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Life is War – Here is How We Win (Part 1)

April 12, 2013
Final Trumpet Sounds

We know the final scene of God’s plan, but there is work to be done until then.

I was sitting at church and the pastor said, “If you were to die tonight, would you know where you are going?”

And I thought, “There’s not a person in this room tonight that doesn’t know where they will go tonight if they die, because they all believe in God. But many here do not what they should do if they live till tomorrow.”

So to all of you who lived through the night, let me tell you what you are supposed to do.

It’s what you are supposed to do because life is war. War has brought the world to its knees before a terrible evil. That is what the Bible says, “The whole world lies under the power of the evil one.” Hobbes was right, our lives are nasty, short and brutish, and that is how the world would end, but for the good war.

It is God who has come to take back His people and His world.

The Bible says, “The Son of Man appeared to destroy the works of the devil.” That is the good war, the destruction of the works of the devil. Jesus Christ’s Great Commission is for us, the people in church who woke up this morning and wondered what we should do, what we should do is to start to win this war. And how shall we win? We will win by doing good. Doing good is the way we win the war.

Jesus went around doing good; Let your light shine before men that they might see your good works and glorify the Father. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Love one another; you have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor, but hate your enemy, but I say to you, love your enemy. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17).

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us (Titus 2:7-9). Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God (Hebrews 13:16). The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness and self-control (Galatians 6:8-9).

As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

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  1. April 16, 2013 3:05 am

    After listening to the evening news, I will remind myself with your great blog as to what I need to do about it…and I won’t file this but keep it handy to re-read tomorrow morning…Thanks, PM P.S. I sometime for get that you were a pastor before everything else. Love to J. and the family.

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