Sunday, February 2, 2020

Judgment On The Church First

1Peter 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

GOD DOES NOT ACT IN OPPOSITION TO OUR INDIVIDUAL WILL, and sure as heck not NATIONALLY. Praying for America is NOT the answer and it won't work. Why would God bless sin? Why would He sanction the evil in this Nation by cosigning it with blessings? This Nation has CONSISTENTLY shown herself to NOT want the blessings that God gives, when all of our priorities revolve around money, notoriety, prestige and power.
Luke 16:13-14 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
If God is our priority, then materialism CANNOT be. If capitalism is our focus, then God CANNOT be.
We need to consider the very real and huge probability of America BIBLICALLY being Babylon the Great. If that is true, then SCRIPTURALLY God's return is the ONLY remedy. As Christians, we need to pray more locally letting God use us to affect those in our immediate orbit. Just as Jerusalem was the physical beginning of the Faith before spreading outward, so too must true salvation and prayer  begin at home, within ourselves.
I believe we should be praying for ourselves firstly(what does it matter to gain the world and loose your soul?) for continued strength to abide and endure in Him, walking in His Spirit and for discernment. It's God's Word and Spirit that saves people, not us. When we stand in front of Christ's judgment seat, the question won't be "how many people did you save?" Nor will it be "How many people accepted me under your ministry?"  We will be judged for how submitted we REALLY  were to Him.
Committing our minds, spirits and passions to be consecrated for God, let us pray for ourselves, home, family, neighbors, community, yielding ourselves to be used in these areas. Being willing to let Christ's Spirit use us however He chooses, to reflect Him, walking in HIS mercy, love, grace and truth.
Please keep in the forefront of your minds and hearts:  we cant demonstrate what's not in us; we cant properly teach what we ourselves have not grasped; and we can't give what we don't possess. We can't draw water from an empty well nor funds from a delinquent account.  Neither does a filthy mirror give a true reflection. Neither
If His Spirit does abide in you, you are living and breathing individual Churches. The time for us to truly live this belief and truth, helping especially to strengthen other believers.  If
America as a nation, is unwilling to yield to the Spirit of God. That old saying is true. "You can lead a horse to water....."  , albeit, Christ says it a little differently:
Matthew  9:1 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

We have to want truth. We have to realize and acknowledge we have a need, a thirst a hunger. We cant be satisfied with our old ways. This Nation is content in her sins, therefore it will not seek God, His truth not HIS direction.

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