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)                                                                                                                                                                                           

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AT THE TOP by Earl Sutton

 

Some of the most powerful people in America, at the top of our government, have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s word. They’ve been called the most evangelical cabinet in government when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible. These are good individuals, who it seems, the Lord has raised to a position of prominence in our society!

            With the globalists, who are continually attempting to kick God out of America, it is extremely nice to see something like this taking place at the White House. America is being given a chance to turn back to God. The globalists and liberals in our society are trying to make Christianity public enemy number one, and the left’s propaganda machine, the mainstream media, implies Christians deserve to be hated. Because of this hatred toward Christians, the public has increasingly thumbed their noses at religion. President Trump’s presidency has given us hope in the Christian community, as more and more are coming to realize the great threat the globalists and leftists pose to our freedom.

            It will not be long before we see all the corrupt and liberal mainstream news sites wringing their lying hands at the thought of those officials having their decisions influenced by their Christian faith. The mainstream media, controlled by globalists, will be shouting that we better not let a religion, which has been practiced by the masses throughout the Western world for over two thousand years, affect our choices in America!

            It is certainly welcome news to see such powerful people, as the President and his staff, humbling themselves before the God of this universe and realizing their own smallness in the grand scheme of things.

            A spiritual awakening is, generally speaking, a newfound awareness of spiritual reality. Our need for spiritual awakening is profound as the Apostle Paul said, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ” (II Cor. 4:4). This simply means that a battle is going on between Christ and Satan. Man is a moral agent; therefore, it is necessary for man to have a choice between good and evil. Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, globalists, liberals and all unbelievers. They have believed Satan’s lies (John 8:44).

            The word of God reveals the truth and brings men out of darkness. When men believe the word of God with good and honest hearts, as President Trump and his cabinet are doing, they are saying to the world that Jesus is the Son of God. Satan is seeking to keep men from believing this through the doctrine of Islam.

            The god of this world is Satan, and he is a liar and the father of liars. His major objective is to destroy the children of God by seducing them through his deceit. He attempts to place blinders upon the minds of those who show interest in God’s plan of salvation. He does not want them to look into the perfect law of liberty as the President and his cabinet are doing.

            The goal of the globalists is to cause our nation to stumble and fall into darkness, so our prayer is that God will bless the spiritual awakening that is taking place in our nation at the top of our government (II Chron. 7:14).