Sin can ruin our lives. All sin is wrapped up in a lie from Satan. It may seem pleasurable for a while, but the choices we make without prayer can take us down a very dark path. That’s why we need to confess our sins to the Lord, so He can forgive us, and set us back on track.
When we are crucified with Christ, we’re no longer a slave to sin. Jesus died on the cross to free us from sin. The moment we accept Christ as our Savior and put our faith in Him, is the moment we have victory over Satan’s lies and temptations.
The word sin means to swerve, to veer off course, or to miss the target. Original sin did not begin with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It began when Satan wanted to be worshipped like God, and was then cast out of heaven.
Biblical Prophets, like Isaiah, are driven by the holiness of God. By nature of their calling, they have seen the heart of God and have become possessed by it. Isaiah even walked naked and barefoot among the Jews to warn them of what will happen if they rely on other nations, instead of God to defend them.
God has a reason for everything He does, and always has a plan. He is at work in the nations of the world, as well as in our own personal lives. That’s why it’s important to not lose hope. God will equip us for all that we go through, and His promises will never fail us.
Technology, development and progress is a good thing when it’s in the right hands. But, when God removes His umbrella of protection from a nation because of sin, fear and financial ruin will grip its people.
Isaiah speaks of God’s judgement on Ethiopia, which used to be known as Cush, and His judgement on Egypt. But, we in the United States have also departed from God. We have failed to realize just how dependent we are on Him. We can’t forget how God has blessed America more than any other nation in history.
God is by nature, a strong rock that we can rely on. But, when we become full and satisfied with the things of this world, He will begin to strip away those things that divides our affection. The further we drift from God, the more difficult life becomes.
God has given us so much to be thankful for. When we leave God out of our thoughts and actions, we leave God out of our relationships, our liberties, and our time. God has saved us from Hell itself. We need to remember what He has done and what He Has kept us from.
Damascus has been attacked many times throughout history, but never completely destroyed. Israel will survive, but will suffer, while Damascus will become a pile of rubble. But, our greatest threat today is not war. It’s forgetting what God has done for us and lose all hope.
The stage is being set for end time events. The fact that Israel exists as a nation at this hour tells us that the world is moving towards the Last Days when the Lord will sit on His throne to judge those who stand against Him, and the house of Israel.
The nation of Jordan will play a key rule in the last days, as it pertains to Israel. God’s hand is on Israel, and will move other nations according to His will for Israel. That’s why Jordan, formally known as Moab, will not be destroyed because God will use Petra Jordan as Israel’s place of refuge.
In the last days, God will make a new covenant with Israel. This covenant isn’t to the church. We cannot insert the word ‘church’ wherever the Bible says Israel. This kind of replacement Theology will create a false church found in the Book of Revelation, and cause the final wave of the nations to come against Israel.
We, as Christians, need to pray for our nation, and her borders. America’s hope is not in its leaders, but for us to repent and turn from evil. It is only then that God will hear us, and respond with grace and forgiveness.
We all serve someone, or some thing that rules over us. But the nations who come against Israel and mistreat her people, will be severely dealt with. Could God bring judgment on America? God’s people will suffer when their nation goes against Him, or goes against the nation of Israel.
Every Christian is at war with Satan and his attacks. But, when we submit to God and resist him, Satan has to flee. It’s going to take discipline to take hold of our thoughts. But, when we put on the whole armor of God, we can overcome any temptation.
Satan’s war plan is to try and get us off course in our walk with Christ by twisting the truth, which creates division and confusion. He will also use our desires and passions in life to get us to do things that are contrary to God’s will.
Satan has perfected the art of misinformation. He will use lies and false doctrine of any sort against us. But, when we are tempted by Satan, we need to remember that he takes whatever is good, and perverts it. How we deal with the attack determines our spiritual health and progress as a believer.