Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s the end of the world as we know it

A large number of people love to read only the comforting verses in the Bible, and avoid the tough passages that show the wrath and justice of God. I knew one woman who refused to pray to the Father, but said that the Son was okay with her because He was the loving one – she obviously had no idea what she was talking about since Jesus says that He and the Father are one. Some even say that the Old Testament God was cruel while the God of the New Testament is all about mercy and forgiveness. Just read through Revelation and see how the New Testament God metes out justice in more graphic detail than any Old Testament book can describe.

Watch the news reports of all the brutal slayings and beheadings, and people going berserk in shootings and riots and crimes of all sorts. The destruction of nature, the destruction of morals, the destruction of economies and our trust in world leaders seems unstoppable. But we shouldn’t be surprised, Jesus told us all about these things 2000 years ago. For those who are of this world, it’s terrifying news. But for those belong to Him, it enlivens our faith. We know it’s the birth pangs of something wonderful about to happen. God calls us to rise up and strengthen our resolve to do His bidding, because He is preparing to return and that’s when real life begins!

There are big demons that God wants us to fight in these last days, principalities bent on taking as many souls to hell with them as possible. But that shouldn’t be a problem for us since we’re the overcomers – we’re still the giants in this battle as long as we belong to Christ. In fact, it should be an honor to fight for Him. We have weapons powerful enough to slice apart spirit and soul, and His purpose for our lives is to use them for His Kingdom, right now. Our lives’ purpose is not about jobs or houses or family issues. It’s about His war and battling in faith, in our prayers and choices to obey every single day. He already promised that our homes and finances and families are going to be taken care of if we seek His Kingdom first, so all anxiety about those things needs to be switched off. Let’s get busy with our call of duty to battle the attacks of the devil in our personal lives, in our neighborhoods, churches, and countries. You have authority to take down demonic powers over your problems. As all Christians around the world obey His call and do battle in our individual lives, we become a united army and our faith can move massive mountains.  

Don’t be afraid when Satan raises his ugly head. You are safe – but those who are lost are in grave danger. Rescue whoever you can, show the power of God as widely as possible, and be aware every moment that we are on the front lines, armed with His indestructible weapons. And as the good and loving King that He is, in the midst of battle He gives us supernatural peace, joy, comfort and strength as a shining testament of His Kingdom in an evil world. Read the rest of Luke 21 and make sure that you are on the winning side.

But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.  (Luke 21:28 NASB)

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