Have You Come To Torment Me?

How do you perceive Jesus Christ?  What do you see the heart and nature of Jesus to be in relationship to your life?  For some walking with God or becoming a Christian carries the thought that they will need to change and their life will become miserable.  They might think that they will now need to quit doing things that were common in their lives or start doing things that will be boring, not exciting and will cause their lives to become miserable.  This is the thought that the demonic world would like to portray about what it is like to be near Jesus.  In Mark 5:1-8 we see the man from Gadara, who is filled with many demons, coming before Jesus imploring Jesus not to torment him.  This same thought is present in Genesis chapter 3 when Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent in the garden of Eden.  There is an implication that God was trying to withhold knowledge, enlightenment and life from Adam and Eve.

The fears that if you step out and start walking with God are not founded in the fact that God loves you and that He wants the best for you.  Instead they are rooted in a philosophical understanding that the way of God is difficult.  The Apostle John at around 95 years of age, after experiencing many years of being a Christian, after seeing all the other apostles martyred for their faith, after seeing Roman persecution, could look back and comment on the steps of following Jesus.  1 John 5:3 says that “His commandments are not burdensome”.  The Amplified Bible says that “the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous),” “They are not at all troublesome (MSG)”.

As the Apostle John looks back, there was no hint of dissatisfaction, frustration, or torment, over his choice to walk as a Christian.  Instead he encouraged others tho walk wholly in the fullness of a relationship with Jesus Christ.  (Read through the Gospel and the Epistles of John).

Don’t allow the enemy of our faith to convince you that walking with Jesus is a tormenting thing.  Yes, the enemy will be tormented in His time, but for the believer there is righteousness, peace and joy through in the Holy Spirit.  (Rom. 14:17)