Can I just speak to you from my heart?
I just keep hearing come up inside me a…well…I guess I’m hearing a sermon…at least it sounds like one…
I’m the preacher…and I guess you are my audience…
I may be only preaching to the choir, so to speak, because quite frankly I’m not sure how many are paying any attention to what I have to say…
I’m 63 years old…soon to be 64…and I have been ordained and commissioned to be a missionary at this ripe old age…J
The more Word I am abiding in…the bolder I am to speak up…but since I was sent forth as missionary back in July, I have the Truth speaking out bolder than ever!
So, I’m going to write what is coming up inside of me…the LORD’s ready writer is what I am! J
The LORD is not pleased with the Church!
Yes, He loves us! Yes, we are His children!
But, if you are a parent like me, you know that you are not always pleased with your children.
I see a lot of nonchalant attitude in our midst!
I mean…a lot of foolishness…thinking that God has changed…and somehow this Last Day’s Church is going to be treated differently than all the generations of the Church before us.
God has not changed! He is still Holy!!! He has told us to be Holy as He is Holy!!!
He created us in His image…crafted us into the human beings that we are…male or female.
In fact, if He created you female…that is what you are! And, if He created you male, then, so be it!
He began with one woman and one man…and from them came the whole human race!!!
He told them to multiply and subdue the earth. They sinned and brought a lot of heartache…a lot of trouble into this earth…but Jesus, the 2nd Adam, redeemed us from all the curse of the law.
That’s who the Church is! We are the Redeemed of the LORD!!!
Now, where am I going with this?
Just be patient and listen for just a few minutes…I believe I can save you from a lot of unanswered prayer.
The LORD has told us that if we regard iniquity in our heart, that He cannot hear our prayers!
Now does that mean that He takes out His hearing aid?
No, it means that, He like puts His fingers in His ears…and says, “Lalalalalala…”
I do that when my grand girls whine…and won’t stop crying! I put my index fingers in my ears and say, “Mimi can’t hear you when you whine….lalalalalalala.”
I’m saying this because I’m a prayer warrior and I pray every single day for all of my tent…and that includes you…as well as praying individually for and with family, friends, and friends on face book…or by email…a lot over the telephone…by voice or text.
Now, let me be totally honest with you…many that I pray with do not want to do what it takes to get their prayer answered.
Obedience is better than sacrifice is what the LORD says!
I mean there are many suffering with needs that are not obeying God’s Word!
The LORD tells women to be submissive to their husbands!
Now, I start with women, because He starts with the wives…I’m not picking on them…I am one!
I am fully aware that when I step out of my covering…out from under the umbrella of protection that the LORD, Himself, ordained…that I get my toes mashed. I’m told that if I’m not submissive that the
Word of God is blasphemed.
Husbands are told to love their wives …including their words and actions…even body language…that their prayers not be hindered.
We’re told that if we pray according to the Word, He hears our prayers. Unsubmissive wives and unloving husbands are not praying according to the Word.
Now, what about children? Children are to obey their parents …why???…for this is right!! Right and righteous come from the same derivative.
Parents are told to love their children…enough to correct them…that a child left to his own doing brings his mother shame.
Let’s see what about us? Must we obey? I mean aren’t we adults and can live anyway we want to…be anything that we want to be.
We are bought with a price! Our bodies are not our own…but we are Christ’s!
We are crucified with Christ…it is no long us who live…but Christ lives in us…and the life we now live in the flesh…we live by Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ…who loves us and died for us.
What about the LORD’s prayer…”Forgive us our sins…our trespasses…as we forgive those who sin or trespass against us. Now, what is the most important word her?
As…as we forgive!
I know I may be stepping on toes here…but they need to be stepped on…
I mean we need to get this!!!
God is not hearing us if we are walking in unforgiveness.
I love it when someone says, “I forgive them…but I’m not going to foget!
Well, the LORD says that He forgives us…that as far as the east is from the west…that He buries our sins…never to look at them again!
Now, does that look like we are to remember what has been done against us!
Forgiveness is not condoning sin! Jesus did not condone the adulteress…He just told her to go and sin no more.
Repentence is turning from…it means you don’t do it anymore.
If we were a thief when we came to Christ…then, we are to go and not steal any more!
If we were a murderer…then, we are not to kill any more!
What if we were a gossip? Or a fornicater? Or a homosexual?
The Word says that all sin except the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit can be forgiven!
So, we can be forgiven some pretty terrible stuff…right?
I mean there is a list of names in Revelation that will not inherit the Kingdom of God!
Paul told us that of such things we were once, but we are to put away from us all of the lewd, and the crude, and the pornographic…all the lying, and gossip…all the discord!!!
Now, I’m not here to shut you out of the Kingdom of God! I’m here to welcome you in!
However, you do have to d something to get in…you have to bring your works meet for repentence…that’s what John the Baptist said.
You have to put off the old man…and put on the new man that Paul talks to us about in the book of Ephesians.
We are to grow into one man…one body…one Spirit…and since he says we can’t be unequally yoked together with unbelievers…
I’m afraid that there are many carrying the Name of Christ in vain. If you are a Christian, you are called to imitate Christ…to follow Him!
Jesus did not do the things I’m seeing done by people claiming to be Christians.
So many people living riotous…with loose morals…taking Jesus into bed with sin…not what the Word says!
So many people spending money like there’s no tomorrow…not saving for retirement or for an inheritance for their children…and even worse not building the Kingdom of God! The Word says give and it shall be given to you! It says build the LORD’s House…not our own houses lest we have holes in our pockets.
Jesus did not say the things I hear being said by people claiming to be Christians.
Jesus told us that blessing and cursing should not come from the same mouth…and that is not only 4-letter words…that’s everything you say about yourself or anybody else that is not what the LORD says about you or them.
The Word says that if we hate our brother, then we walk in darkness. We can’t be the light of the world…or let our light so shine…if we are holding grudges…unforgiveness against our brother…our fleshly family members or the family of God.
We are even told to love our enemies…so we cannot hate at all…or we walk in darkness…not in the light!
We must stop shredding family members and friends with our razor-edged tongue. The tongue, according to the Word must be tamed. It is dangerous and sets fire and causes destruction…unless is shut up!
Now, I’m speaking to some of us…all of us in fact!
We have not right to speak anything derogatory about any person that Christ died for!…and He died for us all!
We pray daily in our prayer blanket…Create in us a clean heart O God …and renew in us a right Spirit!
Stand with me today and determine that today we will stand and speak only what the LORD says!
We will do only what the LORD does!!
How easy is that?
Much easy than struggling so hard to walk with our adversary…when we are created in the image of God!
Until the next time…