“Are You An Easy Target?” (Excerpt from Post by “Like the Bereans”) (Share)

Excerpt from “Like the Bereans” Post

If someone asked you, “Are you an easy target?” nearly all of us would say, “No I’m not an easy target.” Who wants to be viewed as weak? Sadly guys some of us are easy targets and the enemy knows it. It is my prayer that this article will encourage us to accept the truth that sets us free, and make us hard targets to the wicked one.

Let’s discuss some things that make us easy targets and please keep this passage in mind:

Proverbs‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “Faithful are the wounds of a friend [who corrects out of love and concern], But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful [because they serve his hidden agenda].”
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If what we hear next hurts a bit remember the purpose is to help us repent. Are you watching pornography? I once did. Are you engaged in any sexual sins? I‘ve done those too. This make us easy targets. Are you harboring resentment in your heart? Are you unforgiving, unmerciful, or hard on other people? This makes us easy targets. Are you a gossiper? A slanderer? Do you complain to others about how a fellow Christian annoys you? You’re an easy target. Do you say, “I’m a Christian,” but you don’t study the Bible, REGULARLY? Easy target. And if you are a Bible reader do you let God’s word have the final say in your life? Even when it’s hard? If the answer is, “No,” easy target. Do you pray only SOMETIMES? Or just when you’re in trouble? Easy target. Are you discontent and even have anger in your heart against God because of something you don’t have you really desire? Like a husband? A wife? A house? A car? That job? Money? That position in life? Etcetera? Yep, if you’re mad at God because of what you don’t have you’re an easy target. If you and I are compromised in our faith in any way shape or form we are in more danger than we may know:

Romans 8:1 KJV “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, but after the Spirit.”

Here’s a quote from a very good book I’ve been enjoying titled, THE WIDE PATH – THE REALITIES OF END TIMES CHURCHES written by Zama-Zoe Grace, available on Amazon:

“When the enemy steals your identity, his strategy is to make you compromise and when you are in a compromised state, you are more likely to give up your authority, dominion, and power that God has given you. Once you lose authority, dominion, and power, you cease to be fruitful; you stop growing and you stop being effective in the kingdom of God. You will take the nature of the enemy and become rebellious in your behavior (stubborn), and you will work against the order of God on earth.”
Excerpt from ebook, THE WIDE PATH – THE REALITIES OF END TIMES CHURCHES (ebook location 415) Prologue “Spiritual Identity Theft” Author: Zama-Zoe Grace, available on Amazon

STEAL KILL AND DESTROY

John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭NKJV “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”‬

My Commentary

The items listed in light blue above read, to me, more like the subjects of a report card. Upon reading them, I thought I was good to go — until I got a bit further into the juice of it. This is potentially a really useful list: thus, the reason I’m sharing it.

I think it’s pretty cool to have a check list. That way, I’m thinking, we can have something fundamental to go on day by day to see if anything needs cleaning up and if anything is slipping through the cracks.

Put in list form, it looks like this:

WHAT MAKES YOU AN EASY TARGET:

  1. Are you watching pornography?
  2. Are you engaged in any sexual sins?
  3. Are you harboring resentment in your heart?
  4. Are you unforgiving, unmerciful, or hard on other people?
  5. Are you a gossiper? A slanderer?
  6. Do you complain to others about how a fellow Christian annoys you?
  7. Do you say, “I’m a Christian,” but you don’t study the Bible, REGULARLY?
  8. And if you are a Bible reader do you let God’s word have the final say in your life? Even when it’s hard?
  9. Do you pray only SOMETIMES? Or just when you’re in trouble?
  10. Are you discontent and even have anger in your heart against God because of something you don’t have that you really desire? Like a husband? A wife? A house? A car? That job? Money? That position in life? Etcetera?

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