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The True Resistance

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the beginning of WWII, the French defensive lines collapsed. A war hero from WWI, Marshall Pétain, became Prime Minister, surrendered to the Nazis, and led a collaborationist government. Convinced that Germany had won the war, the government saw its mission as that of adapting France towards submission to Hitler. Thus, they began rounding up Jews to be sent to the concentration camps. The Nazis increasingly drained France of its natural resources and its people. By November of 1942, the Vichy government was nothing but a puppet regime of the Nazis. When the war was over, the collaborators were put to shame. The judgment of their nation and their history fell against them. Pétain, once a national hero, was put in prison where he died.

This is a powerful lesson: there is no compromise or collaborating with the enemy no matter what it looks like or how hopeless it seems. Resist sin, resist temptation, resist evil, and it will flee. Fight the good fight, and you will win in the end. Viva la resistance!

Today’s Mission – Is there any area of your life where you’re collaborating with the enemy? Today choose to resist.

by Jonathan Cahn

True obedience to God!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“This is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands.” 2 John 1:6

Love to God is the spring of true obedience to God.

One who is not obedient to His commandments, is evidently not a true believer; for although good works do not save us–yet, being saved, believers are sure to produce good works.

Though the fruit is not the root of the tree–yet a well-rooted tree will, in its season, bring forth its fruits. So, though the keeping of the commandments does not make me a child of God–yet, being a child of God, I shall be obedient to my heavenly Father. But this I cannot be, unless I love God.

A mere external formal obedience–is not sincere obedience in God’s sight. He abhors the sacrifice, where the heart is not found. I must obey Him because I love Him–or else I have not truly obeyed at all. See then, that to produce the indispensable fruits of saving faith–there must be sincere love for God.

“If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” John 14:15

“Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me.” John 14:21

“If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching.” John 14:23

“He who does not love Me will not obey My teaching.” John 14:24

by Charles Spurgeon