5. Don’t become a traitor under pressure

Don’t become a traitor.pdf

(Matthew 26:21) 21 And when they ate, He said, Truly I say to you, one of you will betray Me.
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Have courage and do not deny or betray your brothers, not even the least (Matt. 25:40).
Do not allow yourself to be discouraged by negative reports from people who are against Christians or be pressured by the brutal behavior of government employees.
The psychological war against humanity is currently so diverse and so present on various fronts that most of the people no longer even know who the opponent is. Except for Christians, who know that children of Satan have taken hold on this world.
Therefore, always remember to be – as a Christian – a just light bearer and not a ‘flattering liar’, like so many politicians. Who, according to their sugar sweet words, are so committed with the weak and the elderly in society. However, all Covid-19 actions by these politicians are based on the prohibition of ‘human social contacts‘, these are disastrous for the weak and the elderly:

(1 Timothy 5: 8) 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
(Titus 1:16) 16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Theme: Don’t become a traitor when disasters hit humanity.

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4. Stand firm in the freedom

Stand firm in the freedom.pdf

(John 8: 31-32) 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’
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No, being made free means something different than no longer being prosecuted or no longer ending up in prison. If Christians believe Jesus’ words and listen to Him, they will know the truth and through the truth they will know how to expose the lies of this world.
As Christians, we have been made free by Jesus’ words to no longer be part of this sinful world. Jesus made the one-time perfect sacrifice for our sins (Matt. 26:28, Gal. 1: 4). Christians now live free from sin (Rom. 6:18) in a new covenant and we have been made free through Jesus’ sacrifice to love our neighbor (Gal. 5:14):

(1 Peter 1: 17-19) 17 And if you call on the Father (YHMH), who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

And although we as Christians are lovingly to our neighbor, to the world we are outcasts:

(Luke 6:22) 22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.

Christians will certainly be persecuted, but fortunately we have God’s blessing, support and protection because of the faith in Jesus’ words:

(2 Corinthians 4: 7-9) 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed–

Theme: Stand firm in the freedom wherewith we have been made free

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3. In Jesus footsteps

In Jesus footsteps.pdf

CSB (1 Peter 2:21) 21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
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Why must we prove that we are good disciples under tribulation and persecution?
Aren’t we already showing, that we are of good will?
Christians might reason that way, but it is much more complicated.
With Satan, a pernicious set of ideas has begun and the great battle question.

Theme: Why Christians follow in Jesus’ footsteps in answer to the battle question

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