Remember that quote? It’s from the movie Tombstone starring Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp. He spoke those words to the Clanton gang as they prepared for the showdown at the OK Corral. Good guys against the bad guys.
And so it goes the same today. Good vs. Evil.
This world today is an evil place. The powerful forces of darkness are raging with vile anger from every corner. We are in spiritual warfare as such I have never seen in my lifetime and I’ve lived a lot of years.
Today, I read that witches and practitioners of the occult have banded together across the globe to cast evil spells upon our president, his family and his administration. So many Christians are laughing it off, never realizing how foolish they are in their scoffing about the powers of darkness. Satan is real and he is strong. You can read more about this wicked initiative at this link: Witches Gather to Cast Spell On President Trump
At a town hall meeting in Metairie, Louisiana this week, an angry mob broke out yelling and screaming. Their hatred and ire toward a chaplain and an opening prayer manifested into a mob scene. “Mere moments into Louisiana State Chaplain Michael Sprague’s prayer, constituents began shouting the chaplain down — calling out “pray on your own time” and “let’s get on with it” — as a group in the back began chanting “separation of church and state.” Audience Reaction to Opening Prayer.
I was simply aghast at the sea of women adorned in their “pink pussy hats” marching in Washington and cities throughout the nation after the inauguration of President Trump. The hatred, profanity, and vitriol against all things Godly, proudly proclaiming that they are “nasty women.” Their contempt for Christian values was palpable as they spewed their venomous speech.
A Christian florist who refused to work a gay wedding was fined and is poised to lose everything she has worked for because of her religious beliefs. (link to story) and yet Ellen DeGeneres can uninvite gospel singer Kim Burrell because of her religious beliefs and she is praised by the media and applauded by thousands.(link to story). The double standard against Christians is appalling. While we are branded with every vile name under the sun those who stand against us are heralded as heroes.
What we see with our naked eye is so wicked but what is unseen is even more violent and corrupt than we could ever imagine. We are in a very real spiritual war. “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.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Don’t think for one moment that it is going to get better for Christians. Jesus told us that the world would hate us. “If the world hate you, remember that it hated me first.” John 15:18.
The words from the Tombstone movie are eerily prophetic, Satan isn’t coming, he’s already here and he has brought his whole demonic army with him.
In years past, Christians were prayerful, they studied the Word of God and they were uncompromising in their faith. They stood together against evil and the hedge was high and strong around this nation and around the family unit.
Today, Christians are not only lukewarm, they have grown cold to the true gospel of Jesus Christ, preferring the sinless hyper-grace, relevant, seeker-friendly, prosperity, emerging, and whatever else you can name the trendy new anything goes religious movements. They have cast aside the real Jesus for a false image of a buddy, a pal, a sugar-daddy – of which He is none.
On the final day of judgment, it is not a trial. All the screaming obscenities will be silenced, the vile hats will be torn off, the demonic spells and incantations will cease, the marching feet with be stopped and all the world will stand in silence before the Judge of All Mankind and He will read the final sentence as we are told in Revelation 21:5-8:
5. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6. He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
7. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
8. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
This is not a game, my friend, and God does not play. If you are a Christian, abiding in the Word of God and maintaining your prayer life, stay strong, our God is true to His Word.
If you can see the wickedness of this world and yet have never turned your life over to Jesus Christ and you want to know Him and how you can escape the second death of eternal damnation, I encourage you to read The Plan of Salvation. The choice is entirely up to you.
I pray you make a wise choice.
If I don’t meet you again here, I hope to meet you over there!