"Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them. It would be shameful even to mention here those pleasures of darkness that the ungodly do. But when you expose them, the light shines in upon their sin and shows it up, and when they see how wrong they really are, some of them may even become children of light!" Ephesians 5:11-13
It’s time for a tell-all.
Okay, well perhaps not a tell-all but more of a tell-much.
I’m not talking about myself. No, I’m talking about the destroyer and deceiver among us. The chief liar. The devil, himself. The Holy Bible tells us we are to expose and rebuke the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, so I am calling out the one responsible for these things, the devil.
The devil is the one behind the progressive worldview. He is behind communism. He is the one behind abortion, addictions of every kind, slavery, oppression, hatred, homosexuality, greed, every evil practice and sin. He is a robber, deceiver, destroyer like none other. He is the one tempting you away from Jesus and keeping you entrenched in sin, depression and defeat. He is the "I can't-er, the coward, the negative Nellie, father of lies.
But lest the devil get too much attention and steal the light of God's love, there is something so much greater to expose, that is the great truth that Jesus loves you! Do you know how much Jesus loves you? Do you really know it? Do you know it more than your own name or where you came from? Do you know it more than the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening? More than the rain that falls? Do you know it more than the song of the bird outside your window?
The Holy Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:4-6, "But God is so rich in mercy; he loved us so much that even though we were spiritually dead and doomed by our sins, he gave us back our lives again[a] when he raised Christ from the dead—only by his undeserved favor have we ever been saved—and lifted us up from the grave into glory along with Christ, where we sit with him in the heavenly realms—all because of what Christ Jesus did."
There is a place in Lithuania called the Hill of Crosses. It stands in peaceful protest against the evil forces of communism in the region and for the hope that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
May each and every life expose Jesus!