THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

PRAY FOR OUR RULERS by Earl Sutton

 

Paul encourages Christians to pray for all men, including kings and those in high places such as President Trump. “I exhort therefore that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men: (v. 2) For kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty”      (I Timothy 2:1-2).

To pray for kings and all that are in high places means to pray for the rulers of the land. The purpose of these prayers is that the rulers might rule in such a way that Christians may worship and serve God unmolested. We are to pray for civil authorities and all who are in authority. No matter how good or how bad they are, pray for them. No matter how moral or immoral they are, pray for them. No matter how just or unjust they are, pray for them. To those who hate Donald Trump as our President, pray for him.

 Many Christians felt disdain for Obama when he went overseas and apologized for America and when he announced that America was no longer a Christian nation. It was very upsetting when he told us that bathrooms would be genderless. When he said that no big jobs would be coming back to America, it took away our American dreams. But Christians accepted him as much as we could.

We waited and prayed for a president who would take a stand for America and the Christian faith as President Trump has done. He may not be a perfect man, but he is a true patriot! We need to pray for our president, his safety, and his ability to defeat the evil powers working against our nation that is immoral and indecent.

We know that God can save a nation through one person like Esther, or spare a multitude through the prayers of Moses. Help our president and all Christians to cry out against the evils going on in our society  --- the evils of abortion and killing innocent babies, homosexuality, transgenderism, corruption in government. The enemies of God, on the left, are pushing Federal persecution of Christians with legislation that would criminalize Christianity if we don’t promote homosexuality (so-called Equality Act/HR#5).

Help our president and all Christians to cry out against the evil and horrible abuse of children being put into the sex industry in America. The Deep State is working hard to take over our liberties with the goal to remove God from our society and replace Him with a one world government with Satan as it’s god!

The bottom line is that the world cannot be saved through intellectual snobbery, hyper-intellectuals; but we must return to the old paths. If America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great in the eyes of God.

 The hope of America lies in Christians standing up for God, morality and restoring values in our society which are being removed by social engineering. Don’t hesitate to cry out against that which the global elites are trying to destroy, because the very foundation on which our nation rests is at stake.

 Therefore, we must pray for our president, that he is filled to the brim with wisdom, knowledge, morality, courage, boldness and understanding so that peace and security can rule throughout our land.