Salvation is a wonderful experience! It surpasses any experience known to all of mankind. When a person gets born again they have a new way of thinking. They now have a desire to please God. As the apostle Paul stated: all of the old things have passed away and behold all things are new….and this is the part I love: and ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD!!! Beloved we are so far from being like that devilish old person that we used to be it is insane to be afraid of returning. The Bible says, in truth, that perfect love casts out all fear. Because fear has torment. People who are afraid are being tormented by fear. But we have not been given the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
With that being said, there is something that I would like to get off of my chest if I may. I pose a question to you Brethren. Are we really supposed to let the devil have our children? Are we supposed to let the devil run rampant in our schools? Are we supposed to just sit back and watch as the devil soul-wins people by means of twitter, facebook, and such social networking? Are we supposed to just let him conquer this realm as if we don’t have any power to persuade people by using such means. Don’t get me wrong I am in no way advocating or pushing for a more political stance. I do no such thing. I am however violently against legislating righteousness and saying that these things (twitter and facebook) are only being used to glorify the devil. Really? I remember one Brother who uses facebook (forgive him please he knows not what he does:) all of his posts are used to edify the Brethren and it would really be a shame if he decided to quit posting that because of fear of condemnation. Dare I say it: FACEBOOK and TWITTER ARE BEING USED FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!!!
You see people use hammers to build huge edifices and structures that house multiple people. I am talking about shelter that keeps people out of the rain and the elements that come about in life. But the same hammer that beats the nail….can beat someone’s brains in and kill them. So I ask you. Should we outlaw hammers? Should we take the hammer to court and judge it guilty for being the instrument used to murder who knows how many people? Was it the hammer’s fault or the person who used the hammer? Wasn’t it all in the using thereof? Absolutely!!! The Bible has been used to lead countless thousands astray by WRONG USE and yet that is not going to stop real Christians from preaching it and believing it and publishing it with RIGHT USE. Somebody say AMEN. It is all in the USING thereof. Facebook has been used destructively and so has Twitter. But it also has been used constructively. There is bad news everywhere in this world and these people need to see and hear something good. The Bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variableness or shadow of turning. If they are going to read something let it be something that the CHRISTIAN posts and not some sinner trying to lead them down the road to destruction. Shall we take away this instrument because it has been used to destroy? No. Instead let us use these instruments to destroy the works of the devil by manifesting God right on the computer screen.
I want to share this last bit of information with you: The children of Israel were in the wilderness and there were only two men from the Egyptian generation that got to go in to the promised land. Do you remember why that is? Because they did not have the I-wish-I-was-back-in-Egypt mentality. They had a fresh vision of what God could do and was not afraid of the challenge that lied before them. They did not have the wilderness mentality that is why they COULD NOT die there. These men had a totally different view of the people in THEIR PROMISED LAND than the others and that is why they entered and the others…just…..died!! Remember what the God of Heaven said: I sware in my wrath they SHALL NOT ENTER INTO MY REST. So now you say…but what does that have to do with me using Facebook and Twitter. EVERYTHING!!! If you don’t change your OLD mindset… And your OLD mentality of I just want things to be nice and comfortable…. And your OLD lifestyle of never changing with the Spirit of the Lord because it puts up too much of a challenge…. And your OLD habit of being afraid someone is going to see you fail….where is the room for growth? We can NOT be afraid to succeed or to fail. Success is failure turned inside out!!! So step into the shoes of JOSHUA (JESUS IN THE GREEK) and let’s boldly go where God’s enemies are afraid to go. And may the GOD OF HEAVEN PROSPER US!!!