Two Requirements For Being the Person God Approves

“So the dragon was enraged with the woman and went off to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the witness of Jesus.” (Revelation 12:17 LSB)


Whom does the lion go about seeking to devour? Who are the enemies of God’s enemy? Those who obey God and share Jesus with others. This is a subset among those who call themselves christians. While the Bible, God Himself as recorded in His word, commands every christian to obey Him and to be His witness in the world, summarized in what the church calls the Great Commission, few Christians are actually focused on obeying God or helping their neighbors become christians. This is the simple explanation for the trouble in our world. Is it not the lack of people obeying God? The lack of government integrity, the preponderance of sexual immorality, and the incessant fighting between men whether in our cities or between nations, are all the result of our lack of our willingness to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The enemy of God has intimidated the true children of God causing too many to shrink back from the will of God He commands of us from His word. Christian leaders in business and government who participate with the pagan worldview demonstrate their capitulation to the devil’s schemes whose ideas keep men from obeying God. The man of God is to stand in obedience to the word of God while declaring the greatness of God in Christ. This is the man God approves. This man will suffer ridicule and possible rejection from our culture but what is that compared to rejection and condemnation from Him Who judges the eternal destiny of all men?

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