40 Days of Repentance | Day 26: Comfort

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I recently heard a quote that convicted me to my core:

“Comfort is the enemy of faith.”

Comfort comes in many forms. In another post, I spoke briefly of my desire to live a “comfortable” life, and I believe YHWH has granted me that desire—perhaps to my own detriment…

I—along with most Americans—struggle to get out of my comfort zone. In order to avoid offending people or losing friendships, I often find myself “playing it safe.”

This is what the church, and its leaders, have done for many years. And unfortunately, it’s also the reason why we have become “lukewarm”.

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Rev. 3:16

Jereme and I attended a conference this past weekend, where many of the speakers were committed to exposing the lies, darkness, and deception taking place within the world. As I listened to tales of occult blood rituals involving child sacrifice, I literally wanted to vomit.

But what made me want to vomit even more than watching a man on video cry like a baby over some of the sickening satanic crimes he had witnessed was the fact that the church is doing nothing to combat such things.

We aren’t talking about them.

We aren’t praying against them.

And we certainly aren’t doing anything to try and stop them.

“But I didn’t know that children were being killed by Luciferians … plus, that all sounds like crazy conspiracy theory.”

Research it. It’s not. There are people who have testified to it after coming out of the occult and turning to the Messiah.

Are they sensationalist lunatics? Maybe. Maybe not…

Either way, perhaps the reason why we don’t know about the evils going on behind the scenes in our society (or claim not to, anyway), is because we don’t want to. Because it honestly scares the hell out of us.

And even if we genuinely have (or had) no exposure to these things, or if we refuse to believe in their existence, we can’t deny the existence of the largest child sacrifice organization in the world: abortion clinics. And what are we doing stop them (other than voting for the same corrupt politicians who aim to keep them in place)?

I’d venture to say that most Christians are doing very little if anything at all…

Instead, we turn a blind eye. We go about our daily lives, business as usual, because it’s what makes us comfortable. We say whatever it takes to keep our friends happy and our pews full. And we make excuses like, “I’m powerless to stop it anyway.”

Meanwhile, children are still being slaughtered in the womb …

You’re absolutely right. We are powerless to stop it.

Because we refuse talk about it and pray against it.

Because we refuse to believe in the one whose authority and power we hold.

Because our faith—the kind of faith that was credited to Abraham as righteousness when he (ironically) obeyed the voice of God and offered his son Isaac on the altar—is nearly nonexistent.

Because we insist on staying comfortable.

But comfort is the enemy of faith.

Father, wreck our comfort zones. Open our eyes to the authority we have in Yahshua Messiah. Clothe us in your armor, and give us the power of your Holy Spirit to fight this war and stand. Apart from you, we are powerless. But with you ALL things are possible.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousnessAnd your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” Eph. 6:10-18

This is day 26 in my 40 Days of Repentance series. Click here to read day 25.

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