TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God speaks of a day when offense will increase, but that day is not for you! Forgiveness trumps offense. Think about who you need to forgive and start down that road today. Don’t let offenses destroy you.
I believe America is the greatest nation the world has ever seen. That’s why it’s so hard to watch the moral decay of the last eight years. In my opinion, we have replaced truth with drama and our once great society has been replaced by the mob.
The mob doesn’t care who is right or wrong. To the mob, all that matters is who has the biggest bandwagon, the most popular celebrities, or the loudest mouthpieces in the “lame stream” media. This is a demonic spirit you need to recognize and make certain you don’t partner with.
You see, the mob is a cruel master. The mob must be entertained. There is no reasoning with the mob. It turns on itself time and time again, wreaking havoc on all in its path, and to what end? Justice? The mob doesn’t care about justice, only about destruction.
Like a swarm of locusts, the mob will consume and destroy at its pleasure until there is nothing left. Its primary target? Jesus. The Bible. God. You. Me.
The Bible warns of a day when good would be called evil and evil good. Thanks to technology, you and I have the ability to be offended 24/7. Being offended is easy and it often feels good. Heck, being offended is addictive, just look at the mob!
Easily offended? Find yourself jumping on the bandwagon of politics, social agendas or just pointing out the sins of others? God has something to say about that.
Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! – Matthew 18:7
We could be offended all day every day, but that would turn us into angry hate mongers. Don’t comment on that Facebook post or forward that email. Put down your picket signs and petitions. Why? Because it’s the devil’s distraction. It keeps you from focusing on the only thing that matters: bringing people to Jesus in these last days.
So stay out of the mob. Rebuke the collective. Get off that bandwagon. Testify to God’s goodness and saving grace. The days are short so don’t lose focus!
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO DROP THE DISTRACTIONS. FOCUS ON FINDING THE LOST AND OFFERING THEM JESUS.
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