Peace, prosperity and pleasure. These are the goals of most Americans. Many successful preachers and politicians promise the 3 P's if you send them money or vote for them.
The great deception: YOU DESERVE PEACE, PROSPERITY AND PLEASURE! Because it's God's will, or because you are an American or because you voted for Ace Ventura.
Sorry, but this was never promised to us, by God, Christ or our founding fathers. These are idols, worshipped by the masses and aspired to by millions.
"Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!" Jesus Christ (Luke 12:51)
And though the 3 P's are noble goals and aspirations, they are worshiped and coveted by most. Souls are traded daily in the futile attempt to achieve and possess them.
The enemy is conditioning our society, disguising greed, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth as peace, prosperity and pleasure. This is how we justify our desires. God wants me to be happy.
I ask you to remember 1 thing as you process this message: do you know God's will? If you don't, you may want to brush up on His word...
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter." Jesus Christ (Math 7:21)