Revelation 12:10-11 states, “ And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. I just have a word for the coming tribulation. God’s people will have to endure till the end. As the end approaches you will begin to see sin increase in the world. Many people will be lovers of themselves and doing what please them. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 states, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
In these last days God’s people will have to overcome Satan by the word of their testimony. God’s people will have to stand up for the truth which is the gospel of Yahshua. They will have to live in righteousness and keep the commandments and wait patiently for their deliverance. His people will be refined through the great tribulation and they will be purged from sin. They will repent and turn from evil. There will be a multitude of people that will be delivered from their sins and they will surrender their lives to God. In order to make it to the end you must come out of the world and stop partaking in the sins of the world. You must love the Most High and Yahshua more than you love your own lives. Once you focus and dedicate your lives to the Most High you won’t be deceived anymore by the enemy. He won’t be able to deceive you because you will be living in the truth. When you learn the truth and walk in the truth you will gain life and your light will shine. Those who follow Yahshua will have to lose their life (deny self) for his sake and when you do that you will find life. Matthew 10:23 states, “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” John 12:25 states, “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”
Denying yourself means turning away from your selfish ways. When you are following Yahshua it’s not about you anymore it’s about the Father’s will but many people fail to realize this. Matthew 16:24 states, “Then said Jesus (Yahshua) unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
God’s people will gain life by destroying the works of the flesh and by doing this the saints will gain the victory and Satan will no longer have power over them. The saints will overcome him by overcoming their carnal nature which gives birth to sin. Satan can’t accuse God’s people anymore regarding sin. So be strong and fight temptation and the devil will flee from you. James 4:7 states, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Satan wants to kill and destroy God’s people but the Most High will protect his people in the time of trouble. The enemy wants to overcome God’s people and if you don’t overcome the works of the flesh, Satan has already destroyed you. Even when you are innocent Satan still seeks to harm you. It’s sad but God’s people must have faith in these last days. The only one who can save you is the Most High so we must continue to believe that Yahshua will come to rescue us. Faith is everything. Be positive and be wise at all times. If the world hated Yahshua the world will hate you. People don’t want to hear the truth they rather hear lies and follow the enemy.
During the days of Yahshua it was easier to kill his followers but today we have a large number of people who believe in Yahshua so the enemy has to come up with another way to destroy God’s people. They are using mind control through music, television shows, movies, and all throughout the entertainment world; even through the churches. Mostly everything in this world is set up to deceive God’s people and that’s why you must come out of the world and separate yourselves. Satan is trying to kill you spiritually. He wants you to remain ignorant. Most people fear the enemy killing them physically but what most people need to be worried about is Satan killing you spiritually. So many people have sold their soul to Satan for riches and fame and so many people are gladly participating in sin even when they know it’s wrong. This world or beast system is set up to destroy you. Revelation 13:16 states, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” The best way he can control you is through your mind so if you do the works of Satan you have given yourself over to the beast. Once the beast rises up he will try to destroy you. Don’t follow the ways of the world. Even though Babylon has made every sin desirable please reject the things of this world. All those who love sin loves death. 1 Corinthians 15:34 states, ” Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. So please allow your body to die to sin so that you can live.”
Romans 6 states, “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. 15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
God’s people need to go through a transition or a transformation. You must die to sin and when you do that you must allow the Holy Spirit to purge sin out of your life. You must starve the sin so that you can be delivered. You must stay away from the things that’s are causing you to sin. You have to battle your sin or Satan. You have to face him face to face. Once temptation comes your way you must flee from it if not Satan will overcome you and he will ultimately destroy you, possibly even killing you. If you pass the test then you have overcome Satan. You must surrender your life to God and when you surrender your life to the Most High you will become a living sacrifice and your life is the living testimony. You have given up the works of the flesh and you have presented yourself to the Most High.
It is important that you give up your life by killing the works of the flesh. Focus on being obedient to the Most High. Just follow his will for your life and do what the Most High tells you to do. When you are doing his will you will be led on the right path.
Obedience is better than sacrifice so it’s best to be obedient. 1 Samuel 15:22 states, “But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Matthew 12:7 states,”But you would not have condemned my innocent disciples if you knew the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ Hosea 6:6 states, ” I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings. Matthew 9:13 states, “Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 12:33 states, ” And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.”
Please surrender you life to the Most High and be transformed.
Written by Sister Carter (AthaleYah)