Is it always okay to be polite ?
Has anyone tried to talk you out of the will of God for your life? Has anyone tried to declare unscriptural things over your life? What did you do? Did you just stand there and receive it, or did you resist it?
Lets look at an example from the bible.
Jesus Predicts His Death
Matthew 16: 21 to 23
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Well, the response speaks for itself. Jesus was going to pay the price for me and you, and Peter was trying to stop Him.
I think that there are times we need to make our stand clear to people. There are times we need to resist negative words and confirm what the Lord is saying to us.
A 9 year old boy broke his arm and went to the doctor. After the doctor examined him the doctor said ‘ It may take one year before you can use your arm, and in the worse case scenario you may never be able to use your arm again,. The boy replied, right in front of the doctor ‘ that will never happen to me,. On getting into the car the boy said ‘ Daddy lets pray and nullify what the doctor said. Today the boy is fine and back to normal activity.
We need to use words to contradict words sometimes. Proverbs 18: 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
When we do this, it is not likely to be polite. However said in the right spirit it will be received and we shall establish Gods best in our lives.
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