Happy Sunday May 03RD 2020. This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue this praise – this worship – this celebration of our almighty God !
This is the 7TH Sunday in a row in which I am not praising and worshiping and celebrating my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ with my brothers and sisters of my church family together in the same place at the same time, but this is also the 7TH Sunday in a row in which our church is in our homes – because we brought the church with us when we physically left the building back on Sunday March 15TH.
We must continue to be the church – and bring the church – in everything we do – and everywhere we go.
But I do miss meeting together physically. This is the longest stretch that I’ve been away from my church family since the start of 2007 when I was not yet part of a church family. I am hopeful (and praying) that before this month is up – we’ll be back together again.
I continue my daily / nightly Bible Study here at home, and with Bible Study comes praying and sermon-writing. I’m almost done with my current sermon titled “Satan & Hell”. It was spun-off from my 4-part online-only sermon series leading up to Easter Sunday titled “Faces & Heels”.
Here’s what I wrote this past week in “Satan & Hell”:
… There are some out there who are – for a lack of a better term – conspiracy theorists. You think conspiracy theorists only exist on one side of the political spectrum ? Heh. Think again. There are crazies on both sides. They push a certain narrative or agenda, and then they throw in a bible verse or two to make it all sound legitimate. Don’t give in to the false prophets. Trust only in God’s Word.
You know Lucifer – before he became Satan – wasn’t satisfied in simply worshiping God. You see he wanted to be worshiped himself. He wanted stardom. He wanted to use all of the blessings that were given to him by God – for his own gain. There are many in the global church today – those who lead, and those who serve, and those who show up – that are just like Lucifer. They would rather make themselves glorious than give the glory to God. Don’t follow the Lucifers.
You know Satan knows where he’s going. In these last days he’s hard at work – along with his followers – the modern-day Lucifers. He’s trying to turn God’s believers and followers against each other. He’s creating chaos and havoc – gloom, despair, and agony on us. When he goes to the pit of hell – he wants to bring as many of us with him as he can.
2ND Thessalonians (2:9-12):
This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction – because they refuse to love and accept the Truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the Truth.
See Satan is going to look like God to many people – including some of God’s own believers and followers – but it won’t be the work of God. It will be the work of Satan – disguised as the work of God. But if you’re truly a disciple of God – immersed in His Word – consumed in His Spirit – then you will clearly see the difference between God’s Work of light and Satan’s work of dark. You won’t fall for the devil’s dirty deeds done dirt cheap …
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