Without obedience, "How is JESUS, our LORD?"
"Knowing that we are each," GODS fellow workers, who have been called out of darkness, to shine as Light's, in this dark and dying world." How do you feel, Beloved, about being entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts?"
Honored? Privileged?" Unworthy? Or "afraid, and fearful?"
I pray, Beloved, that our condition, be one of the first three options." For Revalation 21:8 begins by saying: But the Cowardly, Unbelieving, Abominable,...... will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
With that, said, Brethren,
1st Corrinthians 3:9-13 admonishes each of us, to know that we are GOD'S fellow workers, and GOD'S building. And that we are to be about our FATHER'S business. "Consider how it reads": For we are GOD'S fellow workers; you are GOD'S field, you are GOD'S building. According to the GRACE of GOD which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST. Now if anyone builds with gold, silver, or precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
[With that said, Beloved, of what sort, is our work?"]
"That's a serious question," that deserves some serious consideration!
For The HOLY SCRIPTURES, assure each of us, that death, is not the end of our existence." In fact, Proverbs 23:18 affirms, that there will be a hereafter," and our HOPE will not be cut-off." And Titus 2:13 points us to the coming of JESUS CHRIST, as our "Blessed HOPE."
Our Blessed HOPE?
Yes, absolutely, our Blessed HOPE!"
For GOD has promised, saying, in Revalation 21:4." And GOD will wipe away every tear from their eyes; their shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
["And that's Good News, isn't it?"]
Yes, it most certainly, is!" And because it is, GOD, through John 5:25-29 gives each of us, this Eye-opening statement, saying": Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear The VOICE of The Son of GOD; and those who hear will live. For as The FATHER has LIFE in HIMSELF, so HE has granted The Son to have LIFE in HIMSELF, and has given HIM authority to execute judgement also, because HE is The Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear HIS VOICE and come forth - those who have done good, [Those who have done good?"
Yes, those who know to do good," proving that we LOVE GOD, by embracing The WORD of The LIVING GOD, following HIM, in TRUTH."] to the RESURRECTION of LIFE, and those who have done evil, to the RESURRECTION of condemnation.
GOD, assures each of us, that everyone will stand before CHRIST, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD." And each of us, will give an account of ourselves before GOD." "Believers, for our work in being about our FATHER'S business." And nonbelievers, for their rejection of The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "JESUS CHRIST," and HIS offer, of Everlasting LIFE."
Sadly, Beloved, from what I've gathered, a great "many" will refuse to embrace JESUS CHRIST." How can we know?" Consider how Mathew 7:13-14 reveals it, by saying: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is The WAY which leads to LIFE, and there are few who find it.
[But to one who embraces," The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST," as LORD, to obey." He has found The WAY."]
Thus, Romans 8:1 encourages, by saying: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in CHRIST JESUS, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to The SPIRIT."
Isn't that, how we walk, Beloved?"😔
['In obedience to The SPIRIT of The LIVING GOD, that teaches us," to be "obedient" to The WORD of The LIVING GOD?" Yes? And because we have learned GOD'S teachings, and lessons, well."
"We have no fear, Beloved, of being rebuked by GOD."
For GOD," being A GOD of MERCY," and GRACE," would have no one, to fear before HIM."
For it is a fearful thing," just thinking about, and considering the lake of fire, as one's end." With that said, consider how Revalation 20:11-14 reveals the end of those, who "foolishly" reject GOD, and HIS offer of Everlasting LIFE." It reads like this: Then I saw a great white Throne and HIM Who sat on it, from Whose Face the earth and the Heaven fled away.
And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before GOD, and books were opened. And another BOOK was opened, which is The BOOK of LIFE.
And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things that were written in the books.
The sea gave up The dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
[Brethren, because Ephesians 2:8-9 assure each of us, that SALVATION, is by GRACE through FAITH, and not by works." We know, that the Dead were judged because of their choice to reject GOD." And their works, Beloved, demonstrated their hate for GOD.
For The LORD, HIMSELF, assures us of this, by saying: If you LOVE ME, keep MY commandments.
[Their transgressions against the law of GOD, proved to GOD, how they really felt about HIM."
"Works?" Works, like what?"
"Blasphemy, lying, stealing, among many other, evils." Hate," which is equal to murder, and lust," which is equal to adulterery."
"Not to mention, the other commandments.
For in the book of James, specifically 2:10, GOD," firmly declares: For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
["You see, Beloved, all have sinned, and fall short of The GLORY of GOD."] Thus, all of humanity, is in need of A SAVIOR." But sadly, the vast majority of humanity, will refuse to embrace JESUS CHRIST." They will refuse to embrace HIM, as LORD, to obey." They will by no means, submit to doing GODS will, and following HIS instructions."
Thus, they will reject the only provision that GOD has established from before the foundation of the world. They will refuse to embrace The Son of GOD, Whose LIFE was given for each of us, on The Cross." Thus, they will reject humanity's only SALVATION."
And John 3:16 "Assures everyone of this, by saying": For GOD so LOVED the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whoever Believes in HIM should not perish but have Everlasting LIFE.
And the following three verses, affirm this, by saying: For GOD did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through HIM might be SAVED. "He who Believes in HIM is not condemned; but he who does not Believe is condemned already, because he has not Believed in The NAME of The Only Begotten Son of GOD. And this is the condemnation, that the LIGHT has come into the world, and men LOVED darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil.
[And because they prefer, doing the dark deeds, of the powers of darkness. They reject GOD'S offer of Everlasting LIFE."]
[Everlasting LIFE?" Yes!" Everlasting LIFE!"]
For only "The Precious BLOOD," of our Beloved LORD, "JESUS CHRIST," could provide what was required, for our "REDEMPTION." Only HIS BLOOD, Beloved, could "take away" the sin of the world."
Because only HIS BLOOD," "was pure, and without sin." For besides JESUS CHRIST, Romans 3:23 assures each of us, saying; For all have sinned and fall short of The GLORY of GOD.
But GOD, provided the death of HIS Son, JESUS, for the forgiveness of all who would Believe, and Trust in HIS finished work of The Cross.
And all who are willing," will eat the good of the land.
Yes, all who are willing
to lose their LIFE, and no longer walk doing," what humanity does naturally.
Does naturally?" What do we do naturally?" Well, things like lying," stealing," and using The HOLY NAME of GOD, in Blasphemy."
Humanity, does these things naturally, because nobody needed to teach us how to lie, steal, and break the commandments of GOD."
We were each, born that way!'
But now, GOD commands everyone," to be "BORN AGAIN." For Acts 17:30-31 has this to say: 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.
GOD wants everyone, to be "BORN" of HIS SPIRIT." For GOD'S "SPIRIT," Beloved, teaches everyone who embraces GODS WORD," to do, as our LORD, JESUS, instructs us, to do."
Yes, for HE has sent us out, as sheep in the midst of wolves."
Yes, as harmless sheep, in the midst of evil doers, to do the work of an Evangelist." To simply, share with others, what our Beloved LORD, accomplished for us on The Cross," to wash away our sins.
Yes, for GOD, not willing that any should perish," wants everyone to know, about the "REDEMPTION" that GOD pre-ordained." Yes, before the foundation of the world.
Yes, GOD, Beloved," wants everyone to know, that HE gave the LIFE of HIS only begotten Son, on Calvary's Cross." For the SALVATION of the world." So that everyone who Believes," and embraces JESUS CHRIST, as LORD." Would consequently, partake in the SALVATION, that GOD established for everyone, who would Trust in JESUS, and obey HIM, as LORD."
For HE can't be our SAVIOR," Beloved, without first being, our LORD.
If, JESUS CHRIST," is to be our LORD?" We must be willing to walk with GOD, doing the will of HIM, Who would be our LORD, by our obedience to GOD'S WORD." For The WORD of The LIVING GOD, assures each of us, saying, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”
[And since, CHRIST, has died for us, on The Cross." HE is, Beloved, our "JUSTIFICATION!"
"And not ours only," but also, everyone who Believes in JESUS, and turns away from doing, what we used to do naturally."
Yes, "JESUS, is," Beloved, our "REDEMPTION, and our JUSTIFICATION!"
Thus, Romans 3:26 affirms, saying: To demonstrate at the present time HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, that HE might be JUST and The JUSTIFIER of the one who has FAITH in JESUS."
[Yes, HE is The JUSTIFIER, Beloved, of us, who Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "JESUS CHRIST!"]
And so, our appointed face-to-FACE encounter with GOD, puts everything into proper perspective." An Eternal perspective, I'd say."
For we will each, one Day, give an account to GOD." But because of The BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, we will not fear." We will valiantly, Beloved, approach GOD'S Throne of GRACE." Yes, boldly!" Even as Hebrews 4:16 assures us, that we can approach GOD'S Throne of GRACE without fear, and come "boldly to recieve help in our time of need."
But what about the unbelieving world?"
Well, some of them, might say: I'll talk it over with GOD." Yes we'll hash it out together."
But Psalm 50:21-23 strictly denounces such thinking, by saying, that GOD will show them the things they've done, and harshly, say to them": These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; but I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.
"Now consider this, you who forget GOD, lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver: Whoever offers praise GLORIFIES ME; And to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the SALVATION of GOD.
[And so, Amos 4:12 gives us, "the house of Israel." This WORD, saying: "Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
Prepare to meet your GOD, O Israel.
“Prepare to meet our GOD!”