One would think that if you just be a Christian and attend church occasionally, no one would bother you. But this is not the case, anyone who is committed to living for Christ is hated by the world. Why do they hate us?
Mathew 24:12 Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
People who are addicted to sin do not have the God kind of love, they have love but it is performance based. If you do something that benefits them they love you but if you oppose their lifestyle they will hate you.
The church is the conscience of the world.
The Lord told me this years ago, the world has had its conscience seared with a hot iron. They call good evil and evil good, this is a fulfillment of Isaiah the prophet. The church has become an enemy to the sinner because they call sin, sin. The world hates those who call them to accountability, they do not like to be judged. If they spurn the judgement in this world, how do you suppose they will feel when they stand before the great white throne? We can judge ourselves now or we can put it off and let the Lord make the final call! Who would judge themselves? Those who love the Lord, those who believe Him.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
The world doesn’t even know Jesus and yet they hate Him! If a sinner closes his ears to the truth, can he then be exempt from it? Only in their mind. God will not be mocked, every man will reap what he sows. If you are a supporter of our president you are hated, they do not believe he should be in that office, they believe a woman should be in there. They hate our president because he follows our laws and is endeavoring to keep his promises. The world hates everything that is right and just because it’s contrary to their agenda.
Proverbs 26:2 Curses cannot hurt you unless you deserve them. They are like birds that fly by and never settle.
When the world hates you they will spew their desire on your life, but because it’s a fake curse it will not harm you. We must never allow ourselves to be shaken by what the world speaks over us, they are just words that fall to the ground.
1 Corinthians 4:3 It is a very small thing that I should be judged of you or of man’s judgement: I judge not mine own self.
Paul politely and firmly told the people that what they thought of him meant nothing to him. He paid attention to what Jesus the righteous judge said about him, not people. If a person gives heed to everything others say to him, he is no longer his own person. He will find himself defending the desires of people he may not even agree with. Folks, we cannot stop people from hating us unless we compromise our convictions. Can’t we all just get along? Only if we all agree with the Words of Jesus. We will not be able to walk with those who hate our Lord.
January 26, 2020
Father we have answered the call, give us our daily bread.
We don't want to just get by, we want supernatural increase.
We have a vision to work, so we need the provision.
God, open a new door and bring supernatural increase like never before.
Our focus the rest of January will be to continue to pray for our Church Body. Taking the Word the Holy Spirit has spoken during our corporate prayer week, meditating on His direction and guidance and being obedient to His Will.
Prayer slips will be available for anyone who would like to request personal prayer.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.