The trick of the enemy is running rampant, Satan is roaming seeking whom he may devour. He is causing you to do things normal people wouldn’t ordinarily do; but you think you are okay. We must always think about the ambush that Satan lays for us. Think spiritual first, then natural.
You are not okay, you are not normal. I know, you are probably saying what’s normal? As a matter of fact you are probably saying is any one normal? Yes we all some life issues, but when you allow yourself to continue to run red lights, you stand the chance of having an accident. What’s the rush? Red means STOP! When the speed limit is 40mph, but you are going 60mph,but you get angry because you feel as though the person in front of you is driving too slow. Something is wrong with you.
When you have sex with animals, and you are allowing the puppy to breast feed on your breast, and plaster it on Facebook. You are not normal.
Increase of shootings during a road rage incident, you never know who is carrying a gun. Hit and runs.
Random shootings, in various places, the church house. So insensitive that they kill little children.
A father is having sexual relations with his daughter with pure enjoyment, with no guilt or shame and it carries over into adulthood. He consoles himself by leaving her a Million dollar Insurance policy upon his death. It is an abomination unto God.
Young kids from the ages of 8 to 12 are dancing while sexually humping each other, while the adult films it and post it on Facebook. Its not cute, its not adorable, its actually a disgrace. But they call it a new dance.
People trying to cross the 10 lanes of traffic on the Houston freeway, which any body in their right mind, would never attempt. Only to be struck multiple vehicles and die. Something that happens all to frequently.
Another Houston tragedy that happens often, people driving the opposite direction on the Freeway, with the possibility of being powered by liquid courage along with some type of drug. The mere fact that one feels he or she is capable of driving after consuming large quantities of liquid courage.
Many time people don’t even realize that from day to day they are in a spiritual battle. The above examples are just a few evil traps that satan will throw you into if you are not careful.
Sifting as Wheat:
When God was talking about sifting wheat he was referring to a very violent action used to separate the grain (wheat berry) from the stalk and the chaff. It meant literally tearing the wheat apart. Because Satan knows his time is coming to an end, you must understand that he is trying to take as many people with him as he can according to the bible. He slides his way into any giving situation in our lives. Without being knowledgeable of his foul diabolical crafty ways, he has entered and created an even bigger situation in our lives than initially started. Making a mountain out of a molehill.
Note that Matthew 10:16 says “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
It is necessary to understand the bible when it says in 2 Timothy 2:26 They will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. I have learned that when you receive the Holy Spirit, it gives you wisdom. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. You must believe that Gods word is true and understand its purpose. The Bible is our guide to daily living a holy and acceptable life unto Christ.
Note that this spiritual walk with Christ is not a game, we must be about our father’s business in this evil and perilous time. Remember its a warfare, the scriptures tells us to: Ephesians 6:11
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: Note that although you are to enjoy this life, it is also necessary to live according to the bible. Note that in Luke 18:1 Jesus spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;