Are You a Fool for Christ’s Sake?

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Written By Pastor Vlad

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On May 5, 2022, I woke up to go to work.

I had a tugging feeling that had been troubling me for a while before. I knew what it was.

I wanted to go back to the time of my first love for God. I felt like I lost it, and I wanted to get it back.

I prayed that morning, having come to God as the source of love, as the Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8).

I asked the Lord to bring me closer to Him so I could find my ultimate joy only in Jesus.

As I was driving to work, the Lord spoke to me, “My son, I want you to write something down.”

I said, “Yes, Lord, I will.”

When I arrived at work and parked my car, I asked what the Lord wanted me to write down.

This is what I heard…

“My Son, Are You a Fool for Christ’s Sake?”

I remembered this verse from the New Testament,

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.

(1 Corinthians 4:10 ESV)

I didn’t want to interrupt the Lord by reviewing the context of that verse. I simply asked, “What does it mean, Lord?”

“Here’s what it means,” He said:

  • Loving Christ when the entire world thinks you’re crazy
  • Thirsting for Christ as the desert thirsts for water
  • Living by Christ when the world thinks it’s madness
  • Feeding on Christ like feeding on manna in the wilderness
  • Having Christ in your mind and in the focus of your attention
  • Talking about Him even when everyone hates His name
  • Being ignited by the Spirit of Christ in the service of the Father
  • Being sacrificial like Christ, even for the sake of your enemies
  • Not returning evil for evil or swearing for swearing
  • Returning good for evil
  • Not avenging yourself, but giving judgment to the Father
  • Not murmuring, but finding a reason for joy and gratitude even in small things
  • Carrying other people’s burdens to show them the pattern of Christ’s behavior
  • Loving your enemies, blessing those who hate you, and doing good to those who curse you

This is the height of my love that the people of this world and carnal Christians can’t comprehend.

– Are you ready to climb up this height with Me?

– I’m ready, but I don’t know how, Lord!

– You don’t need to know how. I know how.

Only at such a height you can truly be close to Me.

The height of love is the mountain on which I dwell.

Human Mountains vs. God’s Mountain

All human heights are abominations I will destroy because at these heights, people bring sacrifices and worship themselves and demons. These are the heights of pride and human fame. These are the heights of self-praise and egocentrism. This is a worship of the cult of money and luxury. And all this will burn in the fire of My wrath in an instance.

Every time you rise above others, you build a height to worship yourself.

Everything is from Me, through Me and back to Me.

I am Love, the top of the mountain you need to climb.

Whoever does not climb this mountain climbs the demonic mountain, the mountain of pride and self-exaltation. But this is a false mountain, the peak of which touches the pit of hell. This is a mountain, the peak of which is a crater, bubbling and throwing up abominations and impurities to the surface. The mouth of this crater goes into the depths of hell, from where there is no return.

By climbing the mountain of pride, a person risks being poisoned by the gases of self-delusion and self-praise. Suffocating from this stench, a man in his pride becomes intoxicated with madness.

Therefore, to be a fool for Christ’s sake is to live at the height of love, where My breath of life fills your lungs, and you will never die.

Now you know to which mountain I want to bring you so that you and your offspring may live forever.

Like the Apostle Paul, reject everything that leads you to the mountain of pride, because it is all rubbish, the ballast that can sink you into the mouth of the volcano.

I said everything for today. Think and act on what I have told you.

Amen.”

Concluding Thoughts

This answer came so timely, as God is never late.

God always pinpoints the root of the problem so we can solve it with Him and live in a close relationship with Him.

When we are sincere in our efforts to find a solution to the problem that is bothering us, God is interested in helping us.

I’ve shared this experience with you, hoping that this answer from God may help you climb the right mountain, the mountain of God’s love, not the junky mountain of self-righteousness and pride.

Whose mountain are you climbing today, my dear reader?

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