselves and their own lust and comfort. Thus, the fruit they are bearing is wild (uncontrolled), wicked, twisted, and perverse. The outgrowth of their minds, or from the authority over their minds, is the same. And, it is spread all over the place. Far too many people are following the way of wickedness while covering it with what they think is God’s grace.

So, instead of being freed from their slavery to sin, they have remained in slavery to sin, still following the same sinful patterns they were following before they professed faith in Jesus Christ. Sin is still their habit, their lifestyle, their conduct, for they are convinced God is okay with that. Or, they have tried to convince themselves of that, although they know better.

Psalm 1:2 ESV

“…but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.”

So, we are blessed of God if we do not walk (in practice) in the way of the wicked, living to please ourselves, and living for the lusts of our flesh. And, we are blessed of God if we do not take a stand with sinners saying that God is okay with us continuing to live in sin, for his grace covers it all.

And, we are blessed of God if we don’t establish and position ourselves underneath the authority of those who disdain and who insult the Spirit of Grace, and who reject the gospel of Jesus, as Jesus taught it.

But our delight is to be in the commandments of our Lord Jesus, which we are commanded to keep (obey) if we want to be in relationship with God, and if we want to be saved from our sins, and if we want to have eternal life with God (1 Jn. 2:3-6; Jn. 8:51; Jn. 14:23-24; Rom. 6:16; Heb. 5:9).

And on our Lord’s teachings, and on the teachings of his New Testament apostles, we are to meditate day and night. And, this isn’t some mental or emotional or ritualistic meditation, either. This isn’t just some formula we are to follow. And, this isn’t some religious practice that is going to make us feel closer to God.

This is about truly reflecting prayerfully on what we read in the Scriptures, asking the Lord to make his word practical to our hearts and lives. And, then it is about walking in obedience to what he has shown us, in the power, wisdom and strength of God’s Spirit now living within us.

In other words, this is about loving God, loving Jesus Christ, loving the Word of God, as applied to the church, and walking in fellowship with our Lord in purity of heart and devotion to him and to the gospel of our salvation. And, it is about rejecting the lies, and calling out the deceptions, exposing them for what they are, so that other believers do not fall into the devil’s trap.

For Our Nation

An Original Work / September 11, 2012

Bombs are bursting. Night is falling.
Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.
Trust Him with your life today.
Make Him your Lord and your Savior.
Turn from your sin. Follow Jesus.
He will forgive you of your sin;
Cleanse your heart, made new within.

Men betraying: Our trust fraying.
On our knees to God we’re praying,
Seeking God to give us answers
That are only found in Him.
God is sovereign over all things.
Nothing from His mind escaping.
He has all things under His command,
And will work all for good.

Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.

Men deceiving: we’re believing
In our Lord, and interceding
For our nation and its people
To obey their God today.
He is our hope for our future.
For our wounds He offers suture.
He is all we need for this life.
Trust Him with your life today.

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