ENCOURAGMENT OR DESPAIR?
As I look around today and see all the wickedness going on, unbridled evil seems to be everywhere.
Lies and deception are promoted as truth by just about everyone. Leaders make up or create crisis after crisis in order to use the situation as a means of instilling fear and despair in the hearts of the people.
The result is this: Those who control the crisis end up controlling the masses!
From the beginning in the garden, mankind has had to deal with the master deceiver, that is satan.
You see satan has plenty of workers in this world today as he always has.
If a person is not under the authority of Elohim, then that person is under the authority of satan.
There are NO gray areas at all.
Ephesians 2: 1,2,3
1 And you were dead in trespasses and sins,
2in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience,
3among whom also we all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest.
Clearly, we see that these people are controlled by satan. Knowing this scripture plainly tells us that those who walk according to this world are dead in trespasses and sin, being separated from truth and righteousness.
Now in verse 8, true believers have experienced this:
8For by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
9it is not by works, so that no one should boast.
10For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Yes, Friends! Walk in the goodness of Elohim by way of Messaiah teaching us!
Not your president, not your politicians, if you are truly saved - you cannot walk according to this world that is controlled by satan.
I am not being judgmental, just stating the facts. People who follow the rulers of this age are following habitual liars, murderers and thieves.
That is all there is to it. If you follow a liar, murderer or thief, you are saying it is OK.
In other words, what fellowship does Elohim have with Ba'al. Really, people! Is it not time to be honest about the deception taking place?
Those who are filled with and led by the set-apart Spirit, and controlled by the Spirit, will only follow Elohim.
I know that not following the world will cost you pain, persecution, and trials. I have been there for a long time. But let's face it, a servant is not greater than his master, Messaiah.
They persecuted, hated and killed Him. We are to arm ourselves to expect the same. They will not hunt down those who follow their wicked laws - only those who hold fast to the commandments will be hunted down, lied about and some even killed for their faith in Messaiah.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Messaiah did not go along with their laws. Neither did the taught ones, disciples. And guess what, they had no retirement fund, and did not die of old age. They were killed because they did not obey anyone except Elohim.
Total faith, true believers obey and trust Messaiah and have eternal life.
Listen to these encouraging scriptures and ask for the kind of faith that enables you to hold on to the end!
2 Samuel 22 = Victory!
1 Then David spoke to Elohim the words of this song, on the day when Elohim had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Sha’ul.
2And he said, “Elohim is my rock and my stronghold and my deliverer.
3“My Elohim is my rock, I take refuge in Him, My shield and the horn of my deliverance, My high tower and my refuge. My Saviour, You save me from violence.
4“I call on Elohim, the One to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. 5“For the waves of death surrounded me, Floods of Beliya'al made me afraid,
6“The cords of the grave were all around me; The snares of death were before me.
7“In my distress I called upon Elohim, And to my Elohim I cried. And from His Hekal He heard my voice,
And my cry was in His ears. 8“And the earth shook and trembled, The foundations of the heavens were troubled, Because He was wroth.
GLORY GLORY GLORY! Just like me - and just like you - when we cry out to Him, He hears us! He puts death on the run away from us! And our enemies will be destroyed, but we will rule and reign with Messaiah.
9“Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it. 10“And He bowed the heavens and came down, And thick darkness was under His feet. 11“And He rode upon a kerub, and flew, And was seen upon the wings of the wind.
12“And He put darkness around Him as booths, Darkness of waters, thick clouds. 13“From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled. 14“Elohim thundered from the heavens, And the Most High sent forth His voice.
15“And He sent out arrows and scattered them, Lightning, and confused them.
16“And the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At the rebuke of Elohim, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17“He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.
18“He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those hating me, For they were stronger than I.
19“They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But Elohim was my support.
20“And He brought me out into a large place, He delivered me for He delighted in me.
21“Elohim rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He repaid me.
22“For I have guarded the ways of Elohim, And have not acted wrongly against my Elohim.
23“For all His right-rulings are before me; As for His laws, I do not turn from them.
24“And I am perfect before Him, And I guard myself from my crookedness.
25“And Elohim repays me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.
26“With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the perfect one You show Yourself perfect,
27“With the clean You show Yourself clean, And with the crooked You show Yourself twisted.
28“For You save the humble people, But Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
29“For You are my lamp, O Elohim, And Elohim makes my darkness light. 30“For with You I run against a band, With my Elohim I leap over a wall. 31“The El – His way is perfect; The Word of Elohim is proven; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. 32“For who is El, besides Elohim? And who is a rock, besides our Elohim?
33“El is my mighty stronghold, And He makes my way perfect, 34“Making my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places, 35“Teaching my hands for battle, So that my arms bend a bow of bronze. 36“And You give me the shield of Your deliverance, And Your lowliness makes me great.
37“You enlarge my step under me, So that my feet shall not slip. 38“I pursue my enemies and destroy them, And I do not turn back till they are destroyed.
39“And I destroy them and crush them, So that they do not rise, And fall under my feet. 40“And You gird me with strength for battle, You cause my adversaries to bow under me.
41“And You make my enemies turn their backs, Those hating me, and I cut them off.
42“They look but there is no saviour, Unto Elohim, but He shall not answer them.
43“And I beat them as dust of the earth, I beat them small as dirt in the streets – I spread them out.
44“And You deliver me from the strivings of my people, You safeguard me as the head of the nations; A people I have not known serve me.
45“Sons of the foreigner submit to me, As soon as they hear they obey me.
46“Sons of the foreigner fade away, And gird themselves from their strongholds.
47“Elohim lives! And blessed is my Rock! And exalted is my Elohim, The Rock of my deliverance, 48“El who avenges me, And bringing peoples down under me, 49“And bringing me out from my enemies; You raise me up above those rising up against me; You deliver me from a man of violence.
50“Therefore I give thanks to You, O Elohim, among nations, And I sing praise to Your Name. 51“A tower of deliverance is He to His sovereign, And showing kindness to His anointed, To David and his seed, forever.”
13Let us hear the conclusion of the entire matter: Fear Elohim and guard His commands, for this applies to all mankind!
Here is the end of the matter: Fear Elohim and guard His commands. This is the whole duty of mankind. It applies to all.
14For Elohim shall bring every work into right-ruling, including all that is hidden, whether good or whether evil.
1 COR 7:23