Ecclesiastes 1 (NLT)
1 These are the words of the Teacher, King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem.
Everything Is Meaningless
2 “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!”
3 What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. 6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. 7 Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. 8 Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
9 History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.
The Teacher Speaks: The Futility of Wisdom
12 I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. 13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. 14 I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.
15 What is wrong cannot be made right.
What is missing cannot be recovered.
16 I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.” 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.
18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.
To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.
Is anyone else besides me NOTICING the attack of the enemy on God’s heart – (His Beauty) through (human) body mutilation?
All of creation is being ATTACKED!
Satan cannot physically touch us, but his demonic influences are directing people to mutilate their bodies. Destroy their God-given beauty!! DO YOU SEE???
The enemy doesn’t have to touch us. He just introduces his ideas through worldly images and confuses us to believe this needs to change and that needs to change. Our definition of beauty is SELF-ALTERING. Destroying what the Lord of heaven, all creation deemed beautiful about the temple of God – our bodies.
There’s so much we can say on this topic. I don’t want this to be a place where we dump on others and call out people who are different from those of us who have not altered our bodies, cause TRUTH BE TOLD: Sexual sin is included in this. If we’ve had sexual encounters (of any kind) outside of the confines of holy matrimony (even if you married the person you were once caught up in sexual sin with) the point is – because it is a demonic tool (Satan perverts everything God made beautiful and for our delight, including “Sex”) he first deceived us into believing nothing is wrong with how we are “feeling” – he twists the thought that natural feelings are wrong with the thought that unnatural are RIGHT and we should immediately act on them.
Before we know it – what God once deemed beautiful about us, in us is now (in our eyes) ugly and MUST BE ALTERED, AT ONCE! It’s a real and very subtle trick of the enemy!!! Even “the Church” has bought into all the lies and has begun “self-altering” missions. Wake up, people!!! Satan is using EVERYTHING natural and beautiful to DESTROY US!!!!
Do you SEE??????? Look around you!!! He’s been doing this since the beginning!!
Trust me! I was caught up, too!! Big time!! But MS – God used my disease to OPEN MY EYES!!!!! It’s all satanic if it takes you away from your First Love (God) and His truth about you. It’s something MANY, MANY, MANY people are caught up in (Believer and unbeliever, alike).
This is sad. Propaganda is also altering our way of thinking and distorting our view of beauty. The dark prince of this world, the father of lies is at the head of all this destruction. Do you SEE?????
Please, let’s wake up! We must begin to declare WAR on him and his plans to destroy God’s beautiful creations. Stop the madness!!! Recognize: Listen to the ugliness of today’s music. (Secular and the non-secular music) listen to the hidden messages formed by Satan himself to speak to the mind – alter our thinking, our moods and attitudes, then next – our bodies. Do you SEE????????
Everything thrown at us today is handed over to us in this decorated box filled with labels and suggestions on how we can be better, look better, feel better, and our lives “appear” to be better than his/her life.
Competition: Involves the witch craft of “Self-Altering”. We must first believe the lie we’re not good enough for… then the enemy lays the traps. He introduces alllllllllllllll of these different ways WE MUST WIN THE #1 SPOT! It also involves denying what God already deemed beautiful then we drink the deadliest of wines – the thought that we, too are a kind of “god”. We can use our power of free will and make ourselves into what God “couldn’t.” MERCY, LORD! Have mercy on us, lost sheep.
Check out social media and the subliminal messages of “Self-Altering” that is coming through these different mediums.
DO YOU SEE???????????? DO YOU HEAR THE LIES OF THE ENEMY?????????
SEE!!! LISTEN!!!!!! Test it out! Open God’s Word and test out what you think, feel, and do against what God thinks, feels and requires of us, His beloved children.
I am PRAYING FOR US ALL.
Yes, we’re laughing at all the shenanigans, but at the same time – both the Church and the world ARE SICKLY!!!!
WE ALL NEED THE CLEANSING BLOOD OF JESUS!!
Jealousy, envy, hatred, profanity, explicit music/movies, bullying, and the like, all lead to unnatural pathways toward “Self-Altering”? NONE ARE CONTENT WITHIN – BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK MOMENT ONCE WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED/ACHIEVED A GOAL TO “SELF-IMPROVE” (enhance) THEN WE GO DEEPER – TO FILL THE VOID OF SATISFACTION, WHICH WE NEVER ACHIEVE. We’ve deceived ourselves and others into believing this is the way to total balance, but it’s actually the pathway to lead us further away from God, our Protector, our Confidant and our biggest Admirer. We don’t realize God is our #1 FAN!!
The enemy hooks us by influencing us to believe we can do “IT” better. Practice Makes Perfect – is a deep form of “focus” which under wrong context – reasons, becomes “idol worship”. We have begun to worship OURSELVES. This is a subtle thing Satan has influenced all of humanity to take part in. (Believers and unbelievers, alike)
You can agree with me or not, but it’s the truth, anyhow! Everything we are engaging in now is designed to make us “gods” and take our focus and our hearts off of GOD. I would even be bold enough to shine light on all the “healthy living” philosophies. The majority of it (though disguised very innocently) is now corrupt by Satan for the purpose of taking our focus off of God, deeming ourselves as “gods” and a road toward “Self-Altering” to IMPROVE EVERYTHING God missed when He first created us.
(Higher) Education, fitness, dating, vacationing, cooking, going to concerts, supporting others, EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT AND DO GOES ON SOCIAL MEDIA – for the sole (subtle) purpose of “Self-Worship”. NO LIE!!!!!!!!! I’M GUILTY OF IT, I’LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT IT!!!!!
I DID NOT REALIZE IT UNTIL THIS WHOLE SQUIGGLY BROW TREND THING BROKE OPEN.
LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BECOME!! LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE DONE!!!! TO OURSELVES AND TO OTHERS.
LOOK WHAT LACK OF PRAYER HAS OPENED US UP TO. MERCY!!! WE DID THIS! NOT GOD NOR SATAN! US!!!! WE DID THIS!!!!!!!!!
How do we get back to our First Love and get focused on His heart once more?
Here is the answer: Our NEW path –
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.