|Posted on January 24, 2016 at 11:30 PM|
I have increasingly seen things going on within the body of Christ, that are not of Him. We have overlooked and accepted so much that it's becoming difficult to identify the believers and unbelievers (No Seriously)!What I find so amazing is that when a few conform to the ways of today's society, there's always a crowd that follows along. However, the Lord brought it back to me that when Lucifer rebelled against Him, a third of the Angels joined in. The Lord said to me "there will always be itching ears ready to join in". I said "Lord what do you mean?" He took me to 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. I realize that people conform to things that are not Godly, not just because society is doing it, but after their own lust. (Watch this) the reason why people are comfortable showing their mess on the outside, is because it's been on the inside all the time.
The Bible says "Therefore, since we have these promises dear friends, let us purity ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God (2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV). I know there are some others who I have been shouting this from the mountain top, and God has commanded me to do also; Holiness is still right! I'm tired of people using the scripture all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) as their excuse to live a life of sin. God told me to really look at that scripture and what He showed me is, the scripture says "all have sinned" (watch this) have sinned is a past participle or past tense, that means I have done things or transgress against God in the past. The scripture doesn't say all are sinning and falling short of the glory of God, which is present participle or present tense. I say this to confirm that this scripture does not give anyone a license to live a life of sin. The Bible says " what shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that Grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (Romans 6:1-2)
We do not have to live in sin if we are a new creation, our minds should be new, and we have the ability to live a holiness lifestyle. Many of us wonder why we don't have access to the promises the scriptures talkabout, it's because many of us don't qualify! The scripture says " let us purity ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. We must understand that we cannot mock God whatever we sow, that is what we shall reap, and the wages of sin is death. We must also remember that we can repent for our transgressions and our God is faithful to forgive us.
Listen we need to stand up for our Lord and Savior and confirm holiness is still right. The word of God has not changed, the Bible says " make every effort to live in peace with everyone and be holy; without holiness no one will the Lord. (Watch this) I can live at peace with everyone and still be holy, that means I don't have to become like them to get along with them (I just said something). To many of us try to be like the unbeliever in attempts to be at peace with them, or to be politically correct. However, we as the believers must be the salt of the earth and when we are mixed in with the unbeliever, our salt should change them!
I was talking to a woman I know and the subject of homosexuality came up. She made a statement that she does not believe that God hate homosexuals, and that is one of her reasons for not going to church because, she loves everybody. My response to her was God doesn't hate any soul that he created; however, in His word He says he hates sin. I went on tell her that God hates all sin not just homosexuality, but murder, lying, backbiting, adulterous, fornication, all sin. After my conversations with her she said well nobody ever broke it down to me like that, and now I see it in a different light. My salt had change her flavor (somebody better catch that) not the other way around.
People of God listen, it's time for us to stand up and proclaim we are on the Lords side. When we proclaim that we are on the Lords side we must wave the banner of holiness. Let's not get spite out because we are lukewarm, however let's be a blazing fire for our Lord! Let's stand on His word and worship our God in spirit and in truth. We are a peculiar people, we should not resemble anyone other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let's not hide our light under tables, but set out so all can see it shine! I ask you this day where do you stand who's on the Lord’s side!?
I LOVE YOU WITH THE LOVE OF THE LORD
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