We are living in crazy times. Common sense, hard work, and Christian ethics seem to have flown out the window and crashed to the ground. People are angry about all sorts of things, and I don’t think they are really sure why they are so angry. False reports, fake news, slander, and innuendo is common place in every form of media. It’s nasty out there!
Satan wants to silence, shame, and keep Christians afraid and fearful. The devil is an accuser, a liar who is out to steal, kill, and destroy. Godly people are persecuted and attacked. While we are on this earth we will have battles. Hunkering down and hiding doesn’t make us victorious or grant victory. If we remember who we are in Christ, the power we have in Christ, the inheritance in Christ, a glorious, wonderful, unending, beautiful inheritance, we would stand tall and stand firm. We are here, now, in these crazy times for an amazing purpose. We are not left defenseless.
I picture myself standing in front of an angry mob, my knees are knocking, and I want to run and hide. But then, the crowd is silenced, their eyes grow wide with fear. Not because of me, but He who is inside of me and stands with me. God has given His power through Christ to fight every battle. I don’t have to be brave and strong to fight, my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
The enemy is getting louder, but his volume has no effect on our all-powerful God.
Our God who is greater than all, lives within us. Nothing, and no one, can stand against our God. The enemy roars, but our Savior is THE LION!
Be strong in the power of Christ. Speak truth. Live in love. Your future is secure and no one, not anyone, can ever take away your eternal security. You are a child of the King, are given His wisdom, and everything you need for these crazy times. Be fearless. Stand firm in ALL-MIGHTY GOD.
“say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’” ~ Isaiah 35:4 (NIV)
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control]. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord … continue to preach regardless of the circumstances, in accordance with the power of God for His power is invincible ~ 2 Timothy 1:7-8 (AMP)
“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.” ~ Psalm 144:1-2 (NIV)
“Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants. Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; rust in Him, and He will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday. Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans. Refrain from anger and give up your rage; do not be agitated—it can only bring harm. For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the Lord will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked person will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.” ~ Psalm 37:1-11 (HCSB)
“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” ~ 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP)
“We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NLT), Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
“…O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:6 (NASB)