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Pastors Heart

…from the Pastor’s Heart—
The Trap of Offense AND [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (offenses, betrayals: snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come! Luke 17:1-6 (THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE) “It is impossible that no offenses will come” Luke 17:1 (KJV) “skandalon” – a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare; In common usage – a cause of displeasure or sin: an occasion to fall (of stumbling); a thing that offends, to take up an offence; a stumblingblock – “You’ve been tripped-up!” An offense is a snare, a trap: the bait of Satan to trip us up. Strong’s Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

How You Respond Will Determine Your Future:
“Yea? – or – Nay? How many of you have ever received unfair treatment?”
“Yea? – or – Nay? “Do you have the right to get offended?”
“Yea? – or – Nay? “God’s word, His promise, will always come to pass, as long as you don’t get offended!”
“Yea? – or – Nay? “What you do with the offense will determine your future.”
“Yea? – or – Nay? “No man, No woman, No child, No devil – can defeat the will of God for your life!”
“Yea? – or – Nay? “Nobody can get you out of God’s will but you!”

Answering “Yea” to these has determined my life and kept my soul in perfect peace (mostly). — Pastor Gary