Are you scared?
This is supposed to be the scariest time of the year. I have often wondered why we like to be frightened. Much money is spent on costumes and parties to see who can come up with the most horrific look to scare anyone they encounter.
Let’s stop fooling ourselves into thinking October 31st is all fun and games. There really is evil and horror in the world and it’s getting worse. Oh, I know, there have been periods of time in world history when evil was rampant. Maybe it’s because we have access to world news in a moment, but for us now in a “civilized” world it is scary!!!
The purpose of this LifeWordsToday blog is to offer reminders that we are in this world together, and we endeavor to encourage you to not give up or give in to the world’s ways.
Be aware that there indeed is a devil who fell from God’s heaven with thousands of angels who chose to follow him. They are the demons who obey his commands and are sent to stir up trouble on this earth.
Luke 12:4 & 5 (Jesus’ words)
“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear. Fear him who after killing the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.”
Enough said about him…….
We follow God who has a good plan for each one of us. His love is so awesome and everlasting that He sent His Son Jesus to live among us. Jesus shed His blood and died for the covering of our sins….then arose from the dead. If we acknowledge Him as our personal Savior and follow Him, He will take us to the place He is preparing for those who love Him. What a hope we have in Christ!!!!
While we live in this crazy, mixed-up world, Jesus offers freedom from fear.
Jesus says “Fear not I am with you, even to the end of the age.”
I John 4:1 – 4 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
After the John 3:16 passage we are all familiar with where Jesus is talking to Nicodemus about believing in Him…..Jesus then says……” This is the verdict; Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
S0000….go out, have fun, carve your pumpkins, eat candy…..but CARRY THE LIGHT!!!
(Repost from Oct. 2014)