A beautiful garden is where there are full blossoms of flowers, vegetables, fruits, or whatever it is that you might have planted. A fruitful garden comes from warm sunshine, moist and nutritional soil, as well as fertile seed. If you looked out the window and saw a vision of your garden, but it was full of thorn bushes, sandy soil, and infertile seed, you might say to yourself, “Uggg, A grievous vision is declared to me.” Likewise, I remember as a child, the world was like a beautiful fertile garden with happy dogs wagging tails, people actually smiling and saying “hi” to one another, and a day at the amusement park was actually full of fun. Today, it seems that our world has a huge lack of spiritual sunshine, a lack of fertile spiritual seed, and a lack of spiritual nutrition. Humanity is going mad in their interactions with one another and people’s idea of a pet are guard dogs and ill-tempered pit bulls. Demonic forces are very strong in the world today as talk is buzzing with speculation of the appearance of the anti-Christ. We live in a world that needs to restore faith in the Living God, to accept the Message of the Cross of Jesus Christ, and to welcome the infilling of the Holy Spirit. That is our warm sunshine, nutritional soil, and moist water for the soul and spirit.
I currently live in a small town, about 25 miles from my childhood home. In the city I currently live in, the demonic activity is thick and would sound unbelievable to talk about. A few times, within a few days from each other, police went to separate homes on separate days to serve a warrant or make an arrest, totally unrelated cases. The police got to the homes and once there discovered two or three other crimes that the people were involved in. One involved a teen theft ring, the other involved drugs, gun, and child pornography! We see the thickness of this demonic activity destroying humanity and all we can say is, “Uggg, A grievous vision is declared to me!”
Here is a quote from one of the news stories dated January 1, 2019, “Breaking News: Pizza order purchased with known stolen credit card leads to a possible drug bust seizure and warrant arrests at….” This is a link to an article with this quote, “A swarm of police officers, armed with a search warrant, made a surprising discovery Monday after raiding a home on Fairview Avenue in Circleville.” This link is an article dated December 31 2018, that is quoted as saying, “What began as an investigation into child pornography has led to the closure of a local theft ring involving juveniles.” Quote from scripture text today, “The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land. A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Satan is definitely that dealer and that spoiler! Demonic activity is unleashed onto our world as the Message of the Cross of Jesus Christ is oppressed!
“I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.” We know that we are living in days when the demonic spirit of the anti-Christ is thick, very thick in our world. Thick enough to compare it to a flood of wickedness, evil, and ungodliness. In fact, I would say becoming comparable to the days of Noah, before the flood. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres ( People who thought they knew better than God, but the earth swallowed them up) withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.”
Today, we definitely need to come apart from the ways of the world, to avoid feeding fleshly desires, and to not give place to demonic activity. It is really coming to the place where if a person violates just one minor law, then they are probably involved into a whole sphere of lawlessness. What it boils down to is that people feel like they are prohibited from choosing the good in life. In fact, they are manipulated into scourging warm spiritual sunshine, to render planted seed infertile, and to cause moisture to cease through sour attitudes! It is of Satan who intends to kill, steal, and destroy humanity, God’s creation. There is only one place where we are made to feel comfortable with spiritual warmth, fertile spiritual seed, and moist water of life. That place is at the Cross of Jesus Christ. That is a place where sin is put into remission to give fruitful blossom to the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The warmth of the Holy Spirit, the Water of Life, and the fertile Seed of Christ Jesus planted in our soul and spirit turns the desert into an oasis.
Please, accept what Jesus Christ has done for you at the Cross, come apart from the demonic destruction in this world, and believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is lord.
“The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land. A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travails: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.” Isaiah 21:1-4 KJV