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Summary: Just like Batman had to deal with the Joker in the movie, "Dark Knight", we have a Joker that we have to deal with in our lives.

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John 10:10

I Peter 5:8

James 4:7

Topic: The Joker that we have to deal with in our lives

This past month, I took the opportunity to go to the movies theatre to see one of the most popular movie that is now playing in our movie theatres throughout the USA and the movie that I went to see was called the Dark Knight. In the movie Dark Knight, it was about how hard the Superhero Batman had to fight and to defeat one of his most fiercest enemies, the Joker. Now in this movie, the Joker was anything and everything, but a joke. If anything in this movie, the Joker was a cold-blooded mass murderer, who killed a lot of innocent people in this movie. But the thing that really got me about the Joker, was that he didn’t just killed innocent people, but he also killed the very ones who was suppose to be loyal to him and killed the ones who was to trying to help him kill Batman. The Joker in this movie was a ruthless killer who did not love or care about anyone at all.

Now as I watched this movie, I couldn’t help think about another Joker that we have to deal with on a daily basis. Except this Joker does not wear white makeup with red lipstick on, even though this Joker that we have to deal with has been known to wear some makeup, and sometimes this Joker won’t wear any makeup at all.

This Joker that we have to deal with does not wear a purple suit, even though he will occasionally show up in a suit or sometimes this Joker will wear a dress. This Joker that we have to deal with is not a new kid on the block; for this Joker has been around for years and for centuries. This Joker that we have to deal with doesn’t just operate and live in that fictionous city called Gotham City, but rather this Joker will show up all over the world in places such as Las Vegas, New York, San Francisico, California Boise Idaho, Tallulah, Louisiana, etc

This Joker is so slick that he may show up in your home to cause trouble in our marriages, trouble with our children and trouble in our families.

This Joker may show up on your job, where he will try to get you fired and unemployed.

This Joker may show up at your school, where he keep you from paying attention to your teachers by talking and whispering in your ear, keep you from doing well in school by keeping you from doing your class assignments/homework assignments, keep you studying for your tests, and get kicked out of school for fighting.

This Joker may show up at your family reunion where he will cause family members to hate one another.

And as crazy it seems, this Joker even may show up at church on the Sunday morning where he will try to distract you from listening to the sermon, distract you from worshipping the Lord, distract you from coming to bible study, prayer meeting, Sunday School, or distract you from coming to church, and most importantly, he will try to distract you from coming to Jesus Christ to be saved.

Now in the movie, Dark Knight, the Joker was a man. But in real life, this Joker that we have to deal with may appear to you as a man, a woman, a boy, or a girl. This Joker will also show up as a drug, or a bottle of whiskey, as a Playboy/Playgirl magazine. This Joker may appear to you as a song or an advice that will try to influence you to do the wrong Yes, this Joker that I am talking about is very deceiving , very conniving , very crafty, very mean, and very evil. And this Joker that I am talking about is Satan himself. I Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion; walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”


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