For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are opposed to each other, so do not do what you want.Galatians 5:17
Peace dear, this article will be aborting the following theme: "Christian youth and carnival" In the carnival is common to see people on the streets masked and wearing costumes as well be happening in the spiritual world the enemy of our souls has masked this time of year as a timeof joy, new experiences, glamor, freedom to deceive so many, many bring and end them without pain or penalty.In this article we will be exposing this farce that the devil has shown for many, we as young Christians need to be aware of everything around us and have our own conclusions based on the word of the Lord Jesus.
Usually the authors explain the name "Carnival" from the Late Latin meaning of meat is worth, this is goodbye meat, or termination from the flesh, this derivation would indicate that the carnival meat consumption was considered lawful before the last day of theLenten fast.
During this period the slaves were freed temporarily to do whatever he wanted, the nobles held their feasts and orgies fueled by wine, there existed neither moral rules everything was lawful and in those three days before the "purification" was the time to put all desiresand for more obscure pleasures and immoral that they are out and place them so that the soul is satiated to enter abstinence and fasting (Lent).So when we look at our present day we begin to understand why nothing is forbidden except stand still.Everybody wants to "free" rules and laws that govern humanity and become more like irrational animals, which act without thinking of consequences or what will be after three days of fat.It delivered a turnkey of a king named Momo (King of the Brazilian carnival had its origin in Greek mythology. Momo, son of the Sun and Night, is known as the god of satire, sarcasm, the cult of pleasure andentertainment, laughter, mockery, malicious criticism, etc..) Where is the city rises the "care" of King Momo, so the whole city is under the oppression of the devil, opening the door to all kinds of debauchery and immorality.
The young Christian is much bombarded through the media and friends over the carnival, not only to participate but also to that enjoyed freedom and break the rules, even for three days and then repent.At this point it creates a conflict within each individual (Is that right? Or wrong).Even though it can go wrong playing "make" and then come back!Dear young as Christians we can even play at being a believer, the more the devil does not play to be the devil.The Bible says that he is like a lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8) Needless to say, all this is merely an illusion because you know it very well!Now I must tell you about something very important, many young people just like you have thought the same thing would be nothing more youth and enjoy this time release the desires of the flesh, but today they are away from the path that the Lord did not forceback.Not to mention the young people who lose their youth because of a "party" that passes quickly, God calls us to more freedom should not use this freedom to make way for the flesh (Gal 5:13)
This mask must fall, when we think life is worth living a momentary experience of three, we must remember the promises of God for our lives!The devil came to kill steal and destroy more God came to bring eternal life (Jn 10:10) there is only one way to overcome our carnal desires is walking in the spirit (Galatians 5:16) There is a war between our spirit and our fleshthat we will win over fed.Think of this moment to whom you have fed more meat or spirit?
Conclude, what the carnival is a pagan festival which celebrates the flesh and its pleasures, taking the man away from God.The Bible says: Those who are in the flesh can not please God (Romans 8:8) and those who sow in the flesh reap corruption and death (Gal. 5:17) Meat is weakened through fasting and prayer and notto fulfill her desires.This world has nothing to give you young, enjoy this moment and thank God for their salvation, because it cost too much!Was paid with blood, Jesus loved you so much that gave himself for you, today you can live.Three days of "Joy" is tiny compared to an eternity beside our savior.
Choose this crucified with Christ, this is the only way to do the will of the flesh is not off the cross, the cross remains.Even friends, society and media to make him seem cute and innocent invitations do reject his choice at that time to please God.
I am crucified with Christ and live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)