But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4 KJB
I had a startling thought. Things from years ago weren’t anything like they are today. I was born in the mid 1960’s when there was no internet, no cellphones, no harshly sexualized TV, no 1,000+ bible PERversions, you could still keep your door unlocked, people weren’t so hypersensitive, men were men and women were women and not gender exclusive, people weren’t living off drugs, etc.; you can fill in the blank. There was still privacy to a certain extent, God was still worshipped as God, and the Bible was still the Bible.
Not so anymore. In the 50+ years I have been alive, I have seen society, the entertainment industry, and the fear of God slowly change for the worse. I can’t help but think that years ago we were better off, and our children still had a fighting chance to turn out good, well-rounded citizens of society. But oh my, how that has changed.
Nowadays, in case you haven’t noticed, everything is backwards, upside down and all scrambled up. My God in the morning, how, outside of the grace of God, do people make it through the day? The answer to that question is revealed right here, on the internet. Hiding in plain sight. This very powerful invention has taken us off guard and completely conquered every facet of life. Nobody does not possess a cellphone. Nobody has no access to the internet. Nobody is completely free from its cold, calloused clutches and alluring voices, sounds and colors. I can only think of one clever, very powerful being who is exclusively responsible. His name is, SATAN.
Think about this now. The Devil (Satan) is called by the Holy Bible as “the prince of the power of the air.” He is second in power to God Almighty Himself. Satan is the god of this world; God Almighty is King of the universe. God allows Satan a certain amount of power to act on men’s and women’s hearts, minds and souls, but in His will and timing. This is why I push the Gospel so much. Satan wants your soul, so he can have one more victim to drag to Hell with him when Jesus casts him into the Lake of Fire.
Since God allows Satan some power, he takes over every imaginable human thing that we need to survive and live. Since he is the PRINCE of the POWER of the AIR, he uses all kinds of electronic equipment to influence entertainment, news, fads, celebrities, false doctrines, liars, leaders in high places, and so on to control our lives. He uses THE POWER OF THE AIR, e.g. electrical devices (also called “the Devil’s DEVICES;” why do you suppose your phone or TV is called a DEVICE?). The primary method he uses, I’m convinced, is THE INTERNET. Everything and everybody you connect to, join in, buy from, publish to, have a conversation with, and keep track of is ON THE INTERNET.
There’s no such thing as writing a handwritten letter anymore. Youth today have no idea how to write a letter, since they have texts. My youth pastor said that he couldn’t write very well but he’s great at typing on a computer. There’s no such thing as talking to someone on a phone with a cord and a dial tone. You can add some more. The internet has been used by the Devil for much evil, loss and sorrow. I’m afraid the days of privacy and innocence are completely extinct, and have been for a while.
Thank God for those holy few (probably at this moment fewer than the fingers on my hand) who strive to give out the true Gospel in these evil days. We can still use this powerful vehicle called the internet for good, and for God’s Glory. God can turn evil around for His Glory, in His timing. We must be ready to obey the Lord and have beautiful feet to preach that Gospel, which is so mighty that it can literally pull sinners out of Hell’s flames.
So for example if you have someone who’s addicted to internet porn, God can use a faithful believer to somehow witness the Gospel to him to get him saved. Perhaps he saw an ad of sorts at the bottom of the site, or a link to a Bible site that caught his eye. If he wasn’t at the porn site at that time, then God would have used the believer to go elsewhere, much as Philip the Apostle was caught away by the Holy Ghost after witnessing to and baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27-39). But he found this one person who was secretly seeking the Lord at this particular time, and the power of God’s Word got a hold of his heart and worked on him until he got gloriously saved and burned his evil works in the fire (Acts 19:19). This is just an example I thought of, but I know that our Savior is more powerful than anything the Devil can do. Why? Because He is GOD!!
God is in the business of saving souls. Nothing is too hard for Him to do. He can and will save the vilest sinner, and the most saintly lost man or woman. Satan’s days are numbered, and getting less every day. The internet will fail, and Jesus Christ will rule forever. Hallelujah! Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS.