The Lord gave me this word for today, July 9 2016, as I finished working on a message entitled “The Box.”
“Tell the people a deception is here, and an even greater one is coming, and many are not prepared. They do not spend enough time with Me, so they cannot see the deception, nor will they see an even greater deception coming. Tell My people to come back to me, and stay in My word. Time is running out.”
Here is the message:
And Jesus said unto them, “Take Heed and let no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4)
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24)
As I have pondered and studied the American citizens, and many in the west, but mainly the Americans, and especially those who call themselves Christian, I have come to a Biblical conclusion, which is quite simple, but the prophetic aftermath is quite devastating. What is the conclusion I have come to understand? Many Americans have a fascination and love for “The Box,” while their entire lives revolve around worshiping the box.
The box has become our god now, and the real God has been replaced by the box. Jesus has been replaced by the box. The Holy Spirit has been replaced by the box. People even go as far to try and make God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit worship and conform to the box. People worship the box so much that when they wake up, the first thing they do is look at the box and the last thing they do before the go to bed is look at the box.
It used to be Christians would give God praise and pray to Him upon waking. They would acknowledge the blessing of life and would do the same before they go to bed at night. Now when they wake up, they gravitate to the box. They pick up a box to turn on a box, just to grab a mini box, and start their day being programmed by the box. They step into the shower with the box, hoping not to miss any commandments and teachings from the box. As they get dressed, while watching the box and getting persuaded by the box, they pick up their mini-box, share what the box has taught them, all the while being in a rush to leave the box, just to get to another box that drives them to a box that has another box that has a mini-box attached to it with even more mini-boxes filled with 26 letters, 10 numerical values, and a multitude of symbols, which must be pressed down to operate the box. Then they come home to train their children how to worship the box, which they have been doing since birth.
Most of their day is spent arguing and discussing what the box indoctrinated them with. They will go to war for the box because the box told them to go. They will miss meals just to please the box. They only believe what the box tells them to believe. They come to church to talk about the box and how the box loves them because the box gives them everything they think they need.
They put everything in the box. They put God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit in the box. Churches put limits on God by placing him in the box. They quiet and stop The Holy Spirit by placing Him in the box while requiring their members to give money to the box. They do all of these things because they are afraid they will lose the box and won’t be able to pay for the box.
The box has made people zombies. The box says I will define sin. The box says I am God. The box watches their every move. The box can make them feel happy and sad. The box can make them feel like a game show contestant, a talk show host, judge, jury, porn star, or anything the box has them believe they can be.
Instead of reading the Bible, they read and watch the box. Instead of trusting the Bible, they trust the box. Instead of listening to God, and the Holy Spirit, they listen to the box. Instead of witnessing to people about Jesus and repentance, the box witnesses to them, only for them to witness to others about the commandments and teachings of the box. Instead of fasting and praying, they feed themselves with the box. They can study and memorize the teachings of the box, but they can’t study and memorize the teachings of the Bible. They try to gain wisdom and understanding from the box, but refuse to gain wisdom and understanding from the Bible. To them, the box is the new bible. They must be in front of the box at a certain time to please the box, yet they can’t be in front of the word God to please The Most High God. When the box stops talking, they get angry, scared, and panicky, for fear of disappointing the box.
Our cities have become a box. Our communities have become a box. Our society has become a box. Our lifestyles have become a box. Everything is modeled after the box. And as people conform to the box, they never realize the box wants them to be put in a box, so they can be controlled until the the day they are put in the ultimate box, six feet under ground, just to meet the one entity they spent their lifetime trying to place in a box when all He ever wanted was for them to come out of the box and into His kingdom.
Don’t let the box defeat you. Get into the word of God. Pray and fast like never before. We are at an unprecedented time in history. America is the midst of God’s judgment. We need to be reaching out to souls, instead of reaching out for the box. You can’t put God in a box, for He has all power, so stop trying. It’s time for churches to start allowing the Holy Spirit to come back into their churches and for church leaders to start speaking the word of God.
Many of us are spiritually weak because we are afraid of not pleasing the box. We lack skills the Bible tells us we need because the box told us we were doing fine without them. Many people can’t cook, clean, or even work with their hands because they listened to the box. Church folks are lacking valuable skills needed to wage war against Satan’s kingdom. Our society is crumbling because of sin and no one is making us sin; it is our choice. Yet the box accelerates, exacerbates, and accommodates the crumbling of our society. We are too easily deceived by the box. Yes everything on TV or the Internet is not bad, but if your life revolves around the box, then you are the one in the box.
Author: Matt Smith
Matt Smith received the Lord in 2011, then ran from Him for a few months before returning and has not taken his hand off the plow. Today he is a church musician, minister, and husband. He believes in the saying “Get right church, and lets go home.” He enjoys making others laugh and smile saying, “I don’t need medicated happiness, I come naturally happy.”
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