In these troubled times we see revenge, payback and escalating violence. The story of Samson reveals a crucial truth in our personal lives, social lives and community. We are called to understand and walk in the way of peace.
Early in our childhood we begin to form a picture of what we hope our future will look like. Often, as we age, our reality doesn’t match our desires. We risk disappointment, discouragement and a down-cast heart. Then Jesus comes just as he walked alongside those on the road to Emmaus. He reveals to us not only our brokenness but he also tells us his story for our life which is always greater than our own.
We are, at any given time, living in an environment of fear or of faith. The Spirit of God can teach us how to come out a life of fear and move into one of faith. We can then build an environment of contagious faith.
In the last days, who will be saved? Will only a limited handful who hold to a specific doctrine? Or, is it possible, we’ll be surprised by the vast saving power of Christ?
Perfect love for the believer begins with love for one another. We will never understand how to live a life free from fear if we have a grudge in our heart against anybody, if we have a spirit of revenge, or if there is anyone in the body of Christ that we have cast off from fellowship. There has to be a settled determination to have every grudge plucked out of our heart after we have forgiven past hurt and mistreatment. Perfect love is not just about our devotion to God, but that we know and believe in the love that He has for us because of the GLORY OF THE CROSS.
When the judgments of God are upon the world, the inhabitants will learn righteousness. Right before the last revival there will be a shaking of all things and in one hour the whole world will be changed. For those who are not believers, the Holy Spirit will be poured out and God will speak to young and old in dreams and visions. For the Church of Jesus Christ we will not go out in fear, shame or reproach. We will go out in VICTORY!