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What Happens When Conviction And His Friend Walk Down Your Street?

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What Happens When Conviction And His Friend Walk Down Your Street?

lookingWhat is your reaction when they actually stop, turn, and look directly at where you live. What is your reaction when Conviction takes the initiative and loudly knocks on your door?

What Happens When You Come Face To Face With Conviction?

·      Oh, you’ll know him when you see him.

·      He is instantly recognizable.

·      Do you run and hide?

·      Do you shake his hand and welcome him into your world?

·      Do you slam the door of your heart in his face and lock it?

·      Or do you act like no one is there and ignore him?

His sole purpose of knocking on your heart’s door was to introduce you to his partner, Truth, who stands quietly outside, waiting near the street!

Your first response may forever affect your future and your eternity. Respond wisely.

Reactions certainly vary in us all, nevertheless something transpires in each heart at that moment that forever identifies our true self. We are identified by our reaction or lack thereof.

·      (There were three reactions to the crucifixion. Some wept, some mocked, and some watched.)

Something unique happened in us when we first recognized that Conviction was trying to gain access into the rooms of our heart and forever change how we thought, felt, lived, believed and desired.

When Conviction introduced us to Truth, we recognized Him immediately and our spiritual eyes were no longer blinded.

·      Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

·      Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.


But to those who pushed Conviction and Truth out of their heart’s house and ordered them never to return, the future is bleak.

They find it easy to mock, reject Conviction and Truth.

·      Their mind is made up.

·      They do not wish to change how they live or dress for any reason.

·      Doing so would mean losing most of their friends and admitting they’ve been wrong all these years.

·      The ability to be stirred and changed is foreign to them.

·      Guilt and embarrassment makes some bar their heart’s door.

·      Shame makes some run and hide.

Rebellion most often gets vocal and calls Conviction and Truth names. He also has a problem with any of his neighbors, friends and family who welcome Conviction and Truth into their homes and will go so far as to ban them from their life as well.

The sad reality is, Conviction is not required to knock on your door once, let alone twice.

It Is A Great Honor. Treat It As Such!

·      Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

·      Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

·      Rev 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 15, 2013 at 12:08 am

Posted in Compromise, Conviction, Truth

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  1. Great article dad, thank you for writing!

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    November 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

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