Serving the Lord Jesus Christ can be an inconvenience, the walk can cause suffering, even death. But for many it is simply an inconvenience.
My beautiful wife and I did not wear the mask nor receive any injections, and that decision cost us inconveniences, not only in our ability to freely walk into any place of business, for we were not allowed to, but in the company of those we knew who could not understand our decision to not submit to that which we knew was a lie.
The inconvenience for those who did obey, who put the mask on, who got the jab, today is in attempting to explain their decision to do so when questioned about their actions in light of the revelation of the truth, that the entire episode of the supposed pandemic was a lie, a test and nothing more.
“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
Who is it that brings up the Scriptures, some truth or encouragement from the Word of God when you meet someone, you or them? How many businesses have asked you not to return if you are going to continuously speak of the Scriptures? How many friends and family members have you lost because the Lord Jesus Christ is always on your lips?
What do you consider an inconvenience, service to the Almighty on a daily basis, or the world?
Speaking openly of His mercy and grace, or prison time because of Him?
“For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.” (Heb. 10:34)
“I do not need to speak His name openly for the Lord to know I love Him.” Try that with your wife or husband, try that with your mother, father or children.
“The deeds I do for Christ, the actions I perform are done in my heart and He sees that.” Again, try that with those you claim to love here.
For many who claim to be saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, neither external words or actions are performed by them, for that might pose an inconvenience, they may be embarrassed, they may be challenged to give an account of their faith, they may be ostracized by those they love.
The wearing of the mask was not to protect the vulnerable, it was to shut the Christians up. It was to cause the brute beasts to obey even fuller, yes, to cause fear and panic, but its main purpose was to keep those who serve Christ as well as those who only profess Him with their lips in some semblance of fear.
It is easy to profess the Lord in your heart, it costs you nothing, hypocrites do it every day.
To speak openly of Him to those you meet is seen as inconvenient by far too many, for it will bring some form of personal retribution, and we can’t have that, can we?
How far away was the next grocery store, the next pharmacy, the next filling station that did not require you to put that mask on? How much of an inconvenience would it have been?
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Rev. 13:17)
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev. 12:11)
So much for being an example.
Give any excuse you want to, call them viable reasons if you so desire, you are not accountable to me, but to God. He may ask you why you wore that mask, or He may not, but I can guarantee you this, He will want an answer for why you were too embarrassed to speak of Him to others.
I pray your answer will be at that straight gate, and not a thousand years later at the Great White Throne of Judgment.
What inconveniences you, Christ or the world?