Post By: Brice Paxson
A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him:
Satan Attacks Job
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. – Job 1:6-12
Job – the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
About a week ago I was contacted by my boss concerning some complaints filed against me. These complaints were that I am talking about my faith in Christ and how it all connects with what’s going on and so he forbade me that is, if I intended on keeping my job. My initial reaction was is this really happening.
Then I thought to myself, “I want my job, I mean, I get paid to do something I love, and how many people can say that about their job? So I tried to reason with him.
He said you don’t see me talking about my faith do you? He said, that these people generally come for fun, and not to hear about your faith or how this all connects with signs or time.
I said to him, what if someone mentions something that’s going on i.e. drought, fire, earthquakes, etc. Can I earnestly in good conscience not tell them what I have the privilege of knowing? I’m thinking to myself ‘we’re in crisis mode now’, and I’m thinking something like this drought isn’t going to get any better, can’t I advise them or tell them what’s really going on?He said if you want to still work for our partners (job) you can’t make mention of God. Can you agree to that? He tried to get me to promise to stop talking about God or how if so, He relates to any of what’s going on.
Again, I’m thinking it’s a good job, good pay, and a lot of fun…My thoughts troubled me; granted all he can hear is my voice but from the sound of my voice he could tell that I was troubled and so he asked…
Are you sure?
The shew of their countenance (the look on their faces) doth witness against them – Isaiah 3:9
The Devil may not have been able to hear my thoughts, but he can see, from the look on my face and the tone of my voice that I was conflicted.
The Cost of Discipleship
Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:57-62
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. – Matthew 16:23
I could not agree to withhold what I know. How could I possibly consent to this? No, not knowing what I know, or having come as far as I’ve come, I could not agree.
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. – John 6:66-69
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. – Mark 8:38
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 10:33
Sometimes the brain forgets what the heart already knows. But I knew what the right decision was, and yet to my everlasting shame, I still cling to this world.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. – James 4:4
I have been telling people about the signs of the time giving them irrefutable evidence of what’s really going on. That the news is bought and paid for and every time we turn on the T.V. we are being programmed and brainwashed furthering the new world order agenda. I warn people that they should stock up on water and food before it’s too late before forced government rationing. I was told to stop connecting God to the events as they transpire…or else.
Keep your mouth shut and you still get to keep your job that is the choice. Just don’t talk about Christ and do the work you get paid to do.
A friend explained it to me in this way, if a speeding car was going to hit your friend, or anyone for that matter, and you were on the other side of the street watching the whole thing as it unfolds: knowing that you just have seconds before this car hits said person, what’s the fastest most effective way to save that person? Don’t over think it, you yell ‘LOOK OUT’ so they can see the threat and move, or get hit.
I cannot lock up my mouth and toss the key (Revelation 3:7) as prophecy unfolds right in front of us. Prophecy, as in Jesus Christ my Savior returning as a conquering King.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. – Mathew 10:34
To put family members and friends at odds with each other, in order to separate those who love Him from those who don’t; to separate the bad goats from the good sheep.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. – Matthew 10:37
He commanded me to preach the gospel. He said what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops. He gave me 2 talents and told me to multiply, and if I don’t multiply, I should have invested it with the bankers. In other words, if I myself am too timid, pass it on to someone who is not timid that we may gain interest!
“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ – Matthew 25:26-30
He’s whispered in my ear and spoken to me in my dreams. I have to speak, that is my moral obligation and duty. But more, I know by reason of Christ what’s coming…tribulation, and it’s not going be fun. I see the wicked lay in wait setting up traps, should I not expose them? Should I not yell?
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. – Ezekiel 33:6
There is more. The Devil did some fluffing and got me real cozy and comfortable in order that I make the wrong choice, be skeptical, hesitate, pause…like the story I told you where the car is coming full on except I’m the one in the middle of the street, and I need to see it coming in order to get out of the way or I get hit and die. Dying would be easy, but what if the car hit me and I’m still alive but in so much pain, I wished that I had died. This is what the Bible reads…many will seek death but they cannot die, because they chose wrong!
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. – Revelation 9:6
When I got the job approximately 3 years ago I was lead to believe (fluff) that I would be running the show filling up my head with an even bigger ego than I already had.
My King made His triumphant entry on a donkey, and I’m riding on a high horse.
So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. – Matthew 21:6
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. – John 13:16
So I accepted this job, and lo I got paid more, more than my other job.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. – 1 Timothy 6:10
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal – Mathew 6:10
Down the road I started to lose sight of what really mattered and idolized my volleyball making it my priority.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Mathew 6:33
To make matters worse I had professional volleyball athletes telling me how much I’ve improved and that I could compete at their level (fluff) which of course made my pride skyrocket.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. – James 4:6
So to recap, I’m going to be the boss and run the show, here’s some more money to provide for your life leisure’s, or as the new Illuminati website proposes, money is not evil, you can do good with it (just going to cost you, your souls), and finally ‘you’re good enough to play with the pros’!
Now it’s decision time…are you sure Brice? Are you sure Brice? You just have to agree to stop mentioning Christ; you don’t see me bringing up my faith? Are you sure?
People will look down on you; but how will you manage financially, there goes your shot at being pro. These are the thoughts that went on in my head when confronted about work.
Yeah I’m sure. I’m not you and you’re not me and I can’t believe it took me this long to answer you; get behind me Satan!
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. – 2 Timothy 2:4
I analyze and relay all of this to you for a reason. Picture a beach full of landmines hidden from your eyesight. These incendiary snares have been strategically placed by the enemy (John 8:44; Ephesians 6:12). I have exposed their location but not because my “spidy sense was tingling”, but because I kept stepping on them all!
It’s worse, because Al warned me every single time. But that’s not the worst part, God endowed me with dreams specifying to me that I should listen to Al. I say specifying because the dreams were very clear and concise.
Kabooooooom! Look for my body parts as a signal to watch where you’re stepping because where there is one, there is a bunch more.
No, Al is not my savior so relax. Jesus is. I’m sharing with you as he shared with me, to give others insight having experienced it us first.
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. – 1 Corinthians 4:10-13
I cleared the path for you, if you listen to me well.
I told my employer given his ultimatum that I can no longer work there, and that he will have to find someone else for the job. I will not keep my mouth shut.
When you decide to go against the grain and do the will of God be prepared to face opposition in all directions, friends, blood family, work, relationships, pretty much anything of this world the devil will use to throw you off the narrow path.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat – Mathew 7:13
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. – John 15:18-20
I have been deceived and betrayed by my entire family (In my dreams also, God has warned me to beware of them),
For even your brothers, the house of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you; Yes, they have called a multitude after you. Do not believe them, Even though they speak smooth words to you. – Jeremiah 12:6
Abandoned by friends, threatened at work, been removed from my home, seduced with words from a literal demon, have had no money to buy food, the list goes on.
Victor Frankl said, “What is to give light must endure burning”
My life is testament to this and many others will tell you the same. This world we live in is a dogfight between the forces of good and evil.
Progressive Insurance Commercial dogfight –
Will you stand by and watch your brother or sister burn or will you save them from the flames, the choice is yours. When you feel as I have felt and realize that everyone has abandoned you, remember this. He has not, neither will He ever. Christ has your back and the angels our cheering for us.
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” – Luke 15:10
Finish the race!
Striving for a Crown
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. – 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27
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