Bible Ballistics: BBs #166 What About The Evil Day???

You can’t miss all the hoopla going on around us—the promotion of evil and the degradation of God, His Word and those people “foolish”, “ignorant”, and “out-of-touch” enough to truly believe God, follow Jesus and live by the Word of God.

We are quickly being seen as the “enemy”. But we shouldn’t be surprised, because Jesus told us it would come to this. There has always been opposition to those who love and trust the Lord God Almighty and those who choose to follow His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We must simply prepare ourselves for the onslaught, which may be simple but certainly NOT easy. We will be called to accept the challenge of Joshua that we talked about a while back:

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, (where we live now)

choose you this day whom ye will serve;   (the choice is yours)

whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:          (choose self-made ‘gods’ as you desire)

but as for me and my house,

we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

Many today are abdicating their choice and think it’s ok to ‘go along to get along’, and while that is a choice, it’s not ‘for’ God(He that is not with me is against me…Mt.12:30)!!! While we live in a culture that accepts anything that is ‘tolerant’, they won’t ‘tolerate’ those who are trying to live a true, moral, biblical life and worldview!!! Hence we have become the enemy and are being deliberately and diligently silenced and many are trying to eliminate our voice by making all that we believe ‘illegal’! Friends, we must wake up and we must equip ourselves for the challenges that are coming rapidly upon us. While this isn’t an exhaustive article, I want to call us all to consider what is going on around us, and to respond as God’s people. We are to take our stand on God’s side, but also God’s way. We have no need to be rude, crude or unkind, although we may be accused of it even when we are being diligently humble and compassionate but uncompromising toward God’s Word.

The truth is simply the truth, but the world and those who hate God, hate truth and hate US!!! Accept that, stand fast and remember what Jesus called us to do:

But I say unto you,

Love your enemies,

bless them that curse you,

do good to them that hate you,

and pray for them

which despitefully use you,

and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father

which is in heaven:

for he maketh his sun to rise

on the evil and on the good,

and sendeth rain

on the just

and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:44-45

We can only do this as we heed this principle:

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh……… 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:16 & 25

And we must remember the parameters of the battle. As Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6:10-13:

Finally, (NOW)

my brethren, (We who belong to Jesus)

be strong in the Lord, (remember it’s NOT you alone)

and in the power of his might. (the omnipotent God)

11 Put on the whole armour of God, (PUT IT ON)

that ye may be able to stand (and NOT fall or fail)

against the wiles of the devil. (Satan IS the enemy)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, (men and women are not our enemies, Satan IS)

but against principalities, 

against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world,

against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you (PUT IT ON)

the whole armour of God, (ALL OF IT)

that ye may be able to withstand

in the evil day,

and having done all, to stand.

So??? Put on YOUR armor and STAND—in TRUTH! Today!