God: has a tomorrow for us…
Luke 24:25-26 (KJV) “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?”
Christianity is done differently to some aspect I believe today; it deviates from all intents and purposes from what is taught in scriptures. Many folks who are supposedly “born again” have little knowledge of the word of God, which breaks down ultimately into not knowing God and God’s will and God’s purpose for our lives. This might attribute to self centric living where everything is about each individual’s perspective, their interests and concerns; everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes.
Time and space is given to the little hindrances which pops up every now and again, but it is sparse in attempts at truly interceding or praying an individual through when they have a situation that will ultimately kill them.
But when you know God’s will and His ways for your life, there is a different approach in how we deal with situations. There does not have to be ulterior motives in dealing with a “cry for help” from a poor soul in distress, we are led by the Spirit of God hence the response is immediate and the assistance does not cease until the pressure is lifted off our souls.
If you are called out as a prayer warrior in the body of Christ or an intercessor, you know that the work before you is tireless and beloved, let me assure you that everyone is called to pray; we all have to lift up arms in the way of prayers for all believers. The word of God as spoken by Jesus in today’s reading points to the results of what happens when as believers we eschew the task of our calling.
When we think that we ought not to undergo suffering because we are sons or daughters of Christ when the word tells us that it is as a result of this association that the world will hate us and if we are loved by the world, then something is wrong. If Christ suffered and will willingly do so again for us if He had to, why should it be different for any of us called after His name?
The prophet, apostles, disciples all suffered and lost their lives, what category do you fall under and are you living a life that is secured and treasured? Does your witness call you to undergo suffering when it is uttered? Do folks hate you because you cease not to call and prophesy about the name of Jesus?
You judge yourself and it ought to be a righteous judgment.
Trivia: Whose hand did God declare that He will break?