Those of you who are familiar with military or firearms terminology will have heard the phrase “weapons platform”. A weapons platform is a term for a wide range of things that are designed to deliver a weapon to a deployment point or location. Examples would be things like Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Jets, Bombers, rocket launchers etc. Even a rifle or handgun is a ‘weapon platform’. Without a weapon platform to deliver them, a handful of bullets might just as well be a bag of rocks. Continuing the analogy let us look at its implications. Could we have ‘political weapon platforms’? Could there be political platforms from which are launched an endless barrage of treasonous anti-patriotic diatribe? Could some politicians? Some Professors? Some college campuses? Some ‘higher education institutions’ convert themselves into well positioned “weapon platforms” to launch their heinous ideologies? James said “lust, when it hath conceived, bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” [James 1:15].  Can you see how a weapon of immorality which would otherwise be rejected might be disguised and painted up like a Trojan horse and pushed into acceptance by society? Social media makes another good example. I am convinced that social media is beyond doubt a flagrant weapons platform being used to deliver a ‘payload of weaponized immorality and psychological corruption’ into the minds and hearts of the intellectually weak, emotionally unstable and spiritually unprotected. Weapons from which so many, especially the young or immature, are particularly indefensible. You can quickly see how T.V., radio, Music, Entertainments, the Internet and even vast segments of public education are just ready-made ‘weapon platforms’ used to serve an agenda. The question becomes “what agenda and whose”? For those of us who study History and the Bible the answer is as glaring as a road-flare at midnight. Satan’s agenda. It has been said that “all warfare is based on deception” and that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”.  Carl Von Clausewitz phrased it thus “the conqueror is always a lover of peace; he would much prefer to take our lives unopposed”. The great Sampson [Judges 16] would never have voluntarily, knowingly betrayed God or his parents especially for nothing. But bring in the right weapon platform. Bring in the beautiful, winking, smiling, treacherous Delilah. By her beauty and feminine wiles, she got into his heart and mind and released pride, rebellion, lust and fornication which ruined him and led him to suicide. Take David’s son Amnon, [II Sam 13] who, because of the wicked counsel and encouragement from his ‘friend’ Jonadab, tricked his father and raped his sister. Take Absalom, who defiled himself and betrayed his father. Friends, Satan has got a truckload of bombs he’d love to drop in your life, your marriage, your prayer-life. He’d love to ruin your family and your relationship with God. He’d love to ruin your children. He’ll inevitably and invariably need to launch his weapons from a weapon platform: Your friendships, your relationships, your musical choices, your entertainments, your busy schedule, a co-worker etc.  One way or another he will seek to get his words and tools into your life. A friend, a girl, a boy, a spouse. Weapon Platforms come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one purpose – to deliver Satan’s weapons in the most effective way possible. Be sober, be vigilant, keep watch, time is short, he’s working hard now. Visit Calvary Baptist Church this Sunday! 703 Gillespie Rd, Palestine, Texas across from Pizza Hut on the Loop. 903-729-5924