Avoiding Labor and Being Entertained

Just for people’s information, in Noah’s day, there were many people on the Earth. All of them perished except for eight. So it is obvious, that when I say ‘most people’, I am not stretching it. These days are like the days of Noah. And the Scripture says, that the last days will be like the days of Noah. (Matt. 24:37)

Having a baby is a lot of work. Women today avoid labor because it is ‘too much pain’. They don’t understand the joy of a child, so they refuse to labor. The Father says that Children are a blessing (Ps. 127:3) Most women today think they are a curse.

God says that those who labor in word and doctrine are worthy of double honor, 1 Tim. 5:17 (Remember, the word ‘Doctor’ means teacher’) This is another labor of love, but in the last days, the people will not tolerate sound doctrine. (2 Tim. 4:3) They won’t tolerate it, let alone labor in it. A lot of people today call his word, the Bible, ‘hate speech’.

True men and women of God, will still set their hand to the plow, and do the labor God calls for. “Except Yehovah build the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless Yehovah guards the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (Ps. 127:1) And so is anything we try to do or say apart from His ways. Isaiah says in Is. 49:4, “Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with Yehovah, and my work with my God.”

Those that labor and chase after money; it’s just empty. It will grow wings and fly away. (Pr. 32:5) So it is with all those that preach a false gospel, they labor in vain. “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the son of hell.” (Matt. 23:15)

Most people today see work as a bad thing, because they don’t see God’s ways, because they don’t want his ways. He said, “six days shalt thou labor, and rest on the 7th. (Ex. 20:9) The world has been led astray by entertainment and amusement, they avoid labor by these things. They are amused, which literally means ‘not to think’. (Eph. 6:16)

If we don’t think, we won’t know when there’s an enemy trying to devour us. (1 Pet. 5:8) We won’t be able to take every thought captive to the will of the Messiah. (2 Cor. 10:5) We won’t be able to put up the shield of faith to extinguish the fiery darts, if we don’t think.

Scripture talks about discerning between good and evil (Heb. 5:14) We are to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good. (1 Thes. 5:21) We are to test the Spirits. (1 Jn. 4:1) We are to study to shew ourselves approved. (2 Tim 2:15)

How will we do all these things if we do not labor, and do not think, by being intertained and amused?

Some people would say to me, “your too closed minded, you just need to be open-minded.” I do want to be open minded, but not so much that my brain falls out. I want to be open to God’s word and his ways. I want to bring Grace unto the hearers, and provoke them to good works. (Eph. 4:29, Heb.10:24) I am open to preaching the gospel. I am open to someone who is open to talk about and hear the gospel. But it has to be directed by Yehovah because I have cast too many pearls before swine (Matt. 7:6) I have talked to too many strikers and brawlers (1 Tim. 3:3)

We must be led by the Spirit of who to speak to, when and where. The Word says we are to speak the very words of God. (1 Pet. 4:11) We aren’t to speak vain philosophy or our own opinions.

Many so called “Christian Laborers” say they ‘need a break’ from ministry and so they entertain themselves with movies. They get burnt out or they go through a hard time. They want to escape reality, so they throw in a movie. When they do this, they are missing the whole thing.

We don’t ‘take a break’ from God. There is no ‘retirement plan’ or vacation from Him. This is forever. He says, ‘Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.’ (Matt. 11:28) Cast your cares upon me, for I care for you. (1 Pet. 5:7) Present all your requests to him. (Phil. 4:6)

We are to seek him with all our heart. (Jer. 29:13) We are to be men after the Father’s heart, like David was. (Acts. 13:22) We are to seek to dwell in his house forever, to gaze upon his beauty, and to inquire in his temple. (Ps. 27:4)

If we are having a hard day, we should ask, “Why are you cast down, Oh my soul?” (Ps.42:11)

We need to draw near to him. (Jam. 4:8) We need to run to him, not entertainment.

There is no such things as a ‘godly movie’ because none of it is reality. It’s all acted out, and hypocrisy. Every time they pray, it is in vanity. They take the Lord’s name in a vain way. They shed tears, laugh, the whole thing is a lie.

If we do this, we are not redeeming the time by these things. (Eps. 5:16) The Father says we have all we need in His word. Instead, people want to avoid labor and be entertained. I’d rather live in reality.

The world says seeing is believing, and now they’ve taken it a step farther and are saying, ‘believing is seeing’. We are to walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor. 5:7) Faith cometh by hearing, hearing the word of God. (Rom. 10:17) Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. (Heb. 11:1)

Thomas was rebuked. He doubted. He had a lack of faith. He said, “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” (Jn. 20:25) This sounds like the world today, everything has to be made into a visual. One example is our washers and dryers. It has a button that is the symbol for play. If it said ‘start’ or ‘go’, would people know what to do? But because people are so used to playing, they can see the symbol and know what to do.

The Word tells us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking who, he may devour: (1 Pet. 5:8) We are told to WATCH and PRAY, watch what? Movies? No. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the Spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matt. 26:41) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son. (Luke 21:36) Take heed, watch and pray, for ye do not know when the time is (Mark 13:33)

Blessed are those who have not seen, and believe. (Jn. 20:29) The Father gave us eyes for a reason, both physical and spiritual. Both are to honor him with. David says in Ps. 101:3-4, “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

We are to labor, as he labored; not avoid it. We are to draw near to him, find our joy in him, not by being amused and entertained.

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