I declare in Jesus’ name I am a warrior for the Kingdom of God. He has set me up to be the good guy. I stand firm and am prepared for the battle at hand. The Word is my weapon.
WAR IS UPON US!
Persecution is coming in America against those of us who follow good and demonstrate God’s goodness.
Notice I didn’t say persecution was coming to America? That’s because it’s coming from America against its own Christian citizens. Look at the news, social media and entertainment. We are being called evildoers when, in fact, we are not.
Let’s get one thing straight – the good guys are warriors!
The enemy, and those under his dark influence, needs to defame Christians so he can remove any influence we have over the culture. Is it maddening? Yes, but this is part of the end times program. It’s not the fun part, but it is necessary. Why? Because we need to be set apart from the world and firmly planted as the good guys.
We are close to the return of Jesus. As the time shortens, people will be deceived, and a big part of that deception, the Bible warns, is that the world will call good “evil” and evil will be called “good.”
A quick example is the growing popularity of the TV program “Lucifer.” Aimed at tweens, teens and 20-somethings, the devil-himself is portrayed as a handsome, charming and downright likable guy who just wants to give being good a shot. In fact, he’s been misjudged all these eons and truly wishes to change. Evil being swapped for good right before millions of eyes.
People are already falling for these lies! Now, that means the good guys – you, me and all the other drop-dead sold out Jesus freaks – will become outcasts. Noah can testify that’s what happens when society doesn’t have any value for truth.
And so it is today. The world is celebrating evil more and more. It has already begun to hate good and love evil. The antagonism against good is growing exponentially – the Bible is very clear about that. Should you circle your wagons and protect yourself and your family?
No! You need to fight for the souls of those who persecute you. You not only need to continue doing good in Jesus’ name, step up your efforts to love people into the kingdom! The time is short. Lock and load your spiritual weapons because war is upon us!
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. – 1 Peter 3:13-16
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil