Where will it take you? Only he knows. It’s just you and the distance. The sound of a whirlwind, but at the same time a whisper. Take the jump and watch your life sink into opportunities. Your fingertips reach for the mid-air. Then silence. The faith makes a sudden rushing sound as you fall… and gets louder as the ground approaches. And there you are in the certainty of his presence. I told you it was real…
Christians have a terrible habit of preaching while not actually doing what they are telling others to do and we think nobody notices it. We are all guilty of it aren’t we? We advise in situations and tell people the right way to go, but isn’t our advice for ourselves also? I read a scripture the other that spoke of this same thing, our hypocrisy and dishonesty when we speak about our sins. Is this really going to save us? God said there isn’t a sin that won’t be judged so let’s begin to practice what we are telling others to do. Let’s be honest with ourselves and ask god for his genuine help in the transformation of our souls. It’s time to stop sinning and start winning our place in heaven! Time is short so let’s start now….
I had a little confrontation at work the other day because someone was being really rude to me. I was thinking why do people behave in this way, for no actual reason? They will try to belittle you and make you feel stupid. They will slander you and tell all manner of lies about you behind your back. Straight away I hear the word of God coming to mind. That scripture speaks about people who will do anything to make your life hell. God warns us and tells us this is a sign that he is with us and trying to mature us. It was hard to take, I’m not going to lie, so I took it up with her, and had a sit down chat in front of my manager. (God didn’t say we can’t confront people, as long as it’s done in the right way!). I told her she was rude and patronizing and yes, as I thought, she had a stroppy attitude, but apologized nevertheless. I accepted the apology and life goes on. God taught me the right way to go about it, in a peaceful and calm way and his way is always the right way. Even if it seems they are getting the upper hand, God will see you and honor your obedience, which is all that matters! Let us approach these people with the right attitude and overcome…
Many Christians believe that we can never achieve perfection right? Now I’m not saying that we are perfect (far from it) but God’s word proves the possibility of perfection under obedience. Now this idea of always being a slave to sin had me too, until God showed me a little something from his word…
Romans 6:17-18 “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness”
Here it says in black and white that sin has no power over us, (no matter how much we are tempted) and that we now have the power, through the sacrifice of our father Jesus Christ. Doesn’t this kind of defeat the object of him dying in the first place if we were not set free from our sins? We are all with sin, but this my no means means that we cannot be free from it.
I’ve heard many preachers and famous pastors saying that we will never be perfect and that we will always be with sin and knowing what God had shown me made me realize that they were teaching a massive lie. The object here is to dishearten Christians and make them comfortable with the idea of sinning, a tool used so subtly by the devil. If he can get you to think this way, then it’ll be easier for his sin to continue a hold in your life. It’s a deadly lie that can be easy to accept.
We have some role models from the bible that prove the idea of pleasing God by maturing without sin. Enoch and Elijah are the only two people God took to heaven without them dying.Genesis 5:24tells us, “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”Second Kings 2:11 tells us, “Suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.” Enoch is described as a man who “walked with God for 300 years”. Elijah was perhaps the most powerful of God’s prophets in the Old Testament.
Now I’m not saying that you must wake up tomorrow without no sin, but God has given us the power to slowly become like him in every way. It’s our choice whether to step into that or not. It’s time to open our eyes and not be fooled by the lies of the devil.
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