Has The Thought Ever Crossed Your Mind?

John 21:17

 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.

It doesn’t take too much research for the thought to cross my mind that sometimes, it seems like we are outnumbered.  Ever felt that way? The statistics given by Jesus are amazing that “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. “(Matt 7:13-14). The simple statistic, given by the words “many” and “few” suggest that over half of those we know, statistically speaking, will not see heaven. Yes the odds are against us from a worldly perspective, and make no mistake about it, the world knows it, any possible avenue to hinder the Christian will be an opportunity the devil will use.

I am reminded of Peter so many times, Jesus told Peter that “Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you like wheat” (Luke 22:31). Peter tried so hard to follow the Lord, but we know there were times when his eyes were fixed on all the things around him, and it affected him, in a serious way (Matt 14:30). We all have our faults, and we all have our own struggles, but for the Christian, we have a God that is bigger than any struggle we have. How many times in the bible have Gods people been outnumbered, and still been victorious? God promises victory to those who are faithful (Rev 2:10).

The statistics are frightening, I agree, but it only means our job is great. Don’t be hindered by statistics, know the devil never stops (1 Pet 5:8), but know that God has promised victory to those who remain faithful.

Ande Z