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Least Resistance

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Least Resistance

The path of least resistance, that is what many, if not most people on the planet have attempted choose for themselves, it is the path that offers the most rewards, but those of the least value.

There is an old saying, “If it is worth anything, it should cost you something,” and it still stands true, what we value we should have to pay something for. The world is well aware of this, a Ferrari is not only more valuable because it is more desirable, but because it cost more to produce, but to a person that has no desire for one, it holds absolutely no value.

This is what has happened in the church as a whole, God has become less valuable because people have satisfied themselves with the path of least resistance, but if one desires to follow Christ, it is going to cost you everything, for all that we own, all that we are becomes rightfully His. When we give ourselves to Him as servants, that is exactly what we become, slaves, obedient even unto death, (Phil. 1:21) we hold nothing back, our lives are now His.

This is what the majority of those who profess Him as Lord have forgotten, they want to hold onto the things of the world that He has blessed them with, they want to continue, and even forge new relationships with those who still live in and for the world, the world which at this time still belongs to Satan. (2 Cor. 4:4) They want to hold onto their thoughts, and not submit fully to the Holy Spirit, if indeed they are saved, they will follow Him through the Red Sea when it parts, but they will not move one inch when they are thirsty.

The path of least resistance is the one that follows Christ by the still waters, but refuses to enter into the fire, it will regale in the happiness, but will lose all joy when the happiness dissipates. The great falling away (2 Thess. 2:3) was not necessary for these truths to be self-evident, but the days are sure, and fewer and fewer are deciding to stand as the days grow more evil.

To resist at all today can now have serious repercussions, and it is only going to grow worse. The path of least resistance is going to become narrower, the choices will become less available, and only those who have fully committed themselves to Christ will stand until the end. We, the born-again believers, will be known as the resistance, we will be hated, but we will also know that they hated our Lord first. (John 15:18)

If Jesus would have just “gone with the flow” He would have had no problems whatsoever, “Just don’t heal on the Sabbath,” “Don’t go around telling people that you’re God,” “Make sure and pay homage to the Pharisees every once and a while.” Take the path of least resistance in this life and everything will be just fine.  “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16)

Without diving deeply into the Doctrine of Election, we have been given a choice, we have been given the ability to exercise our free will, but there are only two choices, serve the Lord God in this life, or serve self, which is serving Satan. (Mark 9:40) “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matt. 11:29) I mean this in no offense, but sometimes I question the lightness, the ease of that yoke, it is most definitely not the path of least resistance.

In all honesty, I would say that most who call Jesus Christ Lord choose to follow the path of least resistance, the convenient Christian walk, to do otherwise is to invite perils and trials into one’s life, to ask for frustration and personal conflict, they fear to hear the words the Lord spoke to Ananias the prophet when he was told to go to Saul, so the Lord could change his name to Paul. “For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.” (Acts 9:16) Heaven is paved with streets of gold, for the one who desires to be a profitable servant, the road to heaven is fraught with dangers and perils, and we would have it no other way.

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