MonthJanuary 2018

We Are In A Fight

Do you remember the wonderful season when we first entered into our new life in Christ? The season when we realized that, we are made new, the blinders have been removed from our eyes, attitudes have changed, and we know for certain that we are loved and valued by the Most High God. Life with Jesus was so amazing to us, all we wanted to do is learn and spend time with Him. There was no doubt in our minds that becoming a follower of Christ was the best decision we could have ever made. But shortly after that the turbulence came like flying in a small jet over the Pacific. If you’re like me no one told us about the troubles that will arise once you gave your life to Christ. I didn’t know that our lives would turn into a 12 round fight and that Satan and his minions were trying to knock us out cold.

Many people in the church are completely asleep to this fight, this struggle, this invisible war as many call it. Many don’t understand why depression has taken over our minds, marriages are on the ropes, lust consumes our thoughts, and persecution is coming from those closest to us. When we accepted Christ we signed up for a fight and enlisted into a war. Failure to realize this truth can cost greatly. Satan our enemy wants to go undetected banking on the believer’s ignorance so that he can overtake them. To those of us who say that we shouldn’t pay Satan any mind you are going completely against scripture. Waking up to this reality is what God instructs us to do. If you have ever been in a fight you know that you have to be alert and on your guard if you want to get the win. In addition to being alert we have to know who and what we are up against.

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Don’t Miss The Ark

If you grew up in the western part of the world you probably remember hearing the story of Noah’s Ark as a child even if your parents didn’t take or send you to church every Sunday. Typically children’s books on Noah’s Ark depict the story as a joyous occasion with cartoon like animals with smiles boarding the Ark as if it was a new ride at Universal Studios. Looking back on things as an adult this “light hearted” children’s story is actually about God’s just decision to destroy all life on earth. The purge of all human beings save 8, Noah and his family. Evil covered the earth and mankind’s thoughts were wicked continually. This grieved God and He decided to start over by purging the Earth with waters from above and below. The only way to escape the destruction was to get on the Ark God commanded Noah to build. Yes because of man’s wickedness God felt sorrow and regretted creating man.

Centuries later Jesus Christ himself said, “But as in the days of Noah so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. In other words, when Jesus Christ returns the world and the people in it will be in the same wicked condition as when Noah and his family entered the Ark.

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