Secret Weapons for Christian Survival
JESUS keeps updating this very important message – 8/14/22. Original post 10/17/21
Boise and Treasure Valley Christian Survival
Ephesians 6:12 informs us that, as a Christian, you may find yourself with a problem for which God has not revealed to you anyone to trust. He may not reveal anyone to help you out of it or help you carry the burden until the trial is ended. There may be no Christian with God-sent advice within your circle. Why? Sometimes it is because until they are matured or proven trustworthy — their motives can be to glorify themselves in how knowledgeable they are about the Bible or even to use helping your problems as the method for gaining you into their church or clergy circle.Finally, and this you should already know, they may be after something you have or want your trust for THEIR GAIN.
I once knew a pastor overwhelmed by ministry who wouldn’t share with local pastors seeking to “help” him because he had observed how they treated other pastors in the community who shared sensitive info with them. He said about their so-called desire to help him, “I’m not letting you ‘practice’ on me”! God helped him, in due season, by His own miracle interventions like He helped Jacob. Without any intervention by any person, God just DID IT.
When God does have a helper for you, He gives you the help you need through persons He hand-picks to hear Him deeply concerning you and with strict loyalty to His interests concerning you — not anyone else’s — not even yours or theirs.
These are your best “secret weapons”. They are Christian preachers, brother and sister church members, brother and sister Christians from other churches or denominations who are tried, experienced, and proven in loyalty to Christ. These are outside the circle of persons whom you believe cannot be trusted in their motives or responding actions toward you or whom you feel “uncomfortable” sharing sensitive data to. This is why you must be ready to consider the miracle of God sending a stranger across your path.
To find these best secret weapons for your Christian survival or for your need to stand alone, you must use the other secret weapons listed on this page titled A, B and C.
The Holy Bible has written in its sacred 66 books the following strategies the Bible Jesus Christ gives about your troubles, including being alone in them. Alone means a Christian having nobody. Start with 1 Corinthians Chater 10.
1 Corinthians Chapter 10
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
If you think you would never fall into certain sins that others do or betray the Lord, you are already set up and someday … you will.
All individuals are vulnerable to give in to Satan’s pressures to do wicked things to God and to people. We weaken to pressure, lie to ourselves about it, and will dump Jesus to get something in this world we want. Don’t be ignorant of this as children. Be men and women, aware and honest. If you do this, as Jesus said, “happy are ye if ye know these things. Happy are ye if ye do them”. (John 13:17)
Remember, JESUS will never leave (forsake) His obedient ones … meaning abandon you alone to the devil’s evil …
But people will and Christians will and if you continue to rebel against Him, Jesus will. At that point God turns you over to Satan because you’ve proven that is who you want and are willing to obey.
Still, the Lord will try to reach you by persons bringing correction to you.
Even the disciples who walked with Jesus in power to do miracles and to demonstrate His words of life — abandoned Jesus and left him with NOBODY — in a moment of Satan’s terrifying pressures to their weak flesh.
The Foundation Beneath All Secret Weapons
There is a foundation that will work even when you don’t know these secret weapons. This foundation keeps you strong so you can use these secret weapons. It is from 1 Corinthians Chapter 10.
AVOID MURMURING — IT’S A PLAGUE — LIKE COVID
Don’t choose murmuring or bitterness if you discover you have nobody to bear a trial with you. Don’t let that aloneness that God has chosen to allow for you in His higher purposes be a stone for you to stumble over and trip up with God. INSTEAD THANK and PRAISE JESUS FOR SOMETHING! ANYTHING! PRAISE!!! Praise! Praise! and even more Praise!
Gird up your mind and realize that you are not dealing with people. Your trouble is caused by invisible spiritual beings (devils) and some are in high places of authority. God wants your focus and victory to be against them, not people. Furthermore, He wants you to let Him do the fight for you — not have you thrashing aimlessly as human flesh against supernatural invisible beings.
Murmuring, muttering under your breath, and speaking aloud words that have the effect of confessing that you don’t believe God’s ability to handle things, so you had better do it your way, will always destroy your hope, God’s path for you, and your reward from God. Murmuring includes another kind of cursing, also, known as profanity. Profanity and other murmurings is the open door to satanic destruction by blocking JESUS’ power off your life.
Likewise, bitterness and cursing is the open door and actual magnet that attracts Satan’s power and evil spirits upon your life. Every person who uses profanity has Satan’s power glued to his or her daily life and overall future.
SECRET WEAPON “A” ACCEPT
ACCEPT: A Christian Could Have Nobody
Brother Paul had NOBODY — not one Christian to stand with him! (2 Timothy 4:16)
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
— Apostle Paul concerning being alone in Christ
Don’t be in denial or remain untaught about this important reality. The Lord said through the same apostle Paul:
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
ACCEPT: Some Christians Do Turn Evil
Be children when it comes to doing evil, but be grown up men and women aware of the world we live in when it comes to maintaining righteousness with God. Being grown up in your heart, even if a very young person, means understanding that we live in an evil world which, except for those obeying the Bible Lord Jesus Christ, is organized and controlled by an invisible evil being (Satan). Satan uses ANYONE who chooses to submit to his influence and suggestions. Therefore Jesus prayed in His absolutely last prayer —
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Satan is that evil being and has no respect to using apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, elder men and elder women, brother and sister Christians if we do not “sanctify ourselves”.
By straying away from obedience to the Bible Lord Jesus Christ, we yield to Satan’s pressures. Then ANY one of us can be taken captive by him (See Galatians 6:1) and turn evil against Christ’s will for you. In such a turned condition, that person cannot give you godly advice — advice that coincides with what God wants for your life.
ACCEPT: Conflict of Interest Stifles Help
- Your pastor (male or female) may be in sin. So, at the time, conflict of interest will stifle their helping you. He or she may not have the honesty to tell you what Jesus needs you to hear to get yourself out of the problem you’re trying to survive. Any sin of heart shuts down the ability to feel or hear the Holy Spirit tenderly pulling you to do right. Worse, unrepented sin hardens the heart from feeling or hearing God at all (1 Timothy 6:3-5, Romans 1:28).
- Your problem may be caused by you. If it is a judgment against you from the Lord to save your soul, no one can get you out of it. Only the Lord will end it when He’s done chastening you. If you’re brainwashed by preachers and pastors in the false doctrine from Satan that says “I cannot lose my salvation” — “once I am saved I am always saved” — then you will remain stuck in your spiritual troubles which ripple into future unexplained troubles. Your spirit and soul cannot and will not survive unless outside counsel comes along.
- Jesus Christ designed Christians to be able to obey His words so that He can fix anything Satan is trying to do to your life. Sometimes Christians WILL NOT OBEY — surprised? Being unwilling to obey and grudging about obedience does always create a conflict of interest. You may have no one who is “committed” — willing to obey — the Lord Jesus concerning your soul and spirit survival. If surrounded by Christians who are in sin (disobedience to Christ) or who downplay the power of one sin to ripple and effect multiple other areas of your life — you’re stuck — and will not survive until you get outside God-sent counsel.
- Your Church friend or even your pastor could be in a heart of competition, telling you not to trust as right the things you read or hear from other churches or this church website. They may reject truth here by saying that Jesus does not call women to pastor (as is the overseer of Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ is a woman) nor as other apostles, prophets, evangelists, and elder women. If you submit to that delusion, you will be held captive by the evil spirit upon their thinking and, next, choose to reject your own help that Jesus is sending you because you choose to not receive the bottle (the particular human vessel) that Jesus Christ put the medicine in.
SECRET WEAPON “B” BOW
Bow: To “Godly” Wisdom
3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
6For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellers there is safety.
Only Godly Wisdom Defeats Satan’s Troubles Against You
All counsel and advice — even named “Christian” or Church counsel may not be “godly” counsel or advice! It can be the advice of men and women from their experiences in the world who offer you their personal advice from the world. Are they telling you what the Bible Lord Jesus Christ commands? Does their wisdom fit James Chapter 3 and Philippians Chapter 1?
“If it isn’t Jesus’ way, then someway the Devil is in it” and waiting to trap you with so-called advice.
Take time to watch what Jesus said, did, and proved in His Gospel. Always let JESUS be the answers for your need, especially when you must rely on no person’s care for your well being but you and JESUS.
Beware: God will not answer you unless you are honest in your heart when searching and handling His Words. He is watching and sees everything and every thought is naked before him. We cannot hide from Him. He is holding us to His own honest truth revealed in His word to govern what is godly wisdom for any troubles.
SECRET WEAPON “C” CANCEL
Cancel fear. Be ready to do the right thing which you may fear, but it will accomplish God’s good and Christ’s victory concerning you!
You only really need one person to get you out of whatever it is: God. It will take humbling to ask Him for strength to do the right thing that you fear is going to cost you what you may not want to give up. However, giving it up is what will free your life and change everything … in His time. Avoid being tricked by Satan because you don’t see an instant result sometimes.
Cancel: People With Fear
You won’t be able to cancel fear from paralyzing your own heart if you are telling your troubles to people who are full of fear, themselves. A person with no interest or experience in withstanding Satan’s storms will not be able to encourage you or counsel you how to do so. They will fall under his terrifying fear and suck you into it with them. Shut them up and shut them out by keeping them out of your business while you do A, B and C. Honker down and mount up in the Spirit of the Lord!
Cancel: Bias, Prejudice and Judging
It will amaze you the number of times JESUS sent wisdom to get you out of a trouble, or sent a person to help, but you rejected them because of something you already had in your mind. It could be something your parents said about people from “those kind”. It could be something your friends you hang with feel about that person or those people. It could be your own envy or pride of not wanting wisdom or help from “that person”. Such evil thinking is destructive to your own survival.
Cancel: People With Bias, Prejudice and Judging
Just as people with fear will paralyze you from the action you need to take to survive. People with bias, prejudice and judging are just as destructive to your own soul and spirit survival.