In the church today we have an EPIC lack of recognition of the spiritual warfare (Eph 6:12) constantly raging around us for the minds, hearts and ultimately, the souls of people & their families. But you likely will NEVER hear about this in most seeker churches as it would cause too many waves in their “Matrix”. Content to only focus on “the positive”, most of these places “Wrestle…NOT.”
Jesus is only King or Lord over that in our heart which we have surrendered to HIM. Unsurrendered areas are easy pickins for the enemy.People with unhealed wounds, bitterness, offenses & wrong beliefs are susceptible to pick up more of these from others at critical junctures in their lives.Angels know that the earth is under the rule of the evil one but because of Jesus Christ, any and all that turn to Jesus are freed of this power. Jude 1:9 (ESV) But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” The reason this happened was because at that time satan was the undisputed ruler of earth. Are you so naive to think the enemy isn’t contending also for you and your family! Have you surrendered everything to HIM?
A classic Twilight Zone TV episode called “The Hunt” tells a story of a dead man, wandering down eternity road with his dog. It takes awhile for him to even discover he is dead! Then he runs into a slick-talking “angel of light” attempting to get him to come on in to Heaven! But his dog smells something rotten and it just doesn’t feel right so he goes wild,barking. The man leaves and says,” if my dog is not welcome there, I’m not going in,either”. Later on he runs into a loving angel who invites him into heaven,but the man says.”if this is heaven,who was that other fella?” The angel answers:
At this time of the year, we LOVE singing the lyrics, “Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!” (I especially love the Pentatonix version.) We are accustomed to hearing a LOT about Jesus Christ as we celebrate and commemorate His birth by gatherings at church and with friends and family. It is the greatest and most popular Christian celebration, on a par with Easter,which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But Christmas is a joyous holiday because it is all about the gift God gave to the people of this planet.
We tell and retell the story of how Joseph took his pregnant wife Mary back to his hometown , Bethlehem to register for the census. We also remember they could find no rooms in the inn there so had to sleep in a stable and in short time Mary Gave birth to Jesus Christ there in a stable,born of humble beginnings.
Pastor Marc Lawson
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