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Why troubles come your way

Why troubles come your way

King David wrote “ Before I was afflicted, I went astray;

but now I keep Your word.” (Psalms 119:67)

Think about what this means. King David had it all and everything going for him, but then he went astray and all hell broke lose in his life. Just how did he go astray?

On a beautiful day he stood on his rooftop and looking down saw the most beautiful woman naked and bathing. She just happened to be a married woman named Bathsheba, but that didn’t matter, he had to have her. The temptation was great and he yielded at that moment. In stead of changing his mind sin overtook him and he had her brought to him. At his palace he entered into a sexual relationship with her and Bathsheba got pregnant.

Her husband Uriah was a solder and in command of many men and was away fighting so King David had him summoned from the battlefield to go to his wife (to cover up their affair) and lay with his wife, but Uriah would not go into her because his men were fighting on the battlefield and he didn’t think it was right so he slept on the porch instead. David’s plan didn’t work so to make matters worse he had Uriah sent back, but this time to the front lines so he would be killed and sure enough he was killed. Now David had blood on his hands with murder in Gods eyes for what he had done.

David then took her into his household and she became his wife. Nathan the prophet was sent to David and told him a parable and ask what he would do to the man and David said this man must die. Then the profit said to David “you are that man!” This is what the Lord said to David as written in II Samual 12:7-18; “I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8I gave your master’s house to you and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah, and if that was not enough, I would have given you even more.

9Why then have you despised the command of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own, for you have slain him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

11This is what the LORD says: ‘I will raise up adversity against you from your own house. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to another, and he will lie with them in broad daylight. 12You have acted in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’”

David’s Loss and Repentance

13Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.”

“The LORD has taken away your sin,” Nathan replied. “You will not die. 14Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt, the son born to you will surely die.”

15After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackclothc on the ground. 17The elders of his household stood beside him to help him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them.

18On the seventh day the child died.

God forgave David’s sin but tragedies followed his household. In Gods Grace he gave David and Bathsheba another son named Solomon who became the wisest and wealthiest King ever in Israel. Once again, what did David write in Psalms 119: 67? “Before I was afflicted, I went astray;but now I keep Your word.” And so it is with all of us. When we stray from the Lord and sin we get afflicted in various ways and means until we wake up and repent from our hearts and live right again like we did when we first met the Lord. Crazy as it might sound, the Lord allows things because of His great love for us. “ do no take lightly the discipline of the Lord.”

In Revelation 2 Jesus said to the church at Ephesus “ 4But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love. 5Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen. Repent and perform the deeds you did at first. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. REPENT AND PERFORM THE DEEDS YOU DID AT FIRST! That could mean getting re-baptized as well if you have fallen far away and are coming back home where you belong into the arms of Jesus. Everyone must examine himself to see what is right according to the scriptures. As the Bible says we must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as our God is a consuming fire……

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Don’t fear in 2019

To my brothers and sisters in Christ I implore you not to fear what you hear and what you see coming, but fear God who is able to cast souls into hell. Perfect love cast out all fear and the one who fears is not perfected in love, because fear involves punishment and there IS none for those who have made Jesus both Savior and Lord! There awaits only glory for us, free from sin and corruption and sickness and death in an eternal heaven with God, with His Son and myriads of saints and angels abiding forever and ever where love resides and there is no sin.

Now let the things of this world grow dim, forsaking that sin that sometimes entangles you. walk in forgiveness and abundant faith knowing all your brothers and sisters in Christ suffer the very same temptations and trials that you do. But realize Jesus is able to deliver us from evil and deliver our souls to the Father in heaven. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

You know that the Love of money is the root of all evil which causes souls to chase after it for power and wealth and sexual perversion and every sin that can be named. It all stems from the love of money. Steer clear of that wickedness of the love of money and give a portion of your money to do good works and to the poor. Stop coveting things like the world does always wanting bigger and newer and better things when your money could be put to much better use spreading the good news around the world. All of us have fallen into this trap at one time or another and reaped the binding stress of debt that our love of credit provides because we just had to have things immediately. Now is the time to get out of debt before the coming worldwide Financial crash occurs and time is running out.

Are you praying the Lord’s Prayer daily? Are you talking to God throughout the day? Have you asked God for directions to complete His will for you on earth before you leave? What about giving thanks for all He has done for you? If we are living and breathing and have a roof over our heads and clothes to wear and food to eat and transportation isn’t that enough to give our Creator praise and thanks? How

much we forget all the little things He does for us and take things for granted. In 2019 ask God to send someone by your life that you can lead to Christ. Perhaps family or friends or even a total stranger. Can you be a Bold Christian in 2019 and teach someone about the Love of Jesus or will you just lean back and relax? Time is short and it’s time for Christians to be bold and fight the good fight of faith. When you get to heaven how many will you bring with you? You can witness anywhere you go or by any means you can. Use the Internet, start a blog if need be, just do something for Christ in 2019 and if you can’t then give to a ministry you know that is preaching the gospel that you trust. Let people including, your enemies see a change in you that reflects the love of God and boldness they have never seen before. “Let your light so shine that men will see the light and turn and glorify Our God in heaven. Yes it will cost you something, perhaps ridicule or mocking or persecution but know that if it does, Gods blessing rest upon you. You may be the only person that ever witnessed salvation to them in their life. Even if they reject you, the witness will penetrate their soul and they won’t forget it. We must all do better in 2019 because time is short and perilous times are coming very soon. Do your part and I will do mine and together we will help bring in the final harvest of souls into the kingdom……

Is Homosexuality off the Sin List? 

So do we take homosexuality off the sin list now? How about adultery or fornication? How about pedophilia? Perhaps polygamy.
The sin list varies greatly by individuals and churches. So how is it that the government and the courts get to decide what you can believe, or how you behave based on your personal beliefs or religion?
Tell me the difference between what’s going on now and what was going on under Hitler. Now the hatred isn’t just towards the Jews; you can now add in all bible believing Christian’s into the mix.
Oh but wait, the “one percenters”, you know the multi-million dollar Corporations like Facebook, Twitter and even Starbucks? Now they get to tell you what and how to believe or else. Not exactly freedom of speech or religion anymore is it?
 Try getting a Muslim bakery to plan your gay wedding or take pictures,  they won’t do it. Ah, but that’s ok, they are Muslims (and would stone every gay person in America if they could get away with it.) It’s just the dirty rotten Jews or Christians. Such hypocrisy in America its beyond sickening.
I have a couple of gay friends. I have a gay cousin. I also have gay nieces. Do I hate them all? Please…don’t be stupid? Of course not, but to hear the media explain it; every bible believing Christian hates gay’s and the LBGT community. What everyone really hates is the cruel and unusual punishment received by any class of citizen based upon their beliefs and religion, whether it’s loss of business, money or harassment in any form. What people really hate is the Hypocrisy from government and the public whether it’s directed to or from the gay or straight communities or towards individuals.
Everyone just wants to tell Christian’s to “shut up and feed the poor” and stay out of all other social issues and government, please…
Look, if I believe the entire bible and hold to every word as truth and do my best to follow the teachings, then I will always believe homosexuality, adultery and fornication are sins and each person must make the choice whether to sin or not. To repent or not. To believe or not. But if I own a bakery, or  Pizza parlor or photography studio or any other business, I’m certainly not going to go against my beliefs in the Bible and what I feel deep in my heart to be right for the sake of compromise. In all things I must answer to God first and not man.
In the same vein, if I cannot get what I want from a business, I simply go to one who meets my needs. Come on how hard is that to do? No it’s about making a statement  even to the point of ruining lives and families; just for the sake of making a statement and proving ones point, never mind the human cost involved.
The media has done a masterful job of turning gay’s against Christians because they don’t agree with their lifestyle. Things have turned from tolerance to totalitarianism concerning the LBGT community. From acceptance and getting along to in your face radical fascism. Scare tactics work well among a politically correct society. Now that gay marriage is the law of the land will the gay community show tolerance towards those who disagree, I think not; in fact I think every effort will now be made in the courts to shove the gay agenda in the face of every facet in our society without regard to the consequences.
At the end of the day what matters is loving God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. We will all stand before our creator some day and be judged or not depending if JESUS knew us as He said “you must be born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. That judgment is for every single person who ever lived, and the outcome is solely based on choices made in this life….,

What’s all this personal relationship with Jesus stuff?

What is all this personal relationship business people say you must have with Christ? I remember my good Baptist friends would say that to me and I would answer no, you have to get baptized. Which they would reply; we do after we get saved. Turns out they were right on that point; everyone must have a personal relationship with Jesus.  In the Day of Judgment Jesus said to those on the left “Depart from me, I never knew you, to which many said wait a minute (inferred) didn’t I do many mighty works in your name? Jesus said depart from me I never knew you.

Why did he say that? If you live with a person, you will have a personal relationship with them and so it is, to live with Jesus is to have a personal relationship with Him. Many today profess with their mouth that they are Christians, but in their heart they are far, far away from Him. You may think you’re saved but in truth, you are not saved at all. How is this possible when you went too or still go to church and walked the isle and prayed a prayer to get saved? It happens because there was no real true repentance from the heart; it was just an act of religion. It happens because there was no commitment to Jesus really from the heart. It happens because there was no resolve to take up your cross daily and follow Jesus. It happens because you were not willing to Truly Repent which means to turn around from your pass sins and lifestyle, it means you walked out that church door or meeting wherever it was the same as when you came in and returned to the same ole sins you have been practicing all your life. Nothing really changed.

Jesus said “Count the cost” and you did and decided to try to live with one foot in the world and one foot in Christianity which won’t work. God said if you are neither hot nor cold He will spit you out of His mouth. How many will hear “depart from me, I never knew you?” Mixed in is the belief or should I say Unbelief that you were unsure if Jesus Really is the Son of God or if His shed blood really does cleanse you and covers all your sins. Maybe it was all an act on your part to please someone else or perhaps play the “church” game and show (pretending of course) that you’re all that in the community and known for being a good person, (though you know inside that is far from the truth.)

All this talk of a personal relationship really does mean something, just like any personal relationships you have in life mean something. In this case with Jesus, it means giving up your life, letting go and trusting with your whole heart, placing yourself in the hands of the creator, the lover of your life, the redeemer of your soul, who died for you. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Jesus says “take my yoke upon you and learn of me and you will find REST for your soul. That means all the stress and worries and heartaches and tension within you will come to a peace deep inside you in your soul and spirit and finally you will be at peace with yourself. Jesus also said you must be Born Again to enter the kingdom of God. Do you think anyone at judgment who are told to depart from Jesus and He never knew them were born again? Absolutely NOT! You know something, you know if you have been born again inside, it’s no game and you will answer in judgments; don’t kid or deceive yourself.

Knowing your spirit is born again is simple to discern. If the eyes of your heart don’t see things differently than before, if there was no real change that took place in your lifestyle, if you are buried in the same sins as before, if you still treat others badly and hate some, if you still carry all kinds of unforgiveness  to those who have offended you and if you spend zero time praying and studying the word and don’t worship God from your heart, there is NO WAY your born again, your just deceiving yourself or the devil is deceiving you. A born again person has the witness in themselves the bible says.

Have you shared Jesus with anyone? How many have you led to repentance? Freely you have been given so freely give to others. Eternal life is a free gift of God. None of us deserve anything as we are all sinners, but if we are saved by Gods grace through faith in Jesus then we ought to act like it. If God did not spare the angels, how much more will those who deny such a great salvation are judged in the end? Salvation is not something to take lightly as you were bought with a heavy price, the blood of the Son of God! A born again person does not practice sin. Hello, John states those who practice sin are of the devil and you know them by their fruits. I am amazed at all the people I know who fit this category that claim to be saved and Christians. Baloney, they have affairs, get drunk or do drugs, are addicted to porn, hate others and love the world and money and practice these things and they say they are saved? Baloney, Jesus doesn’t know them and they are headed to a burning lake of fire unless they repent and trust Jesus from their heart. How do I know this? The bible says so and I was formerly just like them, but by the mercy of God. I came to the end of myself and was born of the Spirit of God, bless Jesus.

Please examine your own life and do right and believe Jesus must Know You or He will say depart from me, I never knew you. Sometimes true born again souls slip up and fall into sin, but come back to God in full repentance. He is faithful and just to forgive our sins if we ask Him. I am afraid for all those who think they are saved but are not even born again. Some play the church game, some are so bound up in religion and works, their souls are parched dry, yet they continue to be bound up in legalism instead of the free gift of grace. Still others who know grace live like the people in the world and practice sin of every kind.

I am scared for all my friends and family members whose only concern is money and the things of the world. God says if you love the world, then the love of the father is not in you. What a statement! How could that be? It’s because God is a jealous God and the love of anything before him is IDOL worship and putting other things before Him. We’re only human you say? No, that is wrong, we are spirit as well and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. The fight within us is a fight against our own flesh and the devil. We must take control of our own flesh and say no and resist the devil and he will flee from us.

Think you can live a Christian life without praying and renewing your mind by reading and/or hearing the word? You can’t, so don’t even pretend. So what is the answer; to have a personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus the Son. How do we do that? Like any other relationship we have. Spend time with Him! Communicate with Him! Talk to Him 24/7 in your heart, He is right there with you all the time. How is that possible? His Spirit is inside you, the Holy Spirit if you are born again! So when you think or talk Gods Spirit inside you has instant communication with the Father! Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world! And if the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside you, then He who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal body through the Spirit that dwells in you! That’s why we grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin because we carry God with us at all times and He knows even our innermost thoughts and everything we do!

But God is not waiting for us to mess up and then beat us with a big stick, He loves us so much and wants the best for our lives and gives us a future and a hope! A personal relationship? You bet, and we know His voice so listen for Him in your quiet times. Surrender to Jesus with your whole heart and ask the Holy Spirit in and be born again. Then on judgment day Jesus will say; come you blessed of my Father and enter into the rest that has been prepared for you since the beginning of time…..

Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) The Faithful One

Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) The Faithful One

“Grace to you and shalom (peace) from Him who is and who was and who is to come, as well as from the seven spirits who are before His throne, and from Messiah Yeshua , the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, kohanim (Priest) to His God and Father – to Him be glory and power forever! Amen!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, says ADONAI Elohim, (Lord God) who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty!” (Rev 1:4-6) What Jesus looks like now is revealed in scripture. “I saw seven golden menorahs. In the midst of the menorahs, I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed in a robe down to His feet, with a golden belt wrapped around His chest. His head and His hair were like white wool, white like snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of rushing waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came forth a sharp, two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at full strength.” (Rev 12-16)

He said of Himself; “Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the One who lives. I was dead, but look – I am alive forever and ever! Moreover, I hold the keys of death and sheol (hades).”

“To the one, who overcomes and guards My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations and he shall rule them with an iron rod, as when clay pots are broken into pieces. Even as I have received from my Father, so I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach (Spirit) is saying to Messiah’s communities.” (Churches) The one who overcomes thus will be dressed in white clothes; I will never blot his name out of the book of life, and will confess his name before My Father and His angels. He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach is saying to Messiah’s communities. Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon – hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. The one who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the Temple of My God and he will never leave it. And on him I will write the name of my God and the name of the city of My God – the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God – and My own new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach (Spirit) is saying to the communities.”

Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore, be zealous and repent for you are neither hot nor cold and because you are lukewarm, neither cold or hot, I am about to spew you out of My mouth. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with me. To the one who overcomes I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I myself overcame and sat down with the Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach (Spirit) is saying to Messiah’s communities.

You must be born again of the Spirit of God to enter the kingdom of heaven. Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) baptizes us into one body whether Jew or Gentile by His Spirit when you call upon Him to forgive you and save you. Therefore repent and be baptized, wash you sins away by faith in the blood of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) He is knocking on your hearts door, open it and invite Him in……He is faithful and true, and is the same yesterday and yes forever…..

Bastard Generation

Bastard Generation

In Deuteronomy 23:2 it states “No one who of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of his descendents, even to the Tenth Generation, shall enter the assembly of the Lord.” And again in Hebrews 12:8, “But if you are without discipline, of which we have all become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.”

Ten generations is a long, long time. Today, there are so many illegitimate births in the world, its mind boggling. My two youngest kids are from the “Me” generation with ages in the early twenties. I would be hard pressed to find any of their friends who have not had illegitimate children. This is the norm in that generation. Those born in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Not only do they have children without marriage, but as my daughter told me every single one of her close net friends have had an abortion and several more than once and multiple times. This generation does not know God and as Isaiah quotes about Israel back in the day, they are a bastard generation who know not God. Illegitimate children to God and birthing children who are illegitimate, that is; for the lucky ones who are spared the murder of abortion.

The parents of this generation are for the most part Godless as well, who traded in walking with God into walking without God. Parents who grew to love the world and the things of the world and leaving the God of their parent’s generation to serve man and sin and the devil. Parents who not only lost their fear of God and practice sin, but unloving parents of their own children never giving a second thought about their souls and the souls of their kids. Parents who openly do drugs and even drink with their own children and for many families losing their kids to the world of drugs and immorality. Many toss them out on the street because they are so out of control, no wonder with the lifestyle their parents live. Then the cycle gets even worse as the “Me’ generation try to fend for themselves. The majority of them without even a high school education; because they loved drugs and immorality and self abasement more than getting their education. Locked into the welfare system without much hope of ever being able to take care of themselves or their children, unless they get government assistance. Many still living at home into their 30’s with bastard children and grandparents trying to raise their grandchildren because their own kids are inept at being parents. And now the babies of those generations are doomed and without hope without God.

The curse of sins and the sins of our forefathers go down four generations according to the bible, but the curse of illegitimate birth goes down ten generations.  Hidden in the blood lines of unsuspecting people, lies the plan of Satan to corrupt and destroy humans blocking the blessings of the Lord and creating generations without knowing and feeling God’s true love. Symptoms of never belonging, whether it’s a family or church or even at the work place even though some are born again. They bounce around and never settle and are never at peace in their hearts.

We live in the church age and the age of grace or these unruly children would be taken out and stoned like in the Old Testament. But because God loves us so much, He had a plan and that plan was the sacrifice of His sinless Son Jesus Christ. His blood alone cleans all our sin and we are forever His when we repent and confess Jesus as Lord and invite Him to come in and live in our hearts. Some generational curses still must be dealt with and be broken. Because Jesus was cursed because he hung on a tree according to the bible, all curses can be broken in Jesus name even back ten generations.

I implore you to break the bastard curse, the illegitimate curse by speaking it out in Jesus name back to ten generations. Many have the curse in their bloodline and have no idea what happened ten generations ago. Break the curse over yourself and your children and your grandchildren in the name of Jesus and you will actually see a difference in their actions almost immediately. Speak it out in faith laying hands on yourself and others and even anoint your head with oil with a touch. What have you got to lose? But you have lots to gain.

Jesus took our sins and our curses when He died for us on Calvary, now by faith and prayer, speaking it out loud, break the curse of illegitimacy over your bloodline to the tenth generation………

 

 

Unbelief and It’s Consequences

 

God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. The problem in simple terms is that all men and women actually know there is a God of the universe, yet they suppress that truth in unrighteousness acts and deeds. One of the most remarkable things about humans is that everyone knows there is a God. How does everyone know this fact; because God has made it evident to every human being that has ever lived? Exactly! “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.(Romans 1:20)”  The real problem is they don’t honor Him as God, or even give thanks for that matter. Those kinds of people become futile in their speculations or more clearly; vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart is darkened. Those are the kind of people who profess to be wise and educated, but actually become fools. They call evil good and good evil with their darkened hearts. Romans goes on the state they exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.  It all goes back to not honoring God as God. No fear of God and judgments or rewards of God to His children, thus they worship and serve evil and sin.

Those who decide to reject God and His Son Y’Shua Jesus the Messiah, will eventually be given over to degrading passions, like sexual perversions of all sorts including homosexuality so those people will dishonor their own bodies. Then God gives them over to depraved minds who commit every form of evil and murder. Look around in the world right now, in cities and neighborhoods all over the world, what do you see? Morality is in the tank in most every place you look, in every country in the world. And where is the world headed but into chaos on every front. You see when people reject Jesus as Lord and refuse to believe in God, eventually, their hearts gets hard and they are turned over to whatever they love; and in every case it is some sort of evil.

In Noah’s day the world was full of every form of perversion and violence, and Jesus said that’s the way it will be when He returns in the Second Coming. We are almost there. What are the signs of a depraved mind? Someone what is filled with unrighteousness. This includes wickedness, greed, evil, being full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; people who are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, people who are without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving and unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who Practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but give hearty approval to those who practice them (Romans 1:29-32).

So you see unbelief is not just saying someone is an agnostic or atheist or an unbeliever; unbelief has major consequences to every human being. God is so loving and merciful and gives every person a chance and opportunity to find him, but in the end, someone who does not honor Him as God, meaning Jesus the Son and the Father, will eventually fall into every sort of evil and perversion, not to mention receiving the due penalty of their error and at the end of time be cast into the lake of fire reserved for the devil and his angels. Today is the day of salvation, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved and spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Judge the evil and the evil people for what they are and stay away from them. John says those who practice evil are evil. Don’t judge you say? That is taken totally out of context and evil people use it to try to shame Christians into accepting tolerance and every sin. When Romans 2:1 says passing judgment on those evil sinners are without excuse because some that judge practice the same things and are without excuse. This includes religious and legalistic people who claim to be Christians and saved but are unsaved because of unbelief that faith in Jesus alone saves you and makes you born again. This would also include backslidden Christians living in the world and not living in grace and thankfulness to God who redeemed them. Don’t think there is no consequence for sinning or doing evil because you were once saved and born again.  Think of the times in your life when all hell broke loose because you were not serving God and were backslidden in your heart. It happened to me and it has happened to you as well. God loves us so, he disciplines us until we repent and get back on the right track. In fact Romans 2:9 says “There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also to the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, for there is no partiality with God.” So which would you rather have? Ok, then keep your heart and mind clean and stop being lazy and pray daily and God will protect your heart. Now there are times of testing which is worth more than gold, then we must prove ourselves when temptation and trials come and remain faithful that God is who He says He is and will bring us through every trial and safely home. But that is not tribulation and distress for doing evil, when you practice sin that’s what happens. Now I didn’t say when you slip up and sin as we all do, the bible says when you practice sin you will have tribulation and distress.

Another verse evil sinners and legalistic religious people just love to use out of context is Matthew 7:1-5 which says “Do not judge lest you be judged by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. And looking at the speck in your brother’s eye when there is a log in yours. First remove the log in your own eye and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brothers eye. What is Jesus saying? Don’t be a hypocrite when you’re doing the same thing or worse. And don’t judge your brother or sister in Christ who are born again. It’s the same thing as we talked about in Romans 2. Jesus never said not to judge evil and evil acts or fruit of a person! In fact you are to judge the fruit of someone, what they are producing in their lives and acts of evil or people of evil as it says “from such people turn away.” Not the sinners, because we are suppose to be teaching them and leading them to Christ, obviously, we don’t hang out with sinners because bad morals corrupt. But those who claim to be Christians and are practicing evil or preaching another gospel, we do judge those works. Interestingly Jesus called some people ravenous wolves, false prophets, vipers and judged their fruit in the same book. My point is simple; don’t fall into the trap when people yell at you “don’t judge” when they want you to compromise with their sin and show tolerance to every act of perversion which is taking place on the earth today in every form.

Unbelief has consequences. For your soul when you don’t believe that faith in Jesus alone gives you eternal life through grace, in your health when you don’t believe God heals, in your finances when you don’t believe God provides, in you trials when you don’t believe God will see you through, in your weakness when you don’t believe God delivers, in your temptations, when you don’t believe God will rescue you if you resist, on and on it goes. If we all examine ourselves, there are areas in all of our lives we can do better and decide to believe no matter what. Fasting is one way to rid you of unbelief and hear God better. We don’t fast enough. Fasting does not make you better in God’s eyes or give you favor; but what it does is open you up to hear God better and gets rid of unbelief. Praying in the Spirit is another and most important is spending time reading and studying the word of God. We must all get stronger and stronger in the Lord and the power of His might as perilous times are here and coming. It’s His power, not ours, His glory not ours, His grace that will see us through. There is none righteous, no not one, but yet we are the righteousness in Christ. We have all sinned and some of us have sinned way more than others, but the blood of Jesus cleans us all not matter what we have done, there is nothing that faith in Jesus shed blood cannot heal and cover. Jesus became sin for us so we don’t have to be lost or pay for our sins as that is what all of us deserve, but Jesus paid it all, all to Him we owe. Some day we will all be with Him if we only repent and believe…….

 

 

 

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