Summary: Enter into his gates with Tahanksgiving and into his courts with praise is not just entering into God's kingdom.
“PRAISE THROUGH SATAN’S DOOR”
Bishop M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
SCRIPTURE :- Psalms 100:4 "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise be thankful unto him and bless his name".
Understand that this scripture is a principal. It tells us how we are to enter into His kingdom.
Opening: Let me set the foundation for this message. I work at the V.A. As you know for the past several months the V.A. has been in the news and unfortunately due to mishandling miscommunication several people have died as a result of what was done in one aspect of the V.A. Understand that the V.A. is made up of many different parts but it is one entity so even though the parts that were in the news dealt mainly with the V.As. that deals with surgical procedures the V.A. as a whole was effected.
WATCH THIS when one aspect of the church messes up it bring reproach upon the entire body of Christ. So we must make sure that we do not bring shame to the body of Christ.
We are epistles read of all men. Somebody is watching you for you are the only Jesus they will see.
The VA. I work for is predominantly a psychiatric facility. We have primary and specialty care but the predominate aspect of it is psychiatric and therefore we deal with people that have mental issues.
The most common type of mental issue is what is called P.T.S.D. or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
HISTORY:- Prior to studies on Vietnam Veterans there was little scientific studies done on what is called today P.T.S.D.
In the 1800s the condition was called exhaustion following the stress of battle and characterized by mental shutdown.
In the 1900s during WW1 the term "shell shock" emerged. During WW2 the term "combat fatigue" came to be known.
After Vietnam and extensive studies in 1980 the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or P.T.S.D. was used and is officially the term used today.
P.T.S.D. is described as occurring when a person has been exposed to a traumatic event. The person either experienced witnessed or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury or the threat WATCH THIS the threat of the integrity of self. REMEMBER THAT.........
SYMPTOMS:- Feeling upset by things that remind you of what happened in the past.
Having nightmares vivid memories flashbacks.
Feeling emotionally cut off from others.
Feeling numb or looking interest in things you used to care about.
Can't keep your mind on one thing
Having a hard time relating to others.
TREATMENT"- There are 2 types of treatments for P.T.S.D. and that is counseling and medication. Counseling can help you understand your thoughts and discover ways to cope with your feelings.
Medication called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors cause you to feel less worried or sad.
Someone may be saying Bishop where are you going with this. I came today to preach about P.T.S.D. not Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but P.T.S.D. Praise Through Satan's Door.
UNDERSTAND that a door is used to block off access to or within a space.