Men have mastered great feats of physical strength, they have developed a well-defined body. However, every man has a weakness they are powerless to develop. Man’s weak spot is his EGO, man constantly defends his character as defined by others. In other words, man is influenced by whatever other people think of him. The devil knows how important it is when others evaluate you, so he preys on our frailty. When a man is controlled by what others think he has no identity.
Mathew 11:6 Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me.
No matter what you think or what you believe about Jesus, there will be people in your life who will not approve. It’s a sad thing but there are people who will not walk with the Lord, because they are afraid their friends and family will be offended. So, judge ye who is more important, what people think of you or what the Lord thinks of you. There is only one right answer to this question, can you choose what is best for you or what is best for those around you.
Mathew 16:24 If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
People who care what others think of them have no cross of their own. When you are controlled by what others think, they are nailing you to their cross. Let me let you in on a little secret, it’s a lot easier to please God than it is people. Denying one’s self includes denying what others think as well. We are to nail our EGO on our cross, this means all the things people said that helped shape your EGO. If you get to the place where you don’t care what people think, you will greatly hinder the influence of the devil.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 We were allowed of God to be put in trust of the Gospel, and so we speak; not as pleasing men, but pleasing God, which tries our hearts.
Pleasing men is a huge problem in the church, leaders are in fear of offending people with the truth so they modify it. No one can please the will of men and the will of God simultaneously unless the men argue with the Lord. In order to walk with the Lord we must be willing to disappoint people who are close to us. Taking offense is a choice, a wise man should make a personal declaration that he will never be offended for any reason.
I know the grace of God,
it came from His love for me.
Jesus was a wealthy man,
but the curse made Him poor so I could be increased with wealth.
Jesus is my Passover,
I eat His body and drink His blood.
I have His life within me,
a life of peace and abundance.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.