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The Internet is a fascinating avenue for communication. It has truly given us access to a world of information. We are able to “chat” real time and even have conferences thanks to the good old World Wide Web. Another Internet tool that many utilize is email. This form of communicating has become just as, if not more, popular than the telephone.
We know that anything that has a positive and valuable aspect also has a negative and destructive one. Daily, large volumes of emails circulate via cyberspace. Some of the emails I’ve found to be valuable and worth forwarding. Some of them I destroy immediately, and if I don’t know the sender, I do not open them.
There are emails circulating that are disguised as warnings, honest pleas for help, and helpful consumer information. What I’ve discovered after reading some of these is that some are lies disguised as hoaxes and urban legends. These emails contain slanderous information that can prove to be fatal if a wide enough audience believes in their credibility.
One such email states that lead in lipstick causes cancer. Another one blatantly stated that margarine was one molecule away from being plastic. I researched them both; the lipstick via the Internet, and the margarine through a co-worker who works on margarine brands. The discovery was what I expected; both emails were loaded with lies.
Those who send such information and viruses via email are bent on stealing, killing and destroying without any regard to who’s affected. This is the three-fold ministry of the adversary and many are falling prey to him and being used by him to spread his poison.
A thought came to me yesterday after reading a damaging email regarding Pepsi leaving “Under God” off of their new cans. It immediately dropped in my spirit that this was an elaborate plan of the enemy to cause further division throughout America. We already have volatile issues daily being debated; gay marriages, the leadership of our country, the war, abortion, etc. You pick a subject and there’s a hot debate surrounding it.
We must not be tricked into helping the enemy spread lies and causing further discord and division in our nation. America is “One Nation Under God” whether she likes it or not! Every nation is under God. This entire world is “under” God for that matter. God is Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent. We cannot put Him out of or keep Him out of anywhere. Americans may not reverence God as our forefathers, but that too must be overturned.
We cannot be ignorant to Satan’s devises. Wisdom must be used before forwarding emails, which would defame any person(s), company or entity. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but his are.
There is a war raging, not only in Iraq, but in heavenly places as well. This war began before mankind was created and will continue after many of us have gone on. The enemy would like nothing better than for America to destroy herself from within. If he can keep us fighting, we don’t need to concern ourselves with terrorist attacks. Ongoing fighting amongst us indicates a wrong focus. The enemy is not our fellowman. Of course he must have a vessel in which to operate in this realm. Don’t you be that vessel!
I pray that before forwarding any emails to others, you will “think” and do a bit of research.
Mark 3: 24 – 26 “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
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Lisa Walker Thomas
20 Dec 2004
This is very valuable and very needed information, often times I've thought the same things as expressed in your article, I'm glad you took the time to inform us so openly, honestly and spiritually...thank you and God Bless...
03 Dec 2004
Very good advice! Thank you for sharing.
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