Sunday, October 23, 2011
Acts 19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.
When I think of clueless, I don’t think about a movie starring a blonde girl who lacks common sense, but I think about the masses of ignorant people who are like lemmings running off a cliff into the ocean. They are getting their worldview from Hollywood, Nashville, 5th Ave., or CNN.
The Bible is jam-packed full of clueless people.
-I think of Samson! He should have known better than to mess around with heathen girls, than to get a haircut in the wrong barbershop.
-How about the whole world in the days of Noah? 120 years he told them to get right with God, 120 years they called Him a fool. Jesus says, “They knew not until the floods came and took them all away.”
-the best example of all would be the crowd that cried out for Jesus’ death. They were totally clueless. Then the Pharisees started milling through the crowd putting bugs in people’s ears, “When Pilate asks, shout out Barabbas’ name.”
If a person does not have a proper perspective of an event, they cannot rightly judge what is happening.
Cases in point:
*Occupy Wall Street
Some people are saying they support “Occupy Wall Street?”
Well, what do you support?
“They’re frustrated.” Who isn't?
“They can't pay the rent or their college loans.” Then, go get a job.
“They are protesting against the 1 percent.” What do you expect them to do, divide their money between you people?
*The fall of governments in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Yemen, (America?), etc.
*Rioting in Greece, and other parts of Europe.
*The breaking up of your family!
*The constant upheaval going on at your job and in your school Nobody trusts anybody. One department is against another, 2nd shift is against the day shift. The employees distrust the authority, and vice-versa.
*The same thing in our nation. People hate the politicians, the politicians disdain the people.
What, in Heaven’s name is going on? Nobody seems to know.
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to any of it, unless you have the right perspective. A biblical one!
People are fighting and giving themselves to causes that are completely nonsensical.
You are not going to get the proper perspective from CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS or NBC, nor from Face Book. These are like the Pharisees inciting the crowd to proclaim, “Crucify Him” at the trial of Jesus. They are totally missing the point!
So, let’s get a clue as to what is really going on in these crazy days…
1. There is a spiritual warfare going on for the domination of souls, countries, the world.
Eph 6:12 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.
Satan is pretty good at what he is doing. He is patient. He’s been at this game a long time. (the destruction of the nuclear family – took 70 years, but it was very effective.)
(the fall of America – it took about 100 years, but he is just about to get it done.)
(gay marriage, the legalization of marijuana, etc.)
However, he knows that time is very short, so he is stepping up his efforts, he knows his time is short.
God is not the author of confusion, so who is? Who is authoring all this craziness going on? The counsels of hell have hatched their plans to steal, kill and destroy. Jn 10:10. The enemy whispers and the masses pay heed!
2. The kings of the earth are conspiring together against God, Ps 2:1-3. There is a concerted effort by the true powerbrokers of the earth to establish a one world government apart from God. But, don’t worry, look at vs 4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
3. PRIDE! Pro 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention:
Why are there wars? Pride. Why are there problems in your home? Pride. Families are breaking up because of pride. Churches split because of pride. All that strife down at work is because of pride.
Don’t be clueless. Know the wiles of the enemy. Avoid the traps he has set for you and your family, your church, your country.
Look to the Lord. Immerse yourself in the Word, pray, be filled with the Sprit. Renew your mind daily.
Don’t listen to the lying voices. The only reason anyone should ever watch CNN, etc. is to know what the enemy is up to. They are great at twisting, smoke and mirrors, distraction, etc.
Feed on truth! Don’t be willingly ignorant.
2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant…
One more thing that we must not be clueless about, Jesus is the answer! Jn 10:10, Jn 14:6. He is the only answer. The answer is not another pill, or infusing more money, or philosophy or any one of a million things. Jesus is the answer to every problem.
For your sin, He offers His salvation
For your sadness, He offers His joy
For your confusion, He offers His wisdom
For your turmoil, He offers His peace.
For your loneliness, He offers His presence.
For your lack, He offers His supply.
For your guilt, He offers His grace.
Now you don’t have to be clueless!