Have you ever heard the saying: “With friends like that who needs enemies?” I’m sure all of us at some point in life have had this kind of friend. Of myself, I would like to say, “who needs them?” However, I know my Savior would not be pleased with that kind of attitude.
I love this blog site. Nearly every day I come here with high expectations of the blessings I’m going to receive through other’s testimony, discussions, and words of life. However, even on this site, there are those who fall into the category of, “who needs friends like that.”
Have you ever eaten a salad filled with cucumbers? Cucumbers are not only delicious they are good and provide nourishment for the body. However, in a bowl filled with delicious cucumbers you only need come across one “sour” one and the entire salad loses its flavor.
A prerequisite for joining this site is to be a confessing Christian. From deep within me I believe most of those who come here, and especially most of the long term ones, are truly Christians who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
However, even within the body of true believers are a few sour cucumbers and that which is in their heart, over time, will poke its ugly head out for all to see.
When this happens damage comes to members of the house of God and the devil is enjoying a huge laugh . We can sometimes be our own worse enemy. Hurtful words coming from a brother or sister is much more damaging than those proceeding from someone you expect them to come from.
CB is not insulated from attacks of the devil. Even more so, CB is not insulated from attacks of the devil coming through God’s people.
Easily seen is when those who are of the devil comes through and share their words very few or any respond to or even open their writings. Not so with one who is a recognized member of the body of Christ. So when one of these saved ones speak ugly words all of us are adversely effected because we value them as a brother or sister and we read what they have to say.
You are probably asking yourself by now, “where is this coming from?” Yesterday I read a message revealing the power of God present in the Church today for healing. Discerning the anointing and power of God in the words spoken in this message I arrived on site today eager to open the message and read what I expected to be many edifying and encouraging comments. Sadly I found the message no longer existed for public view.
No doubt that ugliness existing within some of us has poked his ugly head out again . This results in a loss for the sake of Christ and a win for the devil. I hope ole man, who ever you are, you are pleased with your accomplishment for someday soon there will be a time of accountability for every word we have spoken.
This is only another example of how deep the truth in the Word of God is. Our own eyes are witnessing the fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy to Timothy of people coming who have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof.
This one thing all of us should consider. Do we believe and trust in an all powerful, all knowing, ever present, everlasting God who never changes or is it just a philosophy we are clinging to?
The devil does not need sinners to do his bidding. He has plenty Christians who are all to eager to bring harm to the Word, cripple the mature, and kick out the babes.
Heaven forbid . . . May God forgive us of our ignorance, pride, and selfish hearts.
Blessings to all,