“And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory. Romans 8:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
When in a boxing match the opponent will always land a few shots, many times leaving scars for the rest of your life.
So too it is with the Christians battle.
Make no doubt about it we are in a constant battle when we become Jehovahs children.
Yes we are in continuous battle with satan and his minions but we are also in ceaseless battle against society (more so in the west than in communist countries from my experience). The anti-Christ that goes by the label of liberals are really anti-Christs in their every belief. By anti- Christ it means they are against the morals set down by Jehovah and by default by Christ. Many times they will leave deep scars from battles we both win and lose.
The most severe battles of course are within our own families. They know us best so they know how to cut us deep and many do so with complete gusto. They will cut the deepest.
I have met many who have gone through seminary that are more in line with satan than with Christ and know little more than theology and nothing of having a loving relationship with Christ.
I see many who serve themselves by pretending to serve Christ, this is especially true with missionaries. They are there more to glorify themselves than to share the gospel. And, with many missionaries I have met, they live off of others by pretending to be serving Christ.
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars.” Elbert Hubbard
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord my King Forever) for blessing me with the gift of suffering for You as You suffered for me. I know that when You see these scars You shall look at them, smile at me and say the words I long to here from Thy precious lips: “Well done good and faithful servant.” I give thanks for this grace in Your suffering name. Amen
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s templeand that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 New King James Version
Do you see the important part of these verses?
Anyone who destroys Jehovahs temple, He will destroy you.
As we Christians are the temple then it stands to reason that the offense is anyone that does anything to destroy another’s Christian walk. That includes false teachers and the wolves.
Some examples of false teachers are those who teach that we do not need to accept the fact that Christ died and slow agonizing death while shedding His Divine love for us.
Another example of anti-Christ teaching is that because Jesus loves us we can do what ever we desire with no consequences. Because He loves us we are all going to Heaven, hold hands in a circle and sing come by ya my Lord in Heavenly bliss. This satanic teaching is very popular in todays culture.
An additional satanic teaching is that there is no difference between Christ and the satanic cults of the world like islam There is a false teaching going around that there is no difference between Christianity and muslims. Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, muslims do not. Christians believe Jesus has been with Jehovah for all eternity, muslims do not. Christians believe that it is only through Christs sacrifice on the cross and our acceptance of Him as our Savior that gains us entry into Heaven, muslims do not.
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall inourbrother’s way.Romans 14:13 New King James Version
The most wicked ones in any church are the wolves. They worship their god satan by driving more people from the church and Christ than anything or anyone else. These filth are the ones that are so high and mighty. They are quick to pounce upon others weaknesses in a superior judgmental way. I have seen too much of these wicked cursed ones in church and been the recipient of too many of their attacks. The perverse thing is that these are the ones that are the biggest sinners.
There are three types of folks that attend church. The biggest should be the smallest and the smallest should be the biggest.
The biggest group is the wolves, those seeking to attack others in a judgmental attitude and behavior. They drive more people from Christ and His church than any other contributing factor.
The next group is the groupies. They are not in church to worship or serve Christ, they are there to socialize in their little groups. If you are a new comer they will seldom welcome you to their group.
The last and smallest group are those who congregate to worship the Holy Trinity and to serve them.
When you attack a Christian, you attack Christ. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer:Thank you Jehovah-Ganan (The Lord is Our Defense) for protecting and defending me against attacks by the wicked ones who knowingly or unknowingly attack Your precious child. Even though it was hard You taught me to depend upon You to defend me instead of foolishly being a hot head and attempting this feat with my own limited power and knowledge. Please bless them my love with seeing how wicked their behavior and attitude is and repenting of it. I praise You in the name of He who will be the ultimate victor in this battle Jesus Christ. Amen.
May Jehovah bless you today and every day with His precious love, joy and peace.
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue. Keeps his soul from troubles.Proverbs 21:23 New King James Version
We have all done it haven’t we?
Put our foots in our mouths.
That is where we speak thinking we have insight only to be shamed by another when we are proven wrong.
The best way to cure foot in mouth disease is to watch your mouth. Personally many times someone has tried to argue with me and it looks like they have won. Later upon reflecting on what was said I believe the Holy Spirit guides me into knowledge on the subject and the next day I challenge the agitator and they are shamed. I do not intend to shame them but to correct erroneous thought.
The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. Proverbs 15:28 New King James Version
At the same time there are many wolves out there that like nothing more than to be agitators and laugh at watching someone go off. They try to get under your skin to cause a fight. On the internet they are known as trolls. They troll like a fisherman.
Many times a fish will bite the lure just because the fisherman keeps on casting in their face.
Trolls do the same thing. They troll for the weak to pick fights with.
I just ask them if they have personal problems and if they would like me to offer information on how to deal with their issues. As well I let them know I am praying for them. They quickly leave me alone.
Before you speak ask yourself these questions: Is it necessary? If not then shut up.
Is this the right place?
I prefer to speak with someone one on one instead of in a crowd. If they are in a crowd their pride can be hurt which will back them into a wall and they become defensive.
Is it the right time?
If it is at work and it is personal choose a quiet place like a café to talk with them instead of causing an incident at work.
Is it being said in love?
Remember Christ is love, satan is war. If you are looking to pick a fight guess which one you are serving? Joseph- Anthony: Green
Am I qualified to talk about the subject?
I have met many who thought they were Mr. Know It Alls only to be made to look foolish because they did not know anything about the subject (myself included on occasion).
Prayer: Please KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the wisdom to know when to speak and how to speak to help others and there by bring glory to Your Holy name as I am a representative of You. I humbly request this in the name of the most eloquent speaker of all Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you Matthew 5:23 New King James Version
Do you notice that Jesus mentions that if your brother has a grievance with you, you are to make your peace with him?
He does not say that if you have a grievance against your brother.
Too many Christians believe that they must forgive their brothers when they do bad things to them before their offering can be acceptable to God.
So let us say a brother has cheated you out of a lot of money, do you seriously believe that God wants you to forgive him his dept to you if he has the means to repay you before your offering will be acceptable to God?
To me that is a very dangerous and misguided theology.
Prayer: Please Jehovah grant me the wisdom to discern how to handle a problem between a brother or sister who is indebted to me but refuses to pay his obligations even though they have the means to do so. I sincerely beseech this request in the name of He who taught Nichodemous to repay those to whom he was indebted to Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.