PLEASE GOD NOT MAN
Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who after destroying the body has got the power to cast the soul into hell.”
In the walk of inward and outward holiness,it is so easy to become intimidated along the way and try to please man because you do not want to stand out.
I have been feeling this pressure all around me ever since I decided to forsake the world and pursue God in truth and in spirit. Sometimes the external pressure is so much that it can tempt you to want to snap at someone who won’t just leave you alone.
The truth is that despite Satan knowing that you belong to God,he won’t stop trying. Just like he kept trying to make Jesus sin after the 40 day fast in the wilderness. That is why we have to continue resisting him.
I have been called titles like Aunty,Old Woman etc despite being in my 20s all because I don’t wear trousers,artificial hair or put it on make up like most people my age. This is despite me wearing modest clothes that are feel are presentable while being modest.
This is all a trick from Satan to try and make us backslide. You should not give up!
Satan has got pressure for males and females and it comes in all varieties. The goal is to make you backslide.
Pray against the spirit of intimidation. I know many people who believe the message of true inner and outer holiness but they are too scared of the world to repent! Cast out the Spirit and repent while there is time.
Matthew 10:33 “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
2 Corinthians 7 “Therefore, since we have these promises,dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
1 Timothy 2:9 ” in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and [a]moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing.”
1 Peter 3:3 ” chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 (E)Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the [a]incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
This also reminds me of a dream I had last about two years ago where I was wearing long modest clothes and I dreamt that I was going HOME. As I walked I found that the place I was going was uphill and it only kept higher. It then dawned on me that the HOME I was going to was HEAVEN and not my physical home here on earth. It was God’s way of encouraging me.
Another time when I was still at University,I used to face the same challenges and Rachael dreamt that I was wearing a long modest dress and in the dream she saw that I was praying as I walked. Meaning that the dressing was giving glory to God. It was a witness for all men.
2 Corinthians 3:2-3 “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; 3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.”
Please take time to read post that my sister Rachael Rachael Abigail Mushala Chisulo and I have been sharing over the years on our timelines and on Glofire page about holiness to get an indepth of why we need to be holy both inside and outside.
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed for men to die once,but after this the judgment.
Once you die,the people you tried to please will only say “Too bad” and will move on.
Fear God not man.