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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Pigpen of the World

     What can be learned by the many young men and women we've seen in America, who have at first stated they were Christians, and then over time have gone down the slippery slope of the world? Using acting and singing stars as an example, all children of God, through Jesus Christ, can stand back and see where trying to eat of the world and following Him at the same time leads you. Just because they are well-known does not make them unique as to the effect of following Jesus and the world goes. Let's not miss this caution that is before us, thinking that it is because they are famous and we are not.
     And where does, living in both Kingdoms (His and the worlds) lead to? It leads to losing your soul, as His Word says:

Mark 8:35-37
35"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. 36"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37"For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?…

And we have witnessed this, as we've stood back and watched these famous men and women's lives go into debauchery and ruin. Maybe they didn't read this cautionary word He gave us, or if they did, they really didn't believe Him, and they depended on their own strength and fell.

     Other truths in the Word also indicate the incredible pull it can have on our souls. He tells us to choose who we will serve, and to come out of the world and be separate, to be "in" but not off the world, and to either love or hate Him over loving or hating Mammon. (money, which is the god of this world) He also tells us that "the cares of this world" can snatch the Seed of life, which is planted in us.
     But, let's not just stand back and point out the famous people whose lives have been ruined by the pull of the world, but let's apply it to ourselves and ask Him where we are toying with it ourselves, repent, and come back to our Father's house. Some of us are living in the pigpen of the world and are blinded to it, like the Prodigal son was. After all, it says he had to "come to himself" before realizing where he was, in order to return. And that is exactly what happens when we try and save our lives. (Scripture above) We slip into the world, little by little, and become blind to our involvement in it, until we reach a dangerous place which God uses to help us see again. So do, but sadly, many don't.
     We can't afford to mess around in the playground of the world, and expect God to keep our souls when He's already told us to choose Him or it. God help us. Put your fear back in us in America, so we can see You and You only, High and Lifted Up, and get out of the pigpen and back into Your heart again.

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