Daily Devotional. Behold, I SEND you forth as sheep IN the midst of WOLVES: BE ye therefore WISE as serpents, AND HARMLESS as doves. But BEWARE of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10: 16-20,22. GODLY PREACHERS, GODLY TEACHERS, AND GODLY JOE-SHEEPERS, BEWARE, the days are just about here, in America, where Satan will pull out all the stops to try to discredit, dissuade, debunk and destroy every God Fearing Christian he can find. The key word here is “try”. Like a dog on a leash, he will be allowed to only go so far, and then no more. You might escape with a bruise, or it may cost you everything, how far Satan gets to harass you is totally in the Lord’s Hands, and He does know best. A church member stands up and publicly calls you a Liar, can you handle it? Or you get “set up” with a girl friend, and your wife and kids leave you, you’re thrown out as Pastor, and “they” burn your house down, can you still Preach Christ and Forgiveness? It’s War out there, and the days of boot camp are over. They will fight Dirty, they will kick you when you’re down, and some will die for their Faith. The whole world will hate you with no safe place to run to. GOoD News, you don’t have to be ready TODAY, for something coming down the road, Later. But you do need to ask the Lord to have you READY when “that day” arrives. You don’t need your train ticket until you’re ready to step onto the train. BUT BE READY YOU MUST. You must Finish the Race in order to receive The Prize. Finish Strong, and, Be Blessed.