I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.
Friends, I am encouraging you to be fully aware of the season in which we now find ourselves. This week has served, in multiple forms of media, as the staging area for the release of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey. I want you to be cognizant of the strategic moves being made by the evil one in this scenario. In a very short amount of time these books became all time best sellers, skyrocketing to the top of the mainstream market, and normalizing BDSM* erotica. It is significant to observe how pornography is now being so readily embraced by women as well as men. The words used to describe this story line include: bondage, slavery, sadomasochism, guilty pleasure…
“Holy” is how God clearly designed and described sexual intimacy. It is an obvious move from the antichrist to invade and violate millions of homes worldwide with a marred depiction of love and a bold entrapment: spiritual and emotional bondage, as well as physical.
Over a very short amount of time we have watched the strategic moves made by Satan to infiltrate the sanctity of marriage, using political power and the legal systems of the world to re-form a holy covenant into a human rights issue. Once unbiblical ideologies become the law of the land, the church will be in a position where she must choose whom she will serve.
If all of this were a chess game the evil one, the very spirit of antichrist, is setting up his traps for the end of the age: checkmate.
Church: be vigilant regarding the schemes of the evil one. Be ever watchful. God’s love for His people is precious; do not be deceived into accepting a counterfeit. Be aware and in prayer for all the saints. In Him…stand.
Dan posted about a similar issue in 2007.
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