Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Way

“Doing Things The Bible Way”    

MARCH 2005 ISSUE

You Have A New Boss

By: Pastor Randolph Green

 

If 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.

If 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.

However, 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 Boss.

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.

Even 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).

We 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.  

So, 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.