Reaching Out

Cowards Go First

Everyone is going to heaven, but not everyone is going to stay. The cowards are first on the downhill slide into hell, ahead of the abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolators, and ALL liars: “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7-8
Many Christians live in fear. Covid-19 is just one example. (The World Health Organization conceded that the COVID-19 virus has a 99% survival rate.) We are most unlike Christ when we cower in fear. What are we so afraid of? When are we going to stand up, face our fear, and push back against the forces of darkness? What’s holding us back?
For a lesson in courage, see the Faith Hall of Fame found in Hebrews 11, which described how Old Testament prophets: subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, became valiant in battle, and turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Others were tortured; still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy. Hebrews 11:33-38
Only heroes make the Hall of Fame. Cowards are not heroes. Cowards are…well…cowards. God is not pleased with the cowardly.
What about you? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is THE KING OF KINGS? What if HE is counting on YOU to speak on HIS behalf? What if the fate of your children depends on your courage? What if the fate of the nation is in the hands of Christians? What if Christians are cowardly?
Face your fear. Stand up and speak. Your children are counting on you. You community is counting on you. Your country is counting on you. Your LORD is counting on you. We must speak the truth, for the future of our loved ones, the lost, and our nation depends on it.
To God be the glory
Board of Evangelism
Adapted from Dave Daubenmire