This morning, I can identify with Jonah – a man who refused to leave his home and go to warn the Ninevites to turn against their wicked ways and repent to the one true God.
Even though I don’t know what it was like to be Jonah, I can understand why he would not want to go. Something deep inside him said that it wasn’t worth it, because these people would not listen. These people had their own truth. They thought that they knew who the true god was. It took a man being vomited out of the belly of a fish (their god) for them to take heed.
Is there really anybody out there left that seeks for the truth even if it changes their mind about what they previously believed? Who here truly sees God – his character, his ways, his words. Whose heart is soft enough to accept the real truth and experience the love of God in Christ Jesus? Is there anyone left?
I’ve also recently been reminded about the account of Lot and the signifance it has for us today. What if he had ignored the angels? Obviously, his family loved Sodom, but what we want and love is not necessarily good for us. Lots wife turned into a pillar of salt for looking back. This is all a representation of how important it is to be aware of our sin and to turn from it.
No doubt. We are living not only with the spirit of the anti-Christ but also with the spirit of the Pharaseas. We live in a day when it is offensive to warn someone of danger or deceit.
People want to believe what they believe even if it could be a lie. What they believe is also what they think will keep them in comfort.
Following God can be difficult at tims, but it can also be very easy. But, my friends, despite a virus and the threat of war, we are living in a new spiritual age. In this age, we wage war in the spirit like never before. What we once only battled in the spirit is now being manifested in the physical.
There was a time when people could agree to disagree. Now people try to shut your mouth as if you are not allowed to speak from your own heart, yet they are.
In this age, people don’t want to know the truth about God, because they don’t want to be aware of their own sin. They are comfortable with their gods, but what they do not realize is that one day their god will demand more than they want to give. Satan never demands little. Satan never gives mercy, especially grace, but he will cause you to believe it.
Satan is an imitator of God who seeks his own revenge toward the One True God by snatching up his creation – mankind. Satan hates God, because he wants to be God.
To my fellow followers of Christ, be prayerful about what you do being sure not to greave the Holy Spirit. Don’t break the law when it’s given to you. Be discerning of false teachers and prophets. Don’t fall for anything that goes against God’s Word in its entirety. Many are using God’s Word to justify their actions. Set yourself on the course to understand the WHOLE WORD OF GOD. Not any one verse is meant to be alone in its meaning. Their will be other parts of Scripture that will confirm the true meaning. Nothing should be taken out of context.
Be sure to ready yourself to give an account for the reason why you believe what you believe, and set yourself up to be blameless before God.
And above all else, pray for your fellow followers of Jesus Christ.
Go forth and be blessed, my friend.