FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

INTRODUCTION

False sense of security is a real issue as one sees man's feeble efforts to bring peace.  We are living in dangerous times that elude peace in just about every country.  There is unrest and turmoil; and America is not excluded.

We are seeing the corruption of man that far outweighs previous times.  We are seeing leadership in many lands fold; with the evilness of man becoming more deplorable with each passing day.  We are in a revolution change in the structuring of many nations.  We are seeing many place little value on human life.

FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
WHAT IS ONE'S HOPE

Many today place their hope in a leader; a bank account, assets safety tucked away, material possessions, their own strength and ability; giving a false sense of security; with the most important element of security out of the equation:  A relationship with the one who can simply say: "Peace, be still;" to calm the storms in one's life (Mark 4:39).

Jesus said:  "Peace I leave with you: not as the world gives, give I to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" (John 14:27).  One needs to come to the realization that there is a false sense of security being offered  that has no real and lasting value; and where one's real security lies.

STATE OF BEING FREE

Security is the state of being free from danger, or injury; freedom from apprehension and anxiety.  In there place one has fervent hope, stability, and an unshakable faith in the one who can provide such.

King Asa, the ruler of Judah, was given such an assurance by a prophet of God, who said:  "The Lord is with you, while you be with him; and if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if your forsake him, he will forsake you" (2 Chronicles 15:2). 

America, and other once godly nations, need to note the conditional part of these verses.  If one walks away from God; no longer seeking after Him; allowing ungodliness to reign, there is a price to pay.  Scripture reveals:  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).

BEGINNING OF SORROWS

Jesus described the beginning of sorrows:  "They shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake" (Matthew 24:9).  We are seeing this happening in many lands today; of those who demand acceptance of their religion; or face persecution and even death.

I believe as Christianity takes a stand against the evils of our day we will see more persecution against the believer in Christ; even in America.  Those who presently live under threats for their belief in Christ; know in whom their real security lies.

A GREAT TRIBULATION

Jesus said:  "Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time; No, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" (Matthew 24:21-22).  He also revealed:  "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold" (Matthew 24:12).  

Scripture reveals that in the last days (which we are in) perilous times shall come.  Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, despisers of those that are good, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; from such turn away (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

NATURE OF THE UNGODLY

God's Word tells of the nature of the ungodly:  "They walk in the lust of uncleanness: presumptuous and self-willed" (2 Peter 1:10).  Scripture reveals how they will utter words that deceive bringing a false sense of security; that will increase only in more ungodliness.  Their words are smooth, and flowery, as they entice unstable souls (2 Peter 2:14-18). 

In America, we are seeing the promotion of ungodliness that has seduced many government officials.  Laws passed, and judicial rulings given, that continue to promote the ungodliness of man.   Jesus said:  "You shall know them by their fruits.  Every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit"  (Matthew 7:16-18). 

Jesus continued in saying:  "Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire" (Matthew 7:19).  Such illustrates a picture of the future of the ungodly, unless repentance comes;  a picture of eternal punishment in Hell. 

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