Whether we believe it or not; like it or not; face it or not, spiritual conflict is necessary in life. The humanity that lost its spiritual estate in Adam’s sin cannot reclaim it without the spiritual violence called SELF-DENIAL. See Matthew 11:12 for a parallel idea.
Consider today’s installment of this principle. It’s often said that it takes a special person to serve a lost cause. Perhaps. It’s better said that it takes a rare courage to defend a winning cause that seems a lost cause!
What Jesus Christ needs right now are courageous people who physically, vocally, mentally and spiritually stand with him, behind him, under him, beside him—or any side of him so long as we unreservedly commit ourselves to him as Savior and Lord against our culture!
Note, however: it isn’t our faith in JESUS, or in the Christian Faith that makes him and it true. We believe he’s true not because we have an emotional need to believe, or because our belief reinforces him, but because he has offered such evidence of his truth that to deny it makes us fools.
So what if we face an increasingly aggressive cultural animus? That doesn’t matter. God didn’t ask permission from anyone before he sent Jesus. He won’t remove Jesus because many don’t want him here. Present world opposition to Jesus merely guarantees Christianity’s far greater success than even Christians think possible.
Whatever it takes, however high the cost, Christians must determine that we’ll stand by the Gospel as God’s eternal truth, come what may!
Jesus wins, Jesus overcomes, Jesus succeeds, Jesus tramples his enemies, Jesus exalts his friends. Will we accept immediate opposition from a world system that’s dying in order to receive eternal blessings from God Almighty that keep on coming? – Fini –
Books at: www.createspace.com. (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.)
Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
Books also at www.amazon.com (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)
The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349