Underestimating Demonic Influence In Mass Murder
I can understand the hesitancy of the world and the main stream media to insinuate a spiritual influence as a possible reason for the massacre in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. In these matters they have very little knowledge and even less, a belief in the supernatural. As one who has spent more than 42 years researching and writing about why human beings do what they do, I know that the presence of demonic beings and their influence over vulnerable individuals is a very real phenomenon.
In 1993, I was teaching a Bible study at my home in Northern California. One of the ladies that had been attending for several months, brought a young lady with her on this particular eventing. About halfway through the Bible study I noticed that each time I said the words: “Jesus Christ,” this young woman turned her head quickly to one side and then the other and opened her mouth as if she was snarling. Continue reading “The Real Reason Stephen Paddock Committed The Las Vegas Massacre”
Isaiah 53:5b …The chastisement for our peace was upon Him…
Colossians 1:19-20 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Isaiah speaks of a chastisement that the Messiah will endure from God in order to make peace possible for us. The Bible is clear that all human beings are in a state of enmity with God in their pre-redemptive state. Because of our sins, we are alienated from God and we cannot have fellowship with Him. In order for fellowship to be possible, all of our sins must be taken away. According to Biblical principle, this can only occur when the penalty for our sins has been satisfied. Isaiah’s prophecy describes the Messiah taking the penalty we deserve and bearing the full wrath of God that was directed at us.
Understanding the wrath of God
One of the most misunderstood attributes of God is His wrath against sin. In the Old Testament, we see graphic illustrations of how this wrath is unleashed on sinners without mercy. To many, God’s anger is offensive and cause enough to flee from His presence. We should give careful consideration to why the Lord is angry against sin. God did not purpose human beings for the suffering we have endured for the past six thousand years. It is because sin came into the world that the good and perfect creation of God has been perverted and corrupted. What should be a wonderful and abundant life for all of us has been ruined by the wrongful actions of people who are doing what is right in their own eyes, without regard to the welfare of others.
Sin has prevented all human beings from experiencing the perfect life that God intended. It has caused unimaginable pain and heartache which has plagued our planet since Adam. When the Lord could endure our misery no longer, He allowed Jesus to come to earth and rescue us. In this amazing display of kindness, God allowed His own Son to take the wrath for our sins, so that we would all be spared from all future wrath.
Continue reading “Reconciling the Love of God and the Wrath of God”
Luke 19:41-42 Now as Jesus drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.”
How does the Lord feel when countless numbers of human souls depart this earth without the covering of His sacrifice and find themselves in the torments of hell? How does the Lord feel after He has done everything that He could do to prevent the loss of a single eternal spirit, and they are lost because they were unwilling to be saved? Continue reading “The Suffering of God at Man's Unwillingness to be Saved”