The Word's Christian Fellowship, Inc.
#84 UP and OUT!                                                                             December 5, 2010

I generally watch the weather report for the upcoming day and week and I try to watch the 11 P.M. broadcast since that’s the latest feed until the wee morning hours of the following day. Sometimes I flip to the channel a little early and have to suffer through a few minutes of what some anonymous human has decided is "news" and has decided is information I simply can‘t live without. I normally mute the volume and pay little attention until the weather graphics come up - but not on the night of this past November 26. I don’t know if I’ll ever forget the depravity I witnessed on the news that night.

On the night of November 26, otherwise known as Black Friday, I was both disgusted and deeply saddened at the video reports from the various malls and major retailers as they opened their doors to the hordes of humanity gathered outside. I’ve seen animals at the feed trough, hogs for example, act with greater human decency than what I saw on display from the news reports that night. Mobs of normally decent humans kicked and punched and scratched and shoved their way through the doors of the major retailers. They weren’t desperate for food to feed themselves and their starving children. They weren’t dying of thirst and trying to get to water. The mobs of vicious and violent humans were riding a wave of collective frenzy, desperate to save a few dollars on a toy or trinket or TV.

This despicable display of depravity wasn’t spontaneous. It was the carefully orchestrated culmination of the collaboration between the major media outlets and their advertisers. The human hordes had been primed and programmed, especially in the preceding weeks, to behave exactly as was reported on the news that night. This perverse manipulation of humans disgusted me; but it was the needless fear that was driving the mobs that deeply saddened me.

There is no reason for humans to be driven to the point of madness by fear - fear they won’t have "it" - fear someone else will get "it" and they won’t - fear "it" will all be gone if they don’t knock the person in front of them to the ground and walk right over the top of them.

The words of the Lord Jesus Christ ring like a clarion call even today.
Matthew 6:33:But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The promise that God made to His children all around the world because of what our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished cannot fail those of His children that will believe Him.
Philippians 4:19: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

There is a way up and out of the madness of this world. Humans don’t have to live and act like the lowest form of all mammalian life. But The Way isn’t religions of men, be they denominational Christianity, or any other religion. The Way isn’t the treadmill of self-change or the dead end of self-gratification. There’s only one way up and out of the course of this world and that is by The Way, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Everybody ends up choosing a lord for their lives anyway. Everybody! You’ll choose yourself or somebody else. Why not choose the one man that God Almighty declared is the lord and left no doubt in anyone’s mind in that He raised him from the dead. Find out what the Lord Jesus Christ truly accomplished for you, not what some fool in a frock says he did. Learn what he actually did from the Truth of God’s Word according to the will of God and then simply believe and receive. Rise up and out of the madness.

© Stephen A. Harrison,  The Word’s Christian Fellowship, Inc.  4415 Yank Road  Wilson, NC 27893