While the modern Church persists in copying the rudiments of the world, God is raising His people up His true standard of righteousness wherein His people can be made to walk in the freedom and true holiness of the Living God. More and more so called "believers" are getting on the band wagon, mimicking our modern culture of blood and violence via supposedly harmless entertainment like video arcades, movies, television and music. And as they continue to consume worldly garbage they forget what God says in his word.
"That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness wherefore putting away lying, speaks everyman truth with his neighbours: for we are members one of other. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun goes down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that steal no more, but rather let him labour, m working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the days of redemption"
You know it is not God’s will that we glorify Satan and his kingdom of continuing to brag about how bad of a sinner we used to be its not God will that we continue to feed our ego by gazing upon our old life in our minds and fornicating with our old sins. Our sins are supposed to be buried with Christ.
In the above portion of the scripture we see there are many spiritual principles and laws that can help us govern our relationship with God, if we only yield our will, are we willing to let the devil continue to use us to discredit our God? Since so many have decided to not bend their knees to God’s sovereignty they have compounded sin on top of sin, and that’s why you don’t see the standard bearers (Christians) bearing God’s righteous standard anymore. Instead they are bearing the standard of the world.
During the gulf war of 1991 God gave us a prophetic word which basically said that because this nation had shed innocent blood thirsty and more violent than ever. And now what do we see all around us? Violence increasing by leaps and bounds. We see drive by shootings and gang land assassinations in even the most remote areas. We see gang recruitment doubling and tripling, to the extent of recruiting new members from even the well educated, upper middle class communities that should know better. We see the dress and demeanor of part of our youth. We see people feeding on music, video game, books and movies that are FULL of violence and perversion. And there is no end in sight.
And for us, Christians we should be far more advance in the things of the Spirit than we are. We should be rising up in the spiritual heights of God instead of mimicking the world. God has new realms of living for his people, yet we have shoved them away because they interfere with our adultery, our love affair with the world.
Dr. T. Aonok (Missionary)
Outreach Challenge Ministeries
Psalm One Cottage , Signal Basti