Passion, Integrity and Perseverance

Posted: 1st March 2016 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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MissionAs fallen man, we are prone to wander from the fold of God. It is only by God’s grace we are saved. Thanks and Glory be to God, our Father! Jesus conquered the world, the flesh, and Satan. Woe unto us! If we become grace-abusers; we can not be hot one day and cold the next. God hates the lukewarm. Faith is demonstrated through actions. No thoughts or words can demonstrate our faith better than our actions. Just as the visible results of your work demonstrate the time you spend perfecting it, so does your actions demonstrate your pursuit of perfecting faith. I believe that God would rather us “do” than speak or sing or shout. Live the life, don’t act it. Lost people want to see miracles rather the trust their hearts or ears. When they see our faith through our passion as we work, they will better trust us to listen and hear the Truth. This is the only way to their hearts.

We must never forget that Satan is a believer in Jesus Christ. Yes, a believer! He knows the real Jesus Christ. He knows Jesus better than you or I. He knew Jesus as the Son of God and as the Son of Man. Satan has seen Jesus face to face, spirit to spirit. His demons know and tremble at the name of Jesus Christ. We must never underestimate Satan or his minions. We must be on guard at all times. He uses people in the church as springboards for his agenda. He loves church splits. He loves entertainment. He loves the lost to buy into the “easy road.” He loves the “Me-Church” attitude. He loves people to get comfortable. He loves churches bringing in the ideas and methods of the world. He loves people to be consumed with busyness. If he can keep us from doing God’s work, showing God’s love, and living a life of self-denial, he can expose our lack of integrity. This crushes our witness for Christ to the lost world.

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