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No Easy Answer For Sin

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Your body comes with a predisposition for sinning. The fall in the Garden of Eden ruined the original genetic code for mankind. Sin corrupted the bloodline. Now running through your flesh is a demonic code that can only be eradicated by a new blood line, by faith through Jesus Christ. Once you receive the Savior, which is Christ the Lord, you still live in the old bloodline. Spiritually, you have been made new, hence a desire to live for Jesus and the awareness of heaven and hell. Unfortunately, death is inevitable as God specifically told Adam the tree in the midst of the garden would kill him, if he chose to eat of the fruit of that tree.  He chose to eat the fruit of that tree.

Paul, comes along after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and tells us to “fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses (1 Timothy 6:12). This is the only prescription we have to ensure our salvation. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).

The wrath of God is coming on the children of disobedience. We cannot win against our flesh without a direct assault against our flesh by spending time soaking in the presence of God and being busy doing the Fathers business. Being saved is work. Making sure you make it to the end is going to be difficult.

Running From Bad News

Jesus said to another man, “Follow Me.” “Lord,” the man replied, “first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:59-60). Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). These are statements that build the foundation for the cost of being a Christian in a fallen world.

There are Christians who run from bad news to their own peril and the peril of others. They are like those who hide their head in the sand or their talent and think that God is going to be pleased, but they are mistaken. Many will hear depart from me you worker of iniquity for not working at all in God’s kingdom. They bury their talent and when the master comes for the harvest he finds them lacking.

The terror of men and the high intensity of evil will cause your flesh to fold, but through God’s Spirit within you, you have the strength to overcome the challenges that would otherwise limit you. The evil spirit of limitation is empowered by your fear to confront bad news. Your cowardice is his elevation, but if you look deep into the love of God, you will find a power that will blow all evil spirits out of the water.

By design those who have God’s Spirit overcome evil with good. God never sanctioned the believer to run, but serve with gladness knowing that your home is in heaven. Fear is a designation that you are lacking in faith and your heart is not entirely above, but beneath.

Before the test of Lot’s wife comes, you better sure up your relationship with Jesus and stop running from bad news and make good news by telling your story of how God as empowered your life by his grace, mercy, and truth.

One Way =’s Truth

It is common sense that different answers to why men exist and their purpose cannot all be right. There is only one answer that is right and all the others are simply wrong. Prophecies were made that Hillary would win and other prophecies that the world would end. We have prophecies of global flooding and imaginations of an asteroid destroying all life on earth. These prophecies have come and gone and some have been renewed. Do you remember Y2K or 2012 Mayan prophecy? What about the statements on blacks having lowering IQ’s and yet a black men succeeds first name Ben Carson is separating twins. All while fighting against a system that would rather see him imprisoned. You seen the nasty tweets about him.

The world is full of con artist, tricksters, and flat out liars. Some do it ignorantly, others maliciously and yet others like many global warming researchers simply do it for money. Much of the con jobs are done for the purposes of making money. That is why God said, you could not serve him and money.

So why do humans exist and what is their purpose. Its simplicity baffles Richard Dawkins, but this should not come to any surprise, for God has used the foolish things to confound the wise. The answer is simple. God created humans for the express purpose of those same humans giving him worship. It pleases God to see his creation glorify him. The only way to glorify him is through His Son Jesus. Jesus is the door that gives access to all of heavens best.

Repent of sin and give your entire life to Jesus and he will make sure that your existence will be defined by love, peace, and joy.

Don’t Let Historical Knowledge Replace Your Relationship With Jesus

In the information age there is a temptation to gather various data concerning all sorts of things and I would encourage exploration, but never lose sight of the words of Solomon. “The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-13).

Learning things outside the Bible is a must if we are going to earn a living and contribute to our families by making money and teaching them how to interact in the world in which we live, but every pursuit should have God in mind. We should be most concerned about what he thinks and desires. He created us and not the other way around. It is in God’s love that he desires our prosperity and enjoys our praise and worship. Never forget that Jesus died on the cross for our salvation. His death was the payment for our sin and we inherit salvation when we repent and believe in the work that Jesus did on the cross for us. If we refuse the gift of Jesus Christ we will inherit damnation and no amount of self-help books or the power of positive thinking will help you.

In all your pursuits remember it is Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life. If you ever lose sight of him, you lose sight of everything that will matter when you pass from this life unto the next.

Behind the Veil

red-lips-and-rock-n-roll-a-vintage-glam-wedding-at-one-of-melbournes-oldest-pubs-971-intThere is a certain intimacy that takes place behind the veil. There are certain pleasures that are accessed behind the veil. There is a higher level of relationship that may be accessed behind the veil. The veil is a covering. It protects and shields against unauthorized access.

To get behind the veil you must be invited. To get behind the veil you must have a special relationship that gives you a pass to lift the veil. There is something romantic and mysterious around the woman who walks down the aisle with the veil and when the man of God gives the command to kiss the bride, access is given to the lips in the company of many spectators.

God has a veil and has invited people through His Son Jesus to access him. It is through the blood that was shed on the cross that gave mankind the ability and privilege to access God behind the veil. It is here where power is granted and gifts are maximized. Behind the veil of God mystery’s are unveiled. It is here where the believer in Jesus Christ has the privilege of sight.

Those outside of a relationship with Jesus cannot see, they are blinded by the veil. Many try to access God without a relationship with his Son and they fail to see that their sin forbids it. Once they repent and believe the gospel and begin to eat the fruits (Bible) that God has given, they are given access behind the veil.

It is important to note that while their is a veil for salvation, its true that God has many veils. Each veil hidden and accessed through a deeper and deeper relationship with him. The disciples had a different level of intimacy with God based upon their love and passion for him.

How far will you go behind the veil is up to you. Joshua said, choose this day whom you will serve. You’re depth is a choice. Understand this: The deeper you go in Jesus, the less and less people will understand you. You will begin to have more and more of the mind of Christ and remember his ways are not our ways, but you will begin to know them intimately. Remember, the multitudes knew nothing of Jesus, some of the 12 knew more, 3 of the disciples went even deeper and God separated them from the rest of the 12 and Paul went deeper still that God had to hinder him.

How deep behind the veils will you go?