“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God—those whom he has called according to his plan” (Romans 8:28 God’s Word©).

God works all things for good – but in God’s realm, not ours!

MCFPlanWe are at war. Would a general give frontline troops a spa because they pledged loyalty, or praised the leader’s prowess? Of course not, yet today a heresy pervades Christianity that following Jesus means we will get wealth and health and every good thing. Why would God feed our pleasures? Why would God provide for our leave from war instead of equipping us for the battle?

We will never defeat evil by our prosperity. Jesus told the disciples to give up everything and follow. Jesus did NOT say, follow me and you get to keep everything you have and get even more!

It’s time to stop the lies that size of faith is proven by personal comfort. Quite the contrary, strong faith means seriously serving the Saviour. With that you become a target for the devil and every demon within reach. Follow Jesus and you get called to the frontline of the war, not the back seat of a limousine.

armor-of-god-illo-sm1Wars are not won by soldiers luxuriating in the comforts of the flesh. If healing you will win souls, then God will heal you. If your death as a martyr will make advances for the Realm of God, then you will die prematurely.

“Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground” (Ephesians 6:10-13 God’s Word©).

Jesus died on the cross, not in a palace!