I was going to name this Blog: Stuck in a Sea of Stupid! But after thinking about it for a while, I think the one I chose is better.
When I think of where this Country started and where it is now, I can only think that most people have just lost their minds and the ability to know or have any common sense.
I read about the French Armada in 1746 standing off the coast of Boston and the Mayor of the town calling the people to prayer and fasting for their deliverance. Thomas Prince, minister of the Old South Church in Boston prayed that God would send His tempest. As he was praying the wind began to blow and all of the church bells in Boston started to ring. Then how a storm comes and destroys the Armada and the people of Boston are saved. With that kind of testimony can anyone question that God moved in a mighty way to save His people? Can you even imagine what would happen if that took place today? I think you will agree with me that the results would be different. For one thing, you would never hear the Mayor or the Governor or even our President, for that matter, to call for praying and fasting, beseeching God for His Mercy and Help.
I live in West Texas near the border of Mexico. There have been more people killed in Juarez, Mexico each year than in Afghanistan. If you look into the laws there on gun control, you will find that they are exactly what our government wants here. If they get their way, the only people with guns will be the government and it’s minions and criminals. The rest of us can kiss our proverbial butts goodbye!
Jesus told His disciples: Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
It is a very simple thing that Jesus is telling His disciples here. “Be watchful and careful when you deal with the religious leaders and the government. They will tell you lies that will cause you to take your eyes off of Me and My Word.” How do you know if a thing is ‘leaven’? Simple! Compare it to the Word of God. If it doesn’t agree, then count it as leaven.
The leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod is all about making you ‘feel good’. It builds up your ‘self-esteem’ and Pride. It also takes away your accountability for what you do and how you do it.
It turns you to look to the government for your needs and not to our Heavenly Father and His Christ.
It is just getting worse by the hour and nobody seems to care. Back in the 70’s I preached that this was coming and nobody wanted to believe it then. Well, now it is here, at our doorstep and we are drowning in a “Sea of Stupid”!