After months of intense pressure that was created by various factors all over the world we start to see a pattern emerge. People from all walks of life show themselves for who they truly are at heart, they cannot hide from it. When life is comfortable it can be easy to fake a lifestyle or even beliefs, because it’s convenient, but as soon as an environment of pressure arrives and the heat gets turned up a person cannot hide or fake who he or she truly is at heart. People with good intentions who always sought to live according to God’s will, shall be motivated even more and show a humble and pure nature, that is who they are as new creations in Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ, whereas on the other side people with ill intentions and wanting to do evil deeds have been given a chance to openly do so without repercussions. Look at your world today and know that believers in this stressful environment cannot fake or hide from their true identity. This is the time when you truly learn and see who your true friends are and who are true and pure in their faith walk.
A person’s faith walk is the most important choice that will ever be made and it leads a person to make the right choices in future regarding relationships, friendships, marriage, work, and to live by the Word of God, the Bible. Good people will truly use this time to do even more good, while those in the world will be forced to join sides for either good or evil. All of us are experiencing daily tests and temptations and the “truth” provided by the world can seem blurry at the best of times. What shall we do then you may ask.
Let the world run its course as the next event will already be close at hand created by those in power who feel nothing for others and only seek to exploit tragedy and turmoil. So do what God expects from you and live an upright and humble life sharing that which is good and giving praise to Him every day. Be thankful for His blessings knowing that however chaotic it is out there, He is watching over and protecting His people. Share the Gospel of Yeshua/Jesus with all and pray for others to repent and realize the urgency of the times we are living in.
Remember during times of great strife and pressure a person cannot hide or fake who they truly are at heart. We will all learn and see who those are who truly live for God and who choose to endure, as opposed to those who will find comfort in the world and choose to rather abandon the faith because the pressure was too much or live a lukewarm faith.
I share this with love and ask that you pray for discernment regarding all things. Only God can provide the answers and ask His Holy Spirit to guide you in truth regarding anything that a person shares. Pray for our Heavenly Father’s will to be done and for His truth to shine brightly in a dark world.
I pray Shalom to you and your house in the name of Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen!
- Daniel Prinsloo
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