105. ARE YOU PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE LINE OF FIRE?
(The Faith Forum Series – Batch 2)
What people don’t understand is that when they attack or gossip about or make false accusations against God’s children, it is the same as if they put themselves in the line of fire.
This is because God takes every such attack, word of gossip or false accusation PERSONALLY and steps in to mete out justice to those individuals in his own way and in his own time.
And for the record, there is no such thing as karma. It is called God’s Righteous Justice. In simple words, God doesn’t play around when it comes to his sons and daughters. He means business.
Worse yet if the instigator or participant is a Christian. God hates it when his children speak evil or do wickedly to each other. He will DEFINITELY step in and do some chastening and his methods are not pleasant. This is why if we name the name of Christ, we should ensure that our tongues are circumspect, especially when we are talking about one of God’s children (Ephesians 5:15; 4:29; 1 Peter 3:10; Titus 3:2).
I have been on both sides of the spectrum. I have spoken badly of others in the past and have been punished and have seen God punish those who spoke badly of me. I have learned to not fight against any of God’s children and to live peaceably with ALL men in so far as is possible (Romans 12:18). For, it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the LIVING God (Hebrews 10:31).
Many times, people do not even know the facts but yet it is so easy for them to be running their mouths. God is and will ALWAYS be my vindicator. Many times I have not even imagined evil in my heart yet have been accused of this and of that.
It is high time that God arise. People need to remember the FEAR of the Lord.
One of the worst things that could happen to you is for a Christian to go on his or her knees before God, sometimes in tears, to complain about what you have done to him or her or said about him or her or stirred up trouble in relation to him or her, whether based on fact or a set of assumptions. This is because there is no telling how God might react. Indeed, sometimes such prayers have to be qualified with a cry for God’s mercy on the said individual or individuals.
Remember Moses, Aaron and Miriam? Aaron and Miriam felt justified in speaking ill of their brother Moses and God came down to deal with the issue. Miriam ended up with leprosy and Moses had to end up praying for God’s mercy, for the very people who were bashing him.
You may not know the level of relationship a person has with God or the value that he (God) places on them and on their ordained assignment. You therefore need to be careful how you treat everyone around you. To someone you consider to be nothing or not of much worth, God may have placed HIGH VALUE and invested quite a lot in their lives and their PURPOSE and will therefore not allow you or anyone else to mess that up. When you pick a fight with them therefore, you pick a fight with HIM.
It is high time that those who name the name of Christ renounce and distance themselves from those spirits of contention, gossip, drama and trouble. God HATES it, especially when the subject of your debate is one of his precious children.
When I keep my silence, he FIGHTS for me. There is a reason why God warned people in the Bible not to touch his anointed children, the Israelites. This was because he knew that his wrath would follow upon those who dared to defy that directive.
In Psalm 105: 14 to 15 it reads of him: “He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”
NEWSFLASH: Every bona fide child of God who has accepted Jesus Christ into his or her heart, has been anointed by God so that warning still applies. God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
1 John 2:27 states of Christians: “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
Oh how I wish that people would stop foolishly putting themselves in the line of fire. It is a personal choice though and some lessons are best learned the hard way.
(Written on 18th December, 2016)
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