Summary: We have gotten to a place we even believe our front yards are safe , Havens of solitude… because we control the gates to enter and exit.
A False Sense of Security HHM July 21, 2002
Pastor Jim Parisi
This week’s message is a hard one for me to deliver
It is on a subject that touches me to the core
You say pastor what could move you so.
There is a place in my heart… that this subject just hits at the core of my being
I wanted to come here today and have one of those loving feel good messages ……..you are great
You know the ones that make Goose bumps go up and down your spine.
I was wrestling in the spirit over this message
I asked if I could get a pass this week on it and preach the happy time one this week. When it would be better for me
Then God Spoke ….He spoke to me clear as a bell ringing in a courtyard
He said… “SON MY GOSPEL IS NOT AN EASY ONE
I never said it would be easy to deliver truth to my people
You will not always like what has to be said
It isn’t just for you it’s for my church and its people”
Sometimes it is hard to stand here and deliver this kind of word
So please bear with me through this message because it has grieved my heart so
This week the unimaginable happened Again …to a parent this time in Orange County.
A Little Girl, A child who had its whole life to live ahead of her…
At 5 years old Was taken, Lured from the security of her doorstep
and sacrificed because of the carnal nature of one individual,
The Sinful nature of a Predator.
and, I use the word predator for a reason
This killer … this fiend, stole away the innocence of a Child
He took the posture of sin personified
A position of pure evil
Moreover, it came from deep within his Black Heart
Make no mistake here.. This was well planed out
Mark 7:18-23 Jesus Speaks
….Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?" 20 And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
All this evil comes out of the Heart of Man
I don’t think there is any greater pain then the loss of a Child
The loss of a mate… a parent… a sibling…
None of these compare to the pain of this kind of loss….
We all have to pray for the Spirit of God to minister to this family.
There will be a long healing process
Pray for them Church….pray for these families
Ask the Lord to ease there pain
We from last year after 9 - 11 we have been shaken to the core
All that we once understood is now different
We have gotten to a place we even believe our front yards are safe
Havens of solitude… because we control the gates to enter and exit
You can not tell me different….. or why do we leave our children un-attended in them
No one in there right mind would leave there child un-attended in a place they felt they weren’t safe or this could happen to them
These people and thousands like them do this everyday
They Walk to the counters in a store and lose sight of their child
or as simple as leave them in a shopping cart and walk down an isle to get a product..
Let me tell you church the enemy wants your children and your families
If he can take them, he can stop the move of God
If you cannot hold their hand, or be with them 24 /7
Then hold there safety in prayer
Cover them in prayer day and night ask the Lord to protect there steps
TO keep them from harm
Church we are all someone’s Family natural or not
Our church is a family too. A family of believers
No one got here with out a Mother or father
I am starting to realize that this lure of the enemy can only get worse quickly IF WE LET IT
The devil uses this deception to give us a false sense of security
I’m hear to tell you today that there is only one… you can put your trust in
There is only one …..that is true and proven
There is only one that you can put your life in His hands and not fear the evil entering your home
That is the person of Jesus Christ