How many of you have recieved an email, facebook, post, or text that read something similar to this: "If you want to be blessed then send this on in the next 30 seconds" or "If you you send this to 10 people then you will recieve God's blessings" or one more "If you send this to 10 people then you will recieve a check in the mail." COME ON FOLKS!!!! This is no more than what my mom used to get in the mail when I was growing up. In those days we called them "Chain Letters" because that is what they were. As believers, the Bible tells us that we are to depend upon God for everything that we need. You and I will not manipulate God into doing anything!!! If the Lord is going to bless you then He is going to bless you and it it not going to be because you sent a certain email to a specific number of people in a specified amount of time. This type of stuff has more to sorcery and witchcraft than it has to do with the Lord. The Bible is specific that as a believer you and I are to dabble in these things because they are of the flesh; therefore they should only be a part of our past not our present or our future. Galatians 5:19-23 says this, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. " If you are a believer then you are to be different now because you are a new creation, so I challege you to live like it!!!
W. Dee Daniel, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas