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Summary: HISTORICALLY GOD IS TOUCHED BY PRAYER AND FASTING. GOD IS CALLING FOR HIS SPIRITUAL REMNANT TO LEAVE THE PLAYGROUND AND MOVE TO THE PRAYERGROUND.

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DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC?

PLAYGROUND OR PRAYERGROUND? TOYS OR TOOLS?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

HISTORICALLY GOD IS TOUCHED BY PRAYER AND FASTING. GOD IS CALLING FOR HIS SPIRITUAL REMNANT

TO LEAVE THE PLAYGROUND AND MOVE TO THE PRAYGROUND.

TEXT:

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame,

WHO MIND EARTHLY THINGS.

2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be LOVERS of their own selves, 4: LOVERS of PLEASURES more than LOVERS of God!

John 6:60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this, said THIS IS A HARD SAYING: WHO CAN

HEAR IT?

61. When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples MURMURED at it, He said unto them, DOTH THIS OFFEND YOU?

66. From that time many of His disciples WENT BACK, and WALKED NO MORE WITH HIM.

67. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY?

How very sad these text verses are?

These people that found Jesus’ teaching hard and difficult, had been there in the good times.

Many of these walking away had eaten fish and bread. They had seen miracles! They had seen sick people healed.

They had seen the demonic delivered. They had heard the voice of the Son of God teach and deliver lessons of great wisdom. They walked with Jesus, they had talked with Jesus, but suddenly there come a season of testing, the easy is gone, the words and the road get hard, and the crowd splits, GONE, ... WHY leave Jesus?

They were looking for an easy down hill road with free cheese and miracle shows to please them.

TODAY WE WANT TO PLAY AT WORK, WORK AT PLAY,

There is a cry today for the pulpits to preach us happy, entertain us, tickle our funny bones,

Can you imagine John the Baptist or Elijah or Jeremiah preaching on today’s television ministries?

We have great spiritual clowns telling entertaining and amusing stories as people roll in the aisles.

Many churches are fastly becoming playgrounds with physical exercise equipment.

Play suggest to me, childish behavior...

I HEAR A CRY TODAY THAT SEEKS MORE AND MORE TOYS WHILE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL.

1 Cor. 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, have itching ears;

4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

How wrong are we to teach: WHEN THE GOING GETS TUFF, THE TUFF GET GOING?

CLOWN:

a fool,--- a jester, --- a comedian in entertainment ---works in a circus to make people laugh.

--- a person who habitually plays the buffoon

TOY:

--- Play ground -- to act or deal with something lightly or without vigor or purpose.

--- To engage in flirtation. --- to amuse oneself

--- play

PLAY:

--- something for a child, --- amuse self, --- non-demanding, --- game, --- sport, --- pretend, --- make-believe --- recreational activity --- reaction of children --- absence of seriousness --- free and easy

--- to move aimlessly about, --- irregular or intermittent --- amusement mock --- deceive ---

--- to try and hide the truth --- performance to act --- very small or trivial.

Play with a cat, expect to be scratched?

One of today’s great themes might be: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

ENTERTAINMENT:

--- LIGHT COMIC OR ADVENTURE --- Non work activities Play time, FUN...

FUN:

--- lack of earnestness --- enjoyment, playful, jest --- mood for making amusement.

AMUSEMENT:

---Pleasure diversion --- to entertain by light, playful, or pleasant manners -- to appeal to fun and humor ---

We have opossums in the area where we live.

We have an expression, we call it PLAYING POSSUM.

A possum will get scared, so he pretends that he is dead and lays very still.

Possum will run across the road, see a car and freeze and play dead. The next think you know the possum is

not playing, he is really dead, the car ran over him.

Party spirit --- the madness of many for the gain of a few.

A young man laughed as he spoke with me.

He said, I want to go to hell that is where all my friends will be.

WE SEE A SELLING OF ETERNITY TO BUY ANOTHER TOY!

TOOL:

--- device that aids in accomplishing a task --- equip --- machine --- to work or study --- to operate

--- used to accomplish a purpose

WORK:

--- labor, --- employment --- activity that exerts strength or faculties

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