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The word "focus" means a concentrated effort or attention on a particular thing; it is the main emphasis; the area of concern.
Our prophetic Apostle encouraged us on a Sunday past to "stay focused" and not to be a victim of Satan's distractions. For the word says that his distractions are many.
Beloved, Christ really is soon to come! Look at the signs: the word says (paraphrasing) that when you see earthquake after earthquake, wars and rumors of wars, so many weather changes where you are unable to differentiate the seasons... the bible says to "look up!", for your redemption is nigh! That is, Christ is SOON to come!
I encourage you today to keep your focus! Don't waste the time by focusing on the enemy, your circumstances or the issues that surround your life. But instead, focus on those things that matter in the kingdom of God.
Make disciples. Teach men and women to observe all things that Christ commanded, do the greater work... have a lifestyle of holiness so that men will desire the real Christ and continue to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Don't lose focus and become a victim. Enable the power of the Holy Ghost to fight your battles.
Make a concentrated effort as our brother Paul in Philippians 3. His focus, his only matter was 'that I might know him'. All of his trials, his imprisonments, his beatings, his misjudgments mattered not, only that he might know this man named Jesus who had apprehended his life.
Beloved, I encourage you today to run after Christ in just that manner. Paul said it like this, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Focus on Christ's work, His will and His way!
Evangelist Tracy M. Carzell
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