Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand – Revelation 1:3
The church which is the body of Christ has fallen into a spiritual sleep, this is Satan’s most subtle strategy. Satan causes Christians to fall into a sleep of death, in this dangerous position, they are spiritually asleep, and are unable to hear the voice of the Lord as He speaks to them. They are unaware of the movements of the enemy, they have a false sense of security concerning their own spiritual condition. They are unaware of the lateness of the hour or the impending danger of death or the return of Jesus in their spiritual slumber.
From the beginning of time, God knew His creation would stray away from the instructions He has given us to live by. Throughout the scriptures, He sent someone to convey His word for those professing to be Christians. God has made a difference from His creation and His children, every living soul is His creation, but every living soul is not His child. God loves everyone, and His desire is not for anyone to perish, this is the reason He sent His Son to reconcile us to Him.
Accepting salvation and disregarding the instructions is detrimental. Originally, the writers of scriptures were a supernatural guidance by the Spirit of God, and they wrote as they were inspired by the Spirit of God. They were transcribed accurately, reliably and without error in the original manuscripts. Because scriptures are given to help Christians grow in maturity, they should rely upon them for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.
Because the Bible has been translated throughout time; many believe errors have occurred and this gives them the right to reject some scriptures or not to rely on scripture for their spiritual growth as well as coming subject to God’s written instructions. The instructions weren’t for God, but for His people in order for them to have contact and a relationship with God. God created Adam to have contact, relationship and fellowship, but when Adam disobeyed God’s instructions, he lost his relationship with God and was thrown out of the Garden of Eden.
God gave Adam the instructions not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, these instructions weren’t for the benefit of God, but for Adam and Eve. Because of their disobedience, they became in a spiritual state of death. They no longer had a relationship with God, they no longer had fellowship with God nor were they in His presence as they were before they rejected His instructions.
God has also given every one who is professing to be a Christian, instructions in how to live as a Christian, as well as how to have fellowship and a relationship with Him. God has given us an instruction manual which is His written word. In order to receive everything God has for us, we have to accept His plan for our life. God has a plan for each of us, but its our obligation whether or not we will accept His plan. Take time to read His instructions, ask for His assistance to follow His instructions, have a willing heart to follow His instructions and not only will you receive the blessings of God, but you will also have access to come into His presence, and His presence is better than a present!