Way of Life - the People
A look at the results of mankind's history shows and confirms
the disasters and evils that come from living away from
If you look back at the history of mankind you can clearly
see that whenever evil is strong wars, murder, rape and
so many bad things happen. Whenever did a true man of God
start a war, whenever did a true child of God commit evil?
Sometimes, however, wars and evil are given the semblance
of respect, of being God's will but it is mankind that does
this, not God. Throughout history many good people have
fought for God, have killed in God's name, this truly is
a misunderstanding of God's will for did not God say in
His commandments 'Thou shalt not kill'? This again is a
sign that mankind does not understand what God asks of him.
This again shows that mankind in times of struggle does
not put his complete faith in God.
The times when mankind needs to trust in God seem to be
the times he turns away. Trust in God would bring peace
to the world, would end wars, would defeat evil, trust in
God would answer all.
Look today at the countries that were under the yoke of
communism. They were not freed by force of arms, Russia
became free by the many prayers sent to God for its freedom.
It took many years but it happened, imagine how much more
would happen if the world united in prayer. Russia in its
freedom is now confused and lost; it needs guidance along
the path to true happiness. This can be achieved if those
who love God continue to pray for its return to God's family.
Evil now tries to take Russia away, it tries to stop its
return to the fold, it tries every means possible to keep
this great land and great people from God's love. Prayer
is needed around the world to defeat this evil, only half
the battle was won with the defeat of communism, the battle
continues now, and so prayer for Russia must continue. Prayer
is the strongest weapon against evil that mankind has at
his disposal. Why is it that weapons of mass destruction
are grasped at eagerly but the true weapon of love in prayer
is often ignored? If evil is to be defeated it must be defeated
with goodness not evil for what victory is that? If goodness
turns to evil for help then it is evil that wins no matter
how it may appear at the time. It becomes another victory
for evil, another taking man away from God. How cunning
is evil to get those who come in goodness to use evil as
their weapon to defeat evil, what a hollow victory!
Peace and tranquillity only come from goodness. When evil
is embraced, chaos and confusion reign. The world today
is in chaos, is confused, so many wars, so much crime, so
much evil. Surely this says to mankind something is wrong,
surely this says your ways have failed, your successes are
outweighed by your failures and what successes you do have
are often turned into instruments of the dark. How many
advances have been made in technology only to be used for
weapons of destruction! The advances mankind should seek
are the ones that bring the family of mankind together,
the advances that lift poverty, hunger, violence and crime.
The advances that mankind should make are advances in love,
in life, in liberty. The advances that mankind should make
are advances that bring him closer to God, closer to eternal
joy, closer to heaven.
To advance should mean to love.
To advance should mean to care.
To advance should mean to be gentle.
Any other advance is really a step backwards,
Any other advance is a deception,
Any other advance is a path that leads from God.
(To be continued)
Alan Ames Ministry