Friday, February 7, 2014

Are You Striving To Make Your Calling And Election Sure?

As this world spirals further and further down, and many calling themselves Christian are being used by the devil to keep others from Christ. They masquerade as believers, while purposefully living according to the ways of the god of this world, Lucifer. They are his minions whose purpose is to keep people from seeking the true Christ, while  also leading many astray from the true Father of Heaven and Lord over all.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  15  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

We are far from perfect but I am truly thankful that we know the Lord. We 
strive to walk holy and righteously in His sight.

Luke 13:24-28  Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.  25  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:  26  Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.  27  But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.  28  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Strive: v. to contend with adversaries, fight;  to contend, struggle, with difficulties and dangers;
to endeavor with strenuous zeal, strive:

- The verb makes it an action of activity, not the stagnant image we get from a place of once saved always saved.

Hebrews 4:11  Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
2 Peter 1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Read this horrible, sad and disturbing article. How long will it be before this is part of the mainland curriculum?