Updated: Jun 7
Knowing that we have each been called by GOD to run, as if," we were each running a race, for HIS GLORY."
Please consider, and be absolutely certain, that that's exactly what we're really doing." And when the vast majority, is running the wrong way, it’s good to know that GOD'S "WORD, JESUS CHRIST," is leading us right."
In John 14:6 The LORD makes this absolutely clear, by saying: I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; no one comes to The FATHER except by ME.
And knowing that JESUS CHRIST, is The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
We know that following the instructions of GOD, could never ever,' lead us wrong." But the "unbeliever," prefers to Trust in other things that GOD’S WORD denounces, and speaks against."
Like what?" Idols, images, of what The BIBLE refers to, as false gods."
False gods!" Yes, because they have eyes, but cannot see!" They have mouths, but cannot speak!"
People bow down to them, breaking the commandment of GOD.
But they cannot SAVE!"
So knowing that the devil inspired the "unbeliever" to fashion for himself, an idol, to bow down to it,' and worship. "Who are they really bowing down to, when they disobey The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and ignore HIS commandments?"
Who are they bowing to, when the unbeliever bows down before the idols?"
It's not GOD!" Because John 1:1 makes it absolutely clear, that in the beginning was The WORD,
And The WORD was with GOD,
And The WORD was GOD.
And just Who,' is The WORD, and The One the unbeliever ignores, when they ignore HIM, Who firmly, says: If you LOVE ME." Keep MY commandments."
And the second commandment, of The Ten,' is: You shall not make for yourself a graven image, nor any likeness of anything in HEAVEN above, nor on the earth beneath, nor in the sea under the earth. You shall not bow down to worship them, for I AM The LORD YOUR GOD."
From what I've gathered,
JESUS CHRIST, is The LORD, our GOD, if we embrace obedience to The WORD of GOD."
Yet, to everyone who rejects the Authority of The WORD of GOD.
Rejects the Authority of GOD!"
For if one won't obey The WORD of GOD?" Then, whom are they actually obeying?" Many might respond, saying: Myself!" I do, my own will!"
Well, isn't that the example, that the devil set before those who would follow him?" To do their own will, and not the will of GOD."
And knowing that no one needed to teach us how to lie, steal, or blaspheme GOD'S HOLY NAME.
Doesn't that tell you, that our own will, is to do what the devil wants?"
That's why we needed, to be BORN AGAIN!" Because now we LOVE to do the will of GOD!' And when we find ourselves sharing HIS finished work of The Cross. We don't find it odd!"
I recently considered my time as an employee, at LKQ pick-your-part.
I was disciplined on a number of occasions, for proclaiming the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins."
And before actually being hired on, as an employee, The LORD said to me, through Luke 21:17; And you will be hated by all for MY NAME'S sake. [ I then, asked HIM." By all men, LORD, will I be hated?" And HIS response was: By all men who do not LOVE ME, you will be hated." But those who LOVE ME, will also LOVE you." And together, you will LOVE your enemies, as I command you to." And I said, "Yes, LORD."
HE then reassured me, saying.] But not a hair of your head shall be lost."
I spoke to a large number of people there at the junkyard, and mostly everyone "had FAITH."
But sadly," the FAITH that many of them had, was in the teachings of religion." And not, in The "WORD of The LIVING GOD."
One gentleman assured me," that he believed in GOD, but not in a literal place, called Hell." He also said to me, that JESUS CHRIST, didn't die on a Cross at all, but that HIS Hands were tied to a pole, and crossed one with the other.
I know that everyone gets to choose, "Who, and what," we "Believe in." But the outcome of what we choose to Believe."
No one can choose!" So we must be absolutely certain, that we are following HIM, "Who is The TRUTH!" For only HE, guides with TRUTH."
Trusting The TRUTH of The WORD of The LIVING GOD," reveals what HE HIMSELF accomplished on a Cross," in order to "take away" the sin of the world."
And if one does not Believe that?
I assure you, that they are going the wrong way!"
For The only Way to The FATHER," is by JESUS CHRIST!"
Yes, HE is The WORD of The LIVING GOD, that is seeking worshipers, that will worship HIM, in SPIRIT, and in TRUTH." Yes, by obeying The TRUTH of HIS WORD."
Thus, John 4:23-24 assures us of this, by saying: But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true Worshipers will worship the FATHER in SPIRIT and in TRUTH; for The FATHER is seeking such to worship HIM. GOD is SPIRIT, and those who worship HIM must worship HIM in SPIRIT and in TRUTH."
The FATHER is seeking Worshipers who will Believe HIS WORD, and then, obey HIS WORD in TRUTH."
For such are the Worshipers, whom The LORD is seeking to worship HIM."
For how can HE recieve the worship, of one who calls JESUS, LORD, with the mouth only." But not with obedience! For he goes around doing the will and desires of the devil."
Or will 🤔 HE recieve our worship, through "disobedience?"
I think not!" 🤔
Who are they that think it strange, that we don't practice the things that they don't see anything wrong with?" Are they Believers? Or unbelievers?
The apostle Peter said, “They think it strange that we don’t run in the same flood of dissipation!"
1st Peter 4:1-6 reveals it: Therefore, since CHRIST suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh, is done with sin, that he should no longer live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of GOD. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles - when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to HIM Who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason The GOSPEL was preached also to those who are dead, that they may be judged according to men in the flesh, [All of us, Beloved Brethren, were once dead in our trespasses and sins."] But live according to GOD in The SPIRIT.
Why do we live?" Because The SPIRIT of The LIVING GOD," is LIFE."
And GOD'S SPIRIT, Beloved," is alive within us!"
JESUS, The LIFE-GIVING WORD of GOD, brought us to LIFE, through FAITH."
We became One, with HIM!"
John 6:63 assures us of this, saying: It is The SPIRIT Who gives LIFE: the flesh profits nothing. The WORDS that I speak to you are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.
Because we recieve The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and embrace, JESUS, The TRUTH."
Romans 8:1 assures us, saying: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in CHRIST JESUS.
We are in CHRIST, Beloved," because we Trust in the finished work of HIS Cross." We Trust in HIS finished work of The Cross, that made us partakers of Eternal LIFE.
Eternal LIFE," for The GLORY of GOD, is what awaits us!"
And because we know." We know, that it's better to be right than popular."