Television Lewdness, A Current Event--Illustrated By the Movie Star Tree, Which Is Also The Naked Tree
Hey, America: Sinners, Christians, and Law Makers:
In the San Juan Islands, in Washington State, there is a tree that is quite unusual. Having lived in Minnesota and Alaska most of my life, it was peculiar in my experience to see a leafed tree that kept its leaves all year long. Another unusual characteristic of this tree is the fact that it has very thin bark, and that, only on part of itself. I chuckle most anytime I see one because of what it reminds me of. In fact, I have nicknamed the Madrona Tree, “The Movie Star Tree”. You are probably thinking, “Watchman, why do you call it that?" It is because the Madrona Tree, like what appears to be the greater portion of our “Movie Stars”, is half naked, and even the bark that remains is in the process of coming off, standing there in full view of everyone, just like so many actors in modern television and movies. It appears that most of our modern movie stars (They are no stars of mine. I think a large percentage of them are lost, depraved people) love to prance around 9/10 naked, and are just dying to take the rest of their clothing off in full view of any simpleton who will watch, and apparently, on many cable channels do just that. And in so doing, they do much to entice others into foolish and immoral living. The which, is a poison to our society in that it undermines marriage, for the sanctity of the sexual union, and all aspects of the sharing of nakedness are by Yehovah’s design natural, exclusive, and vital to the marriage relationship. Furthermore, this corruption of marriage will be held against all who suggest or promote it on that last day when all men must stand before God to be judged in respect to what was done in this life. Mark the words of the Scripture, there is a day of accounting coming!
|Keep thy heart (mind) with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Prov.4:23)|
America, have we become a nation of fools so that we fill our airwaves, cable channels, the television and movie industry, in fact our very hearts and minds and those of our children, with lewdness and wickedness that is contrary to successful living? May God our savior convict us of the reality of this statement, garbage in - garbage out. Let us awake to righteousness. The Savior waits and His arms are open. He can heal our backsliding. He can give us laughter for depression, joy in place of heaviness, hope in place of despair, a future in place of darkness. For in His wisdom there are stable and protective marriages and families. In His wisdom, there are safe and productive streets, schools, universities, and work places. He is the fountain source of all good things. He, His salvation, His word, His order, His laws. He is able, He can do that good thing in your life, and in the life of our communities and country. It is His heart to lift mankind. It is His heart to forgive the sinner, to guide the simple, to lift the down trodden. He is good, there is none like Him. Let us remember, Yeshua, did not initially come into the world to condemn sinners, but to save them. His heart is ever open to all who call upon Him in faith and repentance.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Ro. 10:13 KJV)
However, for those who refuse to acknowledge God, and embrace His Son from heaven, great wrath is stored up for that soul.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Ro. 1:18 ESV)
He that believeth on theSon hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36 KJV)
By the way, while we lived there in the San Juan’s we burned firewood, and I can attest to the reality that the Madrona Tree makes excellent firewood, I have used it for that purpose many times. It is extremely hard and the grain is very twisted, just like many in this generation whose hearts are hardened, and whose morals are greatly twisted. We will also make good "firewood" if we continue on in the hardness of our hearts and refuse to repent. We may say we are innocent and have no sin, even though we support the movie industry's sin by buying or renting their productions. We may say that they are merely actors portraying a part, or we may use some other excuse as to why we excuse, or participate in the lewdness and immorality of this generation, but the word of God stands forever to testify against us. You see, America, mercy is only available for people who recognize their sin, and then turn from it.
Lawmakers and Preachers: (civil and religious authorities) why do you allow this flood of perversion to go unabated through what seems to be every type of modern communication? Have you no perception that this lewdness and immorality is a poison to your people? I mean, come on! Let’s get our heads out of the sand of indifference and moral mediocrity, and let us stand as fathers to our people, as shepherds to the flock that Yehovah has entrusted to us, rising up, calling this evil for what it is, denouncing it, and striking it down before it demoralizes any more of our people. Do you not know, have you not been told that you shall be held responsible for your actions as leaders among this people? Are you so foolish as to think that civil or religious leadership is just ticket to a steady check, or the stroking of your ego, or a platform for your person agenda? I tell you God has placed you in the position of leadership in order for you to do His will. Further, I say to you, take heed, for the day of accounting is soon at hand.
I plead with you Christian, even as I do with myself, let us fulfill the Scriptural exhortation to “…keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27 KJV)
--Further, may our hearts be open to the exhortation of our brother Jude who wrote, “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:23 KJV)
--And let us take heed to the warning of our Lord Yeshua who said, and by the Holy Spirit is still saying, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36 NIV)
Dear Christian: Let us heed the word of this exhortation, not only so that we can make sure our entrance into that eternal kingdom, into the presence of our God, but also to prepare and keep ourselves appropriate for a visitation of God by the Holy Spirit that will yet, before the close of this age, and the coming again of the Holy One become reality. Let us make straight the way of the Lord, let us be a people prepared for His coming among us by the Holy Spirit. There is forecasted to yet, be before the consummation of this age be a worldwide visitation of God by the Spirit, what is termed in the Scripture, “The Latter Rain”. (Ho. 6:1-3, Ja. 5:7-8) It will be a time where God by the Holy Spirit will show Himself in many infallible wonders of power, of revelation, of transformation, of conviction. It will be a time of visitation beyond any the world has ever known, and on a world wide scale, where the God will be manifest in and through natural man, even according to the words of the Apostle John who wrote, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us.” (1 John 1:1-2 ESV)
The Almighty Sovereign wishes this; therefore, He looks for a people appropriate to visit, and show His wonders in and through. Let us therefore deny the world, and be a people holy unto our God. Amen
|Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4: 8 KJV)|
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart
Pr. 11:22, Gen. 3:1-23, Re. 21:8, Mk. 8:35, 2 Tim. 3:1-9, Ro. 1:22-32, Ro. 3:9-20, Matt. 37-41, Lk. 17:28-30, Phil. 4:7-9, Eph. 5: 1-11, 1 Co. 15:33, 1 Jo. 1:9, Jo. 3:14-20, 2 Co. 5:10