“Christ will have no one deluded into thinking that He calls believers to a life free from conflict” John MacArthur
I do not know about you, but from my experience, it always comes with no warning at the worst time.
It also many times comes the worst from those closest to me and that is when it is the most intense.
Although conflict happens to everyone, when it come to a Christian it comes because we are succeeding in Christ’s duty and Satan is doing his best to destroy both our duty and our Christian life.
“The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household! ” Matthew 10: 24–25 New International Version
Now today they are not likely to call us Satan, they are more likely to call us insane, stupid, intolerant, backwards thinking or discriminating.
To choose to be honest at work or school they will laugh at us and call us insane and losers because we refuse to cheat. I have noticed this in increasing attitudes over the past five years and it is getting worse. To choose to go to a Bible study after school or work instead of going to watch a sports game and get drunk they will mockingly call us stupid.
Taking a Christ centered stand against homosexuality and saying no Jesus does not say this is okay and He will still allow you into Heaven but rather He condemns you to Hell they will say you are discriminating and intolerable of others rights. It is the same with abortion. Another satanic attack is when they are saying there is no difference between the islam religion and Christianity. The ignorant fall for it but try to explain the difference and see how many call you intolerant.
When you feel the intense pressure because you refuse to compromise your Christian life, remember Jesus has already been there. So take it to Him in prayer and He will comfort and strengthen you.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (God of our Peace) for enveloping me in Your beautiful peace when I am in the midst of Satan and his demonic minions attacks. Thank you Jesus that You have already been there so You understand. I give thanks in the name of the greatest comforter and encourager Jesus Christ Amen
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ precious love bless you today and every day.