The A & E Network has along with all the other networks ventured into the realm of reality TV. One of the shows on their network is “Intervention”. This show is about people that are extremely addicted to drugs or alcohol. The producers do an extensive interview process to find legitimate people enslaved to a particular drug or alcohol and they make the drug addicted person believe that they will just be a part of a documentary of some sort about people with their drug or alcohol appetite. However, the friends and family of the person along with a drug or alcohol counselor will bring that person to a place with all of them present to confront them about their addiction. Each individual family member will pour out their hearts to the person afflicted imploring that person to receive the free gift offered to them for rehabilitation.
I watched two of the shows this past Monday. The first show featured a 19 year old girl addicted to shooting up heroin and in so doing this drug every day she would place herself in very dangerous places to purchase the drug. She would also dance in various strip clubs to support her habit. Her face and body reflected the toll the drugs were taking on her physically and spiritually. She accepted the free help offered and went into the rehab clinic. The program showed the young lady after she had been in rehab for a little over 3 months and she physically looked like a brand new person. Her weight was up, her skin was clearer, her eyes were brighter, and she turned into a different person right before our very eyes on camera. She had many members of her family praying for her to be delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ and He answered them.
The second show was about a 64 year old woman that was addicted to alcohol. This woman was so far gone on alcohol that she would begin every morning by drinking beer and then proceed from there to drink gin on ice until she would pass out at the end of each day. She would often berate her own family with cruel words of profanity. She was so obstinate toward change that everyone feared that she would not willingly accept the offer for rehabilitation. As the intervention session proceeded, she remained obstinate until she saw the anguish, tears, and broken hearted grief of her daughter and finally submitted and received the free in-house rehabilitation offered to her. This family never made any mention of God or the Lord Jesus Christ at any point in time during the documentation of their show. However, she went through the rehab program and they showed her after 3 months or so and she looked completely changed on the outside, a whole new woman.
The two women mentioned above are just like all of humanity needing an outside intervention for their sin condition, not just the sins that were a part of the reality TV program, but all of their sins. These human rehabilitation programs are wonderful and very necessary for people enslaved by these various addictions, but they can never do the eternally lasting work wrought by the Lord Jesus Christ through Divine Intervention. Because all of humanity is born with the disease of sin, we all then need an intervention. None of us human beings from the womb seek after God. We run from Him but we all need God to intervene for each of us to be made alive from spiritual death, which causes us to be dominated by sin and darkness.
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. NKJV
Ephesians 2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses
1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness --- by whose stripes you were healed.
Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood
“To those who have had no agony Jesus says, “I have nothing for you; stand on your own feet, square your own shoulders. I have come for the man who knows he has a bigger handful than he can cope with, who knows there are forces he cannot touch; I will do everything for him if he will let Me. Only let a man grant he needs it, and I will do it for him.”” Oswald Chambers
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle, @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…