Tolerating the Devil?

I am amazed at the world today and it is not in a good way. I was reading Matthew Winter’s ‘What happened to tolerance?” and it brought it all to a head for me. I was not happy about it all and I have to have my say.

I was born in 1967. I was taught morals and what was right was right. What was wrong was wrong. Every man and woman no matter their skin tone deserved an equal pay and vote. I remember after homework and afternoon snack if the weather was nice and sometimes when it was not outside we would go until dinner was on the table or it was dark. Our toys were the dirt and the trees and the grass. We had play clothes and school clothes and church clothes, and you did not get them mixed up. You always went to church on Sunday, there just was no talking yourself out of it. You had church and school dances and plenty of outing to go to that kept you busy tell your of age to date. Then your in High School and the pressure’s on. How far do you let the boy go? Too far and your a slut not far enough and your a prissy. A girl just couldn’t win. If you had sex in high school you weren’t the kind to take home to mom. If you waited too long, the guy loses interest. Now I’m a PK, Preacher’s Kid, so I had it worst than most and It didn’t help when the second guy I ever dated came back to school and said I was a home run when we didn’t even kiss much less hold hands. I was so upset. It pretty much put me off dating till college. I will tell you for a date with a college guy I did walk 6 miles into town , and it was safe to do that. I got a ride back home, and I did get in trouble for sneaking out and that was in 1985.

Here’s a true story that will really show the times we live in. I’m in the 5th grade, two popular girls came up to me after class and kept asking me who I was gay with. I kept saying, “Well, Scott, Makes me laugh. and Eric, always had good jokes.” But it wasn’t until I said,” But my Mom makes me the happiest with these little notes that she leaves me all over the house.” They run off yelling at the top of their lungs, “Cheryl’s gay with her Mother!” I turned red and started to cry though I didn’t know why. I ran home that day tears rolling down my cheeks. I asked Mom about it and she didn’t know. This wasn’t new because to Mom, a French kiss was oral sex. So I went to GrandDad and that was when I found out there was another meaning to the word gay.

Now I’ve raised my children the best that I could in this world. There are now armed guards in their schools and metal detectors as well. My kids could not have metal lunch boxes or any metal at all except for keys to home. They were locked in during the day for their own security. These days we have school shooters killing our children in these locked down schools. Gangs run our streets to the point where it is safer to join a gang than it is to try to live on your own without their protection. There are a lot more places that children and even adults can’t go out of their homes to the corner store alone without fear of harm. Even in the country parts of Mississippi where I grew up I read of a man killing his neighbor just for his land because his neighbor wouldn’t sell to him. It is getting wrong in the world when brother is fighting brother over a piece of land. I want to tell them, “It’s all good. It all belongs to God!!!!!! It’s not yours anyway.”

We are in the End Times! The only thing wrong with the End Times is that God never said how long it would last. But if you really look around you will see without difficulty the prophecies coming true. Man is laying with Man. Woman is laying with woman. Babies are having babies because the government pays them more for the more kids they have despite the fact that they don’t know how to raise them or not have the room to house them properly, as well as can’t handle the number of children that they have. Young men turning to drug dealing because it’s easy money and dropping out of school to do it. More homeless Vets because the government can’t help them now that they are out of the service. This is NOT of God!!!!! We are NOT to Tolerate this. People are asking where is God. Well there is a song that says that, “That’s why God created you!” When are YOU going to start standing up and fighting for what God stands for instead of “Tolerating” the Devil? Are You all arm chair quarterbacks? When are You going to get into the game of life? On Whose side are You playing?

I am in Prayer

Psalm 109:4 NLT

“I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations even as I am praying for them!”

People come in so many shapes and sizes. No two are alike even in identical twins there are at least some differences.  It’s the way that God designed it.  People though, try to make themselves like each other, and when your not, they get unkind about it.  They also get unkind if you are better than they are in the work place or if they “think” at being a wife or mother.  It all bowls down to how the other person really “Thinks”.  Some people hold you up to an impossible standard like your children sometimes or your husband or boyfriend.  Then there are some people that should hold you up, but don’t which is just plain sad.

When you don’t preform up to other people’s standards or in the fashion that they think you should, they tend to “tear you down” and say bad things about you.  That is what this passage of Scripture is talking about today.  Some people want to destroy you because they “think” you have a better life than they have.  Others because you have something they want.  Still others because you’ve got something they want. And still others because they want to win, and finally others just to break you and  put you down into the ground.  It’s not pretty, but it’s the Human Truth – “Everyone out for themselves at any cost to their fellow man.”  Of Course this is not God’s Way, “Love your Neighbor as Yourself.” unfortunately.

Satan wants us at each other’s throats and fighting for everything we have tooth and knuckle.  He would have us bloody and weak from all our fighting amongst ourselves.  That way he could just swoop in and take us easy, without a fight.  Satan doesn’t like to fight.  He likes to come in the back door like a burglar and kill you from the inside out all nice  and quiet.  He can’t stand the light of God because Jesus already defeated him.

You see Jesus brought the Satan out into the Light and Defeated him once and for all so we don’t have to be afraid of him anymore.  Satan is like a lion without any teeth.  All he can do is roar at you.  I mean, what’s else is he going to do?…..Gum you to death?..,….LOL   1 Peter 5:8 States it perfectly – NLT “Stay Alert! Watch out for your great enemy the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”

When we find ourselves in these situations and the devil is hard on our cases,  All we have to do is turn to God in prayer and He will give us strength to endure anything.  I love my Heavenly Father so very much.  He has gotten me through some very hard times, and it was all through prayer and obedience.  Even if all you can do is say Jesus’s name out loud, that in itself is a mighty prayer because there is power in the name of Jesus!!!!!  Jesus has always been there for me and I know that He will always be there for you and get you through too.

Dear Heavenly Father,

 Please be with Whomever is reading this post right now and speak to their hearts.  Let them know that You are near and that You’ve got things well in hand even if  everything around them is spinning out of control at this time. Wrap your strong arms of comfort, peace and joy around them and let them know in their soul that they are truly loved. I humbly ask these things in thy Son’s name, AMEN