July 18, 2014

Really....And You Are Going To Do It Anyway?

Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. 1Peter 4:4

The bible tells us some things are mysteries.  It promises to those who are saved all mysteries are revealed.  God promises that if we lack wisdom, to ask for discernment and we will understand.  We like to believe these are statements for all people, yet the truth is God does not want all people to know everything: people who will use wisdom to hurt others, who betray others and deal treacherously or act out in deceit. Through this He is demonstrating patience and giving them a chance to turn back.

We also believe everyone who hears the same words we hear, perceive what's righteous.  We believe the holy spirit of God will be working within all of our lives to produce His nature.  However, those thoughts are silly and immature, not wise at all.  God tells us to always discern the spirits, watch for real things which allude to invisible, intangible truths.  God tells us to watch for natural signs not illusions, delusions, trickery or fancy talk.  He said to realize that what is around us will seek to persuade us. If it cannot get us willingly to go along it will provoke in other ways.

In Matthew chapter 13 the disciples asked Jesus why he said to the listeners "If you have ears, listen!" when what He was saying was not real clear. Jesus explained that if people understood they would be given more and more is not to be given to those who are not seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.  It is a safety feature.  Christ was not mocking people, He was charging them to seek wisdom, not piece together their own knowledge.  The answer is not real obvious....when you cannot see beyond the nose on your own face. It takes an eternal perspective, because if all we can see is what is ending then we have no vision at all of eternity: meaning we are desperately sick and need healing.

We all have liked what is bad for us in some way or another.  We all have been bitten by deaths bitter sting and called it sweet.  Peter wrote that we did these things in ignorance, but now we must see the world in it true light.  We must keep our sight on what is happening, what we are now gaining; not on what has been lost.  Christ gave up perfection to be slathered and burdened with our shamefulness.  But he did not regret it because he understood eternal life.

Christ saw others reviling and taking great pleasure; doing every shameful things known to man. He watched people gain riches, rise to power and even fame.  He counted them as pitiful, broke and in need of a saviour. In peace and God's name, Jesus spoke to truth to every person, but some He called out their names.  He made claim that He lost not one of His and knows our name.

Some of us are living and some are dying; though we all appear to be human, it is our spirit which alters everything.  God created everything: the heavens, earth, eternal glory and hell.  He created us to be like Him and He allowed the devil to have his own domain as well.  Why does it appear at times that evil is not being held back, though God promises He is aware and will not turn back from His purpose? Why God makes these plans and alignments, I cannot say for sure, yet I know it to be true.

Christ said evil ends in the fire of His fury, being kindled through the vengeance of His jealousy for His beloved. He promises to the saved we will be rescued but to the ones headed into captivity they will go.  Jesus will not fight, shout, crush the weak or snuff out even the smallest of hopes.  Yet through the strength of God's loving kindness, he will end all conflict with his final victory and His name shall be the hope on every ones lips.

O please ask if you do not hear, ask to be saved and He will save you; ask to be healed and He will gladly heal.  Seek Him in all of His glory...right now, before this day passes too.

Review:


  •  As obedient children do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behaviour; because it is written "You shall be Holy for I am Holy."I Peter 1:14, 15, 16


  • And corresponding to that baptism now saves you - not the removal of dirt from the flesh but an appeal to God for a good conscience- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.I Peter 3: 21, 22 


  •  Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men....but for the will of God.1 Peter 4:1
For His Glory Alone ~ Kisses,
Candace

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