12/16/16 Building Us or Stopping Us?
“Do you realize how important one soul won for eternity is to Me? It is important enough for Me to hold up My plans until the last one comes in. I wish that none should perish, so I will wait. You need to repent of your non-caring attitude. It is not My heart. It is not the heart of Jesus.
"Determine this moment to seek Me to change your heart. I need you to be My representatives. I may need you to touch the very last person, so that all things can come to pass. It may be one of the most important reasons that you have been given breath.”
Prov. 11:30 AMP
The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life. And he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men – he gathers and receives them for eternity].
Matthew 11:12 NIV
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.”
II Cor. 2:14-16a AMP
14) But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere,
15) For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:
16a) To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh].
Everything that Satan has is being thrown at you and me to sway us from our destiny of loving God above everything else and then loving our neighbor as ourselves. If we would one day wake up to the fact that we really are in a war, one to hinder the work of God, we would never be defeated again.
So many times, we think that success is finding ourselves overcoming some personal trial. Have you ever considered that the trials that are not intended to build us up and make us more like Jesus are intended to stop us from reaching others for Jesus? We spend so much time attempting to make ourselves more comfortable, that we have already placed ourselves on the sidelines in the battle for souls.
Let Your heart of compassion beat steadily in me, Lord,