Amelia Earhart once said, “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”
If you don’t mind, I’d like to take this quote and tweak it just a bit: “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting knowledge of the truth in order to obtain true freedoms. The soul that knows no release from little things will always be restless.”
Have you ever noticed that wealthy people who only do for themselves and are always scheming (they call it brain storming) about ways to stay on top in the business world or the government never seem to be very happy for long? They are restless all the time. Always trying to stay on top and in power is exhausting and relentless.
Did it ever occur to you that the reason this goal is so relentless, causing us people to lack contentment in little things is because we were never designed to need this type of power and prestige in the first place?
No one throughout the history of time, since He walked the earth, has been a topic of discussion, admiration, and true love by so many like Jesus Christ. Not the Beatles and not even Barak Obama will be anything but a footnote in the history of man when things are all said and done. Why? Because there is only One true God. It is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
If Jesus weren’t the Messiah of the Jews and liberator of all the world, bringing the Gentiles into the fold of God’s children, do you think we’d still be placing Him in the position of honor that He is placed in even today, against so many odds?
Yes, the Muslims have Muhammad. But even he is not as popular as Jesus. Muhammad came after Jesus and was merely human and a ploy by the devil to deceive as many people as possible around the world. Why? Because once Satan realized who Jesus was and what he had accomplished through His death and resurrection he was mortified. He knew he’d have to deceive people about Jesus in order to manipulate the world in his favor. He used Muhammad, who wanted power and prestige. Just like Satan, Muhammad was working on behalf of something not of God. Thus, his predecessors are merely using his works to justify jihad and the killing of innocents. Just as most of the angels continued to adore God, one-third fell for Satan’s lies and fell from grace. So too have one-third of the human species fallen while the other two-thirds desire to seek God’s word and truths.
And I am not defending the actions of all Christians or Jews either. Many of our leaders in the U.S. who claim to be so called “Christians” are just a mere shadow of what we are called to be as real Christians. Therefore, they gladly sacrifice their religious / spiritual beliefs for the same power and prestige that the Jewish High Priests who had Christ crucified did. Only they do it in the name of secularism while telling us they are Christians. How deceptive is that?
The point I am trying to make here is that most people from all walks of life are made up of people who desire to follow good, not evil. Remember, we were built that way. This is why God gave us a conscience. He didn’t give animals a conscience, but He hardwired us humans with a conscience. People have been known to do things that numb their consciences so they don’t function properly or don’t work at all. But that choice is up to the individual as far as who they worship and what drugs they chose to take or not to take.
However, throughout the history of time, there has always been a smaller minority (1/3) who crave power and control over others. This is the group who has been possessed by enough demons to numb their conscience. The result creates a lack of empathy for others. It is this group that causes trouble for the masses. They are the ones with the money and resources to corrupt our culture. They are the ones who create the real chaos. They are the ones who fill our minds with garbage that justifies wrongs in God’s eyes. They are the ones who cause the righteous man to call upon his or her courage / fortitude and do what needs to be done to get the real true, untainted word of God to the masses even at the risk of their own safety and security. They perpetuate evil.
This is why most all the conservative talk show hosts and conservative leaders in the community trying to promote God’s true values are often attacked. They are often lied about, attacked by hate mongers trying to discredit them, and sometimes even killed because of their value system designed and created by God Himself.
I know a man who used to work as a security guard for a local prominent conservative, moral, and respected family man who runs a Christian Organization called Focus on the Family. I was a bit shocked that Jim Dobson needed a security person to watch his back in this day in age, but all God’s true defenders are in danger. This has been the case throughout the history of man. The righteous person is a target to anyone wanting to maintain control of the masses by manipulation of the truth. Those who are influenced by Satan to lust for such power over others can spot a truly righteous man or woman almost immediately. There’s an aura to each. One has a good aura, the other an evil aura. Demons can see the light good people have. They sense it in the most real way. They fear it. Thus, they fight it. It is a life or death fight to them because demons want to stay in people. They don’t want to be cast down into hell.
This jealous hate and fear was the reason Jesus’ death was arranged by the Jewish Sanhedrin, this is why Jim Dobson needs a bodyguard, this is why people who sin don’t want to follow the word of God. The High Priests in the olden days refused to open the full and true word of their God up to the masses because they wanted to maintain control and prominence. As a result, the world was so dark that it had to be saved by Jesus / God’s only Begotten Son coming down to earth to serve as the role model for all and save us from damnation.
This is also why good people are hated and harassed by those who desire to continue to sin in ways they know are wrong. What anyone who wants to truly represent God needs to remember and abide by is that righteous people need to have the courage to speak out truth as we know it even at the risk of being mocked, ridiculed, and humiliated in the number of different ways this sort of venom can be spewed by those who are controlled by demonic influences.
Joan of Arc once said, “I’m not afraid. I was born to do this.” She was a true defender of the faith God instilled in her. Jesus was not afraid to die. He was born to live a life of a Messiah, Savior, and then die for our salvation. In doing things this way, he freed people from having to be afraid to die because He showed them through His resurrection that we are simply passing to another form of life after our physical death on earth. His death and resurrection was the victory that makes it possible for people to be reunited with our God.
I believe children and adults alike loved the Harry Potter character so much in the Harry Potter series because he was saved by love and motivated to do what was right and fight against evil no matter what the cost. He was willing to give his own life to save the world from evil. This didn’t always result in his popularity amongst his peers. It did, however, save them in the end. If you know anything about Harry Potter the character, he was saved from the evil Voldemort because his mother sacrificed herself for Harry out of LOVE to save him when the evil guy tried to zap him.
God is love. Therefore, it makes sense that He works on us through love, not fear. Fear is evil’s weapon of choice.
Remember, God doesn’t call us to be lukewarm about Him. He hates indifference. He’d rather us be hot or cold. This way, at least we’ve made a choice. Whose side do you want to be on — God / Good or the devil’s / evil?