Creating Our Own Crisis

Last week I was hearing stories of people buying up toilet paper in a coronavirus panic. At first, I thought it was a joke or just another internet hoax that people on social media fall for. But to my astonishment, it turned out to be true.

On the way home from church yesterday, I stopped by my neighborhood grocery store to restock the fridge as I do every week or so. I found about 20 percent of the shelf space empty which is unprecedented.

Last night I read a conversation on a neighborhood social media platform about people who actually need toilet paper for their family but can’t find any. A nice lady on the forum was trying to make arrangements to get a few rolls from her personal supply to the family in need.

While reading through that social media thread, it occurred to me that we’re creating our own crisis. Continue reading “Creating Our Own Crisis”

Root Out Fear

In my Thanksgiving Day message, I alluded to the problem that Christians and political conservatives have with negativism and fear. This is a serious problem and it effects us on all levels, spirit, soul and body.

SPIRIT
Of greatest importance is the fact that fear is a spiritual force. Fear comes against us with pressures calculated to turn our spirit mechanism that God designed for faith, away from trusting in God and expecting in the promises of His word. Fear is actually perverted faith. Fear is faith in evil instead of good; faith in death instead of life; faith in Satan’s threats instead of God’s promises. Fear expects an evil outcome, then starts to speak it, then starts to plan for it. Continue reading “Root Out Fear”