Love the Truth
The born again believer’s time spent humbly studying God’s Word combined with his earnest desire to know Jesus more will directly relate to his fruitfulness, faithfulness, eternal perspective, satisfaction, peace, heavenly wisdom, discernment, grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, victory, rest, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
If we’re lacking in anything, may we cease from sitting at the feet of so many of today’s worldly, so-called Christian leaders and instead, simply enjoy the beauty of God unadulterated Word!
The message of today’s post modern Christianity is nothing more than the world’s wisdom shabbily layered with a very thin veneer of Christianity.
Listen, despite what so many are telling us today, we don’t have to “breathe” Jesus in. This is a mystical concept never taught in the Bible. We don’t have to quietly wait to hear Jesus calling. We don’t have to sit outside, trying to feel God in the wind and hear Him in the bird! Again, these are mystical, not biblical Christianity. Contrary to popular opinion, this is walking by sight, not by faith.
We don’t have to build one another up by telling ourselves we’re so wonderful. This is at best psychological, but most certainly not biblical. We don’t have to try Yoga or eastern meditation in hopes of “experiencing” God. These are Hinduistic and ungodly methods not once found in the Bible.
We don’t have to dumb down God’s Word. We don’t have to rewrite it, calling it God’s modern “message”. Instead of seeking the newest watered down “version” of the Bible, why not just take the time to understand and know the truth already clearly given to us in His Word and revealed by His Holy Spirit?
We don’t have to try uniting with everyone. Instead, let us simply stand firm, lovingly teaching others the veracity of His Holy Word.We don’t have to join arms with those who foolishly and arrogantly think they’re making the world ready for Jesus to come back. We don’t have to be “moved” by every so-called Christian singer featured on the radio or internet. We don’t have to clamor after every new book written by some post-modern, self-proclaimed Christian, many of whom are deeply entrenched and influenced by godless philosophy and psychology.
We don’t have to turn a blind eye to the myriad of false teaching found in Roman Catholism (and other so-called Christian religions) just to appear tolerant and “loving”.
May we stop clamoring after this world’s methods and message! Sadly, many are unwittingly playing right into the hands of the enemy of our souls, all the while believing they are becoming more enlightened, faithfully doing God’s “new” work.
We live in a time when not only the world is calling good evil, but so is much of today’s church. Sadly, much of the purpose of today’s church growth will only serve to grow and adorn the woman exposed in Revelation 17.
The bride of Christ has no interest in this world, rather she is longing to be called home to be with her Husband, the true Jesus Christ. Until then, may His real bride seek to faithful and humbly serve her Husband by lovingly clinging to His Word and faithfully sharing His glorious, life-giving Gospel with everyone she meets.
We don’t have to apologize for God’s truth or bow our knees to the idols of the world. We don’t have to dance to the world’s beat, no matter how good it sounds. We don’t have to feast on it’s food nor build God an earthly home.
Let us rather rejoice by remembering and loving our true Husband, making ourselves ready by taking off the filthy garments of the flesh and instead, adorning ourselves with Jesus Christ and His wonderful Word!
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:14
“For the mystery of iniquity already works: only He who now lets will let, until He be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7-11
Jesus said, “Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23
“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from here.” John 18:36
“And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” John 10:4-5
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7
Great article! Convicting and encouraging! Thanks Once Lost! Maranatha!