The Message-Pandemic of Sin, July 2021

The world has changed so radically. It is shocking to me to see all the wicked and evil deeds being done in the United States, and around the world. It is not only daily, but seems minute by minute. Satanic chaos is everywhere. Cities run red with blood daily with abortions and with death and destruction. Across the United States crime rates for all categories are trending up in frequency and intensity, and will only get worse in the summer months. It appears a violent summer is on its way in America’s streets, given that homicide rates and all categories are already trending above last year’s spike.

They don’t want Jesus anywhere around them. These are soldiers of Satan and one day, Jesus will let them have their way.

Proverbs 1:28-33 When they cry for help, I will not answer. Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me. For they hated knowledge

and chose not to fear the Lord. They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them. Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes. For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.

John 10:10 The thief comes to steal, kill and to destroy. I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.

Homicides and shootings have increased greatly in our big cities from 2020 to 2021 and we are only half way through 2021. This is some of them.

Homicides          Shootings

New York City NY                up   13%            up   64%

Portland Or                 up 533%            up 126%

Atlanta Ga                  up   58%            up   40%

Chicago IL                  up    5%            up   18%

Los Angeles        Ca            up   22%            up   51%

Philadelphia Pa            up   37%            up   27%

Why is Satan walking to and fro in the earth? He’s searching for those he can use and destroy. Those he can use for his wicked evil schemes. Many have fell for his lies and deceit. His followers are the ones committing these crimes.

1 Peter 5:8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Job 2:2 And the Lord said to Satan, From where have you come? Satan answered the Lord and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.

Jesus warned us that sin would increase and be rampant. The Bible also tells us the man of lawlessness will appear in the Tribulation and will be welcome with open arms. This man is the Antichrist who Satan controls.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Matthew 24:4-14 Jesus told them, don’t let anyone mislead you for many will come in my name, claiming, I am the Messiah. They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.  Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Every sin has a consequence or punishment assigned to it.

Proverbs 11:21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.

Evil, darkness and wickedness reign where Jesus isn’t. There are fewer and fewer Christians in the United States as time goes on. Jesus says, if you aren’t for me you are against me. Satan is on the prowl looking for followers.

Psalm 37:9-10 For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. Soon the wicked will disappear. Though you look for them, they will be gone.

2 Timothy 3:1-4 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.

People who are thieves, liars, murderers, rapists, LGBTQ etc. cannot force their sin and lifestyles on God. God does not conform to sinful ways, but rather tells us to transform to holy living and not stay in sinful living. If you choose to continue in sin and rejecting Jesus, you will find yourself away from Him in eternity. There will be judgement for your actions.

1 Corinthians 6:18-19 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

Isaiah 3:9 The very look on their faces gives them away. They display their sin like the people of Sodom and don’t even try to hide it. They are doomed! They have brought destruction upon themselves.

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates— no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.

Set yourselves apart from this corrupt world. As the darkness grows darker, we as Christians must shine more brightly in Jesus, showing the world our Lord and Savior. Most want to go to heaven, but few want to believe in and follow Jesus to get there. We must pray for this generation and speak the truth by sharing the Gospel to those in the darkness. Light the way for others to follow Jesus.

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

1 John 2:16-17 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to come into your heart. Ask Holy Spirit to enter and live in you, to lead, guide, teach, touch, heal and comfort you. Begin the process of walking in faith with Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You will never regret it.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.