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Isn't now," the time of the Apostasy?🤔

Brethren,

Isn't it absolutely, true, "that not


everyone has a heart for GOD?"



             Absolutely!" 💯



The sad reality, is, that to a large number of people,


GOD'S WORD, "is repulsive, offensive, and untolerable."



  Sadly, 😔😥 this is the reality of man. "We can't tolerate the LIGHT, and preferring the darkness,  we hide our sins, instead of confessing, and forsaking them!"  It's man's fatal dilemma."



But Ephesians 2:4-5 encourages us, by saying:



But GOD,   Who is rich in MERCY, because of HIS  GREAT LOVE with which HE LOVED us,   even when we were dead in trespasses,   made us alive together with CHRIST (by GRACE you have been SAVED.)



[You see, The LORD, not willing that any should perish, has come seeking us, admonishing us through John 3:19 and through Acts 17:30. Commanding us to repent.


John 3:19 reads]:



And this is the condemnation,   that LIGHT has come into the world;  and men LOVED darkness  rather than LIGHT,  because their deeds were evil.



[And isn't, that, the sum of it, Beloved?


Doesn't that sound,  just about right?"



Isn't it, then, the powers of darkness, that are behind men's actions, and the "blaspheming," of GOD'S HOLY NAME?



And those who practice such conduct,  "Isn't it, because they prefer the darkness, and doing, those things, that GOD'S commandments condemn, and denounce?"]



GOD, calls us to LOVE  The LIGHT," and to know that, HE,  "Who is,


The LIGHT;" calls us to fight the good fight," and to hate what is evil."



And hating what is evil, "looking to do what is good," by reaching this lost and dying generation!"



Yes, knowing that through our doing so, "we praise, and worship," JESUS,  "Who is worthy of all GLORY."



And every, Soul,  is GLORY for GOD!"



JESUS, proved HIMSELF, worthy of all GLORY; when on The Cross ✝️, HE took our place."



HE didn't simply say,  'I LOVE you, and want you to Believe  ME."



But intending, to prove HIS  LOVE


for us, "HE gave HIMSELF for us, suffering greatly on the Cross,


"so that we might Believe in HIS "finished work," and embrace HIM, as our BOSS.



HE did this, "that we who Believe, might live eternally for HIS GLORY, and not see death!"



For through John 11:25-26 HE gives us HIS WORD, saying:



"I AM   The RESURRECTION and The LIFE.   He who Believes in ME, though HE may   die,  he shall live.  And whoever lives   and Believes in ME  shall never die.


Do you Believe this?"



[That question, Beloved, is for everyone!"



Yes, The WORD of The LIVING GOD,


is for everyone to Believe, LOVE, and obey!"


For everyone who Believes, will respond with obedience to share The finished work of The Cross ff CHRIST,  ✝️hat took our sins away!"



             "HALLELUJAH!"




By our obedience to preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST,  "we prove our loyalty to GOD, and that we LOVE HIS WORD and PROMISE of Everlasting LIFE,  "Who is, 


The CHRIST!"



So entirely focused, on what HE would accomplish to prove HIS GREAT LOVE for us on The Cross;


HE exclaims in John 15:13, saying:



Greater LOVE  has no one than this, than to lay down one's LIFE  for HIS friends.



[Can you imagine that, Beloved, being counted a friend, of GOD?"



Yes, we are HIS friends,  because we recieve The TRUTH of HIS WORD, and PROMISE, of Everlasting LIFE - JESUS CHRIST.



And, as LORD, we recieve HIM,


over us."


We Trust HIS guidance, and allow HIS WORD to lead us." 


Willingly, we embrace, JESUS, as our BOSS, and devoted to the cause of our, LORD, we daily "take up our Cross."



We rejoice, in sharing The Good News, "of what CHRIST accomplished for us


on the Cross."



That in HIS LOVE, and MERCY for us all,  HE invites us all to Believe, "so that on the Day of judgement, into HIS  GLORY,  we'd be recieved!"



Not willing that any should perish, GOD commands all men everywhere, to repent," speaking through Acts 17:30, saying]:



"Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,  because HE has appointed a day  on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS   by The Man  Whom HE has ordained. HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM  from the dead.



[Brethren,


Do you understand the severity, of the charge given to us?


Especially, given the fact, that the coming of The LORD," is so near?🤔



You see," the sad reality, is that


many people even today, are departing from GOD, and are no longer interested in HIS  WORD and PROMISE, of Everlasting LIFE!"



John 6:64-69  speaks of their departure, unbelief, and cold-hearted betrayal of The LORD."


For they no longer were interested, in walking with HIM."


It reads:



But there are some of you who do not Believe."


For JESUS knew from the beginning who they were who did not Believe, and who would betray HIM.



And HE said, 


"Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to ME unless it has been granted to him by MY  FATHER."



From that time many of HIS disciples went back and walked with HIM no more.



["Can you picture the scene,


as if you were standing at the Door?"



"Unbelievers, galore!" 



Now imagine,  "in the presence of GOD,  seeing so many, "laying flat on the floor!" 


Looking around,  "possibly for a door."]



Brethren,


Many are even today,


walking away from GOD, and are despising HIS "GRACE and MERCY."



But we who persist, and remain, know to perseve!"


For The LORD, has admonished us, in Revalation 3:12  by saying]:



He who overcomes,


I will make him    a pillar in the temple of MY  GOD, and he shall   go out no more.       I will write on him 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 I will write on him MY  New NAME.



[Brethren,


Everyone needs to respond to our LORD'S, question, in verse 67 of John 6, where HE asks us, all"]:


 


"Do you also want to go away?"



But Simon Peter answered HIM, "LORD, to whom shall we go?



YOU have The WORDS of Eternal LIFE."



[ Brethren,


CHRIST,"  is our LIFE!"



HE is, "The WORD of LIFE,"  that GOD has spoken to us?  "JESUS,"  is GOD'S WORD and PROMISE,"


of Everlasting LIFE?



"HE is, The WORD speaking to us,


in John 14:15, saying]:



If you LOVE ME, keep MY commandments.



[With that said;  "isn't it clear, Beloved, that by our obedience to CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD; "we prove our LOVE,  for GOD?"



And by the lack thereof, "Don't we prove,  "the exact opposite?" 🤔❓️



           The opposite?" 



Yes, for in John 8:44 The LORD speaks directly to those who prefer to do the will and desires of the devil."  There, The LORD tells us what disobedience to GOD'S WORD,"  is actually saying!"



              Saying?



Yes, for actions "speak louder" than words!"



So GOD, assures us, that HIS WORD is LIVING and POWERFUL,"   "ALIVE," and sharper than any two edged SWORD!"



[With that said, please consider


Mathew 5:19   



Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in The KINGDOM Of HEAVEN; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called GREAT in The KINGDOM Of HEAVEN.



[Brethren,


I pray, that as we go about our daily lives, "The WORD, and LOVE, of GOD, we never push aside!"



We never place, CHRIST, on the back-burner."



But always remember,  that The WORD of GOD, should always be   First."



For obedience to CHRIST,  shall always be the crucial CENTER of our lives."



For if we're calling, JESUS, LORD, through our obedience?


Then, we're not, calling the devil, "lord, through our disobedience?



 Within the pages of SCRIPTURE,


'Obedience to CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD,  is greatly emphasized, and expressed."



And if we're obedient to CHRIST, and truly aim to reach," this lost and dying world.   On the Day, that The BRIDEGROOM comes for HIS Bride, and we enter the Wedding Supper of The LAMB."



Our obedience to CHRIST,"


 just might be evident, in the way we're dressed."  Even, "in the place we're seated."



So I pray, for everyone to grasp our LORD'S concept and premise, "that BELIEF,  "FAITH,"  will lead to SERVICE, and make us successful, more than anything else."     



It's all a matter of the heart." ❤️💙💜



          Of the heart?"❤️



Yes, for GOD, Beloved, "is testing our heart."💕


 HE, is testing our heart, for FAITH!"


 


For it's, FAITH," that moves us to obey, and call, JESUS, LORD," that way."   We will then, know, that in Mathew 13:3-9  The LORD tells us a story, in order to illustrate the importance "of Believing what HE speaks.



For it's only, one, who Believes, what HE speaks, "that will be used by HIM,  and bring forth a crop for HIS harvest."



It reads like this]:



Then HE spoke many things to them in parables, saying:


"Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed,  some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.



Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.


But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 



He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"


And the disciples came and said to HIM, “Why do YOU speak to them in parables?” In reply,  The LORD quoted the prophet Isaiah:  “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”



[And, Brethren,


Isn't that, what we all need?


To be healed,"  by The WORD, of


 The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST?"



I am absolutely certain, that it is!" And because it is, "The LORD speaks these WORDS to us,


from Mark 2:17 saying:



"Those who are well  have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.


I did not come to call the RIGHTEOUS,  but sinners,


to repentance."



[What do you think, Beloved,


"Don't we all need to be healed,


by JESUS?"



Haven't we all sinned, and fallen short of keeping GOD’S commandments?


 


Didn't we all, need to embrace CHRIST  through FAITH, and REPENTANCE?"



I know, that every last one of us, "who is BORN of GOD'S SPIRIT, already has!" 



Yes, for we all needed to be BORN AGAIN, and brought to LIFE,"


after "being found dead" in our trespasses and sins."



Consider this,


Now that we are Trusting in GOD, and being led by HIS WORD;


"we are now, even as "Believing Abraham," who is spoken of in 4:16-17 of the book of Romans, as the father of the Believing element of the world, because he was the first to Believe."



              Believe?



Yes, Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST."



Consider how it reads: 🤔



Therefore it is of FAITH that it might be according to GRACE,   so that the PROMISE might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the FAITH of Abraham, who is the father of us all ( as it is written,   'I have made you a father of many nations")  in the presence of HIM  Whom he Believed - GOD,   Who gives LIFE to the dead and calls those   things which do not exist as though they did.



 [So, Beloved, "now that we're Alive,"


We don't live by Bread alone; but we daily seek The WORD of HIM,


"Who sits on the Throne."



HE speaks to our heart, and gives us instruction, "From obedience to CHRIST,  not to depart!"



Yet, "How easy it is, to become callous and careless,  neglecting "The WORD of The LIVING GOD,  "not putting HIM, where HE belongs."



                  "First!"



Doesn't, HE, deserve to be, "First, Beloved Brethren?"



     HE, most certainly, does!"



Isn't this why Mathew 6:33 gives us this instruction, saying:



But seek first The KINGDOM Of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,  and all these things shall be added to you.




[ Don't we seek GOD'S KINGDOM, by embracing The TRUTH of HIS WORD, first thing in the morning?


Yes, through our obedience to put GOD’S WORD,  "First,  all good things will be added to us!"



By being obedient to recieve the washing by the WATER of GOD'S WORD,  Ephesians 5:26 reveals that "we are being  purified."


For at The BRIDEGROOM'S coming, we might be found without spot, or blemish.



So, "Can you see how we need GOD’S washing, everyday?"



Well, please know that, JESUS CHRIST,  is,


The WORD," that washes us."



With that said,


Consider John 13:5-6, and the response that was given to Peter, for refusing to accept The LORD'S washing." 🤔



It reads:



Aftet that, HE poured WATER into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which HE was girded. Then HE came to Peter.



And Peter said to HIM,


"LORD, are YOU   washing my feet?"



JESUS answered and said to him, "What  I AM  doing you do not understand  now,  but you will know after this."  Peter said to HIM,  "YOU shall never wash my feet!"


 


JESUS answered him, "If I do not wash you,  you have no part with ME."



["Brethren,


"I want my part, with JESUS CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD," and the SALVATION, that GOD'S LIVING WORD,  is offering." 


And I'm sure, that the same can be said, by you?"



I know that I'm not alone, Beloved, in my statement, and that together,  we've been placed in CHRIST!"



And because,  we have,"  we've also been entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.



  [Yes, tests our hearts for FAITH!"]



For since, in the Wisdom of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD,  it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.  (1st Corrinthians 1:21 reveals that it's GOD'S Wisdom, that


by Believing the message preached, of the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins." We are now SAVED,"  and been placed in The BODY of CHRIST,  and entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak.)



Yes, because we Believe, Beloved, "we've been entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak!"



 Not as pleasing men, but HIM, "Whom we've commended, not to be ashamed of."



So we are to open up our "beak," even if the unbelieving, call us,


a "freak!"



Isn't that right, Beloved?



JESUS


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