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Friday, September 18, 2015

Working And Standing Firm For Christ

Matthew 20:1; Acts 1:8

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard;

I write this morning's message is with a heavy heart because of the grim news I receive from around the world of how our Christian brothers and sisters are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. Many are loosing their lives for believing in Christ and they have decided that to die in Christ is their gain. Christianity is under attack in this country in many ways, for example, the Ten Commandments being removed from public places such as some of our court houses and they are the basic from which our laws are founded upon. Repercussions are being suffered when one stand on his or her Christian faith in this country when man's law opposes God's law. Reflect with me when the faith community stood by and allowed one woman to take prayer out of our schools. This same trend is being followed in many of the immoral acts that are being enacted upon us. The question becomes, what must Christians do? For me it is to stand firm on my faith and denounce sin in whatever form it appears. God has equipped us for this warfare that we are in because He knew that we would encounter all manner of immorality (Ephesians 6:10-18). God has given us power to boldly witness Christ (Acts 1:8) and stand firm on His Word His promises to be with us and He will fight our battles. He is the supreme ruler and everyone will have to give in account for his or her actions.
If the question was raised, how are we working for Christ and how can we stand firm for Him? We are working for Christ each time we witness Christ, make intercessory prayer, and give a helping hand when and wherever needed. We stand firm on our faith in spite of difficult situations and or circumstances. The God in us is much bigger than the god of this world.
Let me close by encouraging all to continue working in Christ's vineyard as many are working and many more are needed, because in God's own time He is going to restore and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14) and from the many cataclysmic events occurring that will not be long.
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