“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the Lord’s table may be despised. When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 1:6-8).
Are we giving God our best? Are we living in obedience? Have we gotten weary in well doing? Have we lost focused on maintaining our relationship with God in its proper order? Have we allowed they way of the world and the temptations that war against us to succeed? Is our profession more important then God? Is our fear of man more important then our fear of God? Have we become complacent? Complacency leads to relational failure in the spirit and in the natural. Have we forgotten that we are children of the Most High God and have left off in our honor? Are we stronger then God? Do we desire God’s blessing or curse?
Heavenly Father, lead us not into temptation and return to us a healthy fear of you. Remove the evil spirits that have nested in our members and replace them with your Spirit. Expand your Spirit on the inside of us and force out every spiritual thought that is out of alignment with your Word. Open our eyes wide and by the blood of Jesus, place upon us a garment that has been washed. Overflow our cup. Pour upon our heads the buckets of peace, joy, and love. Keep pouring until we are completely submerged in your glory. Keep pouring until my mind has been completely transformed. Keep pouring until my affection for you has blown open the doors of my spirit and all I see is you.
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It has come to my attention that men should fear aliens, meteors, global warming, demons, fallen angels, and stock market crashes, but no one is saying anything about fearing God. Why? Did God not say, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
Do not mix the movie preachers with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Fearing God is the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of knowledge. Fearing God is the most healthy thing an inhabitant of God’s earth can do.
When is the last time you seen a movie where God killed people? Should I fear Thanos from Avengers, when He requires stones that God created? Should I fear, the white man’s nuclear weapons, when God can stand on the Sun or eat it like a tic-tac, if He chose to do so. The earth is the Lord’s footstool. Be wise, servants of the most high and remember that fearing God is the best position.
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The word love always trends on twitter. It is used every second of the day. A word that has been abused more than any word in the English language. Everyone uses the word. Whether you believe in its origin in God or not, people use the word and for many, its so fluid, that its weight has little value when said. Love has been reduced in many cases to lust.
People use the word to manipulate people. People use the word out of a genuine heart felt response based upon how someone makes them feel. No matter why you are using the word its power is not absolute.
While love is powerful and the very essence of God, it is not sufficient enough to make the most evil person repent and give their life to Jesus. The hearts of many are so cold that love or fear will not save them. They are simply doomed. Never forget that Jesus was the epitome of love and yet he was stilled murdered by people He asked God the Father to forgive. It is this understanding that I want you to keep, when you hear people try to use Jesus loves you as a tactic to bring someone into fellowship with Jesus.
Love doesn’t bring a person in. Its revelation. The ability to have the self awareness of ones sin will bring them into fellowship with Jesus, when they seek an answer for it. Jesus will always become the only solution for the dilemma. Christians are called to be salt and light. Not love and love. The salt means we are delightful people. Good people that may be trusted and the light is the revelation.
He who wins souls is wise. Fear is the beginning, but love is the sustainer. What does a person fear? There soul lost because of sin. When they believe, love will carry them through the trials and the tribulation. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. Fear is the beginning of knowledge. Love is afterward. It is the everlasting sustainer.
But I will tell you what will happen to cowards and to everyone who is unfaithful or dirty-minded or who murders or is sexually immoral or uses witchcraft or worships idols or tells lies. They will be thrown into that lake of fire and burning sulfur. This is the second death (Revelation 21:8.
So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents (Matthew 25:25-28).
God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7).
When once a brave man storms a castle full of soldiers not caring for his life because the damsel has been captured. He is not averted by the high odds of losing the battle for his heart is already missing. Beating inside the damsel this brave mans heart beats. Each breathe she takes fuels his resolve to overcome the greatest challenge. Love will always triumph over fear. Love transcends a persons body and is held captive in someone else.
If a guard were to capture him they would quickly realize his heart is not here but is lodged with another. His love has driven him this far.
When the people of God fall in love with Jesus the same way this brave man has for a sinner, what would happen within our world? The hoards of darkness grow thicker. The propaganda machine is on full throttle and the gospel of Satan is preached throughout every form of media known to man. Massive amounts of money is being spent on the promotion of foolishness.
Why are female teachers raping and molesting children in record numbers and female doctors attacking uber drivers. As the role in violence perpetrated by women increase on television so does the effect happen within real life. The gospel of Satan being preached is working. Millions of so called Christians dying to spend their money, time, and energy to support the preaching of Satan’s gospel and do we think our children will be safe?
Parents are being killed by their children and what is blamed? Mental illness. No it is sin. The fruits of unrighteousness are deadly. The wages of sin is death.
It is time for the Christian to fall in love with Jesus, so that we are not afraid of the wickedness of men. It is also time for the Christian church to kick out the imposters and clean the house or God who I believe is missing from the majority of churches anyway is not coming to the temple, until you evict Satan.
There is a reason the way that leads to destruction is wide. Its easy.