Summary: We understand the diseases of tonsillitis, appendicitis, arthritis but there are some spiritual diseases that seem to be contagious within the camp. Let's get the vaccinations?
EVER HEARD OF THE ---ITIS DISEASES…
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.comout
Thank you Garry Brackett for pointing out this trail for the rabbit dog to find.
I remember as a child my Dad preaching about the FLOWER OF EASTEROUS-CHRYSANTHEMUMS?
I understand this flower blooms twice a year at church. The flowers are humans that bloom at church on Easter and then again at Christmas. This is the only time of the year these people bloom at church?
DIAGNOSIS: The act of identifying a disease, illness or problem – statement or conclusion as to what is wrong.
PROGNOSIS: a doctor opinion about how someone will recover, a judgment about what is going to happen in the future.
Tonsillitis: Painful, swollen tonsils.
Appendicitis: painful, swollen appendix
Bursitis: inflammation of shoulder/elbow
Arthritis: disease of the joints
Colitis: pain/swelling in the colon
Meningitis: deadly infection of the outside layer of the brain or spinal cord
VACCINATION: GIVE A VACCINE TO PREVENT INFECTION.
THERE ARE SOME DISEASES ON THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF HUMANITY, COME LET US SEE THE SYMPTOMS THE DIAGNOSIS AND IF THERE IS A PROGNOSIS.
*1. PRIORITISIS COMMONLY KNOW AS VALUE-ITISIS.
Life is temporary at best.
RORY – JOEY FEEK wrote a song and sang it as she was dying: THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME?
Not planning my day around the TV set… Paying our bills and staying out of debt…
Opening the windows and fresh air, holding hands when we are saying a prayer,
Having somebody to share my life, loving my husband and being a wife and the very best mother I can be,
Telling the truth and being real, feeding my family a home cooked meal…
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (MSG) There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.
Tell me 3 things that are important to you?
*2. DO YOU SEE THE TERRIBLE DISEASE OF EXCUSITIS? EXCUITIS IS VERY CONTAGIOUS…
Luke 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
LAND: materialism, wrongful priorities.
OXEN: business, pleasure… EVERY EXCUSE IS COVERED IN 3 AREAS.
GETTING MARRIED: relationships
*3. TIME-ITIS, COMMONLY KNOW AS PLENTY-ITIST…
Can you tell time? Oh, I have plenty of time… this can be a FATAL DISEASE.
Matthew 16:2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
*4. LAZY-ITIS BREEDS WASTE-ITIS
Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not
Luke 12:40 (MSG) So don't you be slovenly and careless. Just when you don't expect him, the Son of Man will show up."
*5. VISIONLESSITIS, BLINDITIS… CAN BE FATAL.
CAN ONE BE SO BLIND THAT THEY CAN’T SEE GOD HAS DEPARTED?
Samson could spot a pretty woman 100 yards away? This was a game to him, until he was blind.
Judges 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
Samson laying blind in a prison could hear his Mom and Dad’s lessons. Boy, God has a plan.
Samson saw more when he was blind than when he had 20/20 vision.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
CAN YOU SEE DIVORCE? Can you see HELL?
*6. MATERIALISMISTIS can effect a family.
I know a family that got mad at each other and never spoke again over the value of a Christmas present?