Singled Out. 

When I look at today’s world, I see a lot of good in it. But, I see a lot of silent evil. Tonight, my bride and I went to see Dark Tower. I couldn’t help but see parallels in today’s real world. 

Matthew McConaughey’s character is basically Satan. He is the ruler of the dark underworld. He goes along controlling people’s minds and thoughts, which then become actions. One character even says, ‘I’m sorry! It’s not me doing this!’ And I couldn’t help but think, ‘All this division and turning statues into idols that we hate and turning people against one another, this is happening right in front of us today! Dark Tower is a real world story.’ Here’s the problem, 99% of the people who read this post will disagree. ‘That’s not true! We are not battling unseen forces from another realm! Satan and evil don’t really have that kind of power here!!’ I’m sure someone will say it to my face, or in a private message, or they may even have the courage to come out and say it in a comment on this post!! Please do!! Bring it on! And then, I want you to prove me wrong. 

Statues being idolized as if they hold some magic power as to how we feel, people destroying property that is not even close to their own because someone or something made them mad, people blocking the lives of others because they feel it is their right, people taking vehicles and running people down because they disagree with their viewpoint and right to express it. We see it all over and I, for one, am sick and tired of sitting by and doing nothing, saying nothing, if you are involved in this, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM AND IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!

 Satan is whispering in so many ears and making people do so many things against their normal will in this world. He has the power here. And you ask, ‘So, why don’t the Christians do something? If their God is so much more powerful, why don’t they step up?!’ Because we understand this world is not our home. Yes, we can fight evil in this world, but Jesus has already beat it! And we know that! His power lives within us, so does His peace. 

I think a lot of Christians have forgotten this. They feel helpless. We have forgotten the power The Holy Spirit of Christ is within each one of us. We need to step up our love, my friends. We need to encourage those who would destroy this world that their actions matter and we need to love them. We need to hold them close and listen. We need to show compassion. We need to let them know they are not in this battle alone and they need to stop listening to the whispers that mean to divide and destroy us. 

Satan is one by one whispering into the spirits of those he knows will listen. He has power in this world, but he doesn’t need to. Christ’s love is more powerful! We can take Satan’s power away, but one person alone cannot do it. We need to unite as Christ’s Army and win everyone over with love and compassion. 

Satan wishes to single people out for his army to destroy this world. We can single people out with love and compassion! Right now, any one of us knows at least two dozen people who need love and compassion. If 100 people read this post, that is 2400 people who’s ears can be tuned out from the whispers of Satan’s lies!! And that is a good start to a worldwide change!! Will you share the love of Jesus with 24 people in the coming days? The future of a lot of people depends on it. 

So, who is this Jesus I speak of? He is the only begotten Son of The One And Only Almighty God. He always has existed and He was sent here to Earth for you and for me and for all people, yes, even the ones who don’t believe in Him. 

When He died on the cross, He entered Hell (It is a real place). He emptied it! He left Satan alone in solitary confinement!! At that moment, death and the grave and Hell had lost all power. But, over time, people still listened to Satan’s whispers. Hell has begun to fill up again. Once we die it is too late to accept the absolute gift of Jesus Christ. 

What is this gift? An Eternity with Him in Heaven. How do you get this gift? There is absolutely no action on Earth you can do. It is freely given to every human being, one by one. You feel it in you as a baby, but you forget. It is engrained into your spirit. When you know in your heart that Jesus died on the cross, went to Hell, cleared it out and three days later rose from the dead, it. Is. Finished. Believe to achieve the gift. 

In the end of Dark Tower, the bad guy loses. At the end of this life, if you ask Jesus into your heart and pray, ‘Father, I am a sinner. Forgive me and help me become who You need me to be.’ It will be done and you will win over the evil whispers too. 

We are not alone, my friends. We are in this battle together, just like in Dark Tower. We have a battle buddy who will help us win the day. Satan may have singled you out to take you over, but God had created you as His Own! You are one of His most precious creations. Believe that today and you cannot be singled out by Satan ever again. 

Does this mean Satan will stop? No. He will try to rule over as many as he can in this world. His whispers can often sound like exactly what we want, so be cautious. This life is hard and can make us feel alone, but we are not. Jesus knows and loves each and every one of us and He has defended each and every one of us to His death. But He beat it. So live in Him and be welcomed into the family of believers who are only singled out for God’s glory and His divine purpose, which is always a good thing. 

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