Get An Understanding
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10)
As you look at the world and the chaotic state it’s in, you would think Christians would lay aside spiritual discrimination and foolishness and get serious with God. The world is coming to an end and Christians are busy trying to do everything except prepare their souls and others for the coming of our Savior.
We argue about Scriptures, we disagree about what is the right denomination whereas salvation is not about denomination, financial or educational status or gender, it’s about the authenticity of the Word of God. God’s Word is manifesting itself and some Christians are just as confused as sinners because they will not take the time to read and study the Word of God. If you ask the average Christian about different Scriptures they wouldn’t be able to tell you the meaning or where you could find it in the Bible, but if you ask them about a television program they could tell you every actor and what character they’re playing. They could tell you the time, channel and how long it’s on, but they couldn’t quote a Scripture and give you the meaning of it.
Christianity is not a Sunday thing or the justification of “Oh, God knows my heart”. Yes, He knows our heart that is why He’s drawing and pulling on every Christian to return to the faith that was given to the Saints of Old. People want to serve their god, a god that will give them the privileges to do what they want. Every blessing and curse in the Bible was implemented for the sinner as well as the disobedient Christian.
Some Ministers are teaching God is not angry, God is angry with those that practice sin. There is a difference from practicing sin and falling into sin. There is none that has not sin, but when we willfully disobey the Word of God, this is considered sin (For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins – Hebrews 10:26. If we sin willfully reveals the act was deliberately indicating the individual doesn’t care about what the Word of God has instructed them. The theory once saved is always saved is a lie, if we continue in sin we are Hell bound. Jesus didn’t die for us to continue in sin, Apostle Paul instructed us not to be conformed to this world (And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God – Romans 12:2).
We suppose to resist being poured into the mold of the present thinking, value systems, and conduct of the world. The righteousness of God will cause the believer to conduct themselves according to the Word of God, but how can one conduct them self when they don’t know what the Word of God is saying?
The Old Testament and New Testament coincide with each other, what was sin in the Old Testament is also sin in the New Testament, the difference is, the Old Testament is Law, and the New Testament is Grace. Under the Law punishment for sin was much more sever and the individual didn’t commit the sin two or three times before God disciplined them. Now, because of Grace, He has given us time to repent without striking us dead. Grace does not give us the permission to sin, but the space to repent!
Every nation is called to serve God in holiness, holiness indicating we are living according to the Word of God and not the standards of the world. We cannot live our life any kind of way and think we’re going to Heaven anyway. If that was the case, what was the purpose of Jesus’ death? He died so that the robber and thief would enter into Heaven, the abuser, and molester, and they can if they repent and submit themselves to the Word of God.
Throughout the Bible God has instructed His people how to live. He has foretold us what to expect in this Christian walk, He has also instruct us to resist Satan, and he would flee. Christians shouldn’t be running from Satan or his followers, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. If you’re running, how is God going to show He’s strong on your behalf? God eyes are on His people, know that there is no temptation you’re going through that God cannot deliver you. There is no one or nothing greater than the God you serve. The God you serve spoke the moon and stars into existence. God breathe life and He can take life, He makes the wind to blow, we feel it, but can’t see it. He gives you unspeakable joy. He removes pain and sorrow and places it with joy. He defeats the enemy who contends with us. He will take you out of a valley experience and allow you to feel the joy of the mountain top. God can open doors where education cannot; education without salvation is damnation!
Job 11:14 – If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far way, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. God no longer dwells in tents and arks, we are the resting place for his Spirit, and if our tabernacle is unclean, He’s not dwelling there. We can’t reach the world if we’re living according to the world. We drink, and call it a cocktail as though it will make it ok. We dance to secular music and say, music was created by God, true, but He didn’t create the secular music, Satan did. Satan imitates everything God does and if were not familiar with the Word of God, we will think what were doing is ok. We hold on to anger and wear it like a garment; we don’t want to forgive those who have wronged us; we have to let it go, unforgiveness keeps us from having a relationship with God and it causes all types of illness.
You maybe in a place where you don’t know what to do, that’s an opportunity for God to show Himself strong in your behalf. If you need a job, tell God about it, He knows what you have need of, but He’s waiting for you to ask. A parent does not want another child to come to them and ask them something for another child. A parent wants the child who is asking to ask them for their need or desire. What makes us think, God always wants someone else coming on our behalf, He wants to hear our voice, our request!
Satan never tells his servant the wages of sin is death, he never tells them by serving him, he is stealing, killing and destroying their relationship with God. He doesn’t tell the one who likes to drink, he’s making them an alcoholic; he doesn’t tell the casual drug user, he’s setting them up to be drug abusers. He doesn’t tell the one that likes to look at pornography, one day he or she may molest children. He doesn’t tell the adulterer he or she may receive HIV and pass it to their spouse. He doesn’t tell the gangbanger the one they initiated themselves with would be the very one to take their life when they disobey their rules. Satan is out to win, and the prize is your soul. He doesn’t care how he gets it as long as he gets it; you have to know who you are and who you belong to. Satan can’t take anything unless we allow him too. Take the time to read and study the Bible, we have to ask God to help us to live according to His instructions, we can’t live by them in our own strength, but we can, if we allow the Spirit of God to rule and dominate our spirit, soul and body.
Matthew 7:14 – Because strait is the gate, and narrow (difficult or confined) is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.