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Terror Camp

October 4

“Be not afraid of sudden fear ... For the LORD shall be thy confidence"  Proverbs 3:25-26

"... only ONE has exited the lab of our death to prove HIS success." 

 

It is not hyperbole to suggest that Satan runs this present earth as his training camp for terror.  "... the whole world lieth in wickedness."  Believe it or not, his target is not the general population of the planet; for each of us, like it or not, are born into his family.  The Bible makes it clear that the genes of our Genesis are tainted with the deadly virus of sin, and this theme plays out consistent and true, throughout the entire 66 books of the Canon.  The blood of JESUS is not simply the only known cure of that which plagues us ... it is the only cure, period!  Fools over the eons, have marketed their generic, over the counter brands of religion in the futile attempt to heal our canker of rebellion; but only ONE has exited the lab of our death to prove HIS success.  With one visit by faith, to the Clinic of CHRIST, the anti-sin of HIS precious blood cures what ails ya ... Hallelujah! 

"And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."  No, it is not the dead in sin which Satan is after, but rather the saints of the MOST HIGH, which draw his ire.  "Ye are of GOD, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is HE that is in you, than he that is in the world."  There is both an obvious and insidious insurgency directed at the Church to undermine her integrity, and overthrow her authority.  There have been the "tares" of infiltration since our inception, which seek to weaken and erode our influence to dispense the cure of HIS doctrine, entrusted to, and commanded of us.  The Devil, and the imps of his revolt against GOD, are indeed a terrible thing; but they need not terrorize the Christian. 

"Whosoever shall confess that JESUS is the SON OF GOD, GOD dwelleth in him, and he in GOD ... Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as HE is, so are we in this world.  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."  JESUS spoke of HIS foe when HE was among us, and pronounced him as defeated: "... the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in ME."  Perhaps a revival of discernment and boldness might arise in our generation, if we redirected our fears, and ceased to cower in the Churches of our corner. 

"Sanctify the LORD of hosts HIMSELF; and let HIM be your fear, and let HIM be your dread."


For Love of Country
 Thomas Jefferson  (1743-1826)
(3rd President of the United States)
"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."

(from a letter to Justice William Johnson on the meaning of the Constitution)

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