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NOTE: It is a simple principle that our loyalties are determined by who we listen to. If we say we are servants of God but take our instructions from the devil or the world, we are deceiving ourselves.
NOTE: After Peter was converted and fell in love with Jesus, he told the Jewish council that his first allegiance was to God. We have learned that in the last days, the laws of the beast and the world will conflict with the laws of God. We must choose now to obey the laws of God--regardless of the consequences.
NOTE: The best demonstration of a person's love for Jesus is to do His will, and the law of God is the most perfect expression of His will (Psalms 40:8).
NOTE: The Bible tells us that "man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7. A genuine Christian will be much more concerned about what God thinks of him than what the world thinks.
NOTE: History seems to indicate that the crowd almost always makes the wrong decisions. It was the crowd that wanted to stone Moses and go back to the slavery of Egypt (Numbers 14:4-10). It was the crowd that cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him." Luke 23:21. And it will be the majority--not the minority--who receive the mark of the beast in the last days (Revelation 13:16).
NOTE: In the last days, Satan and his followers will wage an all-out war against God's genuine, Bible-believing children.
NOTE: In this battle between Christ and Satan, there is no neutral territory. It is impossible to ride the fence as a spectator. If we are not cooperating with Jesus, we are in fact helping the devil.
NOTE: Jesus indicates here that the best way to help reach and save our loved ones is to put Him first in our lives. It is always a tragic mistake to put our natural affections for family or friends before our first obligation to our Saviour and Creator.
NOTE: The belief that happiness and security comes from a good job and nice things is a deadly deception. On the contrary, Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Mark 10:25.
NOTE: The Scriptures teach that Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). To accept or reject the truth in any degree is to accept or reject Jesus.
NOTE: The best time to listen to God's voice is when you are hearing it, and the best time to do God's will is when He is showing you His will. Satan's favorite trap is to deceive people into thinking that they have plenty of time to make this decision. The devil knows that the convicting voice of God's Spirit will grow quiet if ignored. Untold millions will be lost who were sincerely planning to follow Jesus someday in the future, but "someday" never came.
NOTE: Tremendous peace, security, and freedom come into the hearts and lives of those who receive and obey the truth.
NOTE: This is the most important question when it comes to a full and complete surrender to the will of God. Do you love Him?