HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
A Toxic Culture
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
Christianity has very much Westernized during the last few hundred years and has developed a somewhat dysmorphic (A type of mental disorder) perception of war and battle that is not consistent with the teachings of the Bible. Our very anti-war culture believes that peace can be obtained without the use of force or the exercise of authority. If we could just gather enough beauty pageant finalists to declare their devotion to “world peace” and enough landrover drivers to bear bumper stickers stating “Coexist” and “War Is Not the Answer,” then surely we could have a world without war. But back in reality, life teaches us that bullies don’t quit their bullying antics for your lunch money simply by you giving them all your money before school begins.
It requires an intervention of authority and justice to rein in the antics of the bullies and neutralize their negative influence. Just like the politicians in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that are bullying the Justice of the court for their gains on the political platform. They will not stop at anything short of winning and only God knows what is in the mind of such people.
Jesus describes the devil as a thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Amazingly, many twenty-first-century believers think Jesus was using hyperbole here to describe Satan and his agenda. But Jesus is not given to exaggeration or lies, as He is the personification of truth. He is describing for us perfectly the character of Satan, who is described by the apostle Peter as an adversary (one who actively opposes) in 1 Peter 5:8. Left unchecked, he will break into your world to steal, plunder, kill, and destroy all the things God has brought into and blessed your life with. He must be resisted. He must be pushed out!
I am urging you to start pushing now if you haven’t started. It is time to resist the powers of the enemy, even in your home where the temptation can be strongest. You have to fight with all your spirit, body, mind and soul in the Name of the Lord.
TO BE CONTINUED …….