The Best Revenge Against Satan Is More Soulwinning
By David J. Stewart | November 2018
2nd Corinthians 10:4, “For the
weapons of our warfare are not
carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.”
There has been much disturbing news about the recent thuggish abuse by police in Chandler, Arizona, against soulwinners from the Faithful Word Baptist Church. I think it is a shame! I mean, how does a mother in a peaceful church group end up with her face on the concrete, with two bullies with a badge assaulting her? They were peacefully sharing the Gospel! Something is VERY WRONG with this picture! I'm sure the heathen that called the police enjoyed the spectacle. Christians must not be intimidated by the police! The best way to handle this situation is to go knock on a hundred times more doors with the Gospel. I would make Chandler a frequent place of soulwinning! The best revenge against the Devil is a full church bus!!!
One thing is abundantly clear—hatred and hostility against Christians is growing across the country. People know that they can use the police as a weapon to harass Christians. Sadly, the police often foolishly play into that shameful role, lowering themselves as pawns of an angry public, instead of fulfilling their sworn duty to uphold the law and PROTECT citizen's rights. Faithful Word Baptist Church has a legal RIGHT to knock on doors to share the Gospel. That female cop is woefully ignorant of her duty as a police officer. That whole situation was improperly handled. There is no way that slamming a church lady to the ground, slapping handcuffs on her and hauling her away by force for merely sharing the Gospel, can be justified. I mean, really, that's crazy!
The whole idea of police being called, wasting taxpayer money and police resources to deal with peaceful soulwinners, is very wrong. In fairness to the police, they are stuck in the middle of an ongoing war between Christians and the world. I lean on the side of soulwinning Christians. When someone sees a church group and gets a burr under their saddle, running to call the cops on them, the police need to tell that unreasonable person that Christians have rights too! Police need to stop being pawns for disgruntled citizens and start protecting ALL citizens, not just the ones who complain. Anything less is poor police performance.
Also, I saw something in the video that bothered me. The woman police officer literally made the Christians sit on the ground like little children, threatening to slam them to the ground too (as she just did their peers) if they didn't comply. That female cop should be fired! Where is the mayor of Chandler in all this? She has no right to humiliate citizens, making them sit on the ground like little kids. That's not her job! Police are not parents, they are servants of the public. Sadly, the police today are being used as a weapon against the Church by unbelievers. This is because the police oftentimes, like this shameful woman cop, don't know their job nor the U.S. Constitution. Where did she get her law degree, from a box of Cracker Jacks? This overzealous woman gives the Chandler police department a bad reputation. I understand that behind every badge is a human being, but police need to be held accountable for their actions. Assaulting a Christian mother for effectively carrying the Word of God from door-to-door is totally unacceptable and wrong.
The Best Revenge is Massive Soulwinning Success!
The Holy Bible teaches that our weapons of warfare are not carnal, but spiritual. 2nd Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” The believer's SEVEN spiritual weapons are listed in Ephesians 6:12-17; namely, prayer, faith, the Gospel, salvation, the Word of God, truth and righteousness. It seems that police nowadays only have the power to use brut force against citizens! Is that the best approach? Think about it. This dear Christian mother was obeying the Lord's command in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Lo and behold, the next thing you know this Christian mother is seized by police and forced to the ground, handcuffed and thrown in jail, for preaching the Gospel! Oh, great will be her rewards in Heaven! Those cops made her a martyr! Matthew 5:11-12, “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.” Those worldly cops merely made her richer in eternity! Do you think that God, Who sees every sparrow that falls from the sky, misses when a soulwinner is assaulted by police? Not a chance! Keep on soulwinning!!!
We must recognize the carnality of such a horrible legal system, which honors the rights of abortionists, homosexuals and Federal Reserve Banking thieves; but brings down the arm of the law on peaceful soulwinning Christians. Certainly, sometimes brut force is justified, but against a Christian lady with a Bible in her hand? Really? Where is justice? The best way to fix the Devil real good is to go knock on even more doors! When the Devil kicks me in the butt, I kick him in the crotch! That is Biblical by the way. Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy [Satan's] seed and her seed [Jesus Christ]; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Satan has been making trouble for Christians since the Garden of Eden, but the Lord Jesus Christ dealt a deadly blow to the kingdom of Satan on Calvary's cross! Death was the last enemy to be defeated. Because of the sacrifice of our precious Savior, anyone can escape the second death and live eternally, simply by receiving the Gospel (i.e., the Good News of Jesus crucified, buried and bodily risen) by faith. Thank God for the gift of His dear only begotten Son!!!
When the Devil makes trouble for me, I make trouble for him by working even harder for God. When someone cheats me, I give even more generously to the poor and Lord's work. When I am unhappy, I work even harder on my ministry websites, which makes me happy knowing that I am laying up more treasures in Heaven. When I am discouraged by other immature believers, who promote counterfeit Bible versions, I labor even more diligently to uphold the incorruptible Word of God! When things don't go as planned, even more “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). I cannot prevent bad things from happening in my life, but I CAN lay up treasures in Heaven! The best revenge is massive success in the Lord!!!
Always Keep Eternity in View
I encourage you dear reader to always look at the BIG PICTURE! That is, step back from the small problems, frustrations and issues that clamour for your time and rob you of your joy, and instead focus on the eternal things of God. When this life is over, the only thing that is going to matter is your relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are not saved, you are going to split Hell wide open when you die! And if you are a Christian, your eternal rewards will be determined by your service for Christ here on earth. Revelation 22:12, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” That compels me to serve God!
Thieves steal our wealth and possessions here on earth. There are many ways in which thieves steal. Not all thieves lurk in the darkness of the night, some sit behind desks wearing a white collared shirt. Some thieves come in the name of Jesus, exploiting your faith to take your money. Albeit, Jesus told us in Matthew 6:19-20, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” There are no thieves in Heaven!!! Amen for that! There is no fine print, shady deals or conmen in Heaven! 1st Corinthians 3:8, “Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.” God is going to reward believers according to our own individual labors for Christ. The average Christian today is doing absolutely nothing for the Lord.
I don't know about you, but I want to be happy in eternity. I don't want to get to Heaven and have to face the miserable reality that I never led anybody to the Lord. The greatest joy I have in this earthly life is knowing that I have led countless souls to Jesus Christ. I cannot save anybody, but I have learned that if I preach the Gospel, somebody will always get saved. And when I am persecuted, or people hurt me, or life is unfair and everything goes wrong, I use those times of terrible loss and pain to increase my labors for the Lord. I redirect any negative energy in my life into preaching the Gospel. Use your pain to help others! Take every bad thing in your life and turn it into a blessing for the Lord. The best revenge against Satanic attacks in our life is more soulwinning!!! Psalms 126:6, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
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