Tag: Call

The Little Red Riding Hood Deception

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

One of the first stories I ever learned was Little Red Riding Hood. She encounters a wolf posing as her grandmother. After a short talk with the wolf, she begins to suspect something’s amiss. She calls in some hunters and they kill the wolf. There’s a biblical principle in this story. Messiah Yeshua, Jesus spoke of wolves, He spoke of the enemy as wolves. He spoke of wolves in sheep’s clothing. The principle here is, evil never comes as evil. It always disguises itself as good. No temptation comes to you in its actual form. It doesn’t show you all the ugliness that it’s going to do with the big teeth it has. It comes to you as a grandmother with a bonnet on. It seems harmless and good, but remember, whenever you’re being tempted, behind that bonnet there’s a wolf wanting to devour your walk, your family, and everything in your life. Don’t give it any room, don’t approach it, don’t engage it, just get out of the room. Call the hunters and be done with it. When temptation comes, resist and don’t engage in conversation with the enemy today. Call on the name of the Lord.

Today’s Mission – When temptation comes, resist and don’t engage in conversation with the enemy today. Call on the name of the Lord.

by Jonathan Cahn

Call To America

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

Hear the word of the Lord. Isaiah 1:10

We need to recover Isaiah’s thundering call from the mothballs where we have relegated it. The first chapter could be proclaimed, with a few names changed, to America and be strictly up to date. Surely our people “doth not consider.”

Surely the moral putrefaction Isaiah portrayed (Isaiah 1:5-6) smells just as bad in our land. And God hates our Sunday-morning religion without reality as much as He despised the sham formalities of Judah (Isaiah 1:11-15). Religion is popular nowadays, but we will not put away evil and learn to do well (Isaiah 1:16-17). We want a religion that involves no break with the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Still, God invites us to reason with Him (Isaiah 1:18). We reason within ourselves and among ourselves, but we do not want to accept God’s reasoning. We want to be saved on our terms, not His.

When America is willing to turn from sin to God and accept His provision, willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of the land. If not, we shall be devoured with the sword, for “the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

by Vance Havner