Sunday, October 7, 2018

Does your life make sense after having read the Bible while believing it is true?

Don't tell me you are the Church of Jesus Christ while still living for yourselves . . . you who offer your time and resources to the god of this world while claiming the name of Christ!!! You lovers of this ungodly, wicked, and adulterous generation who live to satisfy fleshly lusts, lusts of the eyes, and live for the pride of your vain and mortal life. You have yet to be crucified, washed, renewed, transformed, resurrected, and recreated!!! You are still the old man if you still live like the old man and desire the lusts of the old man. Have you tasted the grace of God? Have you been healed? Has your broken inner man been made whole by the power of Christ? Was your burden nailed to the cross of Christ? If you don't get real with God now God will be very real to you later!!! Don't think that because you have sound doctrine that you are a new creature in Christ. Many folks are born into families which have sound doctrine. Some believe that divorce and remarriage is adultery (and it is) but still live a life that declares they are dead in their sins. Many believe war is evil and that Jesus commanded His disciples to love their enemies though they kill the poor through their selfishness and greed. Many believe that women should not uncover their heads, though they bow their knees to Mammon while calling on Jesus Christ. Wake up!! If ALL of your desires, ALL of your thoughts, ALL of your plans, ALL of your affections, ALL of your time and ALL of your resources are not focused, fixed, and centered on Jesus Christ and His holy will then YOU ARE LOST!!! Don't be deceived! Don't say within yourself, "where does it say that in Scripture" when you are commanded to love God with ALL of your heart, soul, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself, and your enemies!!! Don't say within yourself, 'The spirit is not leading me to do that". IF YOU ARE NOT LED TO TOTALLY, FINALLY, ENTIRELY, FULLY AND COMPLETELY DEVOTE ALL THAT YOU ARE AND HAVE.... YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TIME, YOUR FRIENDS, AND YOUR RESOURCES TO GOD THEN YOU NEED TO STOP LISTENING TO WHATEVER VOICE YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING AND OPEN YOUR EARS TO THE VOICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO BIDS ALL TO COME AND DIE WITH HIM, THAT ALL MAY BE GLORIFIED TOGETHER AND ON THAT APPOINTED DAY TO DINE WITH HIM IN HIS KINGDOM!!  Have you read the Scriptures dear friends? Is it a dead book to you or have these life giving words raised you out of your nothingness, emptiness, hopelessness and filled you with a holy purpose to WALK WITH GOD AND TO FIGHT IN HIS HOLY WAR, AND TO LIVE THE LIFE OF CHRIST? Does your life make sense in the light of the Gospel, eternity, heaven, hell, and all of the desires of God, the coming wrath, and the fulfillment of things to come? Does your life make sense after having read the Bible and believing that it is true? What are you living for? Are you still wallowing in the mire of spiritual darkness, deadness, failure, weakness? Have you forsaken all? Have you taken up your cross? Don't claim you have done any of these things if you still pursue the entertainments, amusements, and delicacies of this present evil world!!! Movies and games filled with adulteries, fornications, killing, greed and all manner of uncleanness!!! Are you still living for the innocent and lawful pleasures of this temporal life? Have you heard the Gospel crying, "TIME IS SHORT"? Does your life primarily revolve around your family, your neighbors, your work, your house and your fellowship? What about the Gospel? What about Jesus? What about His death and resurrection? What about His holy will? What about His family? What about His spiritual house? What about His holy desires and will? What about Him friends??? Truly, if the trumpet sounded, then what would you do differently than what you are doing now???? WE SHOULD BE LIVING NOW, THE WAY THAT WE OUGHT, SO THAT NO CHANGES WOULD BE NECESSARY THEN!!! Presume not upon the mercy and long-suffering of God!!!! Repent!!! Don't justify yourselves!!! Stop it!!! Repent!!!! Christ is worthy!!! May the Lamb that was slain REALLY receive the reward His sufferings dear friends!!! If your life does not reflect the preciousness of the blood of Christ then you have not been washed by that precious blood! If your life has not ended in Christ then you have not been saved by His life! If your relationship with God has not turned your world upside down and transformed you from the inside out then what you have is not a relationship with God!

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“Reason dictates that persons who are truly noble and who love wisdom will honor and love only what is true. They will refuse to follow traditional viewpoints if those viewpoints are worthless...Instead, a person who genuinely loves truth must choose to do and speak what is true, even if he is threatened with death...I have not come to flatter you by this written petition, nor to impress you by my words. I have come to simply beg that you do not pass judgment until you have made an accurate and thorough investigation. Your investigation must be free of prejudice, hearsay, and any desire to please the superstitious crowds. As for us, we are convinced that you can inflict no lasting evil on us. We can only do it to ourselves by proving to be wicked people. You can kill us—but you cannot harm us.” From Justin Martyr's first apology 150 A.D. Martyred A.D. 160