In the world there is a song with the lyrics, "What the world needs now ... is love sweet love ... It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”



 There is so much truth in that song. What the world has too much of is obvious. The world is filled with sensuous sex, devastating drugs, hurtful hatred, terrible thefts, willful witchcraft, and loose lying.  Bibles and prayer have been taken out of public schools, and replaced with books called "Heather's two mommies" and free condoms. Ten year olds are being caught in the bathrooms performing perverse sexual acts on other 10 year olds. 



You can hardly turn on the news without hearing about a school shooting in which a child guns down mortal beings in cold blood with no more emotion than a bowler knocking down bowling pins.



Not long ago, people actually cared for people. You know — when this truly was, for the most part, a Christian nation. The golden rule —the thing about "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you" — was a principle that led the lives of Americans. That was at a time, not too long ago, when it was obvious that God created one man and one woman to be married, and anything contrary to that was not even considered. That was before iniquity abounded, and wickedness grew to the place that it has in the minds of mortal men in these very last days before the Lord returns.



Jesus said, concerning the times in which we are living, "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12



Love allows people to see the way that God intends things to be. Iniquity, or wickedness, blinds the minds of men and women until they cannot even decipher between right and wrong. When wickedness blinds the minds of people, they can no longer understand their obligation to love, help, and care for their fellow human beings. The motto becomes, "live and let live, " or "every man for himself," or "eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die." But we must realize that we are eternal beings. The end of this life is only the beginning of eternity. Only those who have been born of the Spirit, and whose minds become conformed to the Holy Word of God will be permitted into heaven.  Everyone who rejects the love of Christ, and the teachings of the Bible will be cast into hell.



Jesus came to teach us that we must be pure and holy if we wanted to see God. See Matthew 5:8. And He taught us that we must love our neighbor as we love ourselves. If your neighbor hungers, share your food with them. If he is naked, clothe him. If he needs anything, give it to them. The Lord will repay. 



But today I hardly see many people who go the extra mile and reach out to their fellow creatures with love and compassion. No wonder there is so much depression, suicide, and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than it is to receive." What he meant is that the one who lives to give will be happy. The one who lives for himself, and for his own pleasure, will be unhappy. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ and receive His forgiveness.  Then get up and be a blessing to this hurting and dying world. When you do, sorrow and sighing will flee away, and the light of Christ will lead your way. 



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Isaac Prather is pastor of Miracle Prayer Center and may be contacted at DestinRevival@rocketmail.com.