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The enemy of our souls would have us subscribe to the mentality of being endlessly busy, and therefore it being excusable to relegate God to a Sunday morning church service, if that. Thus, many in our churches today are powerless Christians and/or Christians in whom faith and fellowship with God is sorely wanting.
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What The Devil Doesn’t Want You To Know – Sunday Thought

March 8, 2020

The problem with outward sinful behavior today, is that it’s dressed up in untruthful names and sugarcoated to make it seem reasonable and therefore acceptable. This means the ugliness of sin is lessened and therein people view disobedience and wickedness as culturally acceptable.

The following may seem harsh for a Sunday Thought, but some truths are better understood without sugary coatings. Saturday morning I was at an industrialized death mill where women go to pay a stranger to kill their child. We no longer can say exclusively unborn child, because there are an increasing number of states promoting the ability to kill a child after he or she is born at full term.

As I spoke with one of the men conducting a prayer vigil in the parking lot against this unspeakable evil, he identified a woman volunteer who ushered pregnant women from their vehicles into the building to have their child killed.

The gentleman called out to the woman: “I’m praying for you Liz.” The woman as quickly as traffic would allow, steered her late model Audi automobile out of the parking lot and sped off in the opposite direction.

I will in no way sugarcoat the reprehensible act of women paying a stranger to kill their child nor will I absolve the man from his sinful complicity. I will not sugarcoat the condemnable wickedness of the “Liz” person acting as an agent of spiritual evil ushering women into the building to have their child killed.

But, here is the point of today’s Sunday Thought. Sin is never nice nor is its outcome one of pleasantry. The brief moment of perceived pleasure that culminated in an unwanted pregnancy carries with it a lifetime of mental anguish if handled improperly. There is nothing that convinces me, that the woman who has her unborn child killed, does not in many instances suffer a lifetime of unspoken secret guilt.

Herein however, lies the love and wonder of God. As I noted; I purposely didn’t soft-soap the gravity of evil related to having one’s child killed, but as grievous and horrible as the act sounds it is forgivable. Do you understand that? The blood of Christ was shed for all manner of sin, not just that sin we assuage to be worthy of forgiveness.

If you are a woman who has accepted the lie of Satan that you had no choice but to punish your unborn child for your indiscretion, God wants to forgive you. The devil does’t want you to know that. He wants you to believe your perceived lack of options made what was done okay. He doesn’t want you to be reminded that the thief on the cross next to Jesus was forgiven. He doesn’t want you to be reminded that King David lied and committed murder to cover-up his adulterous affair; but God forgave him when he confessed his sin. He doesn’t want you reminded that one of the greatest persecutor’s of Christians in history, confessed his sin, accepted Christ’s forgiveness, and was used by God to write nearly all of the New Testament. That man was the Apostle Paul.

The only thing that stands between us, forgiveness and redemption, is whether or not we are willing to say: “Father I have sinned. I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son and that He died for the sins of the world and that includes mine. I ask Jesus to come into my life, forgive me, and help me to repent of my sin. In Jesus name. Amen”

Forgiveness, in reality is easy if we believe in Christ, confess our sin and repent. Living with the guilt of unconfessed, unforgiven sin is what’s difficult. It’s living with the guilt of unconfessed, unforgiven sin that drives us into depression, alcoholism, drugs or worse. But our adversary the devil doesn’t want you and I to know that.

READ: Romans 5:8-11 (KJV)
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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