The truth is Jesus Christ. And if you are standing for Christ who is the truth in this antichrist world, then don't expect the world to love you in any way or form. Expect your one time tight friends to suddenly drop you the moment you decide to follow Jesus Christ! Your church will even excommunicate you and do everything possible to isolate you the very moment you truly awake from warming benches, become delivered from playing church and become a true righteous bodily temple and a holy church of God that is truly standing for Christ in spirit and in truth. People of the world will label you as hateful and accuse you of one thing or the other just for standing for Christ as the truth. Those who promise to stand by you through thick and thin will suddenly end up abandoning you. When you speak, you will not have a big crowd jeering and cheering you along or hailing you. You will be labeled as uptight and be called a bigot, fun spoiler simply for speaking the truth. You will even be dubbed an extremist by your supposedly Christian brothers and sisters and your word of truth will be brushed aside as completely irrelevant and unworthy of paying any attention to. People will look down on you and you will go through all kinds of trials and tribulations all for Christ's sake. You will be insulted by many, made fun of and not many people will be overly enthusiastic to invite you to even open your mouth to speak anywhere. Your life will appear unattractive and many will brush you aside and consider you as a time waster. But in all of these things, Jesus Christ who is the only way, the truth and life itself will never leave you nor forsake you. Christ as the only truth is the only friend that you need in order to make it through the jungle of the world all the way to eternity. As a preacher and minister of righteousness and truth, Christ as the truth and the manifested righteousness of God in itself is always on your side. And for the fact that He is on your side, you will continually remain richly blessed and highly favour in His presence no matter your natural situation or circumstances.
The antichrist world is always pro sin and anti truth, so don't expect the world to ever approve of you or hail you for standing for the truth, which is Christ. If you are hated by the world for Christ's sake then you are indeed loved by the Father for goodness sake of Christ. If Christ as the truth is on your side, then you are indeed an overall winner in all realms and dominion. Therefore, keep on persevering in your trials, don't despair and don't compromise your position of truth because of the aggressive attitude of the world towards you. You have known Christ as the truth and He has by His holy might and authority set you free from satan the father of lies and from his entire evil spirits satanic gang that are in the world. Be sure to keep your focus on Christ at all times and don't ever look back to the world. There is nothing in the world but vanity upon vanity and sinfulness!
The world is only interested in promoting sin and not the righteousness of God. Therefore, those who are of truth can never be applauded by the world or fit in into the world in any shape or form. We are in actual fact not meant to fit in into this world of darkness, but to stand out as shinning lights. Therefore, never try to fit in into this fallen world of lies, sinfulness and evil oppression. Stand up daily for Jesus ready to be counted amongst His sheep and continually stand out always from the world and never seek to fit in so you can be loved by the world. It is better for you to be extremely hated by the world and to be rejected by the world for Christ's sake than for you to be loved by the world only to end up becoming rejected by the Father as an unrepentant sinner!
Our journey in life is a soul journey. And only those who started and finish with Christ shall receive from the Father the everlasting reward of life, which is eternal crown of glory. The pathway of eternal glory is indeed a very tough one. But, with Christ on your side, you will indeed finish the race in Holy Ghost successful flying colours and receive from our God the Father the eternal crown of glory. The reward of sinfulness is eternal death. The reward of righteousness is eternal life of peace, rest and joy, and the sufferings, that we face in this world is indeed nothing compared to the eternal glory that awaits us in Christ (Romans 8:18). It is therefore absolutely imperative that we keep persevering in all our trials so we can avoid the reward of sin, which is eternal death and have eternal life, which is the reward of righteousness.
Rejoice daily in the knowledge of the eternal salvation that you have in Christ. With Christ on your side, all things will surely continually work together for the goodness of your soul. I pray the LORD God Almighty will daily see us through all the challenges we will end up facing in the time realm. And that by His infinite grace and mercy, we will not be found wanting on the day of reckoning. I also pray that you will continually be of a good cheer and that you will endlessly give glory and honour to our God who has delivered us from this fallen world of wickedness through Christ Jesus and has established us in His Holy Spirit presence for the eternal goodness of our souls. Amen.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.