This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.
Monday, October 5, 2009
You Shall Be Despised and Rejected Saint of God!
OH what a cheerful note on which to start the day!
Some may say, "How totally negative"...so be it!
Saints there is no time to baby step around things in this hour.
I am putting a paper together for a baby christian to prepare them for facing the reality of the outside world, so I have been studying out some things that I thought I would share in this blog today.
Listen saints when you take a stand for Jesus Christ and HIS word, and you make the commitment not to compromise, but to be true to HIM, you are not always going to win friends and influence people. You are instead gong to be despised and rejected, just as your Saviour was. You are not greater than your Master!
What did Jesus teach His disciples?
Matthew 10: 21-22
21. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Could Jesus get much clearer on the subject?
Even your Family will betray you saint of God!
Where did Christians ever get the idea that all would be "warm and fuzzy", and our Christian life a "cake walk", when they stood for TRUTH?
It sure beats me folks, it's just not Gospel Truth!
When we are first saved, for sure we get to thinking, for a while anyway, "Boy oh boy when the friends and relatives hear what God has done for me, and in me, and how real He is...they are just gonna drop everything and follow HIM." That delusion lasts for a while doesn't it folks?
Then we soon wake up to the fact that some people are blinded to hearing the truth.
That is why so many false teachers and preachers are out there, glossing over the truth.
They tell people how rich they can become if they just follow Jesus. Or they tell them how "High" they can get on the HOLY GHOST, if they just follow Jesus. Or they tell them they don't have to forsake the world, and the things of the world, they can just bring their "Rock music" and the worldly things with them into the church. These kinds of leaders depend on popularity to rake in the mammon. They are egotistical people who depend on the adulation of others, they each strive to be greater and more famous than the next one, and they easily build themselves a following!
This may seem a harsh word to some, but it is the TRUTH!
There is no mention of forsaking all for JESUS with these wolves!
Listen these shysters know that people are not satisfied with JESUS alone, with TRUTH alone, they know that long suffering, cross bearing, crucifying the flesh are not good "catch" phrases. They are sharp, because they are set on fire of Hell, and they are hungry for mammon, they are vain and filled with self promotion. They are wolves and deceivers!
Some might say, "Well how unloving can you be?"
Listen if you love someone, you tell them the truth, if the bridge is out up ahead, you warn them of the danger, because you will be held accountable!
Often times the minute we speak truth we are labeled unloving, as Paul said,
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
That's just how it is saint of God when you decided to serve God with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul!
Jesus was sent to His death because people did not want to hear the TRUTH, and they despised HIM for speaking the TRUTH that penetrated to their very souls... they rejected HIM and turned their backs to him, and said, "Crucify HIM!"
Jesus even went on to say to His disciples:
Matthew 10: 25-28
25. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
26. Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
It is God alone who has power to cast into hell saints!
Jesus went yet further:
34. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
37. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me
Cross bearing is a lost art! No one wants to bear anything, or with anyone or suffer through anything...they want it nice and easy...they expect it to be roses, after all that's what so many preachers have taught them! Many are ill prepared for what is coming!
This is whats coming saints!
9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
When the world loves you saint of God be afraid be very afraid, when the church praises you for your love and your tolerance, and the fact that you do not mention their sins, be even more afraid!
Now I know this doesn't sit well with some, and they think this was just the "lot" for the disciples, and they are one better, and shall see no sorrow, ...... they are deceived already!
18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
Look saint of God, I don't care what some dime a dozen pillow prophet, or prosperity preacher is telling you today, their words count for nothing. Hear the Words of Jesus because they are LIFE and they are TRUTH, and they will remain the TRUTH for all eternity!
God bless you all, may we all hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches in this hour!