Who is really crazy?
Suppose you were being stalked night and day by a group of criminals. Suppose they had placed spy equipment all over your car, home and even at your job. Suppose they watched you 24 hours a day. Suppose they were constantly trying to poison your water, food and medication. Suppose everytime you left the house they were breaking in and poisoning your food and going through your things. Suppose they stole your mail and garbage looking for something to use against you. Suppose all the people on your job knew about it and rooted for you to die on a daily basis. Suppose the police could not help because some of the people helping to murder you were police.
Sounds like a impossible situation.
The bible said that the enemy came to kill ,steal and destroy.
That is the devil and thats what he does. Just as we are the children of God and we follow his ways, so do the children of Satan follow his ways. The big diffrence is we chose what we do. The children of Satan are deceived by Satan into doing his will. But the question we face today is not why.The question becomes how will you react? The way you react tells what kind of a person you really are.
If you are a Christian you will turn to God. The Apostle Paul was put in prison by the Roman empire for no reason and he spent his time praying, preaching and singing to the lord.
To the Roman soldiers he looked crazy.
The Roman empire was the greatest military force in the world. The empire stretched to the limits of the known world and it had no rivals. Paul was but one lone disciple of Christ chained and watched by elite Roman soldiers day and night. If one looked at the surface of the situation what hope could Paul have had against this mighty evil empire.
But Paul knew the word.
2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.
He turned to God.
2 Chronicles 20:15 [...] Do not be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but Gods.
He did not sit around worrying about how he would get out of prison, or if he would even be allowed to live he focused on what God had called him to do. He preached, he prayed and he gave praise to the Lord in song.
The guards thought he was crazy.
And if you pray and praise the lord in the midst of your trouble your coworkers will think that you are crazy too. They will talk about you and maybe even hate you.
Matthew 10:22 And you will be hated by all for my names sake
They will laugh at you behind your back, stop speaking to you and probably even try to make life more difficult for you on your job. But you have to ask yourself whom you believe in. The devil wants you to give up and give in. the devil wants you to walk in fear because fear is the opposite of faith. The devil will try to tell the believer that these things are happening to you because you are not in the will of God. But do not assume that a wilderness experience means you are out of the will of God.
You better ask Moses about it.
You better ask Joseph about it.
You better ask Paul about it.
For that matter you can ask Jesus about it.
They were all in the will of God when they went through a wilderness experience. But they all believed in God and they all walked out of their trial better than they had walked in.
The question remains who is really crazy? Is a man who takes his problems to the living God with prayer, praise and supplication in the face of impossible odds crazy or are those who seek to endlessly persecute him for no cause save that of hate.
Who is crazy the man who carries the bible or the people who watch him through tiny hidden cameras day and night?
Who is crazy the man who speaks the word or the women who can’t wait to spy on him using the bathroom?
Who is crazy the coworkers who give him poison food or the man who lifts his hands and speaks in tongues?
Who is really crazy?The world is going to think you are crazy because
I Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God
Paul believed and the Roman empire fell and Paul went free.
The same God that did it for him is still in charge you just have to relax and let God fight your battle. If you fight, its your fight. But if you praise the lord and bring him to the battle field. You will find that even thought they called you crazy you will be a crazy man still standing and better off than you were before.
God has never lost a battle.
You are crazy if you don’t praise him
NOTE: I hope someone gets blessed by this, I know I was