Buy this, it will make you stronger! Buy this, it will make you faster! Buy this, it will make you skinnier! Buy this, it will make you perform better in bed! Buy this, it will make you smarter!
It is part of human nature to market products and make them out to be better than they really are, but it seems to me that it is worse now than ever. Take a look at our news media. 40 years ago, in the heyday of Walter Cronkite, it was his integrity that made him popular. Now, there is no integrity in journalism, it has turned into propaganda disguised as news. In order to get a true view of what is going on in the world, you have to sample several different news sources.
Ezekiel 12:2 states, "Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people." It could not be any more true for the Israelites of 2500 years ago as it is for our world today. Just look at the juxtaposition that is going on in our world:
A man is named woman of the year.
The United States arms terrorists and seeks to disarm it's own citizens
Presidential candidates seek to boycott debated due to the bias of the moderator.
The Syrian refugees are just like the Pilgrims.
There are dozens more, these are the ones that have come across my desk this morning.
Ephesians 6:12 reminds us of where the battle lies, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Bob Dylan was right in 1979 saying we have to serve either the devil or the Lord, but we have to serve somebody.
Which side of the fight are you on? Do you seek truth, or continue to spread the lies, hatred and discord? Whom do you serve?
As for me and myself, we will serve the Lord. It's written in the bible and I declare it over my house at least weekly. It is common in our everyday lives to come up against opposition, some of it is our own making, some of it is spiritual. Whenever there is a breakthrough about to be won, the enemy works to steal it from you.
This Saturday, tomorrow, I am hosting an online day of Prayer. It is important to release the power of God through our prayers. We need to bring wisdom and discernment to our leaders. We need to bring peace and comfort to the oppressed. We need to expose the plans of darkness to the light.
This holiday weekend, and take a moment for prayer. It doesn't have to be long or eloquent, simple and from the heart works best. Talk to the Lord as if he is your friend. I will.