Updated: Dec 23, 2019
From Daniel's Desk on 12/20/19
My Title: Stand Firm!
My Verse: 16-17
"16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word."
Persecution is on it's way. Suffering is part of the process. The sanctification process isn't always fun but it's ALWAYS beneficial and ALWAYS a part of God's plan... and His plan is good even when it means that bad things happen to me because of my faith.
DON'T LOSE THE CORRECT PERSPECTIVE... this is so much easier said than done. I hear the enemy lying to me right now about how God isn't going to protect me or my family from his terrible evil. But Jesus died to protect me from not only his lies but ultimately an eternity with him. Go to hell satan.
The enemy is going to work as hard as he can to dilute, twist or falsify the true gospel however he can. He will lie to you about God's character and heart. He will beat, maim and destroy everything you hold precious in this life to get you to stop moving for Jesus out of fear. He only does this to you because he has no power over your king and all of his work will be destroyed in an instant at our Lord's appearing, which is our hope!
Jesus, your kingdom come, your will be done.
The enemy has no new tricks. Lies. Don't believe spirits or men that would tell you that the Lord has already come. - All of his lies will try to get you to doubt God's character or His Word. (Be reading and praying) - So don't let anyone deceive you.
The Lord will not come unless the rebellion comes first! - So you need to be prepared for that too.
DON'T WORRY. The lawless one is going to be mean and scary but the Lord will kill him with the breath of His mouth at the appearance of His coming... this isn't going to be a battle. He's just going to show up and it will be over.
Satan is working to bring the lawless one with power and false signs and wonders and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing BECAUSE they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
God will give the people that do not believe the truth and take pleasure in unrighteousness exactly what they want. - He will give them their hearts desire, a strong delusion so that they will truly believe what is false.
Stand firm! Sanctification is a process by the Spirit and belief in the truth. You were called to this by the gospel! ... SO THAT you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ!!!
May God the Father and Jesus comfort your heart and establish it in every good work. (Even in the face of great evil and persecution)