KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:66 KJV “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”
It is said that, “When the going gets tough, only the tough get going”.
The Lord said lots of things that, were not easily understood, so a lot of his disciples left Him. Most men are fair weather Christians. They are very high in the flow when everything seems to go very well. When the tides rise and the turbulence of trials and opposition are rather threatening, they throw in the towel and give up. May it not be you. In this instant the Lord spoke about giving His flesh for the salvation of the world. This message was too hard for them to except, so they left the master. What is it that is making you feel like giving up?
There are some brethren who have given up their faith because, someone succeeded in making them convinced that the bible has flaws. Please listen to the advice of scripture. Col 2:8 KJV. ” Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”.
The scripture states it clearly. These people speak philosophy which is purely earthly wisdom or common sense. They also teach vain deceit whose sources are tradition of men and the rudiments of this world or popularly called science. They are not after Christ in whom dwells the fulness of God in bodily form, whose virgin birth cannot be denied, His miraculous life is non contestable and his passion, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension are all facts of history.
There are a number of reasons, why certain individuals forsake the Lord into a life of uncertainty. Some give up because they were disappointed by an influential Christian they trusted. If this is your case, then you are falling out for a very unfortunate reason.
Please note that Satan can use anyone to fulfill his agenda.
He used Judas, Peter and even all the disciples who forsook the master at the greatest time of need, the moment he was arrested.
Do not allow any man to make you give up ultimate LIFE
There are those who give up because an unexpected, and harsh trials came their way. These conditions left them hurting, and very bitter. They got very angry at God and the Lord Jesus. Dear one if this condition is your lot, then please, you are getting certain fundamental issues very wrong.
God is love, and has no iota of evil in his plans for His loving children.
He says His plans for you are very good and not evil, to bring you to an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11. What many of us fail to recognise is that, there is the god of this world whose only agenda is to steal, kill and destroy. His ultimate plans is to destroy your faith. He is to kill and destroy every praise from your mouth. Refuse to lose your faith and your praise.
Repent of the wrong attitude towards God and accept His love today.
THOUGHT: DECIDE TO FOLLOW JESUS TO THE END
Matthew 10:22 KJV” And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”
Mark 4:17 KJV “And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.”