“Take care that the entertaining and informing television/internet don’t totally distract and blind you from your ability to see and receive God’s offer of salvation.”
I often hear a lot of people wondering why our world today is so frighteningly sick and generally insane. Well, the explanation of that riddle is very much like that of the true example of a live frog in a pot of water on a lit stove: if the temperature of that burner is increased only a degree or two every few minutes, the frog winds up dead and cooked before he even has an opportunity to sense the water’s temperature is rising.
Swimming in boiling water
If you voted for Joe Biden in our last presidential election, or if you believe our last election was a closely monitored honest election, people – you are currently swimming in boiling water. If you truly believe that our current administration is working for the best interests of our nation, you may, technically, already be brain-dead. If you believe that science has proven that there is no God or that it is not wrong to kill a baby in its mother’s womb, you are most certainly spiritually dead. Writing stuff like this is not that easy. I will not win any popularity contests, that’s for sure. But let us address some things you may have overlooked over the past several years of your life.
If you are an old duffer like me, you will understand that time travels quickly and waits for no one. You will know exactly what I’m saying when I tell you that I have aged fifty years in what seems like only a matter of a few months or years. You can adjust that for your own age group. If you are 30, you will relate to the feeling that your 18th birthday could have happened just a few weeks ago. Be honest. Are you 40? You know that the events of 25 years back could have passed by in less than a decade of time since then. Our lives are moving by at lightspeed. And we are all headed toward… DEATH. Neither I nor any of my readers are immune to the common destiny that some late-night standup might make jokes about. But the fact remains that we all die. And no one knows for sure what is beyond the veil of blackness any more than a baby knows anything about life outside of its mother’s womb. But DEATH is what tv or a streaming Internet can completely anesthetize us to. And death is like any other fact: Ignoring it will not make it disappear.
Fake news and the entertainment industry
Fake news and the entertainment industry, with all its beautiful imagery and music, are keeping most of America – indeed, most of the world – clueless to the fact of our mortality. There is a real devil looking to distract all those he can until we are no longer able to make decisions that will allow us to escape a Godless eternity. Jesus, before He last physically left this earth, perfectly told us to expect that much of our world’s problems would one day center upon the tiny nation of Israel. Jesus was the one who told us that the madness we are currently witnessing would one day be upon us – like never before. Jesus gave us an ‘aerial photo’, so to speak, of the insanity we are now witnessing around us as the Earth draws to a close.
There is no way that some handful of super wealthy people would be crafty enough, on their own, to completely deceive and rule this fragile world. But there are lots of good reasons why a super-powerful satan would help this Earth’s last free and godly government go in league with the most powerful fake news/entertainment empires in order to attempt outlawing and hindering the real Jesus of the Bible. And that same devil (who has convinced so many that he doesn’t exist) would labor so hard in promoting the ridicule of and preventing the authority of Holy Spirit-driven leaders from maintaining and governing the last vestiges of this world’s true liberty and Godliness. The devil knows his time is short. And he wants a ‘technocracy’ established in order to give him the closest substitutes for the omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence that only the eternal God can possess and perfectly wield.
And all it takes to have all your sins forgiven and to claim your place in heaven is your surrender and simple, total trust upon Jesus
THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS LOADED WITH TRUE AND TIME-DEPENDENT PROPHECIES THAT GOD PUT IN PLACE TO PROVE HIS EXISTENCE AND VERACITY. And not only is Jesus returning soon, but an antichrist is, sure enough, on his way to give hardhearted and unbelieving people a government they believe will completely provide for their every need. But like everything else satan does, his promises regarding your peace and security are also total lies. The media is turning a world of creative, thinking individuals into a swamp of like-brained zombies who will believe whatever they are told.
So much more could be written about the horrors soon to take place on this dying planet. But the fact is that we no longer have time for wordy commentaries. In the face of many approaching disasters, so many people are looking to be entertained rather than to have heads cleared and filled with true knowledge that can save them from an eternal hell. Everything I am talking about here has been ridiculed to the point that only a few will take seriously the dire importance of what I am here repeating one more time. And I am no one special. Further, I am just as sinful as any of my good readers. Nevertheless, this message and these warnings have to be preached. Kindred messages and warnings have been preached, printed and circulated, throughout the world, for the past two thousand years. And Jesus, who never has his followers blowing up subways or driving trucks into crowds of people, is the Prince of Peace, and the Only Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
And all it takes to have all your sins forgiven and to claim your place in heaven is your surrender and simple, total trust upon Jesus. That is what He called the “Good News.” But take care that the entertaining and informing television/internet don’t totally distract and blind you from your ability to see and receive God’s offer of salvation – which was prepared for the guileless understanding and acceptance of even the simplest child.
Dave Merrick, Davemerrick.us is an internationally known and published artist whose works reach into the greatest diversity of audiences. Known primarily for his astoundingly lifelike portraiture, Merrick’s drawings and paintings grace the walls of an impressive array of well-known corporate and private clientele. Many of his published wildlife pieces have become some of America’s most popular animal imagery.
He has more original work in the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame than any other artist. His wildlife and Southwestern-theme work is distributed internationally through Joan Cawley Galleries of Scottsdale AZ.