“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12 NIV)
If there was ever a time many believers needed affirmation to stand on their faith in God while saying what He says, this is it. This is a reminder from Jesus that when we choose to live a Godly life–in obedience to God’s Word–that some will insult, belittle, persecute, and demean our faith with their insults, but rejoice! If the insults are a result of stance in our faith, we are blessed!
What we have to realize in our daily walk with Christ is that the enemy rises up at every turn–influencing the thoughts of those who refuse to submit to God and they are in attack mode–especially when we say what God says about sin. Satan doesn’t want us to influence anyone in his army to stop living in sin so he uses those in his army to attack those of us are bold and courageous–saying what God says–and refusing to budge in our position--not caving to the misnomer of being “politically correct” in our conversations about sin.
Who came up with the notion or concept of being “politically correct?” A soldier in the army of evil will do anything to manipulate and deceive people under the guise of inclusion and half-truths. Well–a half-truth is a whole lie and we all know how politicians lie and deceive to get what they want. So, the term–politically correct–is actually an oxymoron since politicians are seldom correct about much of anything in their quest to accomplish their personal agendas.
How does a personal agenda benefit the masses? It doesn’t. It is personal–designed for an individual’s achievement and seldom has any benefit for anyone other than the one who uses, abuses, and lies their way to a political appointment.
But for those of us who know the truth and that nothing is ever correct about saying sin is right in any form, know that when we are insulted by others, we are blessed by God. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have God’s blessings than the approval of the masses who have neither heaven or hell for me.
Be bold and very courageous in your faith stance and preach The Word, in season and out of season, whether people want to hear it or not–say what God says about everything. If there are those who will not receive what you have to say–shake the dust from your feet, smile, thank them and keep it moving.
We are not responsible for people receiving what we have to say, but we are held accountable for whether or not we say what God says. Say what He says in spite of the insults and know you are blessed by God.
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