I remember when we began writing out the TRUTH that God had taught us along our way – dating, courtship and consequently our marriage.
It did not go down well with a couple of ladies and gentlemen.
I was trolled on my wall, told how am acting “holier than thou” and that we should be real as the society is.
We were told that we ‘judge’ from what we say.
Did I feel hurt? Of course I did, but I thank God it happened.
I wouldn’t have developed IMMUNITY towards the very streets the enemy walks in.
I wouldn’t have realized the GRACE that God gives when He throws you into the deep to carry a message that is so unwanted in a fallen world.
The more we got hateful DMS’, comments and so forth, the more His grace prevailed. Even now, it does. God just has a sense of humor. My encouragement today goes to every single person called into ministry of whichever kind.
DO NOT STOP PREACHING THE WORD!
DO NOT STOP PREACHING THE TRUTH!
DO NOT STOP PREACHING CHRIST!
A Roman soldier “girded his loins” with something more akin to a girdle than a belt. (A manly one, I’m sure.) This girdle—with its intricate decor and elaborate buckles—distinguished a soldier from a civilian.
It wasn’t some optional, secondary accessory, like the kind you or I might add to an outfit. It was a strategic, primary focal point of his attire.
The sturdy, leather girdle of the Roman soldier was made to reach around the torso and provide essential support while he performed the quick, demanding movements of war. Truth is your support, in everything, especially in ministry. It provides the essential backing you need when you’re in the midst of spiritual war.
Of course, you will be a people pleaser if you do not stand by the conviction of the HolySpirit. Remember, the enemy’s overarching device is deception.
He shades reality with enticing and alluring colors, seducing us away from black and white principles. He propagates fantasies, causing temporal and insignificant things to somehow appear immensely valuable and favorable.
His packaging is so clever that unless we know what’s true—I mean really know it, know it at our core—we easily fall prey to his ploys. Truth—which we could basically define as God’s opinion on any matter—is our standard.
No, it’s not relative. It’s ABSOLUTE! God’s word doesn’t counter check itself against cultures, society trends nor our feelings.
Truth is who God is and what He says it is, which is best summed up for us within the Person of Jesus Christ. God’s truth. Biblical truth. Without concrete allegiance to and affirmation with this truth—with real truth—you’re left weak and susceptible to things that may look right and sound right yet actually aren’t right.
But with the standard of truth in place, you can adjust everything else in your life—your ambitions, choices, and feelings; your mind, will, and emotions—until all of it lines up correctly.
When you have a strong, stable, well-supported core, you can’t easily be led astray by the enemy’s clever lies.
Gird yourself with truth, and you’re on guard from the word “go.”
The real test will come when the ideals and philosophies of our culture swing in the opposite direction, and yet we choose to stand strong and firm on the unchanging standard of God.
If you happen to stumble upon our posts, or come in contact with us, you will know that we are far away from pleasing anyone, I mean anyone.
We stand by Christ, first. His Word first – and we will not sugarcoat anything. Hey! Judgement is a seat no human can assume, but truth, is weapon we have all been given to use.
Conviction is not what we do, but its what the HOLYSPIRIT does after HIS TRUTH prevails upon you.