Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Faith of the Living Dead
Most of humanity want to be the masters of their own universe instead of bow to the King of the universe. But for a christian this is a dangerous game, for though our salvation is sure, we render ourselves ineffective in God’s kingdom. The world cannot stand “carnal” Christians (what are those anyway? Think about that for a second.) They are looking for the real thing--just like God, and they know the difference.
The greatest power Satan has over us is the power we give him. That power is our very faith. Will we believe (have faith in) God’s Word, or Satan’s word? When we resist the devil, he flees. Satan knows where he stands, he knows the Word, he knows God. Believe me, he knows the score! So he runs away when he realizes that we know too.
His desire is for the faith of the masses, because if mankind has faith in him, no matter how blind, maybe he can still win, maybe he can still be like the Most High. Wasn’t that his original desire? Do you think that has changed? There is a cost for misplaced faith in the masses—it is souls. The fact that Jesus gave His life for ALL mankind, makes this the gravest tragedy we will ever see unfold. This is why there is only one way.
How well do we know God’s Word? Satan knows it well. Remember the temptation of Christ? In order to resist the devil, we need to know God’s Word and His promises. When we do, “no weapon formed against us shall prosper.” I am so thankful that God always has our best interest at heart, and that He knows and does what’s best.
We are dead to ourselves, alive in Christ--the living dead. By putting your faith in God and His Word, you’ll be effective in His kingdom, and by your manner of living, win souls... because it is He who lives within you bringing all things into completion. I encourage you to put your faith in Him!