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Chosen For Victory

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trials which are to try you as though some strange thing happened unto you – 1st Peter 4:12. 

The Bible instruct the believer to be aware of false doctrine, false teachers are teaching if you’re believer or a Christian every day is like a holiday, you don’t have to go through troubles, disappointments, name it, claim and it and receive it. This is a false doctrine and it has made many return to the land of Egypt even though they have been given an Exodus through Jesus Christ.

Jesus came to give us victory, but just as Good gave the children of Israel a land filled with milk and honey there was also giants in the land that needed to be defeated. Jesus has given every true Christian away to the Father and a way to enter into heaven, but on this journey there are giants and they need to be defeated. Christians wasn’t chosen to be defeated they were chosen to have victory. Victory doesn’t mean you will not have bruises and scars, but with the bruises and scars they will have victory.

Every person in Bible that was chosen by God went through tests and trials, rather than looking at their test and trials they looked to God for help. No matter how long you have been a believer or Christians, don’t think Satan isn’t scheming to try to find ways to regain you as his servant. This is why it is so important to be prayerful, fast, read and study the Word of God, as well as attending Worship Service and Bible Study. In order to have victory, you must empower yourself with the things of God and not what the world is offering.

Everything you go through God is aware of it, the test and trial is not to show Him how stable you are, it’s for your benefit to show you how stable or unstable you are with God. There is no way you can be faithful to God and He is not faithful to you. Matter of fact, God is faithful to us when we’re not faithful to Him. When things get tough, that’s not the time to stop being faithful to God with your prayer time, your time of spending time with Him by reading His Words of instructions for you.

Just because you’re going through difficulties doesn’t mean you have sinned. When you have submitted yourself totally to God no weapon formed against you shall prosper. God has made you the head and not the tail, you will and shall be the loaner and not the one who borrows. God watches over His people to bring His Word to pass what He has spoken over their life prior to their birth. You’re on the winning side, nothing can stop what God has ordained over your life unless you forfeit it through unbelief and practicing sin. You have the victory, the Greater One lives within you!

Idols

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen – 1st John 5:21

A idol is a image of a god, used as an object of worship; any object of ardent or excessive devotion.

Many of God’s people have turned to worship idols rather than worshiping God; while others try to worship God and their idol. Idols mentioned in the Bible were man-made images representing their gods. They were carved from wood, clay or stone and some were cast metal.

God choose Israel to be His people rather than the surrounding nations. Israel was chosen not because they were special people but God had His redemption plan already in place. His Son, Jesus was going to be the Savior of the world would be born through a Jewish bloodline. Jesus came not only to save the Jewish nations but all nations that would accept salvation through Him.

When God delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt they were instructed not to make other gods. (Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods I am the  Lord your God – Leviticus 19:4Throughout Israel’s history, they were in constant contact with the idolatrous religions of its neighbors and was constantly tempted to emulate them. While in Egypt they worshipped idols, during the wilderness wandering prohibitions of idolatry were repeated but Israel continued to yield to the temptation, sacrificing to satyrs, worshipping Baal or Peor at Shittim and demanding the creation of a golden calf after their deliverance from Egypt while Moses was in the mountain talking to God.

Spiritually speaking, Egypt could be considered the world whereas the Israelites could be the redeemed of the Lord. God called the children of Israel to be His people, a chosen people, not imitating the world and its nature. Jesus came to save the lost, and those who chose to be submitted to Him and His Father are His people. Professing to be a Christian and acting out the role of a Christian are different. Many professing Christians are acting like the Israelites, they want to serve God, but also serve other gods such as what the secular world will do so will they.

When God brought Israel out of Egypt, they were instructed not to live as they did when they were in Egypt nor live according to the ways of the people that lived in Canaan. (After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do and the doings of the land of Canan whether I bring you, shall ye not  do; neither shall ye walk in their ordinances – Leviticus 18:3).

Israel was a chosen people and so are those who truly accept salvation. True salvation is not just an emotional encounter, the heart is changed and so is the desires of the individual. We live in this world, but spiritually speaking we are no longer of this world. We can’t serve and worship God and serve and worship the things of the world. This is the very thing that kept Israel from connecting with God.

Jesus instructed the woman at the well what true worshipers do (God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth – John 4:24). Someone may ask how can we do that, When people are born of the Spirit, they can commune with God anywhere. Spirit is the opposite of what is material and earthly. Worship is a matter of the heart being transformed by the Spirit of God. Truth is what is in harmony with the nature and will of God. It is the opposite of all that is false.

Satan was a fallen angel, he became that way because he wanted to be God, he wanted worship. He receives his worship through individuals who serve him through their music and entertainment. Those who give in to this type of worship don’t realize they are worshiping Satan through another individual. Some entertainer receives more praise from some professing Christians than what they give to God. They can tell you more about the musician or entertainer than they can tell you about the God they profess they’re serving.

God does not want people who will serve Him part-time, He wants those who will love Him and serve and worship Him only and that can only be done through a spiritual heart transplant. When the heart changes the entire being will change to conform to the things of God through His written Word.

Resting In God

Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls – Matthew 11:28-29

A sinner’s peace cannot come from himself or herself, nor from the knowledge of feelings of accomplishments they have made. The richest person in this world does not have a feeling of inner peace without God. God has written a volume for the purpose of making Himself known, and it is in this revelation of His character that the sinner is to find the rest he or she is seeking.

People are trying to seek peace in things and in people that can’t give them what they are looking for, it’s only momentarily. Whereas God’s peace will carry you through whatever life brings you (Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 ) God is a promise-keeping God, and what He has said, that will He do. God has declared Himself to be gracious, loving, and longsuffering. He embodied this grace and love in the person and work of His beloved Son, Jesus.

In order to trust God, you must first know Him, and to know Him is through prayer, reading and studying His written Word. Communicating with Him daily through prayer and talking to Him as though you were talking to a friend.

People are becoming afraid of what’s going to happen in the future because of things that are being demonstrated through worldly leadership, it does not matter whose in the White House, God is still sitting on His throne, and He’s from everlasting. God has always taken care of those who submit themselves to Him and place their trust in Him.

Our peace, safety, and provision come from God whether people recognize it or not. When people turn from God and place their trust in people and other things, He will allow what they trust in turn them back to Him. God has not forsaken His people, His people have forsaken Him. They want to live as the secular world and yet serve God. According to the Word of God, His people have to forsake the world and its desire’s if they want to be His people. (Love not the worldneither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all  that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world – 1st John 2:15-16)

The Father will always love His people, but He will not love their sins and accept their sins, they have to chose who they will serve, sin or God. No matter what is going on in your life, it’s not greater than God. Submit to Him and place your trust in Him and you will find rest for your soul.