We need to ask ourselves whose side are we really on? The love for God has been lost in the midst of the battles. The compassion for God’s people has been traded for frustrations. The preaching of the gospel has been substituted for the preaching of prosperity. It is time to refocus. Our number one mission is to accept Jesus Christ and then share the good news with someone else. If your focus is anything but soul saving, you have been compromised by the enemy. Jesus never did anything that was motivated by money, cars, promotions, houses, more, more and more! He always took care of the need and the soul. He made sure the individual was offered salvation. Some gladly received, and others sadly walked away. When we try to motivate people to accept Jesus Christ to achieve things and operate in POWERS, we have just crossed behind enemy lines. Jesus did not shed his blood for us to obtain things. Obtaining things is a bonus! When we become good stewards, we will reap what we sow. Yes, he came that we would have life and have it more abundantly. But right before he says that, he is talking about the thief:
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
He talks about a real enemy who finds pleasure in stealing our joy, our peace, even our faith. He talks about a real enemy who kills our dreams, our loved ones, and even our ministry. He talks about a real enemy who desires to destroy every good thing about us including our soul. So, do you really think the abundant life is narrowed down to material things? No, it’s about an everlasting life! It’s about living and not just existing. It’s about liberty and not bondage. The blood of Jesus is worth far more than material living. So stop hanging around the enemy’s camp oblivious to the mission God had for Jesus and the great commission we are called to. As long as we aren’t introducing people to Christ and showing them what deliverance is, we are behind enemy lines. Let’s get on the Lord’s side, get focused, and get to work!