Monday, November 30, 2009


Dusty Idea for this blog is people use to think about WWJD, of course What Would Jesus Do? Now I think its very much the opposite. Whether people are aware or not, the world has always asked itself, WWsD or What Would satan Do? It is often a sobering thought to think of the lengths that satan will go to see that your soul winds up with him in Hell.

What would I do if I wanted to turn the people that God's only Son died for away from Him. First thing we have to realize is that worldly people don't have to be targeted. People that have never obeyed Christ or God aren't on satan's list of humans to manipulate. He doesn't need to and there's no point, they're already lost and thats the whole goal. If you are in this group of people that never darken the door where a Church meets, satan isn't after you he already has you. He has already defeated you without having to fire a shot, because you wouldn't enter the battle with the Lord. Lucifer no doubt spends his time working on Christians, individually and in groups.

So the question remains, "What Would satan Do?", or from this point on WWsD.

Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eyes, and the Pride of life. All sins fall in these categories. If I were him I would start in on the young right away and as soon as possible on not just one but all three of these tempations. I would make pleasurable ways for children to see the kinds of things I would want them to be learning. I would help tv programs get into homes and attack the children first. I would make sure that programs which promote witchcraft, astrology, New Age Philosophies and Gaia worship (mother earth) were seen in the home as comedies and cartoons.

I think satan would be constantly trying to change the truth of the gospel into a lie. He would constantly be wanting us to debate amongst ourselves. This lends itself to constantly overthinking a subject. The Bible isn't real complicated. You won't need letters in front of or behind your name to understand the scriptures. Check out our institutions of "Higher" learning these days. For the most part satan reigns through humanism in these places.

WWsD? He'd try to turn the family of God on this earth against each other, cause strife and split up the Church whenever possible. We know that satan has a foothold in Jesus' Church because we see it happening from time to time.

If we can ever get the dusty idea back that we're insignificant, created beings with a life that started from the breathe of life that God breathed into Adam. There's nothing that exists without God's will, his life force or his creative powers. If that sounds like I'm giving him all the glory and praise for doing everything for us, I am. You should be too.

WWsD? He would urge people to loose that wimpy humbleness that God asks for. Be a man or woman, stand up for what you want to do, its your life anyway. Ever heard that before? Satan's doing a pretty bangup job right now.

WWsD? In general he would try to get Christians to be more worldly and tell us we need to conform to worldly views to be able to convert people to Jesus. We don't need to compromise on Jesus. Christians are becoming too worldly.

WWsD? If I were satan I would constantly remind all Christians of their past failures and faults and let them know that they're flawed and why bother.

Why bother? Because eternity is too long to just quit when you're already on the winning side.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Unexpected Statements

Luke 4:21 - And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." (ESV)

Our Lord Jesus Christ was in his home town at the local religious gathering. An occurrance is about to happen that so very few will ever be able to know. Jesus is announcing that he is here and that with their ears they are hearing the fulfillment of a prophecy that Isaiah wrote down around ca. 740 b.c. Since Jesus was reading about 30 a.d. it had to be around 770 years the Jewish people had been reading over this and wondering about its fulfillment. An analogy would be if someone we had known in our small town came up and said I have just fulfilled a prophecy made by a famous man in 1279 a.d. Surely this was an unexpected statement from Jesus.

Luke 10:23-24 - And he turned unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. (ESV)

Unexpected statement from Jesus to his disciples. They live in a special time and in a special place, and many people from both sides of history would love to have been in their shoes.

John 8:58 - Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I Am." (ESV)

Shock and awe statement from Jesus right here to the Jews, in answer of a rather one sided debate he was having with them.

Matt. 25:10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. (ESV)

Powerful warning here about the coming of Jesus. Those ready will get to enter in and those not ready, even if they know him as in vs. 11, will not be able to enter in. When Jesus shuts a door its closed forever.

James 1:26 - If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. (ESV)

Impact statement about one of the smallest members of our body. Unexpected statement to me because of the amount of weight placed on this smallest member.

John 11:43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out."(ESV)

I can see the scene now. Jesus standing in front of the tomb with a group of people around, looking up to heaven and thanking God for hearing him and then raising his voice, which whether meaning to or not draws emphasis to the act. He commands Lazarus to come out. The act of being loud and then the dead rising from the grave made for a scene we'll not get to see until the judgement. Definitely an "awe" moment.

I guess the point of pointing out a few of these type of scriptures in the Bible helps us to realize just what things Jesus did, and its not just a fable or fairy tale.