in Arabic

Newsletter of September 2008

In Jesus name,

I was surfing in the Internet and I read in a posting about a woman, who converted from the Christian faith to another religion. This subject drew my attention and I was searching for other details regarding this issue. So I read the testimony of this woman who said that she once was a believer and she used to study the Holy Bible and go to church regularely and she had tried to win people for the Lord, so they would be saved. Then I read the reasons, which convinced or motivated this woman to leave her faith to embrace another religion. I found these reasons to be completely weak. The foundation on which this woman had built her spiritual house was sandy and unstable. When the floods of the devil came and his storm blew, this house could not stand and its falling was deep.

It happened exactly as the Lord Jesus had described this foolish man in Matthew 7:26-27 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

The Lord Jesus said in Mark 3,27 No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house. The devil used the same tactic in his attack of the woman. As this woman was not putting on the whole armor of God, which is represented by the breast plate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God and she didn't put on her feet the boots for the sake of the gospel of peace and didn't girt her loins about with truth, she lost the battle and her soul (Ephesian 6: 11-17), to win the world, which leads to the abyss.

Brothers and Sisters, the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24, 12-13 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

The dark world we live in nowadays is full stumble blocks and trials, which the devil puts in our ways to separate us from God's work and from serving Him and to go astray from our path of truth, as this woman did, but the Apostle James gives us understanding in James 1,3-4 Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Let us stand firm in spirit and not to be shaken, praying always in the spirit, waiting for the coming of the Lord.

God be with you.

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