Often we let the affairs and circumstances of this world cause us to forget a few things which we ought to be remembering.  If we spend time daily searching the Holy Bible, we will see the LORD has our good at heart; that He is for us and not against us.  But there is one who IS against us, and his name is Satan.  He is against all that is good, and he knows he cannot touch or hurt God. But, he knows God loves us and being we are right here handy, the devil delights in doing us all the harm he can get away with.

It is written in Hebrews 1:1-3,
Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Pay attention to verse 3 the part that says, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; The Lord Jesus didn’t have to personally pay for our sins, after all, He could simply allow us to die for our own sins, and justly so.  But in His love for us, and knowing how much He wants a relationship with us for all eternity, HE paid for our sins.  And not only our sins, but He also paid in full for the healing of our body in the here and now.  People tell me, Well, on the other side we will be healed. I’m glad of that, but the good news is that we can be healed on THIS side of eternity, because God doesn’t want His children sick.

It is written in Psalm 103:2-6
Psa 103:2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psa 103:3  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Psa 103:4  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Psa 103:5  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psa 103:6  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
People have told me, Yeah, yeah, you’ve said all this before, how long are you going to keep harping on it? I’ll keep saying it until you get it! You have to learn to pay attention to God’s Word and not let the devil distract your focus.  He uses sickness, poverty, strife, division, anything whatsoever that will push your button, in order to get you off of what God said.

It is written in Hebrews 2:1-8 something that is often overlooked, to our disadvantage:
Heb 2:1  Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Heb 2:2  For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Heb 2:4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Heb 2:5  For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Heb 2:6  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Heb 2:7  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
Heb 2:8  Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

Regardless of what you may think, you have nothing more important on your plate than focusing on God’s Word, and letting it sink in and change your life.  No matter what kind of struggle you may be going through right now, GOD HAS THE CURE FOR IT, and it’s right there in His Word.  So many of God’s children are sick because they don’t heed the Word of God, but they let it slip.  Almost every problem we face in life is the result of getting away from the Word of God one way or another.  Sometimes it’s disobedience, sometimes it’s just plain neglect, but the end result is still the same: you end up in a situation that isn’t God’s will.  And the devil loves it when we blame our problems on “God allowed you to go through this”.  No, God allowed you to have freedom of choice, to do it YOUR WAY.  And you may be reaping the results thereof.  You can’t eat fried food and grease and junk all your life and not end up overweight, but to say “God allowed it?” That borders on blasphemy.

I read sometimes how bad stuff happens, like a child dies, and someone says GOD ALLOWED THAT!   God is not a murderer, the devil is, get that straight.  God is not the source of your problems, the devil is, or you perhaps you are merely a victim of your own bad choices.  Someone recently asked me to pray for their finances, as they couldn’t pay their bills because they gambled their money away.  Was that God’s will?  No, it was their choice.  Nobody grabbed them off the street and yanked them into a casino and took their money from them.  It was a result of their own free will that they gambled their money away.  Poverty is not God’s will, and the Word says so, but again, it’s YOUR choice, because God’s Word tells us how to live, and we can do it, or we can let it slip.

The devil has a sly way of using your circumstances in such a way that causes you to let the Word slip. And without the Word of God, we are chump change for the devil and his plans. How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?  Simple answer?  We won’t.  That word “SALVATION”, in Hebrews 2:3, the Greek word pronounced Soteria, in the dictionary as G4990 means this:
Feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally): – deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.
You see, it isn’t just about forgiving your sins, but RESCUE from everything the devil is throwing at you.  BUT, you’ve been too busy with all your other activities, and you let the Word of God slip.  Not a good thing.  That lets you play right into the devil’s hand.  Yet, God has made us a little lower than the angels, crowning us with glory and honor, and He set us over the works of His hands, and has put all things on this earth under subjection to mankind, and left NOTHING on this earth that is NOT under our dominion, including the devil. BUT NOW WE SEE NOT YET ALL THINGS PUT UNDER HIM.  Why not?  Because we’ve let the important stuff slip.  And the devil is still having a heyday with us because we have neglected to use what God gave us.  What did He give us?

Glad you asked!  First off, He gave Christ Jesus to pay for all our sins, and that breaks down the wall of separation between God and man, restoring the fellowship that sin destroyed. You know, God didn’t have to do this for us.  We chose of our own free will to abandon God from our lives.  We can see in all our societies, in every country that has forsaken God, how the devil has literally destroyed everything.  He destroys hope, health, prosperity and peace and leaves depression, sickness, poverty and war everywhere the people will let him.  Notice I said EVERYWHERE THE PEOPLE WILL LET HIM.  How do we let the devil get away with all his junk?  BY LETTING THE WORD OF GOD SLIP.

You can whine and complain how everything is going wrong, OR, you can decide right now to turn it all around.  It’s your choice.  You can continue to let the Word of God slip, and keep right on going the way you are going and continue to let the devil rob you blind, or you can stand up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! , and turn to God with your whole heart and strength. You think you’re waiting for God to do something?   NO, HE IS WAITING FOR YOU!   He has given you His Word, which will move every mountain out of your life, but YOU have to apply it, because the LORD is not going to do it for you.  And though the LORD shall never leave or forsake you, He will still look upon you and wonder HOW LONG will you suffer before you will start making use of what He has provided you in His Word.  Every problem of life is covered and the answer of how to cure it is right there in the Word of God.  Yes, I can “spoon feed” you, but what about when I’m not around?  Like the old saying, “You can give someone a fish and feed him for today, OR, you can teach him how to fish so he can feed himself for the rest of his life.” I’m trying to teach you to fish, if you know what I mean.  GOD WANTS YOU IN RIGHT STANDING WITH HIM, HEALED, BLESSED, OF A SOUND AND JOYFUL MIND,  AND AT PERFECT PEACE.  No matter what, DON’T LET THAT SLIP!