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Jesus or “Breadcrumbs?”

I’ve most recently read a most PROFOUND book on “idols”. In the book, it talks about how idols are NOT JUST “statues” and “figurines”…..they can be SO MUCH MORE! 

Think back to the time of the Old Testament when there were a set of twins by the names of Jacob & Esau. Esau was the oldest of the two and back in those days (ancient, biblical times), the oldest son got most (if not all) of the father’s property when the father died, ALONG with what’s known as *the patriarchal blessing*.

It was custom back in those days that when a father died, the oldest son would “inherit” the most (if not all). This was known as his “birthright”. But RIGHT BEFORE the father died, it was custom for the father to BESTOW (that means, to give) his “personal blessing” upon the oldest son. While any consequent younger son could ALSO get some sort of “blessing”, it was always typically MUCH LESSER in degree, in comparison with what type of “patriarchal blessing” the OLDEST son would get. 

Esau was a hunter of the fields, while Jacob was more of a “homely” sheep-herder that preferred to stay at home in the camp. One day, while Esau was out hunting, Jacob cooked up some soup. And when Esau came home from his daily hunt, the SMELL of that soup must’ve been (in Esau’s nostrils, atleast) “heavenly”. He asked Jacob for some of that soup. But Jacob was clever. He said if Esau SOLD HIM HIS BIRTHRIGHT, he, Jacob, would then give him some of the soup.

Esau obliged (in other words, Esau agreed to it). And later on in the biblical narrative, we see how that plays out and how Esau is ALSO “tricked” out of his patriarchal blessing as well (or could it have been God’s wrath upon Esau for being so “careless” over his “birthright”, to begin with?) 

But the point I’m trying to make is THIS: WHEN Esau SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT for a “measly bowl of soup”, he, in effect, was likened unto one who SOLD HIS SOUL for a “measly portion”. That’s all idols are, really. A “measly portion”. Breadcrumbs! They SEEM enticing and thrilling at first glance. But on the inside, they are hallow shells; SPIRITUALLY EMPTY.

And the more of these “empty idols” we have, the more we “need” in order to try to sustain ourselves. We’re like birds, chasing after, picking up and eating one “breadcrumb idol” after another. They can’t talk, move, see or hear. So what ABOUT them seems SO appealing to us? The following book attempts to answer those questions for us IN DETAIL:

NO OTHER GODS BOOK

Therefore, what was Esau’s “idol” in that case? It was FOOD!

“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?Genesis 25:32

Genesis 25:33 goes on to say that Jacob demanded that Esau SELL his “birthright” to him. SELL IT. Think about what that MEANS, folks! And the end of the passage says that Esau DID sell it. 

“And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob” – Genesis 25:33

I guess it’s really no wonder then when we read in Romans 9:13 in the NEW TESTAMENT: “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated“.

Now…….if people reading the New Testament read that Romans 9:13 passage, WITHOUT ever even HAVING read the Old Testament, that can, at first glance, seem like a statement of “pure hatred”. But what that passage is REALLY saying (in context) is that Jesus loved the HEART of Jacob (which was set on “spiritual things”) but despised the HEART of Esau (who was stuck on “worldly/fleshly things” – like food).

Another good biblical dichotomy (in other words, comparison) is the difference between Ishmael & Isaac. God promised Abraham and Sarah a child in their old age. They waited some time and nothing happened. So they got a little “antsy” (or atleast Sarah did, anyways). Sarah decided she didn’t want to wait anymore and told Abraham to marry her slave girl, Hagar, so that Sarah might have a child THROUGH her. Abraham obeyed. Hagar had a child and his name was *Ishmael*. 

However, when Ishmael was in his early teens, Sarah DID conceive and have a child, whose name was Isaac. The book up above I read suggested that Abraham likely thought (at first, anyways) that Ishmael was the “promised heir” [because remember how, in ancient biblical times, special blessings always went to the oldest son?] but instead, it was, according to the bible, Isaac.

However, there’s also one DISTINCTION, here. Ishmael was born from a “concubine”/”slave woman” while Isaac was born of a WIFE! That makes all the difference in the world, here and is also why God’s covenant was with ISAAC, instead of Ishmael.

Now…..are there any OTHER cases in the bible where the YOUNGEST/YOUNGER son ended up getting a BIGGER “patriarchal blessing” than the OLDEST? Yes. We find that in Genesis 48:17-20…..In THIS passage, Jacob is VERY OLD in age, with all his sons (and 2 grandsons by his son Joseph) standing around him. 

Now remember, back in those days, it was typical for the oldest son to get a MUCH BIGGER blessing than any of the younger son(s). Manasseh was Joseph’s oldest son, while Ephraim was his youngest son. Joseph wanted his father Jacob to put his patriarchal blessing on his OLDEST son, Manasseh and placed his hands accordingly. But instead, Jacob did just the OPPOSITE……….He crossed his hands and blessed the YOUNGER SON, EPHRAIM, instead. 

Manasseh’s name means “causing to forget” while Ephraim’s name means “fruitful” or “causing to be fruitful”. So perhaps that has something to do with WHY the younger son was blessed over the older one. 

I’ve written ONE previous post on the subject of idols, from a slighly different angle: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/idols-in-modern-day-society/

And ya know, it’s funny. I’ve always known and REALIZED that idols don’t necessarily have to be statues or figurines. But until I saw the FULL list of what they could be (even people and “relationships”), I was never really able to put it into full scope. Therefore, that book was an EYE-OPENING book for me and I’d HIGHLY recommend it. It also comes with a BIBLE STUDY GUIDE as well. 

But in closing, I’d just like to ask: What type of idols do you have in your life? Are/were you even aware that you had them? And do you realize that idols are like “breadcrumbs”….promising spiritual nourishment but NEVER fulfilling it? And are you willing to learn to relinquish “breadcrumb idols” for the sake of a closer and COMPLETE spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ?

If you answered yes to the last question, I’d HIGHLY recommend the “No Other Gods” paperback book (easier for highlighting important passages), along with the “No Other God Bible Study Guide”. And remember: strive for Jesus, NOT “BREADCRUMBS”.

NO OTHER GODS BIBLE STUDY

 

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Anger Solves NOTHING!

Anger. It’s an emotion we’ve ALL felt from time to time. The person in front of us at the checkout is taking too long. Someone cuts us off in traffic. Someone at work is micro-managing us. A friend, family member or complete stranger says something insensitive to us. We find that there was a mistake on our tax refund and/or that we’ve been overcharged on one or more of our bills. We’re driving a long distance and one of the tires suddenly has a blowout. The cat hops up on the cabinet (while we got our back turned for just THREE seconds) and helps him/herself to a piece of “sandwich” we’re in the process of making for lunch.

WHATEVER the situation, anger solves NOTHING! Anger will NOT, by any means:

  1. Make the person taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R at the checkout line in front of us suddenly speed up in a jiffy
  2. Make the person who cut us off in traffic UN-CUT us off in traffic or magically make them look over at us and mouth the words: I’m sorry
  3. Make the coworker who’s micro-managing us suddenly STOP, smile and say Sorry….I guess I AM micro-managing you, my apologies, didn’t mean to
  4. Make the friend, family member or complete stranger IMMEDIATELY apologize for their actions and ask for forgiveness
  5. Make the tax refund mistake go away or make the numbers magically change to the correct amount before our very eyes
  6. Make the tire IMMEDIATELY “re-correct” itself so we can keep on driving
  7. Make the cat UN-EAT the bite of sandwich and meow that they’re “sorry” (well….they might possibly meow that they’re sorry, but that’s besides the point………)

It’s pretty much a given that EVERY single human being on the planet is going to experience frustration and ANGER at SOME point in their existence. That’s a given. But it’s how we DEAL with that anger that matters.

Lets say you’re in a work situation. Your coworker Steve is micro-managing you to the HILT! No…..put that April file over here with the February files, that way, we can keep better track of it. So then you do and not 30 seconds later, he “barks” at you AGAIN: No….don’t put it at the BOTTOM of the pile, put it at the TOP of the pile of February documents (even if you’re sitting there questioning like, WHAT?? That makes no sense!!! The TOP of the pile???? Where the file might possibly not be found or be confused with the February or January files? What the HECK???”

And then, just to test your buttons of patience EVEN FURTHER (or so it seems), good-ole “Steve-O” comes at you YET AGAIN: “Put all your most current May and April 2017 folders in the BOTTOM DRAWERS, we NEVER put them in the TOP DRAWERS that are closest within reach, YOU KNOW THAT!

And it’s usually at THIS point in time that our fragile human minds want to scream EXPLETIVES at “Steve-O” and GIVE HIM A PIECE OF OUR MIND! (Which, ironically enough, is likely what Steve-O wants, in the first place. So why give him the satisfaction?)

But folks, we got to realize something, here. Whenever there’s something that “testing our patience to the limits“, it’s because of 2 reasons:

A). Satan and his demons are trying EVER-SO-HARD to BREAK US…….to GET us to FEEL angry, to GET us to FEEL resentful, to GET us to CUSS UP A STORM, SNAP, and/or possibly belittle others in the process!

B). Jesus is “using” the experience to TEACH us “patience”, as odd as that may sound.

Now, there’s TWO types of anger mentioned in the bible. There is what’s called RIGHTEOUS ANGER (Jesus over-turning the money changers’ tables in The Temple) and UNRIGHTEOUS ANGER (Cain’s anger over Abel, Esau’s anger towards Jacob, Saul pursuing David, Moses killing the Egyptian that was harassing a Hebrew slave, Herod’s anger with the 3 Wisemen, etc.)

Now, we can all “claim” that OUR ANGER towards the “sinful behaviors of others” is classified as “righteous anger”. But when’s the last time we honestly got “righteously angry” over the sinful behavior(s) of OURSELVES?

That’s PRECISELY the EXACT issue that Jesus is discussing in Matthew 7: 3-5 which states: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye

In other words, we can’t fully “call out/rebuke” the unrighteousness in OTHERS until we first “call out/rebuke” the unrighteousness in OURSELVES………Because Romans 3:23 says: “For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God“. That means that NOBODY is perfect. NONE. None on the ENTIRE EARTH, past, future or present.

The ONLY being that is WITHOUT sin is ofcourse, JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY. While he lived on the Earth, he was BLAMELESS and WITHOUT SIN. That’s WHY he was a suitable sacrifice unto God to “take away the PENALTY of the sins of the world/mankind”. Because only one who is completely WITHOUT SIN can be a suitable enough sacrifice to TAKE AWAY THE PENALTY OF ALL SIN (in God’s eyes), if that makes any sense?

Now, lets look at the 7 above “anger-inducing cases” and see what happens when those people DON’T sinfully ACT on their anger:

  1. The person getting “irritated” at person in front of them in line sighs, takes a deep breath, patiently waits and then it’s THEIR turn. Life goes on.
  2. The person was cut off in traffic realizes that there’s a possibility that the person who cut them off did so “accidentally” and doesn’t fret about it. 
  3. The person being micro-managed at work stops, takes a deep breath and realizes that the micro-manager is either highly stressed themselves or only trying to be helpful and doesn’t fret about it.
  4. The person who an insensitive thing was said to rationally realizes that the person probably didn’t even realize what was said was insensitive and just rolls with it. Life goes on.
  5. The person who sees a mistake on their tax refund sighs, takes a deep breath and then calmly calls the IRS phone number to let them know what’s going on. They know eventually they’ll get the check for the correct amount and don’t fret about it.
  6. The person who had a tire blow-out will eventually fix it themselves or stay calm, figuring that help will soon be on the way.
  7. The person who had their kitty eat part of their sandwich LAUGHS about it, instead of gets mad about it, then makes themselves another sandwich cause hey, it’s not the end of the world, right?

Now, we’ve SEEN cases in the bible where people ACTED IMMEDIATELY on their anger 

  1. Cain killing Abel
  2. Esau plotting to kill Jacob
  3. Saul plotting to kill David
  4. Herod killing all boys, aged 2 and under
  5. Moses killing the Egyptian, who was “being brutal” towards the Israelite slave worker
  6. Moses SMASHING the clay tablets of stone with God’s law on them (upon seeing the disobedient children of Israel)
  7. Balaam beating his donkey for what HE thought was “weird behavior”
  8. Jezebel plotting to kill Elijah
  9. Haman being FURIOUS over Mordecai not bowing down to him and giving him obeisance
  10. Jonah got mad at God for NOT destroying the city of Nineveh (after his prophesying) AND for making him preach there in the first place?
  11. ETC.

Just like we can see cases where anger was likely HELD IN……..(and not acted upon):

  1. Abraham was likely secretly resentful/angry of Sarah demanding Hagar & Ishmael’s “banishment” since it was Sarah’s idea in the FIRST place for Abraham to marry Hagar and have children by her.
  2. When Jacob deceived Esau out of his birthright and out of his “patriarchal blessing”, Isaac was likely “silently angry” with both his sons (Esau, for being so “careless” about his birthright/blessing and with Jacob for having deceived Esau AND HIM).
  3. Jacob was likely VERY ANGRY (on the inside) with Laban for deceiving him into marrying Leah, instead of Rachel
  4.  Leah was likely resentful/angry towards her father for making her marry a man, Jacob, who clearly did NOT love HER, the way that Jacob loved Rachel, her younger sister), with Jacob (for loving Rachel more than her, and spending the MAJORITY of his nights with Rachel) AND with Rachel, for “being the favorite” of Jacob, etc.
  5. Jacob was likely resentful/angry (or at the VERY least, highly “annoyed”) with Leah for “buying a night with him with her son Reuben’s mandrakes”
  6. Old Testament Joseph was likely secretly angry with his brothers for selling him off as a slave, etc.
  7. Jacob (as well as Benjamin?) were likely secretly angry with all the other sons, after “initially” discovering the truth about Joseph (that he was initially “sold as a slave in Egypt”)
  8. Shem & Japheth were likely secretly angry with their brother Ham, for acting so foolishly and dishonorable with their “drunken” father, Noah
  9. New Testament Joseph likely felt HURT, BETRAYED, AND secretly angry/disappointed with his espoused, Mary, for what HE must’ve thought was her “going out on him”, BEFORE discovering that she was “immaculately pregnant with the Messiah, Jesus Christ”
  10. Mary’s own parents were likely secretly angry with her for what THEY thought was her “dishonorable behavior” before THEY knew she was “miraculously pregnant with the Messiah”
  11. ETC.

It’s funny how many Christians today sort’ve hold alot of the biblical characters up on a pedestal and act as though they never “thought” or “did” anything wrong. But folks, ALL biblical characters (save for Jesus Christ himself) were FAR FROM PERFECT. And many of them (just like many of us do, TODAY) got ANGRY and IMMEDIATELY ACTED UPON THAT ANGER!

As for all the bible characters that seemed to “hold it in”, for every single time they were able to be patient and hold their anger IN, there was likely a counter time in their lives when they did NOT hold their anger in and acted more like the “insta-charge angerers” list up above.

Now think back to the last time you got angry about something…….TRULY ANGRY. Did it solve anything? Did it make the situation better? Or did it just make things worse? How did it impact the others around you? (And how did it affect your children, spouse, coworkers and even PETS?) Did it turn out to be a worthwhile experience? Did it make you feel happy and fulfilled at all? Did you feel as though the anger was “worth it?” Did you feel as though it pleased Jesus Christ at all?

Because the truth is, anger solves NOTHING and takes away EVERYTHING! It takes away your mind, heart, sanity and spirit! And if left PERPETUALLY UNCHECKED, anger can be the catalyst for you losing your own very SOUL! Anger causes people to do MANY, MANY unrighteous and harmful things (both to themselves and to others). Anger causes hate and violence, rape and murder, ruined relationships and marriages, all sorts of sin and crime. It’s not worth it.

The next time you feel angry (about ANYTHING or ANYONE), just take a deep breath, relax, take ANOTHER deep breath and IMMEDIATELY re-asses the situation. And ask yourself, “is it worth it?”

Anger won’t repair your relationship or marriage……..won’t make things better for you at home or work……..won’t make you a better son/daughter, friend, coworker, spouse, niece/nephew, grandson/granddaughter, etc.

Anger (in and of itself) will help destroy everything you’ve ever worked for. Don’t let it win. Don’t let Satan and his demons win. Remember that WHEN the Old Testament characters unleashed their anger, unchecked, they were PUNISHED for it by God! However…..whenever they held their anger in and did NOT act on it, they were BLESSED FOR IT, BY GOD!

Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s not alright to feel angry from time to time, as anger is a normal, human emotion. It’s just what we DO with that anger that counts. Ephesians 4: 26-27 says: “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil”. So, in other words, when we let anger stew and come out full strength, the bible says we are “giving place to the devil”, meaning, we’re giving him leeway in our lives!  

I want to share my own personal experience here with anger and what all it’s done (or hasn’t done) for me. I’m usually a patient person and it takes alot to get me angry. But when my patience is tested to the hilt, I don’t tend to get just a “little” angry……Without prayer and intercession by the Lord Jesus, I tend (as a whole) to get REALLY ANGRY! And all the times I got REALLY ANGRY in my life, it did absolutely NOTHING for me. In fact, it has DESTROYED close relationships I’ve had in my life! It has taken so much FROM ME and has done absolutely nothing FOR me!

Anger robs the soul of LIFE! It really does. You can even spend your whole entire LIFE being mad at someone (or at God, even). Only to later find that it SOLVES NO PURPOSE! People that were estranged from parents/friends/relatives, for example, and hated them for YEARS? When they DO finally make up with them and start speaking to them again, they’re oftentimes GRIEVED about all that WASTED TIME that they COULD’VE SPENT together, making amends and letting bygones be bygones.

And all the times in my life when I just let my anger go, did NOT act on it, but prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ about it and trusted JESUS with it? Miraculous things would start to happen…….Things at work and home would start to run much smoother……..things that made me so angry before no longer seemed like such a big deal, anymore……the grass & trees looked greener, the sun looked brighter, the singing birds sounded more beautiful, people were nicer, plus I was FAR more content & happier……happier than I’ve ever been, actually…….

So if you’re angry about someTHING or someONE, I want you to ask yourself if it’s worth it. Is it worth all that LOST TIME that you COULD be spending making amends with that person/those people? It says in the bible that we must forgive others if we ourselves want to be forgiven. So what does that entail, one might ask? Well, for one, it means LETTING GO OF ANGER. I know that’s hard to do. I know it’s easier said than done. (Been there, done that, I KNOW how it feels). But if we want to move FORWARD (both, in our spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ AND with each other), then we MUST let go of our resentments/ANGER (anger towards God/Jesus, towards other people, & towards ourselves, etc.)

Even SELF-ANGER (anger at self) is DESTRUCTIVE and serves no purpose. For how can we faithfully serve God/Jesus is we’re too busy condemning ourselves to oblivion? Who CARES about what sin we did 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 2 years ago or 2 months ago? Does that REALLY hold any true bearing for what we’re doing for the Lord Jesus Christ in the HERE and the NOW?

The anti-thesis of anger is PATIENCE…..humbled PATIENCE. Jesus Christ puts us in “long lines”, etc. at the bank or grocery store, etc. to teach us PATIENCE. Jesus puts us in EVERY “patience-testing situation” to teach us PATIENCE. In fact, did you know that Satan the Devil gets ANGRY whenever WE are PATIENT? It’s true. And whenever WE get ANGRY and ACT ON IT, Satan’s happy as a lark! That’s WHY we should never let Satan win in the “war on anger”.

If you or someone you know is currently struggling with the perpetual problem of ANGER, I would HIGHLY encourage you to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ about it, HUMBLE YOURSELVES before Jesus, give your whole LIFE to him, and then, just sit back and watch all the miraculous things he’ll do in your life, when you CONQUER YOUR UNRIGHTEOUS ANGER IN JESUS’S NAME! 😉

And yes, though I DO still struggle with anger in my life from time to time (especially in the work setting), I’m getting much, much better these days at conquering it in Jesus’s name! And I pray that all of you will continue to do the same! 😉

“I can do ALL things through Christ, who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13

Drug use in TV shows: The Latest Preconditioning Of The Masses

George Orwell pic

Ever since 9/11, Americans have been systematically pre-conditioned by the elite to believe whatever the media and gov’t has LED them to believe. And in the past 5 years or so, it’s ONLY gotten worse, folks!

Not only are we now being INVADED by the “transgender mafia” in today’s mass media, who, for example, believe that biological gender is no longer “scientific fact”. It would rather seem that in TODAY’S godless society, gender is now determined by FEELINGS and NOT by actual biological reality!

But along with the pro-homosexual, pro-transgender, pro-socialism, pro-abortion and pro-immigration etc. “Movements”, there is also YET ANOTHER “Movement” that is SILENTLY HAPPENING….the secret movement to GLAMORIZE/LEGITIMIZE drug use! And the elite come at us SO subtly with it, that we don’t even really see it happening!

Several of today’s TV and Movie Producers want to try to trick US (the American people) into thinking that THEIR movies and TV shows reflect the “natural reality” that is today’s world and also that they’re just producing movies and TV shows that viewers are DEMANDING. But that’s not true, folks! Because the Luciferian elite has “an agenda”: and their “agenda” is to DESENSITIZE US to things that DISPLEASE GOD (such as abortion, murder, drug use, transgenderism, violence, etc.)

In fact, when I most recently did a Google search to try to find out how many of today’s TV shows feature drug use, I was ASTOUNDED!

But again…….it didn’t really surprise me much since there have been several “mini-drug epidemics” in various pockets across the U.S.! So it begs of question…….Were these drug-addicted TV characters produced as a result OF the “mini-drug epidemics” across various pockets of the U.S. or were the “mini-drug epidemics” actually caused BY some of these TV shows that try to “glamorize/legitimize” drug use and/or the drug-dealing/using “lifestyle?”

People keep saying that it’s ONLY “young people” that are “impressionable”. But guess what, folks? People IN GENERAL are “impressionable”. Because if they weren’t, society (as a whole) NEVER, EVER would’ve accepted the “concepts” of 3rd-trimester abortions, homosexual “marriage”, transgenderism, and the “idea” of letting a full-grown man into a ladies bathroom! Think about it, folks!

For a long time, the American public has been lied to! Through music, movies, court cases, newspaper/magazine articles, books and TV shows, the “godless elite” has attempted to wreck havoc on EVERY American soul!

They WANT us to believe that homosexuality/transgenderism is “good”, they WANT us to believe that abortion is “okay”, they WANT us to believe that socialism is “great” and that religion is “evil”, just like they now WANT us to believe that drugs are “good”, “glamorous” and “OK”…….

Look no further than the following TV shows and/or movie characters to see exactly what I mean:

1). Wendy Case in Sons of Anarchy – addicted to METH & HEROIN

2). Bubbles in The Wire – addicted to HEROIN

3). Renton in Trainspotting – addicted to HEROIN

4). Tyrone Biggums in Chapelle’s Show – addicted to CRACK

5). Christoper Molisanti in Sopranos – addicted to HEROIN, etc.

6). Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes – addicted to COCAINE & MORPHINE

7). Dr. House on House – addicted to VICODIN

8). Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad – addicted to METH & HEROIN, etc.

9). ENTIRE CAST of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – addicted to INHALANTS, CRACK, ECSTASY, COCAINE, etc.

10). George Jung in Blow – addicted to HEROIN & COCAINE, etc.

11). Jack Bauer in 24 – addicted to HEROIN

12). Philip Pearson in Travelers – addicted to HEROIN

Plus many, many more! And as you can see, 8 of the 12 (over 60%) have to do with HEROIN ADDICTION while 3 of the 12 (25%) have to do with COCAINE ADDICTION.

Drugs were once frowned upon in society. But now…….there seems to be this slow “societal shift”……Now, the Luciferian elite are trying to make drugs seem “cool”, “fun” and “in style”.

Many people today don’t have “time” to read their bibles or spend time with the Lord in prayer. But hey…..they have time for their “movies” and their “TV shows”, am I right? And THAT folks, is what the Luciferian elite is banking on.

Research even shows what happens to our brains when we see visual and verbal images of something over and over and over again in the mass media; we become desensitized to it to the point where we don’t even hardly notice it anymore. And THAT folks, is ALSO another thing the Luciferian elite is banking on.

People’s minds are impressionable (ESPECIALLY young children’s and *UNSAVED* people’s minds). And if a person or child has a favorite TV/movie character, they can quickly become *subconsciously OBSESSED* with said character……..and…….over time, began to EMPATHIZE with the character (and if the subconscious obsession creeps up deeply enough), even start to BECOME like the “character”. And if the character takes drugs……..well……it’s really NO WONDER there’s such a “drug epidemic” here in America and also in today’s global world. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heroin-use-in-u-s-reaches-alarming-20-year-high

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/17/drug-overdose-deaths-increased-by-33-percent-in-past-5-years.html

These movie and TV characters that are “regular and/or occasional” drug users/dealers? It’s PSYCHOLOGICAL PRE-CONDITIONING AT ITS MOST FINEST, folks! The Luciferian elite is TRYING to program people’s brains to think that pot is OK, cocaine is OK, heroin is OK (or, at the VERY least, “not that bad” and can “easily be overcome”). But then, people in real life find out just how TRULY ADDICTING the stuff is. And by then, their physical body and their whole life is “seemingly” ruined. Because once a person is IN the deep woes of addiction, they VERY RARELY come out of it…….Unless they’re really, really, REALLY determined to overcome their addiction with the help of Jesus Christ/etc., that is……

I hear liberals ALL THE TIME try to say that the media does NOT effect people. If that were so, then tell me WHY there’s SO MANY people on Youtube and other video-sharing sites doing PARODIES/IMPRESSIONS of MOVIES/TV SHOWS/OTHER PEOPLE. Or, just look at how many people just DROOL and OBSESS OVER and IDOLIZE famous celebrities and SCREAM IN EXCITEMENT at the mere SITE of that person/those people walking down the street/etc. Because hey, the “media/entertainment industry doesn’t effect people at all (mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally speaking), right?” Do you see where I’m going with this, folks?

No, a movie or TV show (in and of itself) doesn’t DIRECTLY cause a person to use/experiment with drugs. However, to many, it serves as what I call the “CURIOSITY GATEWAY”. That’s how it all gets started. They get CURIOUS: “Does this drug or that drug REALLY give you an incredible high, like that one TV character had in that show?”, followed by “is this drug REALLY as harmful as experts SAY it is?” And sadly, some even think to themselves: Hey! I want to try this drug that this one TV character does. It looks FUN! And then it all goes from there.

People (as a whole) like to (and even tend to) emulate what they see on movies and TV. It’s a skewed reality, folks! The general American public is led to believe that WHAT they see on all these degraded/sinful TV shows/movies is NORMAL when in all actuality, it’s the OUTLIER. Trust me, not every 4th or 5th person of every single family is using drugs. But that’s what some of these “drug-using” TV shows would have people try to believe.

But again, what lies at the HEART of drug addiction (be in TV format, movies, OR in real-life)? The answer is SIN! One thing I actually LIKE about the show LOST is that it actually attempts (although somewhat vaguely) to show drug use as it REALLY is: HARMFUL & DESTRUCTIVE (both to users and to everyone around them!) None of the other TV shows I’ve seen featuring drug use had EVER done that (to my knowledge). So atleast ONE show out there attempts to tell the TRUTH about drug use; not only that it’s SIN but that it’s DAMAGING and DESTROYS PEOPLE’S LIVES!

All the others? Especially the last one I mentioned on my list up above? Seems like they’re all just justifying it and making excuses. Now…….if they were to show drug use in a TRULY BAD LIGHT and showed each character getting some sort of HELP/MOTIVATION overcoming their addictions, (which the show LOST also did, btw), then that would certainly be ONE thing. But if they’re attempting to show drug use in a GOOD LIGHT or a ‘LEGITIMATE LIGHT” (“drugs are good, drugs are fun, he/she has legitimate reason to use drugsit pays to use/deal drugs”), then they’ve done every single American (as well as global human soul) a SERIOUS DISSERVICE!

Ya know, I keep hoping that somebody out there will come up with a Christian TV series that attempts to show sin for what it REALLY is (Sin) and that shows that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to be FORGIVEN and SET FREE from “Sin”, ESPECIALLY a Christian-themed show (similar to LOST) that attempts to show drug use for what it REALLY is (SIN – sin that DESTROYS lives and DESTROYS families!) Because maybe, just maybe, if more TV shows and movies attempted to show drugs in a TRUE LIGHT, there would be FAR less glamorization of it and FAR less “curiosity attempts”.

But again, like I said, it’s not really a state problem, a nation problem or even a POLITICAL problem, it is a SIN PROBLEM!

Believe it or not, DEMONS are behind drug use. Just like they are ALSO behind the “idea” FOR TV shows/movies which FEATURE drug use in a “legitimate light” [Think Travelers, for instance]. Demons rob a person’s SOUL! But in fact, that is their “spiritual job” to do so; to try to take as much LIFE out of a person’s soul that they possibly can! Because the more LIFE they can suck out of a person’s soul, the better chance they have of PERMANENTLY overcoming that person’s soul. In fact, the SECULAR world doesn’t call it “overcoming one’s demons” for NOTHING. Think about it, folks! WHERE do you think that saying actually comes from!?

Many people who experience drug use oftentimes describe “demonic encounters”. WHY do you think that is, folks? Do you think it’s just MERE COINCIDENCE? THINK AGAIN!!!!!!

Drugs and Crime (especially crime RELATED to drugs) are actually a SIN PROBLEM, and not so much a SOCIETAL PROBLEM (although that too, for what it’s worth). So UNTIL America (and the world) has dealt with drug use as a SIN PROBLEM, I can’t forsee the “drug problem” going away anytime soon!

And what’s scary to me about the media/entertainment industry (as a whole) is that it’s starting to create this “Alternative Reality”. The lines between fantasy and reality are becoming BLURRED. In today’s “liberal world”, biological gender is no longer biological gender but is based on FEELINGS. That’s really scary, folks. I wonder what biology textbooks will look like in 10 years: “There IS no gender” and/or “Gender is not determined until the age of 5. Brain determines gender, NOT biological anatomy”.

But again…….the way this society is going (on a global scale), it probably won’t be too much longer now before ALL drugs become “legal” and likely even ENCOURAGED among many on the the liberal left. Think back how, 10 years ago, the word “transgender” didn’t even exist. Now it’s everywhere and a person is just a “racist bigot” if they DON’T “accept transgender ideology”.

The SAME exact approach is likely going to happen with drugs/drug use. In about 10 years time (if not much sooner), drugs will likely become legal and any person that despises drugs/doesn’t use them/has negative viewpoints towards them will be seen as “totally backwards”.

The TV shows WEEDS, Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy pretty much started a “mini-movement” within the TV industry to “glamorize drug dealing/using” and many TV shows followed. DOES ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE FIND THIS FACT DISTURBING AT ALL? EVEN JUST A LITTLE?

In fact, my heart just FEARS for the types of movies and TV shows that are coming next. HOW MANY MORE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES WILL HAVE TO FEATURE DRUG USE IN A POSITIVE LIGHT BEFORE PEOPLE START NOTICING (IF AT ALL) AND BOYCOTTING THE TV SHOWS, AS A RESULT?

The problem is that NOT only is drug use a SIN, but that MANY CHRISTIANS out there are NOT standing up AGAINST movies and TV shows such as that! Which is WHY many of those “drug-glorifying” movies and TV shows like that are ABLE to PROLIFERATE in today’s mass media!

You (dear readers of this blog) might not be part of the PROBLEM of drug use in the media, but you can certainly be part of the SOLUTION! We ALL need to band and pray together that all of these ungodly TV shows will LOSE their appeal on the masses and also that there will be a GREAT spiritual awakening of people that HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS and that REALIZE that there’s a HECK of alot more to life than “Sin” (sinful practices such as drug use, etc.)

And no matter WHAT side of the “drug war” you’re on (rather you’re a soul that’s currently addicted to drugs, are adamantly anti-drug, deal drugs, advocate their use in the media, etc.), I pray that Jesus Christ will abhold you, HEAL you from within and SET YOU FREE FROM YOUR SIN(S)! For HE is the ONLY thing in this universe that satisfies! HE is the ONLY way to Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins! And HE is the ONLY being in the universe with the power of Life and Death in his hands!

John 3:16 [Book of John, Chapter 3, Verse 16 in the New Testament] PROCLAIMS: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whomever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”.