THE VOICE OF HOPE

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Perishing People Hinder Progress

on November 14, 2012

Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. 16 To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this? 2 Corinthians 2:15-16

God is just amazing with his revelations. When we ask a question, He will answer. After I wrote “Let the Lord Handle the Fools,” God gave me an insight that had gotten away from me earlier in my Christian walk. The word from Him came during a time when I was seeking comfort from someone’s demeaning comments to me. I needed to respond, but I couldn’t do it without stooping to that person’s level. I was angry and felt like retaliating. I began to ask God why this person was seeking to embarrass me and put me down in such a way. Then He gave me the word perishing.

The person on the other end of the hurtful, offensive comments was perishing. Immediately, I felt empowered in my spirit again and went to the scriptures and the dictionary. The dictionary.com definition of perish is to die, be destroyed, to pass away, and to suffer destruction. Another description, to suffer spiritual death, is right on the target. Some synonyms include: to be lost, checked out, to corrupt or be corrupted, decompose, expire, vanish and to crumble. These are all of the ways people can be suffering in their spirit right now.

Spiritual death is occurring to many of the people who we are encountering. These people are dying little by little in their spirit. While these people are perishing, they are trying to bring us down with them and discourage us in our walk with God. They fight even harder when they cannot break us. Like the scriptures say, we are the smell of death and doom to those who are perishing.

Second Corinthians two 4:3-4 explains the reason why people are perishing, “If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. 4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” Once again, Satan who owns this world, has robbed some people of their right to see the glorious light! That is why people are responding to us like vampires who burn up from the light. They cannot see the light that we are. They attack us because their understanding has been stripped. It is part of Satan’s ploy to hinder everyone’s spiritual progress.

Jude 1:10-11 reminds us what happens to people who remain in their rebellion and make no attempts to avoid perishing, “But these people scoff at things they do not understand. Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction. 11 What sorrow awaits them! For they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion. In efforts to keep history from repeating itself, we have a job to do.

As Christians, it is our responsibility to pray for people who are perishing. They are crossing our path for a reason. They need to see, hear, and be exposed to the truth so they do not end up like, Cain, Balaam, and Korah. The truth be told, although we believe, we may be perishing a bit in some area of our life as well.

I praised God for the revelation. I was able to take my power and rise above the insults and respond righteously. Perishing people will try to hinder your progress. Realizing that and applying the scriptures to your life and heart will make all of the difference. God has made us to stand up, stand out, to shine, and be divine! For His glory we continue to believe, stay in the right, and let God take control. Preach to and pray for the perishing and then praise God for the progress!

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