Saturday, August 6, 2016
AUGUST 6 "WHY DO PEOPLE OPPOSE GOOD?"
Why do people oppose good? All the Israelites want to do is rebuild the Temple. This rebuilding of the Temple seems to irritate some, to the point where they make it their mission, to bring it to a halt. God's people figure they'll just ignore them, they're no threat, they'll go away. Well.....read the rest of the story....they don't go away, they writes letters to the king, fabricate lies, slander them.....and of course this won't work against God's people...WAIT IT DOES WORK, and the King writes back and issues orders to have the work immediately stopped. If you're just going to a religious church, playing religious games you will never have to face demonic opposition, you don't' have to worry about this blog today. However, if you are part of a Church that is pressing in against the Kingdom of Darkness, to advance The Kingdom of God, you'd better believe the enemy is not going to sit idly by and allow you to build anything without a fight. Why do people oppose good? Because some people are agents of Hell, ponds of the Devil. The Devil is able to stir them up and agitate them for his cause, his purposes, as God is able to stir His people for His exploits. Paul writes to the Church at Ephesus that is undergoing tremendous assaults and battles, "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities & wicked spirits in high places". The people, the Church that is trying to advance, but does not take serious the strategies of Hell being formed against them, will come to a squelching stop. It doesn't matter your heart, doesn't matter your good intentions, it will come to a squelching stop unless you fight back. "For the Kingdom of God suffers violence, but the violent take it by force". Not the passive, not the timid, but the spiritually tenacious and aggressive. Paul, after he's had enough opposition from Bar-Jesus, as he is trying to witness the Pro-Consul says "enough is enough" and he curses and blinds the man (demonically agitated) that is interfering with him in his witness. Naive Christians often ask, "why am I facing so much opposition here, I am just trying to do good?" And the reason is because there is a demonic realm, a spiritual fight, that you are engaged in, that you may not even be aware of and how can you win a fight, you don't even know you're in?!