There are so many people willing to give up on their fight of faith. Why, is because the enemy now more than ever is attacking Christians, people of God. We are in the End Times and these times, all over the world, Christians are facing persecution like never before. It is madness. But what does that mean? Does that means we have to give up and shrink back? Does that mean that we can’t face the darkness of the world? No! 1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” HE, the HOLY SPIRIT, JESUS LORD, is in us. The church of God, is not a building, it is not made by human hands. But it is US, the children of God, we are his body, we are his church and he is the head of the church. Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
There are Christians willing to give up their crown, than to run in their race to our majesty, Jesus Christ, God. To run our race for eternal eternity peace, they are willing to just say, forget it, there are too many people up against me. There are too many people hating on me, there are too many people letting me down. We need to remind them this, Jesus said in John 15:18 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” Don’t be shocked when someone may not agree or hate what you believe in. Because the world knows you are trying to live a Christ filled life, so it is against that. God is light, Jesus is light and we, filled with his Holy Spirit, are filled with his LIGHT. The world is filled with darkness, so darkness flees from light because when there is light things are revealed, such as sin, secrets, and the heart. Which is why so many people hate what Christians believe in because it tells them that they have to leave their sinful life of partying, of drinking, of drugging, of sexual immorality, hate, gossip, vanity, lying, coveting and so much more. John 18:21-22 “But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.”
It is hard to be light in the dark place, it is hard to really be a Christian in these days, to really love as Jesus did because we do live in our flesh (but not of it) most of the time and we have to constantly remind our self by the Word of God. That we shouldn’t live by our flesh when we do this or that or think this or that, we shouldn’t let darkness in but live in the SPIRIT, pray in the spirit, worship in the Spirit, which is eternal and everlasting compared to that of our flesh which isn’t. John 18:20 “Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” Is this a bad thing? No, it’s a good thing because we are worthy in his sight to be persecuted for HIS name sake. Yes, that sounds odd to those who don’t really understand what it means to serve God but this is why Matthew 5:12 “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” 1 Peter 4:16 “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” We are doing something right before men and before GOD when we are up against. It does not mean that we aren’t but because we are. We are living as Christ lived and because of that, the world hates that and judges it by its own standards of worldly judging. What is right is wrong to the world and what is wrong is right to the world. But as Christians, we cannot give up, we can’t tell ourselves lies, that God is punishing us or this or that is why this is happening to us. Those are lies of the enemy because God saved YOU, is in YOU, so why should he condemn you when you are saved. You are not condemn but that comes from the enemy. God convicts, not condemns, he loves us and he wants us to know that, completely.
If you are troubled with something, which we all come to someday or some time in our life, remember what Jesus said, Matthew 28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Remember, there is nothing to hard for God, you call out his name, he will hear you and he will give you rest. Just believe that, know that and receive that. IN Jesus name, Amen. God loves you, remember, Don’t Give Up Now. Keep on running your race to VICTORY because you already have it, it is done, God is the winner. You are a winner because you choose God and you continue to live for God. Don’t Stop, keep going because God, Jesus Christ, is always with you, always.
God bless you !