Where would the world be if Jesus had ‘had’ an iPhone? What if He had been like most of us today with our gadgets..constantly texting, Facebooking, Yahoohing…? How many souls wouldn’t have been witnessed to? Allow me, please, to give you an example.
Instead of seeing Peter and his brother on the fishing boat, He would have been too busy sitting on a nearby rock texting back and forth with His buddies. He would have missed Peter and the rest of the Disciples altogether. Every time someone had a question, Jesus would have held up His hand. “Hold on a minute; can’t you see I’m texting here?” Or, “Wait a minute; I’m downloading the monthly schedule from My Father!” Then, as He walked around town to witness and perform miracles, He would have been distracted with constant messages and facebook posts. Or maybe He would have been obsessing over taking pictures of everything He passed by. “Oh wait! Wait guys! I have to have a picture of that tree over there to post for my buddies in Bethlehem. Everyone stop!”
I can see Jesus and the twelve disciples sitting around the fire taking group photos, laughing, smiling..but you know what? God would have been forgotten in all of the technology hype. Is this what is happening today in our world? Is there so much to do that God gets shoved into the closet, taken out once in a blue moon and dusted off when there’s a problem?
On a serious note…Jesus was perfect and sinless. If there had been such a thing back then, and everyone Jesus walked past had a cell phone, iPad, iPod, etc. in their hand…what would Jesus have said? What would He have done? Do you think He would have made a comment or two on this? You see how angry He got when people were selling things in the temple. He was whipping people, and knocking all of their stuff over as He angrily yelled at them. What would He have done if He saw the kids of today, and the adults of today, constantly ignoring life, and everything and everyone around them with their little devices?
Does this picture above strike you as funny? Or maybe it strikes you as offensive, or outrageous? Strange, maybe? Yes. Why is it strange, offensive, funny, or outrageous? Because we can’t imagine Jesus doing such a thing, that’s why.
I’m not saying that it’s a sin to ever do these things, nor am I saying technology is a sin. If it weren’t for technology, myself and the next person wouldn’t be able to be posting these articles for people to read online. What I am talking about is the obsession with it. Why are parents just sitting around letting their children text as much as they do? Why do parents allow kids to ignore them, and everything else with their devices? I can understand on one level; when you have children that come from a broken home, or a single parent home, the parents can’t always monitor or control what the kids are doing. Or maybe they’re allowed to do one thing at one parent’s home, and you can’t get a handle on the problem because the kid(s) are back and forth.
Regardless, what I see is our children on the loose, doing whatever they want to do, no adult supervision, nothing. A fourteen-year-old girl shared with me some very disturbing things that go on at proms and school dances. I was unaware that girls bend over and bear it all while the boy imitates a sexual act with her from behind as the teachers stand by and watch, saying nothing. I was unaware that kids have sex on the dance floor, near the middle, where they are surrounded by groups of kids, so teachers cannot see them, and the kids who can see watch and think it’s hot. I was unaware that girls do lesbian acts together on the dance floor as well. The town I live in has always been a modest one, and when I was young, things were different. If a kid was seen doing anything like this at all, they would have been immediately reprimanded and forced to leave the school function. People, what is wrong with this picture here?
Not as many kids may be getting pregnant because they’re getting smarter about safe sex…but the fact that we live in a world where children have to have safe sex shoved down their throat greatly concerns me. However, our children today are highly sexual. What if you found out your little girl was the girl in the middle of the dance floor here? Or, the one imitating gross sex acts on the dance floor? Your little Suzie comes home all innocent, and you could never imagine such an act by your little girl; think again.
Or maybe you’re one of those parents who has to be your child’s best friend. Maybe little Suzie tells you all about it, while you and she share a laugh together. This is twisted! These kids are the world’s future! Do they even know or have the love of God in their hearts?
My personal opinion is that since anyone can be a porn star on the internet, many of these girls want to imitate what they think the boys like. I can’t tell you how many little girls I see on Facebook with albums full of pictures of themselves trying to be seductive and sexy. I can’t tell you how many young girls I see daily with their female parts exposed for all to see. I can’t tell you how many young boys I see lusting after it. I heard something on the news a while back about a thing called “sexting” where kids take pictures of their private parts in school and text it to a boy, and vice versa. It was apparently a big issue, and a problem…not just a small, insignificant mentioning. I also heard recently on the news and the radio that more girls are having pornography problems today then ever before; in fact, the numbers far outweighed the guys who had pornography problems.
We have kids killing kids in school, kids doing drugs, more kids than before getting drunk and partying, kids partaking in shameful sexual practices, and the list goes on. You watch the news, you know what I mean.
I would ask you once again to ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?” Sit down and be completely honest. Clear your mind and then begin to fill it with what is going on in the world today, in general. As the thoughts start pouring in, genuinely and earnestly imagine how the Lord would deal with this problem, or how He might fix it. Would He pick up His iPod and say with a smile, “Oh, it’s no big deal! Don’t worry about it! Kids will be kids! They’re going to do it anyway!”? Most certainly not.
The sad part is, very few people will see this post…and if I take a look at what the Bible says, the world is not going to get any better. But the family of God must pull together and take control through Christ of our household. It is time to set examples for our children, and for others. As I’ve mentioned in other articles; are we watching things we should not be watching? What, you think it’s harmless, just like the world because after all, it’s only a show? It is not harmless. We as God’s children need to be united in Christ, standing firm on the foundation of God’s word. We can’t lean slightly here, or bend a little there; it’s all or nothing.
I’m sorry. I know so many will read this and be angry, thinking that I’m preaching hell, fire, and damnation; well, that’s because I am in a sense–just being honest. What I’m preaching here even more is that the time is near. You may not take it so seriously; you remember times in the past people were crying out the same things. The difference is that not as many people were crying it out then as they are now, and the cries weren’t all that Biblically founded either; but guess what? Now they are!
We have to look at weather patterns, signs in the heavens, more and more storms that are more destructive, political situations, wars, terrorism, government, cashless society, major increase in earthquakes, (go here to see http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php if you need evidence), tsunamis resulting from earthquakes, increase in destructive hurricanes, more blatant and outright sin and corruption, outright rebellion against what is right, the family no longer exists nor do their values, no moral values, people’s consciences are seared with a hot iron, just as the Bible predicts. Children are against their parents, and parents against their own children! There is utter hatred for what is good, pure, and right, and more! We are far worse than Sodom and Gomorrah ever were! Do you see it? Can you see what’s happening? Time is short. There are so many books out about the end of the world, or Christian based books on the rapture, the end times, the impending doom…more than ever before; so many that most publishing companies are no longer accepting anymore books to do with these topics.
No matter what is going on in your family, find forgiveness; no matter who is right, or who is wrong, let there be forgiveness! And don’t just stop there! Forgive your friends, forgive your enemies…forgive everyone because whatever it is isn’t going to matter when we’re standing in judgment before YHVH, that is God! Allow the love of the Lord to prevail and dominate. It is time to pull together with the spiritual glue God gave us—His love, and His Holy Spirit (for interest on spiritual glue, look up laminin, it’s a molecule in all of our bodies shaped like the cross of Jesus that holds us together!).
Now is the time! Not tomorrow, not next week, or a few months from now…right now! Today! No matter what you do or how busy your schedule is; hobbies, work, interests, sweep your family together and hide beneath the mighty shelter of God. He will bring you and your family through the storm, I promise, if we stay in His presence. No matter how it looks, or what’s going on…He will keep your heads dry from the torrential downpour, and He’ll not let the lightning strike you!
The Holy Spirit is calling to me, and He’s telling me, along with many other people in this world, that it’s time to start building up the home. Just as people do who live near a body of water when there is a warning of a hurricane, so we must do. Get your house ready now for one of the most destructive storms to ever hit; and I don’t mean your physical house, I mean the spiritual condition of you and your loved ones. Take one step further; prepare your neighbors too. It is time. This, my friends, is what Jesus would do.