There is a battle raging both on earth and in heaven. To achieve Victory, souls must be won. God is a Spirit. God isn't visible except in the lives lived to glorify Him. What the world sees as success is mostly detritus...temporary...but the 'world' is perfectly satisfied with that lie. The SINisterminister sees to it that we are surrounded by beautiful people doing wonderful things with smiling faces and buff bodies that are abominable in the sight of our Creator. So.....just as the "Big Fisherman", Peter, says, "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," That encouragement is found in 1 Peter 3:15. So many believe they are doing God's work by being forceful and loud with their belief when easy-does-it, donchaknow. Really!
I must remind myself of this all the time. Fervor can bring about Failure! So often, our witness seems to another person, as 'banging-on-the-head' and that has never worked. Jesus brings a calmness of assurance through the Holy Spirit. So, with gentleness and respect, may I introduce you to My Lord Jesus Christ who already has paid the debt for every sin by everbody from start to finish of every life. Now that's a bit of news that beats all the rhetoric abounding all around. Check Him out. You will be amazed at the power that was in that blood shed on that cross, followed by walking out of the tomb and is alive and ready to return! HEELAWSY!
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.
James G Austin '69