STRONG WITH JESUS
An Admonition for Spiritual Strength
Volumes have been postulated surrounding every aspect of Christianity and living a Holy life given the great worldly opposition we face. Respecting this endless mass of knowledge I offer the following admonition: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” (2 Tim 2:15-16) Do not become one of the silly women or puffed up men of variant theological degrees that are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2Ti 3:7) Do not allow your minds to be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (2Co 11:3) The simple truth is that the Holy Spirit indwells the follower of Jesus and is the teacher of all things Our Lord desires we know at any given time. Do not get caught into the endless race for knowledge as a man does and become weary or further enmeshed in deception. “The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” (Ecc 12:11-12) “Be ye not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2) The words given by our ‘one shepherd’ are all within the Holy Bible. So, renew your mind through the study and meditation upon His scriptures and not unsupportable opinions given by men.
Refuse to compromise to the filthy standards of this world in any manner and you shall be free of all deceptions of Satan and man! If you are truly attempting to follow God and not your own desires or designs then “know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Rom 8:28) No matter what we face from the enemy of our souls we can rest secure in the fact that it is God working out His purposes in our life, and that we have the victory through the blood of Jesus and the authority in His name to deal with every demonic being. “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) You can either walk in the truth of the scripture or you can walk in the shadow of the enemy called deception. There is no ‘in between land’ that you may occupy. You either walk in the light of His ways or you walk the sin-blackened pathways to the eternal lake of fire and this remains your choice!
Among the greatest deceptions that Satan has managed to create are the delusions that he does not exist and that the time-frame for this ‘father of lies’ has not nearly run out. The fact remains time is quickly running out and the evil of man in never ending rebellion of sin around the earth is evidence of such fact. Satan is on a rampage in a desperate effort to take as many souls to hell with him as possible. Concurrent with this demonic activity is the wrath of God falling in degree and timing He has foretold in the scriptures. Keep in mind that it is God the Father that is building the perfect bride for His son Jesus Christ. This bride can only emerge through separation of His church from all that is natural to man, for nothing of this world and that which is natural to man is of the nature of God. The Kingdom of God and our man-made cultures are now being parted at a speed necessary to perfecting of the Bride for the soon appearing of warrior King Jesus. Anyone trying to stand with one foot in God’s realm and one foot in Satan’s shall be spiritually split asunder and never know peace, for “there is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.” (Isa 57:21) Do not fear the punishments that are falling upon many about us, for they are the simple minded with too much worldly intelligence to hide under the protective blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. They partially remain a true mystery of God to me for such persons are His act of creation that refuses to hear and obey His voice! They are the tares! Do not fear what is coming upon the tares and deluded children of Satan if you are joint heirs with the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect of God!
Our Lord has stated “he that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.” (Matt 12:30) It really is quite simple is it not? It is standing with and for Jesus that ensures your strength and ultimate victory over all forces of the devil. And, in standing with Jesus anyone who is not standing for him is simply against him, and this makes them ‘your opposition and the enemy’ over whom you are to have ultimate victory. So stay strong in Jesus by daily living out the truth that He left us in the written word of the Holy Bible. Study it ‘to prove the perfect will of God’ in your life, study it to let God fully arise in you to scatter His enemies. The only enemies you have are His enemies and at the top of the list are the forces of Islam. So, stay strong with Jesus, and quickly decimate this Satanic foe!