This is a blog about fixing things, but because there have been few things fixable or needing to be fixed recently, the Lord has called on me to devote this to him for awhile. This is something I relish as He is far more exciting than the temporal lives we now lead. Soon, very soon, Jesus will cast aside all doubt that He is in fact, the Master.
4 days ago, I made a comment on You Tube about The Evil Symbols and Strange Things in the World of Music. It was to a part in particular about Sarah McLachlan and her founding of Lilith Fair. Said fair was about the alleged first wife of Adam, Lilith, who would not submit to Adam and God. Now she is a model for feminism and this is was the focus for her tour. Women have bought into this believing that being "free" means being liberated from men.
All this is is a ploy to get more music sales for McLachlan, Meridith Brooks, Tori Amos, Paula Cole, Lisa Loeb, Jewel and others. While all this seems innocent enough, it's about making Jesus and the patriarchal view of Christianity look outmoded. As Christians, we're the bride of Christ and the relationship of man and woman is representative of Jesus' relationship with His Church. This is why Satan hates marriage and loves to draw people into sexual sin.
In that spirit, I commented that I would burn my Sarah McLachlan CD's (I threw them and my Jewel music out). That was it. One thing that we all know is that Satan uses people for his work, which is to kill and destroy. His other function is in his name "devil" which means slanderer, or accuser. When we don't acknowledge Jesus, we already belong to Satan because of our rebellion in wanting to be God ourselves.
My comment must have really angered someone, because they wrote "your an idiot to believe in such fairy tales. I believe in Santa Claus that he will drink milk and eat cookies if I leave it on the kitchen counter on Christmas Eve. Does that make me look foolish. So does Christians when they believe in the bible. It is full of fables, fairy tales, and lots of killing in it."
I could have defended every aspect and laid waste to his comments, not to mention assure of his fate really soon if he continues to reject Jesus. I've witnessed other Christians do the same thing. However, it isn't necessarily the best thing to do as many unbelievers on the offensive have a great head knowledge of the bible. Even Satan himself has this. Besides, it also gives the enemy more cable to snare the unbeleiver. Better to treat with love if we can.
Jesus is the answer to the question, every question, when we let Him. I knew the anger was not with me, but Jesus. He bore all of this on the cross. He knows what our feelings, our hurts,and our joys are. He told me what to write. Rather than address all these concerns of this gentleman, I did not take his remark as an insult, but rather as confirmation that I'm following Jesus for His glory.
I wrote "@ _________, If believing in "fairy tales" and "fables," (mainly the bible being the word of the Lord), makes me an idiot. Then I'm as guilty as charged. As you've so charged, my viewpoint, or feelings do not matter. The only thing that matters is the glory of the Lord. Good day sir."
It was turning the other cheek, but not caving to Satan to look "cool" to an Atheist either. It isn't about defending myself, which I am more than capable of doing. However, this is war and it is not against flesh and blood, but demonic powers and principalities who use these poor souls as mere chess pieces and display them as trophies. If anything, the treatment our brothers and sisters get for being Christians confirms we are in the end times. (These verses are not from the KJV)
And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another... And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew, 24: 10-12)
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Timothy, 4: 3-4)
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith.... (1 Timothy, 4: 1).
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy, 3: 1-5)
All these verses describe my "friend" and many, many others. We alone cannot change these people. We must make it a point to pray for the Holy Spirit to change them, like he changed us when we were wretched, hopeless and deserving of eternal punishment without the One who's precious blood washed our sins away. (Thank You Jesus). In truth, Christians are no better than anyone else, and we would do well to remember that when we elect to pass judgment. We must be motivated in love by the source of all love in our word and deed. Maranatha!