Summary: Are you living in the "RIGHT FAMILY?" Are you right? Is everyone right in their own eyes? Today's lifestyles become PRESSURE COOKER living. We need to find joy, hope, peace in the midst of the storms.
CROCK POT? VS THE PRESSURE COOKER?...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Recently, I asked: " ARE YOU LIVING IN THE RIGHT FAMILY?"
Are you always RIGHT? Is everybody living in your house "RIGHT?"
WHO DO YOU BLAME FOR YOUR ANGER?
Hey, you know it is NOT MY FAULT!
I AM NOT WRONG! I AM NOT CORRECTABLE?
I AM NOT SORRY, THEY ARE SORRY...
ARE YOU TEACHABLE --- DO YOU ALREADY KNOW IT ALL?
Psalm 139:23 (NLT) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my
anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along
the path of everlasting life.
A SATANIC CHANGE OF STRATEGY ---
NOW LETS US LOOK AT WHY WE ARE FAILING?
IF THIS DOES NOT WORK--- WE MUST CHANGE
STRATEGY: a careful plan or method of achieving a goal over a period of time.
The skill of making and carrying out plans.
I think Satan and all the demons from had a series of meetings in the late 1950's
as they realized their STRATEDY was failing...
The enemy's plan was simple, mock Christians, throw eggs at those having revivals.
This was COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE AS IT STARTED DRAWING PEOPLE TO THE FIRE.
The SATANIC STRATEDGY CHANGE:
1. Let's join the church --- use hypocrites---
2. UNDER-MINE FAMILY VAULES AND BRING FIGHTING & DIVORCE AS A NORM.
3. Have a sexual revolution --- pornography, VCR tapes, DVD, Cable and Satellite.
4. It is OK to allow people to drift from church to church and follow signs, signings,
meals --- JUST GET THE PEOPLE TO BE UNFAITHFUL.
5. Let's SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS, Sunday School, Sunday night, Wednesday
6. LET'S MAKE SPORTS GOD, AND GET PEOPLE SO BUSY THEY FORGET GOD.
LET'S MAKE A NEW ACCEPTABLE PATTERN...
THE SATANIC PLAN OF THE LAST DAYS WILL ENTER HOMES AND CHURCHES
AS WE ACCEPT DYSFUNCTIONAL AS THE NORM...
NORM: standard of proper/acceptable behavior.
The way we do things... THE PATTERN
Matthew 24:10 (KJV) And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.
Matthew 24:10 (NLT) And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.
THE SATANIC PLAN WAS TO MAKE TIMES HARDER, MORE DIFFICULT...
DO AWAY WITH THE CROCK POT...
Today's LIFE STYLE varies greatly from what life styles were like 25 years ago.
The past had a CROCK POT --- slow simmering development.
Today our life styles RESEMBLE "PRESSURE COOKERS" --- fast, furious, busy
high pressure, hot --- demanding.
Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh
be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Matthew 24:22 (NLT) In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single
person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.
THE PRESSURE COOKER: a special pot that uses high heat, take steam to make
high pressure ---
A SITUATION OR ENVIROMENT THAT IS PUSHED BY EMOTIONS, EXPECTATIONS,
AND EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL PRESSURE.
GOD DESIRES US TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE...
GOD'S PLAN IS FOR US TO THRIVE.
WE NEED: 1. Something to live by---
2. Something to live on---
3. Something to live for--- A PLAN & A PURPOSE...
LET'S GET THE FAMILY SPLINTERED AND FEUDING...
SATAN KNEW THE POWER OF UNITY OF GETTING TWO OR THREE TO AGREE...
THERE IS A SURE WAY TO COUNTER THE POWER OF THE UNITY OF THE FAMILY
AND CHURCH --- GET THEM TO BLAME EACH OTHER AND DIVIDE THEM...
Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any
thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
God the Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit operate in the POWER OF AGREEMENT...
Mis-identify who the real enemy is... Get the husband and wife in strife and war.
Turn the teens against their parents. Turn the church against the preacher.
Matthew 12:25 (KJV) And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself
shall not stand:
Matthew 12:25 (MSG) Jesus confronted their slander. "A judge who gives opposite verdicts
on the same person cancels himself out; a family that's in a constant squabble disintegrates;
Matthew 12:25 (NLT) Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “Any kingdom divided by
civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.
Luke 11:17 (KJV) But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.