God’s Word: Revelation 13:1-18 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
All it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to keep quiet. Look around and see the evil that has risen around the world. It has come to power with the permission of good people. Good people who were so preoccupied with their own pursuits that they couldn’t be bothered with the evil that was creeping in all around them. It so slowly crept in until even the very best of mankind were deceived. When what My Word has proclaimed as evil and perverted is called good and natural—trouble for all is coming your way.
Jesus came to earth and set the example for how to stand up for Godly principles. He cared more about Godliness than he did about what others thought of Him. There are so few today who are following in His steps and standing up for My Words of truth. When the world around them caves to the evil ways of mankind, they follow the crowd instead of standing for truth. There is a way that seems right unto mankind but the end thereof is destruction. Even My followers are being duped into keeping silent as evil creeps in to destroy rather than stand their ground.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. When any person, group or nation grasps at absolute power the end result is always disaster. What they think is their safety net will soon become their snare. Unless My people will stand up for My Word and the truth therein, evil will continue to conquer the minds and hearts of the world. Like Jesus, you must passionately and faithfully stand up to the faces of evil and not back down, whatever they threaten to do to you. Death is not your worst enemy—accepting evil rather than combating it is far worse.
God’s Question: How are you standing up to the evil of your day?
God’s Promise: I am present with My faithful ones.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Your careful warnings about evil.
I am Sorry we all cave so often to evil.
Thank You for giving us the courage to stand for You.
Please Help Me be a light that spotlights you in my life.