But I will tell you what will happen to cowards and to everyone who is unfaithful or dirty-minded or who murders or is sexually immoral or uses witchcraft or worships idols or tells lies. They will be thrown into that lake of fire and burning sulfur. This is the second death (Revelation 21:8.
So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents (Matthew 25:25-28).
God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7).
When once a brave man storms a castle full of soldiers not caring for his life because the damsel has been captured. He is not averted by the high odds of losing the battle for his heart is already missing. Beating inside the damsel this brave mans heart beats. Each breathe she takes fuels his resolve to overcome the greatest challenge. Love will always triumph over fear. Love transcends a persons body and is held captive in someone else.
If a guard were to capture him they would quickly realize his heart is not here but is lodged with another. His love has driven him this far.
When the people of God fall in love with Jesus the same way this brave man has for a sinner, what would happen within our world? The hoards of darkness grow thicker. The propaganda machine is on full throttle and the gospel of Satan is preached throughout every form of media known to man. Massive amounts of money is being spent on the promotion of foolishness.
Why are female teachers raping and molesting children in record numbers and female doctors attacking uber drivers. As the role in violence perpetrated by women increase on television so does the effect happen within real life. The gospel of Satan being preached is working. Millions of so called Christians dying to spend their money, time, and energy to support the preaching of Satan’s gospel and do we think our children will be safe?
Parents are being killed by their children and what is blamed? Mental illness. No it is sin. The fruits of unrighteousness are deadly. The wages of sin is death.
It is time for the Christian to fall in love with Jesus, so that we are not afraid of the wickedness of men. It is also time for the Christian church to kick out the imposters and clean the house or God who I believe is missing from the majority of churches anyway is not coming to the temple, until you evict Satan.
There is a reason the way that leads to destruction is wide. Its easy.
The clock is two-minutes to nine. The time allotted for the test is almost complete. The sweat on the brow drops onto the test paper and mixes with the graphite of the pencil and thoughts of failure begin to emerge. I have five questions left and not enough time. I need more time. The buzzer goes off and pencils down. Will I make this promotion? Will I have the victory or will I have to repeat this test again?
I have just been tested. As I carry myself outside the testing room, I am overcome with the sense of another test. This test is so much more difficult and yet a test for which I cannot escape. This test comes with promotion and a study guide as well. This test is for all mankind. No one escapes this test.
Jesus was tested. When taken by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and fasting 40 days and 40 nights, as to be expected, he was hungry. Satan comes to test his loyalty to the Father and demands that he turn stones into bread. Jesus spoke the words recorded in Matthew 4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Similar words given in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” This was a test.
The people of Israel where starved by God (Deut. 8). He was testing them. He was proving whether or not they would stay the course. Our tests are different. Our challenges are different, but they are all used for the same purpose. Whose voice will we listen to? Will we listen to the familiar spirit? Will we listen to the ungodly friend trying to get us to sin against God? Will we listen to the person with good intentions, but ungodly advice? Will we be promoted into the kingdom of God?
Choose God’s word over every other voice. Live free. Get promoted!
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