Topic: The Vanities Of Fleshly Pleasure
As a Christian, it is not a sin to have money but it is a sin to allow money to have you.
SCRIPTURE: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. Matthew 24:38
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls in hell fire.
Earlier, we established that existence in pleasure is a sign of the end time. In the end time, people will exist just for fleshly pleasure. We already highlighted some manifestations of existence in fleshly pleasure as signs of the end time in our previous study.
Today, we shall explore more dimensions of the vanity of fleshly pleasure.
Sometime ago, a young man, under the influence of alcohol, sat at an alcoholic joint and began to boast about how he kidnapped someone. That was how he was picked by the police. The question is: what did he use the ransom he was paid for kidnapping people for? He obviously used it to drink alcohol. God will deliver our generation from the trap of carnal pleasure.
As a Christian, it is not a sin to have money but it is a sin to allow money to have you. God is not against you possessing money but never come to a point where you are possessed by money. Many people troop to hell because they are possessed by money.
One reason why many Americans, Europeans and people from other civilized parts of the world hardly believe in God is that everything is made easy for them. For example, if they are sick, there is medical insurance available to them. Young ladies prefer to give birth to children outside wedlock because the government welfare will take care of both them and their children. To them, it is better to have children outside marriage than having children in a legal marital union. So, the system encourages such kind of wayward and immoral lifestyle. Everything that satisfies their carnal and fleshly pleasure is available to them, so there is hardly a place for God in their lives. In the end time, the devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls.
Today, there is a rat race of who buys the latest thing in town – who drives the latest car, who builds the latest house, etc. All these are for self-pleasure. They are signs of the end time.
These days, people experiment with all manner of things. They mix cocaine with other addictive substances and drink; man sleeping with another man; woman sleeping with her fellow woman; human beings sleeping with animals; adults sleeping with children and babies, and all manner of evil being perpetrated in our generation. It is a sign of the end time. I believe the Lord will cause us to escape the destructive pleasure of the end time in Jesus’ Name.
Beloved, make up your mind not to take part in the destructive pleasures of this world.
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Remember this: In the end time, the devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls in hell fire.
Don’t allow money and the things of this world to possess you.
Make up your mind not to allow anything take the place of God in your life.
Be determined to serve God with all diligence.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to follow You diligently. Deliver me from the fleshly and harmful pleasures of this world Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world, you must first conquer yourself. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 7-9
AMAZING FACT: Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching the baby in their wings as it drops.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to escape the trap of the pleasures of this life is released for you in Jesus’ Name.