God requires that we seek Him in the morning and in the evening. In fact, good success follows the one that meditates on his law both day and night. God desires that we are preoccupied by thoughts concerning Him and His interest. God promises to give us the desires of our heart when we delight ourselves in Him.
We must make a daily decision to put God in all our doings. When we work, we do so, according to the strength He gives us. When we play, we do so, according to the time He gives us. When we pray, read the Word, or fast, we do all in the name of the Lord. Everything we do, should be offered to the Lord. When we sin, we should confess it. If your entire world is saturated with working out your salvation with fear and trembling, you have a good chance of saving your soul from hell.
We already know the way is narrow and few find it. We already know that God has no patients for people who hide their talents for any reason. We already know that God requires our fear and devotion. Anyone who believes they can deceive the Lord, only mock themselves.
A good litmus test of your love for God is your love for your enemy. Loving your enemy is not natural, so when you do, it must be God doing it through you.
Be preoccupied with Him and God will make sure He satisfies 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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There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is death (Proverbs 14:12). There is a way that appears wholesome and that spreads love, but it is actually hate. There is a way that appears like trust, but it is actually laziness and fear. The children of darkness are wiser than the children of light (Luke 16:8) because they don’t have an ungodly trust in God.
They take full responsibility for their success. They take full responsibility for their failure. They live completely in the world without trying to escape it. Many within the church have given up their responsibility and have placed it on God and they wonder why many of their prayers go unanswered. They say things like God will do this and God will do that and God will do that. God’s grace takes care of that and God’s mercy takes care of that. Then my question becomes, what do you do? Nothing?
Don’t stop with a salvation prayer and rest there. Its dangerous and extremely wasteful. As a Christian, we are no longer citizens of earth, but God has never given us permission to abdicate our responsibility to be salt and light with specific implications to change the world around us. This is something we choose, not God. Listen to the wisdom found in Psalms 37 and look at our responsibility that is listed first and then God acts.
- Do not worry (Psalm 37:1)
- Trust in the Lord, watch the conjunction, & DO GOOD (Psalm 37:3)
- Take delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4)
- Commit your way to the Lord (Psalm 37:5)
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun (Psalm 37:6). It is your righteous reward because you are choosing to perform the righteous acts.
No matter how bad you want to leave this evil world or its political system, you should never believe that your presence is simply to go to work and die. You have a responsibility on earth and you should never forget that. You cannot get God, to do what He already said, you should, before He responds with a yes and Amen.
Evil people have their feet on the ground and as a Christian you should to. Its God’s responsibility alone to carry you to heaven. So, enjoy earth and be about the Father’s business. It is our responsibility to do so. Remember, it is the joy of the Lord that is our strength.
When you canvas the Scriptures you will find a theme that will make any Christian uncomfortable. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown (Revelation 2:10).
Notice what our loving God has said about His children. Be faithful, even to the point of death. Let that soak in. When you see the prosperity ministers, promising you houses, that you did not build, when God has promised a mansion, vineyards you did not own, when Jesus is providing a banquet. Understand that God cares little of our death. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants (Psalm 116:15). He did not save Stephen from being stoned or John from loosing his head. This is our loving God.
It is important that you understand what God values. If you fail to understand what God values, you will become bitter when calamity comes crashing down on you. You will say all kinds of ungodly things & your faith will fail, because you failed to understand the God that you serve.
God cares about one thing and that is obedience unto death and his only promise to the believer is that you will spend eternity in heaven and in pleasure if you pass the tests on earth. None of us can tell when God will pull the plug on us, so we must be ready at all times. Who and what are living for? It should be God and the promise of entering into paradise. Any other main goals will only increase vanity.
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What does a Jesus pop-out look like? What does it mean? Do you pop Jesus out whenever you need him and pop him back when you are finished. Today, we see many people asking for prayer in their nearest storm, but soon as the coast is clear, they resume with swearing, getting drunk and doing things that they ought not to. They have no desire or hunger for the things of God. In a nutshell, they are displaying the fruits of the flesh and not the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5).
This is a stench in His nose because they are just paying lip service but their lives are consistently contrary to Gods word. So the question is, is Jesus your whole life or do you pop Jesus out like a lucky charm? Is your ‘commitment’ to Christ limited to just an ackowledgemnt that he exists and that he supplies for you or have you totally surrendered your life to him and desire what he desires and hates what he hates which is sin.
I know of Scarlett Johansson, but I bet if you asked her if she knew me, the answer would be no. In the same way, many people know and even acknowledge Jesus, believe that he died on the cross and rose on the third day but MANY of those very same people will hear Jesus say ‘ I never knew you’ when they stand before him to give an account (Matthew 7:23) because they continued to work iniquity.
So how do you know that you will not be amongst that number. The bible makes it clear. Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.
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