"If GOD is for us, who can be against us?"
In 2011, The LORD sent me to LKQ pick-your-part, Riverside,
to apply for employment."
Yet, before being hired on, as an employee. The LORD spoke these WORDS to me, from Mathew 10:22, saying: And you will be hated by all for MY NAME'S sake.
And after hearing GOD'S WORD, resounding in my heart; I asked, The LORD,": By all men, LORD," will I, be hated?" HIS response, to me, was: By all men, who do not, LOVE, ME." And consequently, will not obey ME." For the one's who LOVE, ME." Will also, LOVE you. "And together, you will LOVE your enemies." Even, as "I command you to!" And because I was willing to do just that; The LORD used me, to preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST, to LKQ's customers.
But because, GOD, through 2nd Timothy 3:12 assured me, that all who desire to live Godly in CHRIST JESUS, will suffer persecution. It wasn't long, before I saw the fulfillment of Mathew 10:22 come to pass. And before I knew it, I was summoned to visit LKQ's "HR" representative. Once there, I was strictly cautioned, about sharing CHRIST with my coworkers, or anyone else, who went to visit that business. But Beloved, we are not to obey the words of men, above the WORD, and instruction, given to us by GOD. And HIS instruction, to us, Beloved, is clearly written in Mathew 28:19-20. There, GOD, says": Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in The NAME of The FATHER and of The Son and of The HOLY SPIRIT, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I AM with you always, even to the end of the age."
And so, through Mathew 10:16-20 HE sends us, saying: "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before Governors and Kings for MY sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but The SPIRIT of your FATHER Who speaks in you.
[And so, Brethren,
After I was sent to LKQ's HR, representative" for the third time." I was written up, for the third time. But only after the third time, was I asked, to write a comment, in the comment section of the write up." But since, I had no comment, I responded, saying; I don't have a comment, but only a question." I was, asked; "What's your question?" Do you believe in GOD, I asked, "Myrna, the HR, representative." She responded, saying; "Yes, I do!" Just then, I, asked; Do you also, believe, that HE is aware, of what's going on here, right now?" Her response, was; "Yes, I do!" I, then, responded, saying: 'I, also, believe that HE is, Myrna." So I, got up, and left her office, "without being excused." And as, I, walked down the stairs, and headed back to my work station,
I anticipated, recieving a summons to the yard managers office, that he might Inform me, that my employment, had been terminated." But to my surprise," I didn't!" So I Joyfully, went to work the next day." And on my third day back to work; "I saw, Myrna, the HR representative, leaving the job site, with her things in hand. And later that same day, I learned that her employment, had been terminated." After that happened, I was no longer reproached by my supervisors, for preaching The GOSPEL of CHRIST, at LKQ's Riverside yard. At least, not until the news got back to corporate. For once they recieved the news, that one of their employees, was preaching CHRIST to their customers." Rigo, the yard manager, called me into his office, and wrote me up for doing what The LORD sent me to do there." I went ahead and signed his write up, but also reminded him, of what happened to Myrna, the HR representative, that had worked there years earlier.
But sadly, without any FAITH in CHRIST," what I reminded him of, didn't make a difference!" But I know, that GOD, honors those, who honor HIM." So the yard manager, Rigo, lost what, GOD, had given him, years earlier. He lost his employment, not long after, I signed his write up." Surely, Rigo, must've felt like he had lost something very dear to him. For he had been managing that yard, for roughly, 15 years. "And because he had, I believe that Rigo," experienced a rude awakening, for coming against, GOD'S anointed!"
And so, I Believe, that he will never forget GOD'S servant. Yes, yours truly, who was simply sent to that yard, to GLORIFY The "BLESSED" NAME of JESUS CHRIST, and to reach the lost, with the TRUTH of The GOSPEL of CHRIST."
For on the day that I expected to lose my job, "Myrna, the HR representative, and Rigo, the boss himself, "were fired instead of me." You see, GOD honored me, because I would not bow down, to the word of man, above HIS."
In like manner, in the book of Esther, specifically Ch. 3:1-2." GOD tells us, that when the Israelites were taken captive to Babylon, a Jew named Mordecai found himself in a similar situation. Haman, the highest noble of King Xerxes, expected every royal official to kneel down before him, and honor him that way. But Mordecai refused to bow down to anyone, but GOD.
So chapter 3, continues by saying, that his refusal to bow down, outraged Haman, and he set out to destroy not only Mordecai, but every Jew in the Persian empire. Haman convinced Xerxes to sign a decree authorizing the destruction of all Jews and started building a gallows for the execution of Mordecai and the Jewish people. But Esther 7:9-10 tells us, that in a surprising turn of events, Haman was executed on the gallows that he had built for Mordecai, and Mordecai, and his people were spared from being hung. GOD judged Haman," because he had dared to come against HIS people. And what do we call that, Beloved? "Poetic justice?" Yes, absolutely!" But not everyone gets justice in such dramatic fashion.
Yet, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, certainly did!"
Let me share, there account with you."
Consider Daniel 3:15-18, and how GOD tell us, that the King had erected a statue, that he wanted everyone to bow down before. It reads like this: Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. And Who is The GOD who will deliver you from my hands?"
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our GOD Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and HE will deliver us from YOUR HAND, O King.
But if not, let it be known to you, O King, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
The story continues, by saying, that GOD was with them, and avenged them, because they were faithful to HIM." HE was even, with them, in the hot fiery furnace, that the King, had them, thrown into. But not a hair of their heads, was singed, or even lost.
And so, Romans 12:19 assures us, that GOD will one day avenge all injustice. But while we wait for that Day, Beloved, we are to do all we can, to GLORIFY The NAME of JESUS." "For HE, is, Beloved," our JUSTIFIER! HE is, our SALVATION!"
And so, we are to LOVE, HIM, with all our heart."❤️ And leave the judging, and the Vengeance in GOD'S HANDS."
For we who Trusts in The WORD of The LIVING GOD, are to build our house on "The ROCK Solid foundation of GOD." And not fear, what man can do to us."