Pastor’s Blog 4.4.18
How do you change someone’s perspective of good or evil, right or wrong? There are definitely strategies for doing this aren’t there? In the garden of Eden, the devil added reason to change Eve’s perspective so SHE could decide if eating the forbidden fruit was right or wrong. It is not much different today. Reason is a powerful tool in convincing someone to a conclusion.
To change whether someone considers something to “be right or wrong,” is the chief strategy of demonic wisdom.
James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly , sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. NKJV
It has been said that comedians are the “prophets of culture”, and that through laughter the heart can be changed. What I can get you to laugh at through irony, I can get you to tolerate. What culture tolerates today, they will celebrate tomorrow. The celebration of same sex marriage and the cultural attempt at normalizing homosexuality started with the comedy writers of Hollywood in the 70’s.
It begins with “if”. What did the devil use to try to turn Jesus? “Reason”. IF you be the Son of God, turn these stones to bread…” Reason: Hunger.
“If you be the Son of God jump of the pinnacle” Reason: Scripture says, “Angels will catch you”.
“If you be the Son of God I will give you the world kingdoms”, Reason: “I have control to give them to you.”
The first step to deception is to remove the fear of judgment through logic and reason.
Something like this: “I mean, if God is a good God then this would only make sense right?”
“If” is a very important word in judgment. It removes the finality of truth and calls to question, the character of truth.
When you listen to the liberal spin doctors of social justice you will hear the power of demonic reason for sure, and it sounds good, makes “sense”, but our “senses” can be deceived very easily. A carnival illusionist can prove that. So we either receive the word of God as absolute truth or we become our own gods.
Genesis 3:4-5 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil .” NKJV
Proverbs 21:2-3 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. KJV
Proverbs 18:17 There are two sides to every story. The first one to speak sounds true until you hear the other side and they set the record straight. TPT
The devil has been very successful at changing cultures belief in determining good and evil.
Has it worked on you?
Father, I pray over every person reading this post. Lord, re-sensitize us to the things we have become de-sensitized to. Help us to renew our minds to Your word and to decide once and for all, Your word is the final authority in our lives. Let there be no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, but rather by the conviction of Your Spirit, help us conform to Your word. We are thankful that 1 John 1:9 says if we confess our sins You are faithful and just to not only forgive but to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Lord, we have missed the mark and many of us have had our thinking swayed, even unknowingly. Forgive us and cleanse us and we will go forth in Your power and might. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN!
Until next week,
- Date - April 4, 2018
- Author - David Chisholm