Look Under The Covers
If I were to ask you, what was last Sunday’s message about, at church, most people would not remember. If I were to ask you, what did you have for dinner last night, the night before last and the night before that, most people would not remember. The church message example deals with our spiritual man. The second example about dinner, deals with the physical man. But neither question could most people answer. Why?
But let’s say the message from church impacted you so much that you got saved that day. You repented of your sin and asked Jesus Christ into your heart to forgive you and save you. Chances are you would not forget that day. The same would be true about dinner. If the meal was outstanding or it was a special event or special restaurant, chances are you would remember. Why? Because the message or the meal made an impact on you.
So how does a believer make an impact on unbelievers? How can a believer help God’s word impact our life in 2017? How can we, mankind, understand principles in God’s word that impact us spiritually in this physical world? Look under the covers. God showed me yesterday, a possibility. Now stick with me for a minute and look at the bigger picture.
I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. He was explaining liberalism. A caller, who is “gay” called in and said he voted for Donald Trump but liberal “gay” people didn’t want anything to do with him. The caller identified himself as a conservative “gay” man. Rush explained to the guy, it is because you are not liberal. So Rush explained the liberal mindset to his audience.
Liberals want to kill personal ambition and turn everyone into a victim. If people can’t make good money with a job, they are a victim of greedy big business. If people don’t have (________) (fill in the blank) it is because they are a victim of something. Liberals label people as victims of unwanted pregnancy so they promote abortion. Victim of greedy employers so liberals push for minimum wage hikes. Victims of a bigoted society through race, gender, sexual orientation. Liberals try to turn people into victims.
Rush explained to the caller, because he was a conservative, liberals know they can not convince him. Liberals know because you identify yourself as a conservative gay man, they can not convince you that you are a victim, so they ignore you. It is not about the sexual preference issue with liberals, it is about convincing people they are victims of a bigoted society.
Rush then explained illegal immigration. If liberals can convince illegal immigrants they are victims of a poor country and they come to America to better themselves then liberals can try to convince Congress these people are victims and America should show compassion. And what happens? Illegals may have made $ 2 or $ 3 an hour in the country they came from. So when they illegally get into America and can make $ 6, 7, 8, 10 per hour, the illegals are happy. The employer is happy to save money on payroll and not have to pay benefits. What happens? The illegals actions cause employers to pay less for workers and therefore, drive wages across the board down. Then Americans, who have nothing to do with other countries wages for their citizens, end up loosing their job to foreign workers.
Because the US Congress is made up of liberals and conservatives, you have liberals wanting to make illegals victims of a foreign government and liberals want all Americans to pay for helping these alleged “victims”. And conservatives say America is a generous nation and we help all people around the world but have you not read, Thou Shalt Not Steal? Don’t steal our money, our jobs, our country.
Rush was explaining to the caller that real conservatism has the answers to societies problems. The answer is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. People can come to America, legally, for liberty. We promote life, not murder through abortion. And Americans have the right to pursue happiness without a group of elected people stealing our money, our time and our founding principles.
Then it hit me. That is exactly what Satan does. When liberals try to make people feel like victims, what are they doing? They are trying to sway the mindset of people. They are trying to convince people of something that is not true. John 10:10 KJV “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Paul says, to the church, 2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Notice, from such TURN AWAY!
Every one of these points deals with the soul, the mind, a mindset. But believers live by the Spirit, not the soul. Believers use their mind (soul) to sift everything through the word of God.
Liberals and liberalism is against God and God even tells us so in
Isaiah 32:5-8 KJV “The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord , to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.”
There is coming a time when there will be no more battles over liberals trying to deceive someone’s mind.
When preachers say, regarding America, it is a battle for the soul of the country, they are saying we are fighting against evil trying to change the mindset of America, of the world. And Satan is the root cause. Ephesians 6:12 KJV “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Until next time.