Evil Hearts - Here's Some Indicators For Ya. Watch And Pray.
Evil hearts...evil people are experts at creating confusion and contention.
Ask yourself.. What side has been out payin' for that kinda stuff to happen with loud street riots and cheating? We can wisely show love to all people, and pray for all too. Pray for leaders and so called leaders on both sides -- on all sides. There appears to be some evil people in both parties here where I live.
Evil hearts...I mean evil people with that kind of heart condition -- they crave evil stuff, and demand gobs and seek to control others. Their highest authority here is their own self-reverence. Not submitting short of sin.. to direct Authority (the one flawless God) or to flawed delegated authorities -- mere human authorities (i.e., parents and teachers for kids, or police and the nation's leader).
Proud in a bad way, not humble in a good way. They reject feedback, tactful rebukes or good correction, real accountability, and make up their own rules to live by. Rebels against authority. They use Scripture to their own advantage but ignore and reject passages that might require self-correction and repentance. (Romans 2:8; Psalms 10; 36:1–4; 50:16–22; 54:5,6; 73:6–9; Proverbs 21:24; Jude 1:8–16).
Evil hearts play on the sympathies of good-willed people, they manipulate, selfishly exploit, deceive, yup often trumping the grace card.
They demand mercy but give none of that out themselves. They demand warmth, forgiveness, money and intimacy from those they have harmed with no empathy for the pain they have caused and no real intention of making amends or working hard to rebuild broken trust. Have you been watching what has been happening to German women, to the elderly and to little children in Europe lately? (Go see Proverbs 21:10; 1 Peter 2:16; Jude 1:4 in the Bible).
Evil people with hearts whack-by-personal-choice refuse to repent (to U-turn to God away from pet-sins), so they have no conscience–via suborn willfulness it gets seared-like, and they have no more remorse inside.
They do not struggle against sin or evil, not against the world’s system or their old fleshly nature—they delight in the works of the flesh, in sin, in destruction—all the while puffed up, masquerading as someone of noble character. (Proverbs 2:14–15; 10:23; 12:10; 21:27,29; Isaiah 32:6; Romans 1:30; 2 Corinthians 11:13–15).
“Love.. always protects” the people from evil people and the harm they bring. There is a time to confront the evil person head on, Christian. First, check yourself out – don’t act all self-righteousness. I don’t mean do the work of police if you aren’t one, or fail to call them when a crime happens (I know pastors who fail and act as police – it’s wrong). But you must name evil for what it is – sin to be abandoned.
I’d rather be Christ-focused praising Him, but also aware. That’s why I read the Good News and then some bad world news. I really don’t want to be devil-focused at all..as many choose to live.. or to have any extended conversations with this fallen-angel-loser, but this morning I was thinking about eight of the satanic attacks we often see as well as the Bible verses that address these:
1.) Relational conflict – relationships all messed up. The devil loves to help make that happen.
2.) Sex outside of marriage (Basic: I mean a male husband with female wife). The devil is a religious sort of perv. It’s wrong.. says God. Sure, the Bible tells us this for our own good. We're all sinners with huge value, and yet He loves us all the same. Simple – repent and believe in Jesus. You know what I am talking about – Fornication, Adultery. Also been seeing countless rapes on kids and women in Europe for way too long.
3.) Mr. Lu-Cifer and his dweebs (fallen angels) want you to live as a rebel. I don’t mean rebelling against the pressure to do what is wrong here.
4.) Satan and his team also want a wrong sort of competitive spirit in you, Christian – I mean rivalries with other believers.
5.) He also wants you to live with jealousy, envy, deceit and then act on that weirdness.
6.) Demons want you to worry gobs (to be filled with destructive anxieties).
7.) They want you to be all about apostasy, bailing out on God completely –walking away cuz you’re done. Hey, keep fighting the good fight of faith in Christ – put on the full armor of God regardless of the trials or troubles you’ve been experiencing. Do you have spiritual opposition today? Stand firm in the faith. Guard your trust in Christ cuz He is still so trustworthy. Always has been. Facebook.com/shareJesus
Accomplish more in life by doin' less. Do more edifying things, and less of the other. Let's sow to the Spirit and not sow to the fleshly nature or to this world's system -- you know what I mean. How do you and I overcome evil with good? Check out what the Bible says. Submit to God, and resist evil. Paul said in..
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, …