What if every attack were to prove that you love God and you do everything He tells you?What if your crucifixion were to show the world that you love God and you do exactly what God commands you to do? How do you respond in crucifixion moments? First of all, what we endure on earth can’t compare to what Christ suffered on the cross for us. The prince of this world does, however forge killer attacks against us daily in an attempt to crucify us.
We often complain about what we go through. We even try to escape or avoid any and all moments of crucifixion. But in this life there will be suffering. We cannot avoid it until Jesus comes back. So what if everything you’re going through is to display the power of God in your life.
When this older woman with an evil spirit yelled at me a week ago, I could have responded by cussing her out. “Who do you think you are talking to me like that?” But in that moment of crucifixion, my flesh, pride and dignity had to be crucified. I had to show her and the other witnesses around that I love the Father and I will do everything He commands of me.
What are the crucifixion moments that you’re experiencing? Other witnesses are watching to see if you really love God and if you will really follow His commands or will you allow the prince of this world to have a moment of victory? When your husband or wife is being used by the devil, will you match his or her ugliness or will you crucify your flesh? When your money is funny will you doubt, lose faith, and complain or crucify your flesh? When you get cussed out and disrespected will you retaliate or crucify your flesh? When your supervisors or other co workers conspire against you will you take matters into your own hands or crucify your flesh? When your child messes up will you debase, low rate, and provoke your child to wrath or will you crucify your flesh? Recognize Satan’s attempts to crucify you and take up your cross anyway.
Know when to keep your mouth closed because the prince of this world and his minions are lurking, listening, and waiting for an opportunity to pounce on you. They don’t have a hold over us but they listen for weaknesses and gaps in your faith so they can wreak more havoc in our lives. Don’t give the devil a foothold.
The enemy was given limited power to crucify Jesus so that the world may learn that Jesus loves the Father and does exactly what His Father has commanded Him. What if your crucifixion, all the trials you’re going through are to show the world that you love God and you do exactly what God commands you to do? What does the world see in your response? Follow the example Jesus left for us. Dr.J.
John 14:31 “I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. Come now; let us leave.”