New Podcast: Preparing for Offense: Will You be Offended at God or Remain Faithful?

On this episode of the Innocence Redeemed, I will be presenting the points and posing the question that as times become dire or more difficult; as persecution begins to abound in place of Blessings; Will you remain faithful to the Lord or deny Him?  Will you break down and curse the Lord or endure in faith until the very end?  Are you submitting to the tests, trials and teachings in what the Lord is trying to show you or are you blissfully going along on the slanted roadway?  -A very real question to be posed as we move forward in the timeline of the end.

 

 

 

 

Note: This episode will not be published to YouTube.


 

 

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Verses as they pertain or were referenced in this episode:

 

 

Job 1:6-12 (NLT)

 

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

 

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

 

Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

 

12 “All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.

 

 

Matthew 24:9-14 (NLT)

 

“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 

10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 

11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 

12Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 

13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 

14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

 

 

James 1:2-7 (NLT)

 

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 

In other words, you won’t be lacking the faith you need to endure later on.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

 

James 2:14-24 (NLT)

 

19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NLT)

 

17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

 

 

Galatians 5:19-21 (NLT)

 

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

 

 

John 15:18-19 (NLT)

 

18 “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. 

 

 

Revelation 13:15-18 (NLT)

 

15 He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.

16 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. 18 Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.

 

 

Revelation 14:9-10 (NLT)

 

Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand 10 must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb.

 

 

Revelation 21:8 (AMPB)

 

But as for the cowards and unbelieving and abominable [who are devoid of character and personal integrity and practice or tolerate immorality], and murderers, and sorcerers [with intoxicating drugs], and idolaters and occultists [who practice and teach false religions], and all the liars [who knowingly deceive and twist truth], their part will be in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

 

Isaiah 50:7 (NLT)

 

Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
    I will not be disgraced.
Therefore, I have set my face like a stone [Flint],
    determined to do his will.

 

 

1 Peter 3:15-16 (NLT)

 

15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.

 

 

Matthew 10:32-33 (NLT)

 

32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

 

 

Matthew 5:13-16 (NLT)

 

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.

 

14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

 

 

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 (NLT)

 

For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.

 

This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

 

 

Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)

 

Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,

“I will never fail you.
    I will never abandon you.”

 

 

Colossians 3:1-2 (NLT)

 

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

 

 

1 John 1:8-10 (NLT)

 

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

 

 

Ezekiel 13:8-14 (NLT)

 

“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because what you say is false and your visions are a lie, I will stand against you, says the Sovereign Lord. I will raise my fist against all the prophets who see false visions and make lying predictions, and they will be banished from the community of Israel. I will blot their names from Israel’s record books, and they will never again set foot in their own land. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.

 

10 “This will happen because these evil prophets deceive my people by saying, ‘All is peaceful’ when there is no peace at all! It’s as if the people have built a flimsy wall, and these prophets are trying to reinforce it by covering it with whitewash! 11 Tell these whitewashers that their wall will soon fall down. A heavy rainstorm will undermine it; great hailstones and mighty winds will knock it down. 12 And when the wall falls, the people will cry out, ‘What happened to your whitewash?’

 

13 “Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will sweep away your whitewashed wall with a storm of indignation, with a great flood of anger, and with hailstones of fury. 14 I will break down your wall right to its foundation, and when it falls, it will crush you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

 

 

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

 

 

1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)

 

Stay alert! [vigilant] Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

 

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

 

 

2 Timothy 2:3 (NLT)

 

Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 

 

 

Romans 8:28 (NLT)

 

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

 

 

Psalm 23:1 (NLT)

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.

 

 

Psalm 37:23 (NLT)

 

23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
    He delights in every detail of their lives.

 

 

Psalm 75:6 (NLT)

 

For no one on earth—from east or west,
    or even from the wilderness—
    should raise a defiant fist.

 

3 comments

  1. Brother Ray, this is excellent work! I pray that many others will be moved to share a brief note of encouragement here, for it only takes less than a minute to say, “Hey, I hear you, and I appreciate a great teaching when I hear one.”

    I also have something else I’m going to share with you by way of an idea. It’s a “take it or leave it” type idea, but definitely something to mull over a bit. God bless you, Ray, in all you do. 🙂

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