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12:17 PM   [04 Nov 2012 | Sunday]


We are in the midst of a world that is in serious trouble in many ways. And, we have to recognize that it did not get this way by itself, but has happened as a result of extremely bad government decisions for a very long time. The problem is that the government does not suffer from the errors it makes, but the common citizen bares the results of poor management. However, there is one being that is very happy about these circumstances and that would be Satan. People everywhere are experiencing various issues that are affecting their lives in a negative way and have little or no control over how to correct problems with which that they did nothing to cause. It is very frustrating and when people become angry or worried, Satan is always going to be there attempting to make people believe that they are justified with their frustrations…

However, the Bible tells us that we should not worry, but we are human and it is very difficult not to be concerned with what is going on. And, it becomes even more difficult when Satan is influencing us to be disobedient to what we are told by Jesus about worry. In a recent post, we mentioned that even Peter became concerned and began to sink into the water when he was standing next to Jesus on the water. There was a comment made that explained that the reason that Peter began to sink was because he took his eyes off Jesus. That is very true, but who was there influencing Peter, but Satan…

There are only three things that can happen in the future that will affect our position; things will get better, things will get worse or things will remain the same. Considering the plans that have been made by our present government, it is fairly certain that only one of those things will occur and that is that things are going to get worse, but for a true believer, that does not matter. One can make a good argument that what is happening now is a test of the degree of faith that each of us has. If a person that claims Christianity truly believes and has absolute faith in the words of Jesus, then that person has absolutely no reason to be concerned about anything. Those people can use their time helping others increase their faith and by doing so, ease the stress of family and friends. It is even possible that the wheat is being separated from the chaff, but even that does not matter. This is probably unlikely, but possible because Jesus tells us that we should always be ready…

Do not underestimate the power of persuasion of Satan but resist his attempts to take our eyes and ears off Jesus and become concerned. Worry never changed anything except to cause us to unwittingly become disobedient to the wishes of God. We must remember that God is in control of all things and what is happening in the world has a reason. And that reason may very well be to discover who has faith and who just claims faith. Even if that is not the reason, it does not matter because it will still demonstrate the degree of faith that we all have. We have been told that we will always have everything that we need, but we must also remember that what we need is not our decision. God decides what we need, while we decide what we want, and the two are often times very far apart. But, who will you trust, your own notions of needs, or those of God as to our needs ?

There is one thing for certain and that is that there is nothing for certain… God knows those that are His and if you are one of His, then there is nothing about which you need to be concerned. As circumstances become worse, we must work against Satan to increase the determination of our trust and faith, but that will be very difficult. His attacks and attempts to influence us are going to become more intense as time goes on. But as long as we are aware of these facts, it will be easier for us to resist him and remain calm. Remember what happened when the people came to Samuel and asked to have a king, and God said that since the people decided to reject Him that He would give them a king. That was the beginning of politics and as things have evolved, there is absolutely no connection between politicians and the common man. Our hope is with Jesus and His promises to us and we do not need to feel that we are being manipulated and used by Him. The eyes and heart of God is always on His children and we will never be disappointed !!!

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midnightmum | Sat Nov 03, 2012, 15:11

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A lot of good points about faith and, as usual, at the very time I need to hear these things!

Saul | Sun Nov 04, 2012, 13:11

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 Well said! 

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