Friday, May 27, 2022
The Evil that Men and Women Do...
The Evil that Men and Women Do...
by David Brenneman
It doesn't take much to look at this world and shake your head in disbelief at the levels of evil in the world.
What is as bad is the proof of the phrase: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.".
We often do nothing because there's always consequences to involvement. It leads to accountability and ramifications.
We live in a sin cursed world. Sin is crouching at the door and its desire is to have us. Genesis 4:7.
Look at what else is said in Genesis 6:5 NASB "Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually."
Left to his or her own devices evil will be the outcome. As bad as the evil is in this world, it COULD be a whole lot worse. The Spirit restraints the evil that happens.
There's coming a day when He will step aside and not restrain the evil in this world. Whatever you may think you know about evil, multiply that by a few thousand factors.
Jesus said that it would be like the days of Noah when He returns.
We live in perhaps the most industrious, creative, enabled culture in human history.
For all the talk about what's the cause...the existence of inanimate objects...the root cause is never going to be addressed. Sin.
Sin is why a perfect sacrifice was required to remove it.
Sin was why Jesus was beaten, tortured, and nailed to the cross.
Sin. Not this man made object or that man made object.
The cure for sin is salvation in Christ Jesus, with a life that walks with Him daily.
We cannot legislate morality. We cannot pass laws to deal with the evil that men and women do.
Punishing those millions who have done nothing because of the acts of a few is ridiculous.
Satan is the driving force behind the evil that men and women do. He empowers the sin within. He easily can bring out the worst in anyone.
Satan is very real, and it's incredible that people would worship him. Demanding equal billing in cities along side Christian Churches. In some cities gaining perks that Churches aren't allowed.
Jesus called Satan a Liar and the Father of lies. Read what it says in John 8:42-47 NASB "Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
There's quickly approaching a day when God's judgment concerning sin is going to be addressed.
In a very short period of time, relativistically speaking, 7 years worth of judgments are coming upon the Earth.
People once thought the things of the last few years were an impossibility. Not impossible at all. A prelude of things to come.
Sin is the root. Sin can be dealt with because the cure goes to the heart of the matter. The hearts of men and women.
The Spirit can go where we cannot. The Spirit can effect change where it appears none can be had. The Spirit transforms lives. Coming to Christ for salvation is the answer. It's the beginning. As the Bible says as well, believing isn't enough. The Demons believe and shudder. Humans don't even do that.
You can take away all the firearms in the world, mankind would create something else that would be as equally deadly when used for evil purposes rather than the good they were intended to be. Any hand tool can become a murder weapon. Any object from a rock to a stick can be. Removing everything would still leave the hands and feet that are still capable of great acts of evil due to sin.
Prayer for the nations of the world changes the world. Prayer changes people. Prayers go where words cannot face-to-face. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond what we can ask or think.
I do pray for those who senselessly lose their lives. But I refuse to believe that punishing the innocent on account of the guilty accomplishes anything.
Satan's not going to give ground if he can help it. What ought to scare you beyond imagination is the truth that when the Spirit steps aside after the Rapture, evil will go to new heights and new lows.
He will try to fight back against the judgment of God as shown in the Bible. He will continue to use and discard people in the furtherance of his agenda.
Pray for yourself, your family, your friends, your country. Life isn't going to get any easier between now and the return of Jesus Christ. Pray Pray Pray.