Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
I, as well as many other Christians, refuse to be complicit in worldly rhetoric from spiritually blinded people nor should we allow ourselves to be drawn into ungodly shame. Some Christians were publicly known to being complicit in ungodly behavior in agreement with what is contrary to biblical commandments.
A couple of weeks ago, I made a negative comment about someone and my husband immediately brought it to my attention for correction. He thought more about my soul and following God’s instructions than my feelings. As Christians we must be bold to tell one another the truth and not oppose righteous judging and correction.
In one of my husband’s recent sermon he said “Christians should be clean water pouring out into a polluted world. We need more godliness in our nation, in our home and individually.” We definitely need more godliness in the Body of Christ to water the world with the gospel of Jesus. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (I John 4:4-6)
Do you know dirty Christians who pollute the world with evil spirits? Do we claim to be in the light but hate our brother or sister? Are we blindly following those who walk in darkness and think going incognito is shelter from God’s sight? Are we willing to drink the dirty water below? If not, why are we willing to give it to those who need to be saved from this untoward generation?
The sermon reminded me of a stomach virus I contracted in 2008. Once diagnosed, I was told the bacteria was found in dirty water in third world countries. Even though all three sources of water I drank were filtered one of them had hidden contaminates. Converted Christians need to be clean water without contaminates pouring out into the world righteousness for transformation. “If we do not care about following God’s laws why should anyone else?” — Facebook Post
We are all created in the image of God and birth through Adam and Eve. God has this to say to us “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you: for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins.” (Isaiah 64: 6)
As children of God we need to be the biblical clean water filtration system for the world without praising God and curing mankind. (James 3:9-11). If we do not care about following His laws, why should the world?
Closing with Sister Copeland’s devotion titled ‘Let Them Choose.’ The scripture used is I Kings 3:28, “When the people of Israel heard about King Solomon’s decision, they respected him very much. They saw he had wisdom from God to make the right decisions.” Lord, is it hard to watch us make our own choices, especially when we get it wrong? I sit in what little wisdom I have, wishing I could choose the path for those I see repeating my mistakes–and it nearly does me in.
Just as you allow my mistakes, help me allow them theirs! Lord, guide the choices of the people I love. Let them listen as wisdom is offered, but then give me peace as you let them choose whether or not to hear it. Remind me how I got here, through flames, and that you’ll be with them in the furnace as well. Do you ask God to help you make the right choices?
God will be with us when we are with Him in Spirit and Truth not as dirty Christians! — Tangie T. Woods
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AWARD NOMINATION
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