Today’s message is an encouragement for any Christian who lives in today’s world. If you would rather like to listen to this article, click on the link:
Over the years that I have come to love Jesus, learning about who He is in the Bible and preaching Him to everyone, it has not been easy. There are many who took what I said and persecuted me, who opposed me for what I preached. Working with people who do not believe in Jesus and who choose not to believe. Because of my love for Jesus, I struggle to keep quiet about Him. I tell those who I work with, those I know and those who are in my life about God and His Word. Do you know why? Because there was no one in my teenage years who took the time to explain the things of God, to me. There was no one who told me about how God can help me and how God helps you. My motivation is this, to tell everyone about who God is, how God can help you and about the things of God. There’s only one truth and that is God’s Word. Many disagree with me and that’s okay because here’s why:
Eph 6:11-12 Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world.
When I meet someone who are against what I preach, I always remember that it’s not the person who is against me but what is behind that person. It’s the thing or things I don’t see. It’s the spiritual forces of evil. They are opposing me, they are influencing that person who God tries to bring to faith in His Son, who is opposing what we as children of God, preach. There are many people who make the decision to not believe in the dark forces like demons and Satan and then there are others who are blind against them.
We as children of God, Christians, need the help of God when we talk to someone who don’t believe. We need to ask God to help us against the spiritual forces we can’t see and to pull that person towards His Son Jesus Christ. Without God’s help, we are nothing against it.
Remember, that when someone opposes the truth that you preach, it’s not the person but what’s behind that person. But what if that person tries to kill us? That person who either wants to physically kill our body or by killing us in a way where we lose our job, our income, our name? Then remember this:
Mat 10:28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.
People can kill what we have or our bodies but they can’t kill our soul. That part of us, only God can destroy in hell. But if you are a child of God, then you know that your stop after life in this world, will be with God in heaven. What a comfort and joy to know this.
Listen, it’s not easy to be disagreed with, to be disrespect or cursed for telling those who don’t believe in Jesus, about your Lord and Savior. About the only God there is, the One that made them. But remember this: I try to think about it this way. That God have sent you, His child to this person. To tell them about God. Think about how much He must love this person, that He have sent you to tell them about Him, so that they have the chance to repent and give their lives to Jesus. Take a moment and think about it. Do you remember when you didn’t believe? How there was someone who took you and told you about Jesus? Who invited you to church? Do you remember how God have sent someone along your way to do that for you?
It’s not easy, ever but remember how much He loves you. Hold fast to Jesus, hold fast to God’s promises even though you get opposition for what you preach, the truth which is Jesus Christ.
May God bless you dear child of God.