Attack of the armyworms

Attack of the armyworms


Joel 2:25 (NKJV) “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you.

“I’m sorry we have completely sold out of that pesticide.” This is not what the farmer needed to hear from his local Co-Op store. The armyworms were devouring his entire pasture and he had no time to waste in preventing the entire loss of the grass needed to sustain his livestock. Armyworms get their names from the way they can assault leafy vegetation. Their main assault tends to come at night and they can consume acres of grass in just a short time span.
During the prophet Joel’s day there were 2 types of “locusts” assaults. There were the plagues of the insect locusts and then there was the plague of the sin “locusts”. The sin locusts respond much like the armyworm. They will consume everything in it’s path if left untreated and they do most of their damage at night. The armyworm tends to come back when the season is right. The same is true for our sin nature. We may believe we have victory over a specific sin and then when the timing is right it will attack. This is especially true regarding sexual sin. It is late at night and no one is watching. The innocent web search for some benign topic soon becomes an all night bingeing upon pornography. The answer for our sin nature is found only in living a life that is dependent upon the Lord and actively practicing spiritual warfare. We cannot be passive regarding our sin nature because if we are then it will respond just as the armyworm and consume everything.
David Jones      


About David Jones

David Jones is the Executive Director for Restoration Path Ministries. David is a Memphis TN area native and lives with his wife of over 32 years and has two adult children. He is a long-standing deacon, ordained elder and Sunday school teacher. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Restoration Path is founded on David’s experiences and teachings. David has over 35 years of counseling, mental health, and ministry experience. In 1998, he began providing intensive workshops for Christian men struggling with sexual addiction. His work has also included workshops for the wives and families of sexual addicts. He has also facilitated numerous training institutes. The teachings that are presented through the ministry workshops and intensives are the result of proven and biblically based techniques. He is also the author of 4 other books Goldfish Devotionals, The Blessing of the Thorn, 10 Truths Wives Need to Know, and The Top 10 Lies Sex Addicts Tell Themselves. He is the author and creator of the 4 and 3-day Restoration Path intensive sexual addiction workshops and workbooks. He is the designer, author, and creator of the Restoration Path video workshops and workbooks for male sexual addicts as well as the video workshop for the wives of addicts. All of David’s books and material can be ordered from the ministry website.

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