The Bible teaches in John 5:19 that if you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. Are Christians (believers) real believers? There are far too many people who are believers in word only. Their deeds would tell you another story. We must be real believers in our words and deeds. Our actions will always affect our true hearts.
As true believers, we no longer belong to the world; we now belong to God’s Kingdom. The world will hate you. The “world” refers to the world’s philosophies, its systems, and its way of acting and living. Because we believe what God’s Word teaches and purpose to act and live accordingly, it goes in direct opposition to what the world believes is right and acceptable. The Truth is confrontational and either you believe it or you don’t. There is no middle ground; you are either all in, or you are not in at all. Being a believer doesn’t mean that we are not growing, developing our faith, and trusting in God. We will make mistakes, but the flow of our lives is to God and His ways. When you take a stand for truth, you will be attacked for it, made fun of, called old fashion, a racist, a hater, or a trouble maker. This happens because the world and those who are one with it, does not want any light shed on their sin. They need to be told that they are wrong, told that they need to repent and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, or perish.
As the day approaches, we need to continue getting ready and count it joy when we experience trials and tribulation. We need to stay focused and endure like a good soldier, never faint, and never feel like we are alone. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. When you have done all you know to do, stand!
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CDT
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