Saturday, February 28, 2015
Inconvenient Truths... God, please be our help and strength!
Think for a moment what it means to be an earthly soldier, talk more of being a soldier of Christ. You will need to endure so much and free yourself from every form of entanglement which come in form of receiving flattery, gifts and accolades from the ungodly to pervert the truth.“You therefore must endure hardship as a true soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier.” ~ 2 Tim. 2:3-4
If people are hearing what you preach and they are affirming you while continuing deeper in their sin, then you have been deceived by Satan to preach what pleases the flesh and people. When people affirm you, it should be because you have given them God’s undiluted truth that will set them free and this should cause them to glorify Jesus Christ NOT you. If it is God’s truth, it MUST pierce even to the division of the soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, discerning every thought and intent of the hearts of the hearers. To those who are being saved, the truth of God will be the aroma of life leading to life. To them who are perishing, it will be the aroma of death leading to death because they are refusing to receive the undiluted truth of God’s word; they fear that their evil deeds will be exposed.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD NEVER DEALS WITH THE ‘MAJORITY’ -
Do not be deceived by Satan to believe that you should apologise because someone got hurt when you preached God’s truth; never apologise to anyone for preaching or sharing God’s word against sin or for preaching righteousness, holiness and right-living - NEVER! "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, a servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted ME, they will also persecute you..." ~ John 15:18-20
"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven." ~ Matt. 10:27-33
NEVER STOP PREACHING GOD’S TRUTH JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE AFRAID OF LOSING FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THERE IS A SECTION (far worse than other sections) RESERVED IN HELL FOR COMPROMISING SERVANTS OF GOD; FEAR GOD! KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE CROWN OF LIFE THAT AWAITS YOU; AND THE RECEPTION THAT OUR LORD JESUS IS PREPARING FOR YOU FOR YOUR TRIUMPH AND FAITHFULNESS...
“Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” ~ 1 Cor. 9:27