Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fully set to do evil

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil. - Ecc. 8:11

It is true of all sinners in general, and particularly of wicked rulers, that, because sentence against their evil works is not executed speedily, they think it will never be executed, and therefore they set the law at defiance and their hearts are full in them to do evil; they venture to do so much the more mischief, fetch a greater compass in their wicked designs, and are secure and fearless in it, and commit iniquity with a high hand. Observe, 
(1.) Sentence is passed against evil works and evil workers by the righteous Judge of heaven and earth, even against the evil works of princes and great men, as well as of inferior persons. 
(2.) The execution of this sentence is often delayed a great while, and the sinner goes on, not only unpunished, but prosperous and successful.
 (3.) Impunity hardens sinners in impiety, and the patience of God is shamefully abused by many who, instead of being led by it to repentance, are confirmed by it in their impenitence. 
(4.) Sinners herein deceive themselves, for, though the sentence be not executed speedily, it will be executed the more severely at last. Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely, and wrath is in the mean time treasured up against the day of wrath. - Matthew Henry

'They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways.  What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?'  Job 21:14-15  America is ripe for judgment


Susan said...

Hi Lyn,

I believe earthly laws are very similar (often the same) as the OT laws, and are meant to keep sin in restraints, but as we see, the restrainer (what restrains is the law, but also can be seen as the Holy Spirit, I see both being true in this case) is being removed, and it is judgment upon those who want to continue in sin because now their wickedness can go on unchecked to their own disintegration and demise. Also, it will be worse and worse for those who love the truth and the light because the darkness hates the light, and persecution will inevitably increase. I'm praying for us to be strengthened in the strength and power of the Lord to withstand all that the devil will throw at us.

lyn said...

I am praying right along with you Susan, we both know it's going to get worse, and very quickly. Let us be like Daniel, - Dan 10:19 'And he said, "O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage." And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me." Let us look to our God for the strength we need to stand firm, stay strong, and no waver.

lyn said...

You may want to check out this link concerning the increased demonic possession in our world -

Susan said...

Wow Lyn that dovetails with what I saw yesterday about Kundalini Spirit in Andrew Strom video I posted this morning. :( I sent the link you sent me to my daughter in California, for her to watch with her teenaged sons, my grandsons, these times are truly getting more and more terrible. The secular world doesn't know what to do with this stuff, so they will clamp down with more police presence to try to control everything and everyone, and people without Jesus seeing the stuff that is coming out of "church" will only be confirmed in their atheism or "agnosticism". Terrible.

lyn said...

What many don't get either is this - drug addiction is rampant in this nation, using drugs and demonic activity go hand in hand. Revelation 9:21 speaks of sinners not repenting of their sorceries, which means- medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.

So, we can see, from that definition, that drugs, magic, and witchcraft all tie in together. These are frightening times for unbelievers.