David G. Rose
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by David G. Rose
War! This word may remind you of Ukraine, Russia, Myanmar, or the cartel drug wars in Mexico. Thousands of lives have been lost to these futile wars. May the Lord bring peace to our troubled world.
But there is another insidious war that is not fought with bullets and bombs. It is Satan’s battle for control over our minds. He desires to own our thoughts and to confuse our decisions. The Devil uses many wicked devices to achieve his goal of dominance in our lives.
As an example, state governments that promote parimutuel betting and other forms of gambling, often meet strong opposition from local churches. Years ago, the dog racing business was very popular, but not anymore.
The cruel sport of dog racing provides a sad but potent illustration for Christians today. The canine is trained to chase a fake rabbit around a track. Running in circles, they pursue an fake rabbit that is controlled by someone that oversees the race. The dogs exert much effort in a vain attempt to catch the rabbit, never realizing that the trick is on them.
Many of the current cultural issues that dominate the angst of Christians, can be compared to that fake rabbit. Abortion, pornography, chemical dependency, gambling, crime, domestic violence, terrorism, and much more, are horrible. We must do all we can to obliterate these evils of society. Christians should pray, march, speak out, and take every action available to stop these sins of society.
But know this, these “fake rabbits” are being controlled by a diabolical mind that needs to be exposed. While teaching on the works of Satan, Paul states in Ephesians 6:12 KJV, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Do not fool yourself. There is a Devil, and he is on the prowl. He controls the “fake rabbits” that we rightly chase. Our fight against Satan is greater than overturning unethical laws and picketing evil institutions. The “rights” so many confused people are fighting for, are often tricks of Satan created to capture the minds and hearts of sinful humans who try to find wholeness outside of relationship with Christ.
Our real enemy is the Devil. The actual battlefield is in our minds and hearts. The battle is called spiritual warfare. Today, at this very moment, every human soul is in a battle between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan.
Question: Are you a prisoner of the kingdom of Satan or a free soul in Christ? And if you are living the life of deliverance, are you entertaining the call of Satan or the Call of God?
Remember, it was to the Church that Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
As you chase “fake rabbits,” and do not be tricked by the lies and deceptions of the Devil. Instead, pursue having the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
Next week: Winning the battle.
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DRM - David Rose Ministries
NAIWE - National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
AG - Assemblies of God
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FBCHC - FT. Bend County Historical Commission
XP - Xulon Press
FBHA - Fort Bend History Association
JPT - Jerusalem Prayer Team
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Tuesday - February 7, 2023
The narrow gate
Matthew 7:12-17 NLT - “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.
Prayer: Dear Lord - Blessed be your wonderful name. The scripture today reminds me that you are practical, loving, and righteous. Help me to trust and obey. In the name of Jesus I pray.
by David G. Rose
The Apostle John is providing comfort and encouragement to the Church as we enter the Last Days. He states in 1 John 3:2 KJV – “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
John confirms that those who know Christ as Savior, have become sons of God. This was a clear teaching of the early Church. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12 ESV).
He goes on to say that we have not seen, nor can we even imagine, the glorious excellence and manifested splendor that awaits us when Christ returns. We do know that we shall be raised to be like Jesus (Romans 6:5).
This miracle will occur when Christ shall appear in all of His majesty and brilliance. The actual Second Coming of Christ will confound every imagination and assumption. And then, we shall be like Him! Our vile bodies of humiliation will suddenly be changed into an eternal body that will radiate the glory of God! Oh, what a day that will be!
Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Guest columnist: My only brother Rev. Douglas R. Rose is a published author, composer, pastor, evangelist, and husband to Dolly since 1966. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: John 3:16—“For God so loved the world that He gave…”
THE GREAT LOVE OF GOD
“The Good old Days” are often more fun to remember than relive.
Example—in the 1950’s our home was greatly underprivileged---we had no television!! My brother David and I had to stroll down the block to our neighbor’s if we wanted to watch Saturday morning cartoons.
When summer vacation arrived, our hot Texas afternoons left us up to our own devices to stay cool (no air conditioning). That’s when we discovered how to make home-made snow cones.
The problem is, it involved smuggling Mom’s best towels and sneaking out the back door with a tray of frozen ice.
Since the ice cubes were not crushed, we invented a way to rectify that with our Dad’s hammer. All went well until Mom discovered the ragged holes in her precious towels.
“Boys, what’s been going on here?” she quizzed.
Well, the “fat hit the fan” and we were banned from taking towels outside again.
But here’s where we learned about the “great love of God”. Did Mom spank us—no. Did she get angry and read us the riot act---no.
She went one step further. She took her precious ‘Green stamps” she was saving, and came back from the Redemption center with a new hand-held ice crusher.
That’s the day we learned that Mom’s love for us outweighed anything else she possessed. She laid aside her own desires in favor of ours.
In other words” Greater love hath no man than this, than he lay down his life for his friends.” Christ was her example, and now ours too.
Now, 80 years later, and I still remember her unselfish act of love. Mother is now in heaven, and I plan to meet her there soon.
PRAYER—Thanks Lord that your great love is from everlasting to everlasting.”
2023 by DRR
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
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