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Satan likes you just the way you are

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Satan likes you just the way you are!

       Ever talk with people who don’t believe spiritual warfare or demonic spirits. They say things like, “that never happened to me so I don’t believe any of it. Some of you might not even believe in demons or demonic possession. We go to Churches and see people who say all the right things, even act like the just stepped off the mountain with God. Read their Bible and can quote scripture better than the pastor. But have never lead a single person to Christ, never witness to a single soul, never invites someone to church, but to all their friends they are the most religious people you have ever met. I want you to know if that person describes you or someone you know I want you to tell that person that Satan likes you just the way you are. Are you comfortable, lazy (what I mean by lazy is when it comes to doing Gods work), afraid, self-reliant, or self sufficient. Not depending on God because God takes to long to answer. I know people who have been radically saved on Sunday and go back to their old ways on Mondays. So many people think they are going to heaven; I want you to know it takes so much more. Turn with me to the book of: Matthew 7:21-23

21 “Not everyone who says to Me,  ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we  not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And  then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

So many people think they are righteous and Holy, This world need workers for the Kingdom. It’s full of Church goers, what it needs in church doers.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

Church we are Ambassadors for Christ. Your life, your actions, your speech, your entire being should represent your Creator Father in Heaven. Your heart should ache for people who are lost. Jesus Christ Died for you so you can live for others. Are you? We all need to be reconciled with God. Are you? People will know by your fruits,   

2 Corinthians 5:17 “SAYS”

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

      This new creation is brought about by the Holy Spirit, The greatest gift you could ever receive, the Agent of regeneration and the Giver of divine birth. Christ said Himself:

John 3:3

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

 

 The old life of slavery to self and sin has gone. The new life of devotion to Christ means that one has new attitudes and actions.

 

 New attitude, you change, you change your old ways, your old hang out, your clothes sometimes, your friends, habits, etc. To follow Christ means you must change, and yes your worldly friends might even treat you different, because you’re acting different, you feel different.

  

    But wait Satan wants you to know, you do not haft to change, Satan wants you to know you can keep your same old tired friends, you can still go to the bar, you can still go to church every time the doors open and keep doing what you’ve always done. Satan likes you just the way you are, you do not haft to change. See he want you to know that following Christ comes with too big of a price to pay. See church Listen to this, you do not have to follow or worship satan to let him control your life

     Just because he does not attack you or throw temptation your way doesn’t mean your some great Christian. If you’re not a threat to him and his goal, then why should he waste his time with you? You’re doing more harm by doing nothing than he could do. See you might have your name written in the Lambs Book of Life, Praise God, but he can destroy your witness. But if your out witnessing, inviting people to church and pulling people from his world to the Kingdom, then expect him to come at you full force.

  

     Church if your are going through tribulation or temptation or satan is attacking you all the time, then feel proud because you’re doing things that are a threat to him. He knows what you’re doing and he knows you will take people from him so he will come after you.

Some Churches, some religions will tell you, that you must feel saved or feel God to have a relationship with Him. But maybe we should measure a man or a woman by the amount of tribulation they go through.

 

   When we join in with the world we get lost in the world and satan knows right where you are at all times, and satan likes you just the way you are..

   Have you ever talked with a missionary; most of them have some major stories about demons and demon possessions, even visits from demons. Well pastor why does it just happen to then and not us, THEY ARE OUT DOING THE LORDS WORK, BRING PEOPLE INTO THE KINGDOM.

  What are you doing? What have you done?

   Now I’m not saying you have to stand on the street corner and shout the gospel at everyone who passes by.

       

  Churches satan love a comfortable Christian, someone who won’t get excited about Christ, someone who won’t get excited about being saved, someone who just sits while everyone else is singing and worshiping God. I hear all the time, “I’m never attacked or tempted, God has blessed me so much, my life is perfect,” what makes us better than Christ Himself? He led a sinless life but He was tempted and tortured. His disciples were sought after and suffered for Christ.     

Luke 9:22-23

22 saying,  “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 

 

Matthew 16:24

then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

We are to have the same attitude toward death and life that He had. Each one must deny himself, that is, not think about his own good or be prideful. Also he must take up his cross daily, that is, admit that we are sinners and we will suffer for the cause of Christ. And we must follow Jesus, even to death. The Lord showed that discipleship involves a cost. Discipleship does not mean one enjoys glory immediately. A person who would follow Jesus must deny himself and all his ambitions. He must take up his cross and follow Jesus (10:38).

 In the Roman Empire a convicted criminal, when taken to be crucified, was forced to carry his own cross. This showed publicly that he was then under and submissive to the rule he had been opposing. Likewise Jesus’ disciples must demonstrate their submission to the One against whom they had rebelled. The path Jesus and His followers would travel would be a road of sorrow and suffering. But in so losing one’s life, one would truly find a better life. Jesus’ similar words were stated in connection with one’s attitudes toward his family.

 

We are God chosen, we are to be separate from the world, and Jesus says “we are not to love the things of this world”:

Do Not Love the World

1 john 2:15-17 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

 

As I close I have given you a straight forward no nonsense look at what we were created for, why we are here. This nation needs Christ, this world needs Christ, People need Christ. We need to get down on our knee’s and pray that God almighty give’s us the wisdom and strength to do His will, and the guidance to the right thing. We are his warrior’s and we are to fight for the faith.

 

 

Jude 1:3

3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

This passage says he is pleading for us to contend or to fight for our faith.  We are the saints.  We are Gods People, You are Gods chosen,

   Are you ready for the harvest?

   Are you ready to accept the cost of discipleship?

   Are you ready to take up your Cross?

Your life was purchased with a price. Listen we are just visiting this world, we are just passing through, and our Heavenly Father wants to see what you will do for His Kingdom while we are here.

   If Christ is speaking to you Heart, Please listen, please for You sake be obedient. Repent for the first time or be reconciled to our Father in Heaven. Stand for something. It’s time we let the world know that we are believers and followers of God almighty, of Jehovah, of Yahweh, and we want the world to know. Let God know that you love him, let Him know that you need Him, My prayer is that this alter is full of believers praying for this nation and all that is in it. Don’t let anything hold you back today, break the chain of bondage and set your spirit free, let satan know he has know more holds on you any more.

 And Joshua said unto all the people [of Israel], . . . choose you this day whom ye will serve; . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh. 24:2, 15).  

 

 

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