The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Rewards to the Overcomer, continued

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (Revelation 3:10)

If we are willing to guard the word of Christ's patience Christ is willing to guard us during the hour of temptation. The majority of believers will turn away from God in the last days because of the abundance of available sin.

The Lord always comes quickly. To us it seems forever, as we wait for Him. But just compare the few miserable years of our life with the scope of eternity. Be patient!

You were given eternal life, a portion of Christ, and a crown of glory when you received the Lord. Your task is to hold your position in Christ.

All day long a chorus of voices will ask you, in one manner or another, to come down from your high place in God. It is the highest of all places in the spirit realm, but on the earth it is seen as a cross.

Satan and his demons will use every device they can think of to get your eyes off the Lord, to get you down from your high place, your place of rulership. It is your responsibility to use all the grace God is offering you to hold your position.

"Come down! Look at this! Isn't this wonderful! If you only had this! They are coming to kill you in the night! Do you think you are going to keep on being a Christian, what a laugh! This brother is going to harm you! That sister is gossiping about you! God wants you to be happy! Have fun in the Son! Everybody is doing it! Don't you care about your relatives? You are not going to be able to pay your bills! That pain you feel is cancer! They are gaining on you.

"Come down! Come down! Look at what the devil is doing! Avenge yourself! Don't let them get away with that! Make people see you are right and your accusers are wrong!"

On and on it goes. Men will take your crown if you let them. The only solution is to keep your gaze riveted on Jesus. Have the peace of God. Let the Lord justify you. Let Him bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.

One time the Lord gave me the verse, "Who is he who can harm you if you are a follower of that which is good?"

Isn't that wonderful? The Lord has all power. He has promised to shield us from all harm if we will keep on doing good and not in any manner be concerned about those who would harm us. Every person will come to his or her proper end and we do not have to lift a finger.

The fact that we stand fast together in the Gospel is a sign to those who oppose us that they will be destroyed but we shall be saved. Therefore we are not to be frightened by our enemies.

To be continued.