God's Sword of Truth - The Word
This article will cover some forms of Satan's tricks, such as WORRY (mental distress or agitation...read Romans 8:35),FEAR (sudden and intense panic, dread, awareness of danger...read Hebrews 13:6) and the TESTING of your faith and TRUST in the Lord.
The way to have a firm, rock-solid form foundation (I Cor. 3:11 - "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" [also see Ephesus 2:20]) in CHRIST, our Lord is to have a pure, true and holy faith (Jude 20 - "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost") which is a "one-of-a-kind" belief. Many do not have this type of belief. But if you are a real Christian, you cannot be true without it. The true faith is the kind JESUS talks about in Scripture, it’s the "brother of love".
We are not a predestined creation.
We do have a free-will and can make choices which is part of our creation. We can accept or deny. Our Creator (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) knows our path and the choice we will make and in love they allow us to make the choices we want, as they have given each of us a measure of faith, and the HOLY SPIRIT is present to help us if we ask. He is our Christ on earth, and Jesus is on the right hand of the Father to intercede for us from the Spirit.
Nothing can harm us, for we cannot be harmed unless the Lord allows it. He knows those that are His. You may be tested by Satan, but if you have true faith in Jesus, knowing the Lord, you do not have to worry because you will not die before your time, as man can do nothing to harm you - "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:" - also read Luke 23:40; Romans 11:20. Each of us have been on a path or road back to the LORD from the very beginning. He knew you before your were born.
We all have pain, suffering and sorrow. We age, breathe in bad air, eat food that is not good for us and drink the water which certainly is not pure...but, so what, these things cannot be changed in this evil world, and not one of these things should prevent us from loving Christ. Keep your eyes on the Lord! How or when we die has no effect on the soul if we are citizens of heaven. To be in heaven with Jesus, leaving this earth in an instant ("twinkling of an eye" I Cor. 15:52), is our final destination if we believe.
Without the Lord you have nothing and you are lost!
Do not turn from Him, but rather choose life which is in Him. Die to flesh and the world, be born again in spiritual water and the Holy Spirit.
While I'm alive in this world, I will always warn, rebuke and teach lost souls and fight the devil, even for one soul. I could spend my whole life on earth telling you how you need JESUS. I can warn you of Satan, who is real, has power, and is after souls for his hell. But if your heart is closed, your faith is ship wrecked on Satan's hell planet. If you have to worry and have fear, then fear the Lord and His wrath which is soon to come ("Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: (21) For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee." - Romans 11:20,21). We are feeling the Birth Pangs now.
If you can't see His warnings, you are lost forever and all time as we know it will end. We were allowed six thousand years, and we are in the last thousand years now. Jesus shall reign the last thousand as king of kings on earth as He promised. Seven is the completion number and shall be done.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.