Tuesday, October 25, 2016

God describes a Retrobate Culture and it's Scary

Genesis 6:11-12 Amp
The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power). And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.

1 John 2:16 Amp
 All that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

1 Peter 4:3-4 Amp
The time that is past already suffices for doing what the Gentiles like to do—living [as you have done] in shameless, insolent wantonness, in lustful desires, drunkenness, reveling, drinking bouts and abominable, lawless idolatries. They are astonished and think it very queer that you do not now run hand in hand with them in the same excesses of dissipation, and they abuse [you].

God does in fact speak against the drift of the world from justice and peace in HIM.  He is not about to reward those who justify themselves in these circumstances. 

You know what he did in Genesis in Noah's day.  He will not again flood the world, but he is aware.  You don't have to BEG for GOD to see all this mess.  He sees it.  He is well aware.  He also deals with it on an individual basis, on a cultural basis, on a national basis.  When a person or a people lose their way and become like this, what makes anyone think Father loves them so little that he would do NOTHING.  He disciplines in his love.  Sometimes that's a time out.  Sometimes it's the withholding of a blessing.  Just like an earthly father would do.  How much MORE... don't presume on the blessing of God and live like the three descriptions above.

Reflect on how this description fits the world we accept as normal and then wonder why the hand of God has been withheld in blessing and yet the devils hate you for not being just like them.

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