Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sin and Silence...

 We must #pray without ceasing!

If not you, someone you know… In a world so big and so overpopulated, yet in our small circles, if not you, someone you know.

Some have heard the gospel over and over again, and have still not made a decision. Some have heard the gospel and have rejected it. Some have heard the gospel, received it and left it there. Some even attend church regularly and are so proud of it, even brag about it. Yet for many it’s just a physical appearance once a week to get “it done” or even maybe, a religious duty from their upbringing. Many post “God is Good” and other religious (words) and they do not know Him personally. Some are ignorant and truly do not know the meaning of sin. They certainly wouldn’t admit “I am a #sinner!”

Some may have never heard, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” I was one of them.

Some may be living with a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Some are having sex outside of marriage. Some are married and having sex with someone other than their spouse. Some are addicted to food, tv, social media, politics, pornography, alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, etc.

Some truly think “I’m a good person!“ Says who?

Some brag about how many times they have read the Bible, yet there is no Holy Spirit power or fruit evident in their Christian walk. Yes, we all know some people like this. Some manipulate God’s word to justify their behavior and/or their current circumstances. Some believers love reading book after book, after book, about God’s word, but not God’s Word. Some have a wealth of bible knowledge and no heart connection to the God of the Bible. Many know the Lord’s prayer and Psalm 23 verbatim, but still do not trust God.

So many people think that there are many ways to Heaven. Countless still think that the “god” they know is #good so after they die, they’ll just walk right in. It doesn’t help when the news and even a lot of funeral eulogies make it seem as though #everybody’s going to heaven.

Death is all around us. It always has been. The virus seems to make it so very close and so insurmountable on the daily news. When sharing the gospel, I grieve because many still don’t want Jesus. Many still don’t see their need. Many are seeking truth and fulfillment in other gods. Many are bound by what their ancestors believed. Many are comfortable in their sin and absolutely refuse to give it up. Many are involved in inappropriate relationships and don’t want a God to tell them to give it up or how to govern their lives.

I was listening to Andy Stanley the other day and every time he asked the unbelievers a hypothetical question about their (god) he said, “Who told you that?”

And oftentimes when I ask people if they think they’re going to heaven, they say, “I hope so!” When I tell them how they can be sure, it somehow still interferes with the life they have created for themselves. We are creatures of habit and are afraid to try something different. I 🙏🏽PRAY🙏🏽 with my whole being that it will not take a tragedy for the unbeliever to come to Jesus. I will not stop praying for the lost. I will not stop sharing the gospel. I will not stop praying that God will do #whatever it takes to bring every unsaved soul to the foot of the cross. 

I PRAISE GOD ALMIGHTY for having MERCY on me. He didn’t have to but He did. He so did!

Please, please, please...I have prayed for you and your loved ones, strangers and friends. I weep over your souls. Please, please, please, come out of the darkness as satan is rejoicing over your inability to see we put Jesus on the cross. The undeserved penalty Christ paid for you and me. His shame, pain and disgrace for our ugly, filthy transgressions. GOD forsook His BELOVED SON and Lavished that love on us! Investigate this gospel truth. Read the gospel of John. Reach out to a Pastor or close friend, someone known to walk with the Lord Jesus. Not someone who will agree with your misguided beliefs, but someone willing to speak the truth in love even if it hurts your heart. I say, “Hurt me with God’s truth!” Seriously, who wants to get to hell and discover it was all true? Please don’t glance over that sentence...

Ask God to lead you and guide to biblical truth. Why be under the assumption that you are going to heaven? Why pretend that it doesn’t matter what happens when you die? Why just (hope) for the entrance into the heavenly gates because you’re a good person? Why not settle it and put your life and your faith in the Person of Jesus Christ? You may not get the coronavirus and die, but we’re all going die and only God knows the day. You can follow your own opinion, copy someone else’s, believe the bumper sticker or the social media postings on how to have a happy life now, or you can #repent today and turn to Jesus Christ and follow Him. Not just receive Him, but dying and denying self and wholeheartedly follow Him.

Please make good use of this pandemic and read the entire Gospel of #John. We’ll be here awhile so how about reading the book of Revelation next? The ending is so good. So very good for those who believe!

#Romans 5:8

#Romans 10:9-10

 “Some of you say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money.” But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” But now you are proud and you brag. All of this bragging is wrong. And when a person knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, then he is sinning.” James 4:13-17 ICB

I didn't even mention LGBTQ and the influence and confusion it's brought on our youth, the crooked and deceitful politics and the topic of abortion...

HE is the GOD of all flesh and not only does He see all this mess and is grieved, but He has a day of judgement.  The God of all Creation is being OH SO MERCIFUL, but only for so long...

Yes He is a GOD of LOVE, but also JUST and HOLY!!!

In the name of Jesus, church pray, repent, pray and share the #gospel truth without leaving out the "sin" is why He came!

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