Thursday, July 25, 2013

DitchThe Fear!

Reading from the Book of Matthew 5:10,12
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

What is the worst that can befall a Christian? The kingdom of heaven; sounds pretty good to me...why the fear?

How about this one,

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Certainly we are not alone in this. The prophets before us and all those who sleep in Christ have been through the same things we are going through today. Yes, the trials seem greater to us because it's the Devils last hurrah and he has stepped up the intensity of his attacks knowing his time is short, but we, also, have the knowledge of this fact and should be able to stand on the Word of God without the doubt that causes so much anguish. 

Seems to me that the ones who are having so much trouble with the trials and temptations of these times are lacking something. Could that be real heartfelt belief that Jesus is for real and He will redeem us from the curse of sin and death, just as His Word says He will?

Following Jesus Christ will help you through your trails and temptations and you will "ditch the fear!"

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:9.

Read the back of the book...we win! Soon and very soon, we will be going home. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!