Persecution comes; it is automatic with receiving the truth. We must be able to face all persecution in order to be able to overcome. “Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:20)
Truth will be the most resisted thing in the future.
Start preparing for not being offended. You have to make a decision not to be offended.
It does not matter what people say, it matters what the Bible says. You need to get rid of the life source that is feeding your flesh. Why are you peeved and offended so easily? Believers have to be joyful. When Peter denied Jesus He was not offended, He already made a decision not to be offended. He shows us how to do that. What if they take away your home and children? Will it offend you? Then you will lose your opportunity to get them back. If we get offended we lose connection with heaven. Many will not make it to marriage supper of the Lamb because of that.
How will you face rejection? Why people avoid the truth? They know they would be rejected. Truth is a divider; its goal is to set you free, even if it means to get you away from some people.
Are you ready to face rejection of government, authorities, churches, even your family and friends? People will lie about you to stump on the truth.
Theology, traditions of men make excuses for the truth they don’t want not face. If I hang around theology and traditions of men then I will not be rejected.
Your struggle, when your problem and you have equal power. You wrestle with it till you are tired of it. Some of you are weary in the morning, because you wrestle with your problems at night. It takes more energy to live in the flesh, then in the Spirit. We learn to cope with it and go around it. The Lord says, “I gave you power over this situation.” You can turn your perils into pearls.
Depression is not a disease, it is a decision. You can overcome it by forsaking the past. People in depression are looking backwards. If our Lord forgave us for all the dumb stuff we did we have to be able to forgive each other. If you don’t forgive, you will get depressed, because there is communication gap between you and heaven. People are under torment and oppressed constantly, because it is what they want for their enemies. So you reap what you sow. Instead of sawing forgiveness they sow vengeance.
Sin or traditions of men that are not repented of will cause you to be unprepared for the future.
Pastor Kevin Campbell
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Sabbath, January 17, 2009