Monday, September 28, 2020

When I Am Weak You Raise Me Up

Friends, it's like this: Jesus said the world hated Him. And, he also said that IF the world hated Him, then the world would hate YOU or ME if we choose to follow Him.

He said he would be persecuted and crucified. He also said that worse things than what has happened to HIM would happen to US.

He ALSO said that if we endured to the end that WE WOULD BE SAVED and what would happen to those who persecute and condemn us would NOT.

Is it worth it to me to be ridiculed, cast out, accused, and persecuted for HIS NAME's SAKE? YOU BET!

If you are not getting flack for being a Christian, all I can say is you need to question your stand.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

God does not condone the evil that is on this earth today, but He allows it because He loves us and wants people to CHOOSE to love Him. Jesus said

John 15:13

No greater love hath any man, than that he would lay down his life for a friend.

Then, He called us "friends". (John 15:12-15)

The Bible has a lot to say against people who would force you to choose something you are against. Only the strong survive in God's world. Only the strong will inherit the Kingdom God. Paul said it best,

Ephesians 6:13

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Remember, God does not win souls through fear. He provides a way OUT of that fear through Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:7) There is no Saviour under Allah like that. All the followers of Allah want to do is kill, destroy and create chaos. There is no liberty under Allah!


1 Peter 2: 15

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Proverbs 4:23–26: Guard Your Heart

Question: "What does it mean to guard your heart?"

Answer: Proverbs 4:23–26 instructs believers to, “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” When Solomon refers to guarding the heart, he really means the inner core of a person—the thoughts, feelings, desires, will, and choices that make that person who he/she is. The Bible tells us that our thoughts often dictate who we become (Proverbs 23:7; 27:19). The mind of a man reflects who he really is, not simply his actions or words. That is why God examines the heart of a man, not simply his outward appearance and what he appears to be (1 Samuel 16:7).

Read also:

Guard Your Heart: What Does It Mean? (Proverbs 4:23)