Jesus will never be too far from you. Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will find Him. He will direct you in all your ways so that you may depend upon Him.
How do you know that you love the Lord Jesus Christ? Many will say, I go to church, I read the Bible, I give 10 percent to the church, or I live a good life and don’t do the things that bad people do.
None of those things show that you love Jesus. They are good things, but one can do them with the wrong motive. What did Jesus say how someone can show that they love Him. He said…
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. -John 14:15
Do a self-examination and see how many times you have obeyed the Lord verses your disobedience. See which overtakes the other? Are you striving to be in the Word with the intent of doing what it says?
Reading the Word of God with the desire to do what it says shows that you love God. Criticizing the Bible because you think that it contains errors, not knowing that Satan has filled your mind with doubt is pushing you in the direction of hating God eventually.
The worst thing you can do is proclaim that you follow the Lord Jesus Christ and at the same time attack the very words of the Bible that talk about the One whom you profess to love and live to please.
So, the question is a simple one. Do you love Jesus? Ask yourself how often do you live out God’s Word.
44 Then the Amorites who lived in the hills came out against you and chased you like a swarm of bees. They routed you from Seir all the way to Hormah. 45 And you returned and wept before the LORD, but He would not listen to your voice or give ear to you.Deuteronomy 1:44-45
When the Israelites got near the land of Canaan, Moses sent scouts, 12 of them, to scout out the land. But, when they returned, they came back faithless because the people of that land were giants. They forgot what the Lord did to the Egyptians on their behalf. Ten out of twelve scouts were faithless and brought a bad report, discouraging the rest in the camp.
Because of their lack of trust in the power of the Lord, the blessing of a land flowing with milk and honey that they were going to receive got postponed for 40 years. Sometimes our disobedience will cost us dearly.
When we focus on what we can do, it will quickly become apparent that there’s no way to come out of it. But, if we learn to always turn to Jesus Christ for strength through prayer, then our circumstances won’t look that bad, and we won’t succumb to hopelessness.
The bees represent God’s enemies who are against His will. What do bees do when you come near their colony? They gang up on you and overwhelm you with stings. The demons are no different. When they attack you, it can be many, especially if your faith in the Lord is strong.
We have to remember that through the name of Jesus Christ, we have power over the enemy. They can’t harm us unless we turn away from the Lord by living in sin. The moment that happens, evil spirits will come and try to decommission your service to the Lord that He has given you to do.