Have you ever doubted The WORD of GOD, and HIS plan for your LIFE?"
Have you?" If so, please consider GOD'S WORD from Romans 14:22-23. Better yet," let me share it with you, and get your thoughts on it. It reads like this: Do you have FAITH? Have it to yourself before GOD. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from FAITH; for whatever is not from FAITH is sin.
[Right!" Whatever is not from "Believing" The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "is sin!" But on the other hand, "if we eat from FAITH in The WORD of The LIVING GOD. We will eat GOD’S WORD, and agree with the prophet Jeremiah that spoke these WORDS from Jeremiah 15:16, saying": YOUR WORDS were found, and I ate them. And YOUR WORD was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by YOUR NAME,
O LORD of hosts.
We who are called by our LORD'S NAME, Christians. Need to consider that Satan’s sway over humanity began when he turned the minds of Adam and Eve, against The WORD of GOD." In order to pull it off, he had to lie to them about GOD. Yes!"
And ultimately, they had to fall for his lies." In that defining moment, he lied to them about GOD’S GOODNESS, HIS FAITHFULNESS in keeping HIS WORD, and HIS good intentions for their lives.
Consider how Genesis 3:1-6 reveals the devil's scheme, saying: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which The LORD GOD had made. And he said to the woman, "Has GOD indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit
of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it,
lest you die.' "
[Yet, Brethren, The LORD said absolutely nothing about touching it." And because the devil knew that, he also knew, that he could deceive Eve, because she knew not The WORD of The LIVING GOD.]
Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For GOD knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like GOD, knowing good and evil.
[To be like GOD?" Now isn't that what the devil wanted?" To be like GOD?]
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
[Did you catch that, Beloved?" Adam, was willing to obey the voice of his wife, above The WORD of GOD.]
And because so many prefer to obey anything, but GOD." Satan is still up to his old tricks, deceiving those, who know not, GOD."
And because so many refuse to embrace GOD'S WORD and instructions; "they live feeding on food alone, and ignore The WORD of The LIVING GOD that created everything, and gave to each of us, LIFE."
But our LORD, JESUS, warns us who diligently seek HIM, in John 8:44 that the devil does not stand in The TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he “speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
[So it should not be surprising, then, Brethren, that when trouble and hard times come, the father of lies gets many to question GOD’S plan for their lives. When we are told to follow HIS instructions, many wonder if HIS "WORD" is really true and reliable in the first place. And
when The WORD of The LIVING GOD tells us things like, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,” Satan tells us that the good LIFE is about piling up treasures here on earth, and causes many to doubt "The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
But GOD, fully aware of this; speaks from 1st Timothy 6:6-10 saying: Now Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the FAITH in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The problem with many, is that because they don't really trust GOD'S WORD, like Adam and Eve, they fall for Satan’s lies." And when they do, their loyalty to GOD is compromised. Only then, does the enemy of our soul, slither off to his next assignment, leaving many alone to face their regrets and the realization that the devils deception has seduced them away from our truest and dearest Friend." [Friend?"]
Consider this WORD, from John 15:15 where The LORD, our best "Friend," says: No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his MASTER is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from MY FATHER I have made known to you.
And then, HE goes on by saying in the following verse: You did not choose ME, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask The FATHER in MY NAME HE may give you.
In Whose NAME, Beloved?"
Who have you been listening to lately?