Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!!! Be Victorious Daily!!!
Are You Offended Easily; The Bible tells us one of the signs of the last days many will offend easily. I know people and many Christians who offend easily. At one time in my life I got offended very easily. My Mom was someone who offended so easily often times I didn’t know what happened. Some will actually fall away from the Lord over being offended this is so sad. As children of the Lord we have to remember we are not here to please people. People didn’t die for us. The Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross and spilled his precious blood for us. People will let us down, people will say dumb, goofy things, we will say dumb goofy things, we are in the flesh people are in the flesh.
You and I as born again, sanctified, spirit filled believers, have the ability to overcome offences and to be victors in this battle against our souls. I realize it is not easy. We need to be in prayer and the Bible. Remember one greatly important thing the enemy Satan, the one who loves to keep us down after we our saved, to keep us out of the mission field. He loves to steal our joy, accuse us of not being any good. He loves when we are offended and feeling bad, and it is even better if it is from a brother or sister in the Lord he has even more joy.
Too many people in the body of Christ are standing paralyzed on the outskirts of the valley of victory, because the enemy is shouting out offences from the other side, or from the inside of the church building. I am not in any way saying it is ok to be rude, nasty, or offensive but we need to let the Lord handle the offender, and we need to be a bit tougher and keep serving and not let the enemy be the winner.
Keep in mind some of these offences start very small as we think on them it gets much bigger like any bad thought the more attention we give the bad thought the more of an issue it becomes. What we do with a thought can decide if it is a sin or not.
What you do – People that are controlled by offense do what the Bible calls “the works of the flesh” In Galatians, chapter five, Paul lists seventeen things as “works of the flesh” and nine things as “fruit of The Spirit. He says that flesh and Spirit are in conflict. And he urges us to live by The Spirit and not by the flesh. It is far better to let the Lord handle people than us to hold them in anger, resentment, and bitterness, by doing that we are right alongside them and no different.
It is far more important to focus on what the Lord Jesus thinks of us than what Brother Jim thinks, or Sister Sue thinks. Again I totally understand it is difficult but we have to get to the point where we say Lord I want this gone from my life and concern myself with “WHAT YOU WANT AND THINK MY BLESSED REDEEMER”. Consider this most often if someone is offending you they are doing and saying similar things to others. Let your Heavenly father take care of this. I noticed after I hit 50 many things don’t bother me as much.
Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Immortal love, forever full,
Forever flowing free,
Forever shared, forever whole,
A never ebbing sea!
Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came,
And comprehendeth love.
Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
The mists of earth away:
Shine out, O Light divine, and show
How wide and far we stray.
We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For Him no depths can drown.
But warm, sweet, tender, even yet,
A present help is He;
And faith still has its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.
The healing of His seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch Him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.
Through Him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame,
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with His Name.
O Lord and Master of us all,
Whate’er our name or sign,
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call,
We test our lives by Thine.
The letter fails, the systems fall,
And every symbol wanes;
The Spirit over brooding all,
Eternal Love remains.
JESUS LOVES EVEN ME
I am so glad that our Father in Heav’n
Tells of His love in the Book He has giv’n;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see,
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.
Though I forget Him, and wander away,
Still He doth love me wherever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms I do flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.
Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song through eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”
Jesus loves me, and I know I love Him;
Love brought Him down my poor soul to redeem;
Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree;
Oh, I am certain that Jesus loves me!
If one should ask of me, how can I tell?
Glory to Jesus, I know very well!
God’s Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,
Constantly witnessing Jesus loves me.
In this assurance I find sweetest rest,
Trusting in Jesus, I know I am blessed;
Satan, dismayed, from my soul now doth flee,
When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.
Love and Prayers