An intriguing title don’t you think? I have a picture of driving along a road that is often fog bound. The road builders would normally paint nice white lines down the centre of the road and add cats eyes as well. If the road is often badly affected by fog then the edge of the road on either side is marked with yellow paint and different coloured cats eyes. They help keep us on the road and on the correct side. We can see very quickly when we drift to the left or the right. In much the same way pilots of aircraft coming in to land have lights to guide them and they can land safely even in rain and fog.
As Christians we have the same sort of guidance system called The Bible. G-D’s word. Just like the road markings and the cats eyes that should keep all Christians walking the correct path and not becoming mired in the sinking sands that are found along the sides of the road.
It is when we start travelling happily along with wheels now over the barrier lines that we start getting stuck in the sinking sand and as a result of the bad or wrong choice and actually believing that the sinking sand is really part of the road we make a elephant. Sometimes we see what appears to be short cuts along the way and off we go! Another elephant in our collection.
So what are these elephants all about you may wonder? Just suppose you are going along the road set out for your life and you begin to wonder about the future and remember that many of the magazines you can buy have horoscopes in them. You know deep down that you had read in your Bible to leave such stuff alone but yet you chose to read it anyway. It all sounds so good what I have read. This stuff cannot be possibly wrong, why I know so many Christians that follow their horoscopes. You are now in the sinking sand. But will you make it an elephant in your house? You have the freewill choice. So what to do. The Bible seems to say no, but all my Christian friends read them! Could it be, you say to yourself, that G-D did not mean horoscopes. I don’t think the Bible really says horoscopes, does it? You make a note to yourself to check one of these days when you have lots of time and just keep reading the horoscopes. An elephant arrives and very quickly seems to go invisible! Satan has just one a victory.. Then you take another step off the road into the sinking sand as you go along to your Bible study group and someone there starts to say how satan has no teeth any more as Yeshua defeated him. Look says the someone else I just flick him off my shoulder when he becomes a pest. He does not have any real power any more. So you go home and ponder on these things and maybe even ask a few Christian friends and they sort of side with the Bible study group. So you decide, no need to consult the very Word of G-D, The Bible. I know my friends would not be mistaken. Whoops! Another elephant on your house.
Next you have a family member that is having a pretty tough time in life and decides because someone from work has encouraged them as well, that the Buddhists or Hindus have the answer. You then decided once again to ask Bible study group or Christian friends you might just hear a wonderful story about how all faiths lead to the same god. Back into the sinking sand you go. Will this to become another elephant in the living-room you can no longer see?
What about the family member who was a freemason? He told you with the support of a few mason friends the the Freemasons are a christian based group of men who do good works. Then they tell you about all the men who have been ministers and pastors and even bishops in various churches who have also been masons. You just take in every word and believe them. They fail to tell you that was many years ago. It is all changed now as every denominational and non-denominational church group has spoken harshly against freemasonry labelling it what it is “a satanic organisation.” Whoops! Seems like you are trying the shortcut this time. Not just a bit of sinking sand on the side but right into it!
Why is it that we believe the word of man above the Word of G-D? Do we delude ourselves with the ideas like “G-D did not really mean that” “G-D does not understand us” “G-D is out of touch” or we start bending His Word by either adding our own ideas or leaving out the conditional bits. The “if” part is no longer used and just the good bit after the “then” is used. That way all the friends and family along with all the pets can join us when we arrive in heaven.
Satan has such and wonderful time. He’s got so far as many people, including theologians, believing that he does not even exists and what ever tickles your fancy just has to be tried. Even senior clergy tell us Harry Potter is a rip roaring good read with good triumphing over evil.
Sinking Sand and Elephants we cannot see in our homes. i know as I’ve been there. I have chosen many times to believe a “christian” person instead of confirming it in the Bible. I have been challenged many times over the past few months in particular on my Elephants in the Room. Peter Horobin’s teachings in the Ellel 365 transformation have begun to make them visible and I have started to deal with them. Then I had the added information from Ken Symmington’s website which confirmed and expanded on so many things I have started to question and in many cases have always questioned but chose to try not to dwell on. The words of the Bible become very clear when we ask Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the whole message.
So I’ll leave you with the simple message! Satan is real and he is not toothless and has more power than we think he has. He is the father of lies and operates under the authority we chose to give him when Adam and Eve chose their own way instead of G-D’s way. Satan wants nothing more than to take all the glory for himself as we chose to knowingly or unknowingly bow down to him. It’s all in the Bible. The true and inspired Word of G-D!