Christians! Are you playing for the right team?
In God’s football game it isn’t dependent on the color of jersey you wear, its what’s written on your heart that counts.
Sometimes we as Christians believe its about the color of jersey we wear. Or to put it in better language it’s what “Church” we belong to. I guess I’d like to ask then…are you the one handing out the rewards at the behma in heaven? Is the church you belong to going to head up the “treasure in heaven recipient” department? If yes, did you get that in writing?
The best definition I’ve ever heard for Christianity is “the way of a Father with his kids.” We’re all family. He made us his kids. I know… its scary to trust a believer who doesn’t belong to a known organization with a set body of governing rules and policies. Heck, we live in a world overrun by the sincere-hearted and well-meaning. And according to II Corinthians 4:4a In whom the god of this world(Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not… it is also run by Satan. He’s out there spiritually blinding the minds of those who do not believe God and his word. But does he blind the believers too? YES! Believers get blinded by our 5 senses. Satan jams our mental circuits to the point where we see nothing, except what pulls us off the word. II Corinthians 5:7 (Twenty verses later) For we walk by faith, not by sight. I ask you again are you playing for the right team?
Spotting a team member is easy, even in church, just look for the person walking by faith and not by sight.
“But Terri, faith is invisible!” you say. Yes, faith is invisible, but its results are most definitely not! Are they getting results? God is invisible, and no one hath seen him at any time, according to John 1:18; but when he works, the foundations of the devil’s kingdom are shaken. Power, love, a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7), none of those are visible. But they will all change you for the better. Fear, is not visible either. Does it affect the person that lies within its clutches? Most incredibly.
God Gave us Freewill
The devil, being jealous and greedy, wants all the praise and glory for himself. If you believed God, then he(the devil) didn’t get what he wants. So he will work to keep you from walking with God and speaking his Word. Its the old adage, “if I can’t have you, no one can”.
“Then how can we win?” you ask. God becomes our Father once we believe Romans 10:9&10 and we “get a clue”, spiritually speaking. I Corinthians 2: 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
God knows what you’re up against.
God knew what we were going to be up against in this world. Its why he sacrificed his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. That sacrifice gave us the weapon of Holy Spirit and its many uses. Now we can fight. IF we know HOW. But Satan doesn’t want you to know how to defeat him! Well what would you do if your enemies were arming with nuclear weapons? Just exactly what he has been doing, for the last 2,000 some years. Hide the knowledge of these weapons from God’s kids so they don’t know how to use them.
Natural man,(man without Holy Spirit) lacks understanding. I Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Getting born again, is like getting Microsoft Windows installed on a blank computer. God gave us a way to communicate with him. God is Holy, God is Spirit. He gave us Holy Spirit. Walk by faith, by tapping into that incredible programming that God installed in you, and you will be playing for the right team.
How have you found the world jamming your mental circuits? What did you do to stop or change direction? I’d love to hear how from you!