This is all hardcore reality and cuts to the chase as they say in Courts of Law that I had to fight in on my own Pro Se against formidable adversaries way better equipped at working in that venue that was their trade not mine! I say this because for the most part charity doesn’t really exist at least not the rock solid kind when you or I really needed it most of all; and besides that no one else wanted to get involved or lose any sleep over my own difficulties, even or especially if it was other people that caused them, not just some accident where I slipped and fell down some stairs!
But even then in that condition when nobody cared I found out something that I always had heard and wanted to believe was real, and in that tough time I did believe it. Jesus Christ was there in Spirit aware of every detail of my dilemma and I prayed asking for His divine providence to help me have the strength, courage and know-how to defend myself against these adversaries in a mostly uncaring world of materialistic selfishness and apathy.
I went through a lot of hardship but each day I fought I was given insight, knowledge and the determination to see that battle through to its complete fruition! I know how Job must have felt I tell you; and though I can’t compare to him I learned through a grueling punishing ordeal a lot more about Job and why he being just an upright righteous man trusted in the Lord, always respecting and loving Him with all of his heart and strength!
I tell you as a brother in Christ Jesus, that you must be determined to accept, respect, and love the Lord with deep humility in this same way that I did! Because my solemn belief is that if you do that you won’t fail, you will succeed in all earthly matters; as ultimately in this way you can do the will of our Father in heaven, and that is what we are here to do.
Meanwhile remember brothers and sisters what this following scripture spells out to us which is what I had to learn on my own doing battle and not just listening to a sermon or reading the word of God although all these are vital components that are part of our learning process! But, when I was in the battle and struggle as Job did, walking alone with only his faith; that is when Jesus Christ was helping him the most testing his faith. Job received God’s mercy and blessing through that time of hardship all of which was preparing his soul for heaven.
Ephesians 6:11-17 ERV
“Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s clever tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One. Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God.”
God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
ByJ.D. Greear-August 23, 2021
Many of us think Christians are supposed to always be happy, and if you’re not, something’s wrong with you or your faith. We even used to sing, “At the cross…it was there by faith I received my sight, andnow I am happy all the day.” No pressure at all for Christians and affliction. I remember the reading Job for the first time and thinking, “I don’t think Job went through life always happy, ‘like a room without a roof.’” He wasn’t alone, either. The Psalms aren’t all catchy, peppy, encouraging tunes. And, Jesus himself didn’t bounce through life in a don’t-worry-be-happy way. Scripture tells us he was a “man of sorrows” (Isaiah 53:3).
But Jesus was still someone who said, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” This is a joy that comes from knowing that what you have…
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