HOW I FIGHT. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Tim 4:7Fight the good fight of THE FAITH. (Fight for Scriptural doctrine and tenets) Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Tim 6:12Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for THE FAITH (Scriptural doctrine and tenets) that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 ESVTAKE NO PART in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead EXPOSE them. (Fight for truth) Ephesians 5:11 ESV
So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.Matthew 10:26-28 ESV
Christian! You are here for such a time as this and if you do not fight, we may just lose our most precious things forever. In the book of Nehemiah, the man Nehemiah had a burden to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. This was not an easy task. He had nations against him and wicked and evil men taunt, accuse, condemn and threaten him to stop building. But he was determined to build for the Lord. He was determined to preserve the Jewish way of life. He was determined to build for the next generation of families. These wicked men whose patience wore thin because Nehemiah would not heed their threats, became angry and conspired to attack Nehemiah and the people working to rebuild the wall and thus create confusion. These wicked men mocked the builders, threatened them with death and mocked the Lord.
What did Nehemiah do? He first made supplication before the Lord. He was working for God and for God’s people, therefore God would hear and answer. Assured of this very thing, Nehemiah strengthened the people, “Our God will fight for us!” Don’t stop working. Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop fighting, “And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14 ESV
We are living in a post-Christian world. Only 6% of Christians in the US have a Biblical worldview, according to a Barna study done this year. This is down 3% from 2019. What in the world? The enemy is fast at work destroying the true church through deception. And if the church of the living God goes down, our light goes with us. Contend for the faith. In the Greek, when you add “the” to a word, it changes its meaning. We are not to contend for our “personal faith”, you are to guard your heart, mind, eyes and ears to protect your faith. No, in this context, we are to contend for Scriptural doctrine. THE FAITH. These are thousands of year old tenets. These are God’s laws for our homes, families and church polity. These are tenets such as marriage is between one man and one woman and sex is only lawful within this covenant.
Children are within the covenant marriage and are to be trained and disciplined in the ways of God. They are precious. The church is the body of Jesus and the pillar of truth. While salvation is individual, it is very much corporate. Salvation is only as you identify with the body. There’s no salvation outside the Ark. We are to safeguard her and submit to the church’s authority. God governs the church, not an evil government. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Hell is real. Abortion is not a reproductive right. Salvation is repentance and reconciliation to a holy God through the shed blood of the Lamb.
Where’s the voices of one crying in the wilderness? “Love your neighbor” does not mean get a jab that is not safe for everyone nor effective. This is the same line of thinking that will cause people to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar. I wonder how many people whispered this to three Israelites, “Stop making trouble! Just bow so we can go back to our lives”.
I am trying to expose darkness, as are a lot of others that are being silenced and censored. The body is God’s property, not the government’s. If you pray and God gives you peace, then by all means, but please put it before the Lord. Do not allow yourself to be coerced and manipulated. There are a lot of people dying and having serious injuries. Do not taint your conscience.
There are many “Christians” promoting secular humanism. God alone is to be reverenced and adored, not men. Secular humanism is putting the needs, wants and desires of humans above God. This is idolatry of man and the number of the beast. “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature (men and animals alike) rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” Romans 1:24-25
A lesson in secular humanism- secular humanism will usher in the mark. What you see transpiring is a grooming process. The Spirit spoke this word to me back in the summer of 2020. It’s a “dry run” for something even bigger and more evil. Satanism at the core is, “Man as god”. We are told, “This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.” Rev 13:18 The number “6” is in reference to the 6th day of creation when God formed man. It is written three times in reference to the triune nature of God. It means “man as god”. This is the original lie of Satan, “man will become as God” told to Eve back in the garden and he’s been perpetuating that same lie ever since.
Secular humanism places humanity above God. Is it any wonder the mark of the beast concerns buying and selling- commerce? The needs/wants of the people. Look at v-passports. This is regulating commerce. Be aware. Satan is the great deceiver and the father of lies. The antichrist has been at work for thousands of years and will continue to gain a stronghold in four areas: religion, government, economy and military. Scriptures are for the CHURCH, not the world. Therefore are directed within the Body of Christ. We are told multiple places to come out of the world and be separated. A friend of the world makes you an enemy of God. Thus promoting a worldly agenda is ungodly.
Every Scripture is according to TRUTH. Therefore if anything is forged in or from a lie, Scripture does not apply, hence “love thy neighbor, get the jab” is a lie. Wicked men have always twisted and distorted Scripture. Their end is destruction. Do not believe the lie but rather contend for the truth. You will be mocked, so was Jesus. You will be hated, so was Jesus.
Everyone loved Jesus and followed Him until He told them things they did not want to hear. Very few in the world liked Paul. Most hated him. They tried to kill him on several accounts and eventually succeeded. Love does NOT rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. Contend for the faith for your families and children!“May it never be said of me that I was silent in the face of fear, and in doing so, passed the battle onto my children”. – C Johnston #RunYourRace
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