By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What is the most difficult thing for christians to do?
Answer: I believe there are Three Primary Factors that Satan uses to derail christians…
– #1 Matthew 5:44
(Matthew 5:44) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
I Believe this verse is VERY DIFFICULT for most christians to follow, It is easy to be kind unto those that are kind to us but very difficult to put into action the commands stated in this verse.
The Bible states in Luke 6:31
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
– #2 John 12:42 & 43
(John 12:42,43) Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: (43) For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Satan LOVES secret christians… WHY???… BECAUSE if they WILL NOT tell others about Jesus Christ and HOW TO BE SAVED they are NO THREAT to him and his purpose of keeping lost people unsaved.
Just like the many chief rulers that believed on Christ as their Messiah (saviour) BUT because of the FEAR of what others might think or say – see V43, THEY CHOSE to say nothing.
The Bible states in Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
– #3 1 John 2:16
(1 John 2:16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
– The Lust of the Flesh: Sexual Temptations
– The Lust of the Eyes: The Greed and Consuming Want to have what others have.
– The Pride of Life: The Acquirement of Power and Position no matter what the cost or who it hurts or destroys to get.
The Bible states in Proverbs 30:9
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Satan has DERAILED many christians from being effective wittnesses for Jesus Christ due to these difficulties.
Many christians have ALLOWED THEMSELVES to become the useful instruments of Satan’s pupose THROUGH One or all Three above stated factors.
The Lord Jesus Christ WANTS us to be as 1 Corinthians 4:2 states:
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH