Words that will make you sit up and pay attention. The account of Satan’s fall from heaven is found in Isaiah 14:12-15. The world of today is rife with ideas and notions that have nothing to do with God, morals, or doing the right thing. In fact, given a little thought on the condition of this world quickly brings one to the realization that God has been kicked out of everywhere except the church already. As Pastor Josh says, though, that is coming next. Then, the only place God will be welcome is in the home. And the world will come for that, too. Don’t shake your head that it couldn’t possibly happen—it’s already happening. And it’s already happened in countries around the world.
So, where’s the red line that won’t be crossed? Where do you stand? Measure yourself by the words in Proverbs 14:9-14. Fools mock sin, they excuse it or, better yet, make excuses for sin. Not only for themselves but for others, too. Like it or not, God favors the righteous. Excuses won’t work with Him. God keeps a record. Revelation 20:12 tells us, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books…”. It would be an awful thing to discover at this stage that sin was not taken lightly. God even goes so far to say that every idle word will be brought into account on the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36-37) Every idle word. Think about that.
There is a way that seems right to a man. (Proverbs 14:12) “I’ll do what I want, there is no God. I’ve got all that I can get and it’s laid up for me. I’ll just eat, drink and be merry. I’ll make a mockery of those old religious fanatics. I don’t have time for the things of God. I don’t have time to listen to the preacher. I don’t have time to pray. I don’t have time to read my Bible. I don’t have time to witness. I don’t have time to go to church.” said Pastor Josh. It seems right to a man.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (John 3:19-20)