Man falls, but God raises him back up
The Bible shows us the strategy the devil has been using to bring down God’s servants.
“The joy of our heart has ceased; our dance has turned into mourning.” Lamentations 5.15
He uses the person’s emotions. The pleasure of serving and giving his best burns out and the joy ceases. Before, he did everything without complaining, demanding or expecting a reward. Today, he believes that he’s doing God a favor by going to church and serving Him.
“The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! Lamentations: 5.16
Automatically, this servant allows himself to be seduced by sin: promiscuity, pride, deceit, hatred, robbery… And as a consequence, he soon loses his crown, which is eternal Salvation (Revelation 2.10).
“Because of this our heart is faint; because of these things our eyes grow dim.” Lamentations 5.17
The heart becomes sick. It begins to hold grudges, sorrows, and soon, he loses his sight, because it becomes dark. He begins to see everything with bad eyes, always judging, condemning, with malice.
WHAT IS THE ADVICE FOR THESE SERVANTS?
“Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; renew our days as of old.” Lamentations 5.21
May this servant return to the Lord, renew his faith like before and return to his first works (Revelations 2.5).
So, why not take advantage of the beginning of the new year and dive into this FAST OF DANIEL with all your strength?
I’m sure that those who make this decision, the glory of the latter temple will be greater than the former (Haggai 2.9).