I have been hearing for the past couple of years about HUGE sources of crude oil and natural gas within the borders of our United States of America and the North American continent. In fact, the more I hear it reported, the more I hear that we have enough under our own soil to kiss OPEC goodbye! That is not only amazing, it is quite a relief!
I grew up visiting the oil rich areas of Oklahoma, and even recently saw some of the old pumps and storage units dotting the landscape of Oklahoma as I traveled recently to my grandmother’s funeral. It reminded me of the days before our seemingly total dependence on Middle Eastern Oil.
Has anyone else been puzzled by this situation? Why are we being held hostage financially buying oil from someone else when we have all we need available in our own possession? HUH? This sounds similar to insanity, but what do I know….I just have one question! WHY ARE WE BUYING FROM OUR ENEMY WHAT WE CAN GET FREE FROM OUR OWN HOMELAND?!!???
This post is really not politically motivated nor am I even talking about cultural feelings concerning oil, I truly do have a point.
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
1Sa 12:21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
I have found that all people basically seek the same things. They want to be happy, secure, and free from worry. They desire for life to be “right”. Although life is not fair, they desire for things to work out and there to be no major tragedy or surprises. Built within each of us by our Creator is the desire for these things. Those who live the lifestyle of sin are simply looking for these things. The alcoholic, drug addict, prostitute, thief, murderer, those living illicit lifestyles, and so much more (the list really is endless!) are simply seeking for life to be “right”, seeking peace, and some joy in this life. What’s wrong with that? Nothing. Nothing at all. We are made to seek these things. However, WHERE you seek them will determine if you truly find them.
God has designed the gift of the Holy Ghost, the baptism of His Holy Spirit, to bring all of these basic human needs to your life! However, as crazy as it seems, a lot of folks continue to try to buy rightness, peace, and joy from the enemy. You see, God has promised you all of these things by simply receiving the free gift of the Holy Ghost! It is available to you in your own “back yard”…yet so many continue to pay a high price for TEMPORARY moments of joy, peace, and “right”ness. For just a few hours, under the influence of a lie from the enemy, you have peace. You feel joy. Things seem right. However, as soon as the supply is exhausted you find yourself going back to the enemy of your soul to pay the high price of what he provides…all the while you have free access to the real!
The enemy of the soul holds you hostage, exacting high charges and prices from you for what you can have for free. It is the gift of God. I know folks who would seemingly rather continue to pay the ultimate prices of sin just to have temporary peace and joy. They would seemingly do anything BUT receive the gift of the Holy Ghost as the book of Acts says they should and can have!
Sin brings buyers remorse. The effects are never permanent, and only satisfy for a short time. However, know this, the effects of the PRICE of sin IS PERMANENT…eternally so. For the wages of sin is death….but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Why not consider stopping the insanity? Quit buying what you need from Hell and the enemy of the soul, and realize you have all you need right there in your back yard! Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? If not…why not seek to be filled today!? It is the greatest experience you will ever have!
May you find true Rightness, Peace, and Joy….ONLY in the Holy Ghost!