Sunday, February 2, 2020

The TRUE Super Sunday! The Lord's Day!

Dear friends, It's that time of the year when ALL America (from top to bottom) gathers together as a nation for Super Sunday! Tragically, millions of Americans will be missing out on and not attending the TRUE Super Sunday that transcends ALL time and ETERNITY!

The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave ( Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23, Rev. 1:18); is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word and worship Him collectively! It is a day set apart by the Almighty God the Father for His saints to enter into His HOLY presence in a very special way; to worship Him in Spirit and TRUTH, to expose one's hearts and minds to the REALITIES of time and ETERNITY, to be challenged, strengthened and encouraged in the Savior and to fellowship with believers in Spirit and TRUTH (John 3:21, 4:24)!

The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word!

My beloved, If the Lord's Day is not "super" to you then it is safe to say that the ETERNAL God, His Blessed Son, His saving grace and ETERNAL promises are not precious to you either and you might not be truly saved (Matt. 7:21-23, 2 Cor. 13:5, Jude 1:10). Football today in our nation has made millions of America's obsessed and fanatical! It consumes and dominates their minds 24/7 and occupies nearly all of their free time! I see it at work, with my family and acquaintances. Look, I love sports and I love football but we all got to get our priorities in order and set right! Football is indeed the greatest game to play and watch! However, our nation has become totally consumed with this sport and the day in which it falls upon!

Sunday has now become "MY" day and the Lord's Day has been put on the back burner for emergency purposes only!

Step back and be objective today my friends and be true to yourselves and have eyes to see! The NFL has been a satanic distraction for our nation and for our culture for years and has virtually replaced the Lord's Day hands down! The fallout from this demonic "switch -a roo" has helped to bring us as a nation to the place where we are today; lost, ignorant, distracted, godless, unfulfilled, narcissistic and doomed!  In our post Judeo/Christian America, Sunday has now become "MY" day and the Lord's Day has been put on the back burner for emergency purposes only. No doubt this appraisal sounds a little radical and fanatical to some, but that is where it is at today in the U.S. of A! As we as a family drive to church each Sunday morn the fields are full of kids playing soccer, baseball, etc, the supermarket parking lots are filled to overflowing, highways are packed going to the beach etc, etc! I think you get my point. Dear friends, remove the Lord's Day from post-Judeo/Christian American culture and see how many people will truly get upset or even care! Sadly that is where we are today and because of this neglect, we have reaped the whirlwind in our nation, culture, and society!

The NFL has been a satanic distraction in our culture for years and has replace the Lord's Day and the fallout from this has helped to bring us as a nation to where we are today; lost, ignorant, distracted, godless, narcissistic and doomed!

Football is very exciting, full of militaristic tactics, excitement and great passion, however, football has become - as it were - a cult in our country today and the Super Bowl the high holy day which is most reverenced in our nation each January/February. Sunday NFL football has also been set apart by millions for the worshiping of one's favorite teams. The amount of money and time invested by individuals into football, fantasy football leagues, gaming, food, alcohol, preparing and studying all the NFL stats, setting Sunday morning apart for all the pregame shows is zealousness at its very best! From tailgating to house parties to football gatherings; who have time or room to worship the Almighty in the spirit of TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS on His day set apart? Tragically, very few today do.

Indeed football is a great game to watch and follow as I do but it can NEVER replace the Lord's Day in my mind and heart and I am not just saying that to sound self-righteous and full of piety. That is the Lord's truth. A saving personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ in Spirit and TRUTH is where true joy and fulfillment truly comes from and next to that there is absolutely no comparison! Until one fully has surrendered to the will of Almighty God for their lives; one will never be truly free to enjoy all things (John 8:32, 36)!

Football has become - as it were - a cult in our country today and the Super Bowl the high holy day which is most reverenced in our nation each January. Sunday NFL football has also been set apart by millions for the worshiping of one's favorite teams.

My dear fanatical football friend, enjoy the game of football but NEVER let it replace Almighty God and His Divinely set apart Day. Beware of what it has become unto you and to millions like you. It is has become a snare, a trap, a stumbling block, a distraction, to remove your affections from the ETERNAL REALITIES of time and ETERNITY (Matt. 6:19-21).

The Lord Jesus made this very sober remark to those who are obsessed and addicted to the temporal things of this world and not taking the ETERNAL seriously enough.

"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." Matt. 5:29-30

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt. 6:19-21

Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior? That is the GREAT ETERNAL question for all!  "The world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God, abideth FOREVER (1 John 2:17). The Lord's Day must be first and all other things fall a distant second! That is the healthy and proper order

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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2 comments:

Matt Bennett said...

So glad that we have a greater purpose to live for! The glories awaiting us in heaven are far greater than the trophies of men!! Truly HE is worthy of our all!

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Matt, indeed! There is a greater battle waging and a greater ETERNAL calling!
Eph. 5:16-17!

God speed!

Dave