The greatest threat to you becoming nothing less than everything that God has called you to be is spiritual laziness that seeks to attack every believer’s life at some point. Just because laziness attacks does not mean you have to comply. The Bible calls it sloth. The parable of the faithful servants versus the slothful servant reveals a lot about God’s expectations when He makes an investment into our lives.
We know that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The problem is that many do not fear God because they do not know Him. The more you know God in accordance to His Word the greater the fear of the Lord will come upon your life. You must allow your heart to be awestruck by the reality that God spoke the whole world into existence and it is upheld by the Word of His power.
Imagine the spiritual race that is set before you every day and this race is the race to see the face of Jesus Christ. It is the most important and rewarding race that you will ever run in your life. The prize after your race will be an incorruptible crown that you will receive in the presence of Jesus Christ and once you receive it you will then cast it at the feet of Jesus Christ. In biblical times crowns were made of wild olive branches for the Olympic Games and all of the crowns were corruptible meaning they would start withering the moment that they were made.
All believers have a passion inside of them to know the will of God for their lives. What you must understand is the will of God requires that you know the Word of God. The enemy is extremely deceptive and you cannot assume that just because something feels good that it is good and that it is the will of God for your life. Feelings can be a deceptive weapon of the enemy that nudges you down a path that seems right but in the end, it is wrong.
The earth is being tossed to and fro as our transgressions are heavy upon it just as the prophet Isaiah declared. This year has been infused with moments of uncertainty as economic and political twists and turns continue to force the entire globe to navigate uncharted waters—waters which appear to be troubled with blatant lies, deception and an antichrist agenda in full swing.
In the last few years everything has seemed to have rapidly shifted in this nation and across globe. There is no doubt that the labor pains of the return of Jesus Christ is upon us and the enemy knows that his time is short.
The mission statement of hell in the last days certainly includes unleashing the spirit of deception that is wrapped in a spirit of fear. This two fold weaponry of the enemy is no respecter of persons and will seek to assault anyone who is willing to give place to the devil. I am reminded of the gospels revealing the enemy’s plan of deception and fear as an end-time sign that Jesus would crack the clouds and return for His people.
Many are under the assumption that faith is some type of name it and claim it, blab it and grab it, emotional expression of words filled with hype. God desires that we become a people in the earth who are fully persuaded that He desires to be the origin of our faith, not our emotions. The God of heaven will infuse your life with nothing short of His faith if you will allow Him to.
We are being thrusted into the unknowns of 2022 like a boat being tossed into the middle of the seas of life. Regardless of your personal, political or spiritual beliefs, most can agree that there have been consistent, spiritual stormy days for quite some time now and more stormy days ahead of us as we press into the new year.
In the last few years it is like the earth has tossed and turned like a drunk man as many unexpected things have sought to disrupt all forms of normalcy in people’s lives. Though there has always been prayer and fasting, it appears that due to the rapid release of things in the earth, more people have charged into 2022 with this spiritual discipline. Every year our church calls for 21 days of prayer and fasting and though we always have a great response because it has been cultivated, this year almost every person in our church is fasting and praying for souls, divine health and supernatural breakthrough!