“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16 (esv)
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,”Isaiah 61:1 (esv)
Last week i twittered on an attack on religious freedom http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1562584
I realized i could do that several times a day...it happens so often. It is important to pray against these attacks, and for the suffering of christians when they happen we need to stand up as christians for Christ--stand for the Cause of Christ (read psalm 35)
I also began to realize something else.....that these attacks are coming faster & faster because in conclusion time is running out....the age of grace will end (Romans 11:25) (which i believe started with Peter & the 1st Church & will end at the Rapture of the Church.) & the Lord is coming soon (hebrew 3:7)
We as christians are not here to make the U.S.A. a better place. It’s a good thing to do...but it’s not a christians primary goal. We are just visitors on this rock (John 15:19 ). TO RESCUE THE LOST. that is our primary goal. The Bible makes it very clear, that it doesnt get better, it actually will get worse (read Matthew chapter 24). Overall you can’t change that. Yes, we can make small areas of positive change & situations better, and Yes we can pray for delay, and the bible shows that God can--and will-- delay, to rescue more lost off the battlefield (Psalm 71:1). Please understand--God's WILL--will prevail in the end & part of that will says that there will be tough times in the last days that we can't stop---so what do we do: ?
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere Ephesians 6:-13-18 (nlt)--learn the right way to attack (the word), Learn how to defend (faith), Learn what & how to pray..--seek this from your brothers & sisters, and pray for them as well. Stay strong as God’s army for True Christian Freedom.
This is it !!!--read this passage over & over again-this is how we should fight the B.A.T.T.L.E.O.F.S.O.U.L.S.--for lost souls--this is how we should grow as christians; how we should war against our flesh--how to block satan when were tempted--how to help others to do the same, how to study & know the bible, how to become prayer warriors that cant-be-stopped. ((i will break this down in detail starting right after ressurection weekend)))
Don’t fight against the politician making the laws against us=pray 4 a change of heart -Don’t hate the activist group who tries to silence us or lobbies for laws to change against us= pray 4 there heart to change....The change for the better does’nt happen in Washington D.C....it happens in the heart....that is where God is waiting. At the heart. We don’t wrestle against flesh & blood...its the devil behind the scenes causing all this. Don't take the fight to the devil... Let God & His angel army worry about them. God’s will--will still roll on....as planned. We should focus on sharing the gospel.....saving souls....rescuing the lost off the battlefield. Loving others--being self sacrificial--When the enemy sees us, they should say--"thats the samething Jesus says in the bible" that is a true disciple of Jesus--a freedom fighter for the cause--an armored soul for the battle.
This is the true fight, LET'S BE VICTORIOUS FOR JESUS---NOT VICTIMS FOR THE devil. Stay strong.... FOR THE SAINTS & FOR THE LAMB
Next week we will began the the Last 10 days of Jesus Earthly Ministry.... Where Jerusalem became the battleground hot zone, and how Jesus became the the victor of the War of wars, and guaranteed our true freedom...forever.
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