Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the LORD. Jeremiah 8:12 (NIV)
Well, after a bout with viral pneumonia and needing the time to be in complete lockdown resting and recuperating, I have to first thank God for my healing and recovery and also express my heartfelt gratitude to those who prayed for me and continues to do so. Thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.
While I was not able to spend time doing the things I enjoy doing like, attending church, volunteering and writing, the time having to lay back quietly and take in some of the things that were making headlines, whether good or bad, indeed caught my eyes and bristle at my thinking.
And do you know that the two news stories that for me wasn’t surprising but does fit into the scheme of things today in this country dealt with the Cosmopolitan Magazine cover with the Kardashian-Jenner Family (minus Rob) as America’s First Family and the Forty Pastors (among the group are some identified as prosperity evangelicals) who met secretly behind close doors with candidate Donald Trump.
Whether one wants to admit it or not, reality celebrities and prosperity preachers can be considered kindred spirits. They seek fame, money and power. Maybe not in the same order but they definitely are led by the same dark spirit.
If you look behind the production of reality shows you will usually find the producers so far-removed from what they are selling to the public. But these producers such as Andy Cohen and Ryan Seacrest are agents that manipulates false images that go against the will of God.
Ditto as it relates to prosperity preachers.
With the headlines of tragedy of school shootings, natural disasters, wars and refugees being denied entry into another country for safety, I think we need to look to God to begin to push out these manufactured shallow and hollow idols that are produced by man.
Thank the Lord that there are many of us produced by God.
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2015 The Year of Our Lord