“Doing Things The Bible Way”
MARCH 2005 ISSUE
By: Pastor Randolph Green
you decide to share your faith and encourage others for the kingdom of God, be
ready to get a "memo from Hell." The word "memo" is short
for "memorandum." According to the dictionary, it is "a written
proposal or reminder." When at
work, bosses will normally give you a memo telling you what they want you to do.
It's there will for you to fulfill.
you are saved, living for Jesus, and working for the King; then you have begun a
new job. The Bible is now your memo. It is there to inform you of your new
Boss's will. When you were in the world, you had a different boss. His memos
dictated to your flesh and worldly desires, and you joyfully ran to do his will.
But now that you are saved and living for God, you understand that the wages of
sin is death, and that you were on your way to a burning hell. But thanks be
unto God, who spared our life and gave us the opportunity to get it together.
your old boss is a sore loser. He didn't like having to let you go. He
desperately wants you back, and he keeps bugging you with memos. These are
special messages that are designed to discourage you from working for your new
These are personal dictates, formulated for you by subtle satanic secretaries, who know what to send you. They usually play on your fears and your weaknesses. These personal memos will usually be delivered to you through the mouth or pen of some individual from whom you least expect it. And they will come at just the right time to do their dirty demonic work.
Jesus got a perfectly timed and personalized memo delivered to Him through the
mouth of Peter. He had just finished telling His disciples about the cross and
the resurrection, and that He was going to be killed at the hands of the Jewish
elders. When Peter heard what Jesus
had spoken, he immediately rebuked Jesus. But Jesus knew where the memo
originated, and turned and said to Peter, "Get
behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the
things of God, but the things of men" (Matthew 16:23).
need to react in the same way, and tell the old boss to get behind us. We are no
longer looking in his direction, and his memos are now offensive to us because
they work against the things of God. I
am not saying that other memos will not come, but I am saying that with God we
have the power to overcome them. Also
remember that they are a sign that we're doing the right thing for the
Kingdom of God, and heading in the right direction.
if you are going to seek and save the lost, you too should be ready for that
"personalized" memo. When it comes, tell the deliverer that he can
take it back to where it came from. He can get behind you, because you are no
longer your own. You have been bought with a price. Jesus would never think of
quitting. The benefits are too great. So set yourself to work at the job He has
called you to do.