K.S. Rajan (17 Jan 2012)

A Falling World
By Timothy Horner
How is it that a world given everything can work so hard toward losing it all? That may sound like a strange question but that is exactly what’s happening in many Countries, States and Cities all over the world today. When God created this earth, he created it perfectly and with such beauty in all the lands, trees, flowers, sky, waters and even with people and animals of the Earth. In Genesis 1:26-27 God says ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them’. So again, we were made perfect and given everything and yet too many people refuse to recognize this truth and mankind has worked for over six thousand years to conform to this world in the way man desires rather than to please God who created us.
Satan is the prince of the earth and his job is to corrupt mankind and turn them away from God. Believe it or not, we can control Satan to some degree if not completely if we simply accept Jesus Christ as our savior and live our lives to please Him according to His word. There is such power in the name of Jesus and in His Blood for us to use as our defense against evil. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Now what does it mean to resist? It does not mean to compromise, it simply means acknowledge the temptations of the devil and refuse it in the name of Jesus. As a Christian you can tell that devil ‘get thee under my feet in the name of Jesus’ or ‘Satan, I bind you and reject you now in the name of Jesus’. There are various ways to fight evil but use the name of Jesus to do it. Examples: a) a co-worker invites you to a strip bar to celebrate a promotion, you know that it’s wrong so your answer should be ‘No’ or suggest to celebrate at a restaurant over dinner. Satan will try to put in your mind ‘go for it, you deserve it’ or others things to get you to do what’s wrong b) A boss talks down to you or denies a request, Satan will put hate in your mind trying to get you to curse your boss or even get revenge somehow, instead you should pray about the situation and pray for your boss. These are just a couple of many ways the devil will try to get us to do wrong in hope that we will disobey God or even fall away from our relationship with God and His Son Jesus Christ. The more we pray, read the bible and resist evil, the easier it will become to reject his temptations and walk in joy with the Lord.
To get back on track with ‘A Falling World’ the standards and morals are almost unseen. Television commercials and shows every day is a clear indication of the moral decay of this world with such things as sex-related products, Viagra, condoms, under garments and sexual clothing appeal for adults and even children, homosexual acceptance in our communities, Schools, Churches, Families, etc. Homosexuality itself is not wrong, it’s the act which is wrong against God and it is our job if given the opportunity to guide that individual into Church or biblical conversations or hints so that the Holy Spirit can do the rest in dealing with the heart and mind, ultimately leading that individual to Christ. You can also see the media channels advertising daily the distress and complexity across the world of things like Hurricanes, Tsunami’s, earthquakes, mudslides, plane crashes, lone shooters killing in Schools, Churches, Grocery stores, homes, etc. rape, murder, war, rumors of war, nuclear weapons, drug and human trafficking and many more not mentioned. You would have to be both deaf and blind to not know how far we have fallen away from God or any descent type of morals and standards. All this will just continue to get worse as we move closer and closer to the return of Christ, time is literally running out and if you are not serving the Lord yet, the time to do so is now. The bible says we will not know the day or hour of the Rapture (Return of Christ to bring Christians home to Heaven) however; the bible does give us signs to look for to know it is near and these signs are all around us. May God truly bless you and may the Holy Spirit work in your life to draw you or others around you near to our Lord and Savior!