Saturday, February 14, 2015

Take Courage, People of God!

  We live in a day when almost all we hear about is what the enemy is up to! They have all the money, they write all the laws, they control the military, the media, the schools and even the church, blahblahblah. "...and they worshipped the Beast, saying, 'Who is like unto the Beast? who is able to make war with him?'"   When Satan tried to impress Christ with all the power he's supposed to have, Jesus' answer was, "Take a hike!"
 The "elite", the "1%", the "Illuminati"----are they any better than us? They wanna suck up to the devil- does that make them invincible?They're human just like us, and can be defeated just like any other empire in history! Hear the words of the Prophet Isaiah:  "...who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the LORD thy Maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?" Isaiah 51:12-13
   The Beast isn't unstoppable as long as God is on the throne! Let me remind you all of another prophecy of Scripture: "but the people who know their God shall be strong, and do exploits"  Daniel 11:32.  Zechariah goes on to state: " and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David as God, as the angel of the Lord before them" Zech 12:8 !  Just as the Ten Spies weakened the hearts of Israel by emphasizing the Canaanites' might, so too can we weaken the Church's resolve by overstating the enemy's power.
   After all, they're just men: they haven't evolved beyond us as they like to think! Isn't that what L. Frank Baum was telling us in his Wizard of Oz? You remember story: a teen runaway and her misfit loser friends take out two wicked witches (no thanks to the Wizard). Turns out "the Great & Powerful Oz" is nothing more than a special effects wizard, a master of illusion!
The enemy may be powerful, but the real power belongs to God!
"As it is written, for Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. NAY, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us
   You thought Jesus is the Prince of Peace? He is indeed, but He is crowned with many crowns, and another one of His titles is the Lord of Hosts!  The Lord is a Man of War (Exodus 15:3)! And hey, when the Beast and the False Prophet are finally beaten, you're going to be looking at them like, "Whaaaaaaat?" "They that see thee (the Antichrist) shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, THIS is the man that made the earth to tremble?????"
Isaiah 14:16    
   It ain't our destiny to lose, friends! Just like the Wicked Witch of the West had a problem with water, Satan has an Achilles heel too: "AND THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY"  
   I don't care what kind of science they have, don't care what kind of magic they have; WE HAVE JESUS!