Revelation 21:7-8 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ~ I see the state of the church today and it saddens my heart. I see different posts on Facebook, lifestyles of those who call themselves Christians, and Pastors embracing lifestyles that are specifically called out in the word of God as abominations. We entertain devils by the things that we watch and the things that we listen to.
Another gospel is being preached behind the pulpits of America and most of the church body embraces it and calls it good. Have we forgotten that the God we serve, the one who purchased us with his blood, the one who we belong to is a Holy and Righteous God? Have we forgotten that only those who live Holy will see Him and spend eternity in heaven? We as a nation have gone so far away from the very roots of what this nation was founded on. We no longer have absolute truths that govern our lives but we are embracing the world’s views of what is right and wrong. We are not to hate the sinner for it is only by the grace of God that we are saved, but we are called to hate the sin. If that is true then why do so many ‘Christians’ conform to it? God has given us grace and faith to empower and equip us to live lives that are pleasing unto the Father. The Bible says that we will know them by their fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit and a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. Being Christian means we are Christ like. He was Holy, Pure, and Righteous. He was a pillar of light that stood against the powers of darkness. He did not embrace sin, but set people free of sin. America doesn’t need blessed, no America needs saved. It is time for the church to shake herself and awaken herself because Jesus is coming back soon! He is coming back for a spotless, pure Bride. Only a remnant is going folks. We need to examine ourselves to the word of God, not to the thoughts and beliefs of a fallen society.
2 Kings1:16-17 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? Therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken… ~ King Ahaziah fell and became sick. He sent his servants to enquire of Baalzebub to see if he would recover. On their journey to go enquire, Elijah met them in the way and spoke to them to return to their king and to tell him that he would die because of the choice that he had made to not acknowledge God as the true living God.
Ahaziah refused to acknowledge God as the true God, the one who brought Israel out of Egypt, the one who parted the Red Sea, the one who rained down manna from heaven, the one who brought water out of a rock, the one who caused city walls to fall, the one who went before Israel time and time again and delivered her from her enemies. He refused to submit himself to the sovereign authority of God and chose to submit himself to a powerless, dead god of a heathen nation. And because of that, he chose not to position himself in a place of safety, a place of life when judgement came. When judgement came, king Ahaziah died because of the choice he made.
Daniel 2:21 states that the Lord God changes the times and the seasons, he removes kings and sets up kings. If Ahaziah would have acknowledged God and submitted himself to him, God could have raised him up off of his bed and restored him.
James 3 talks of 2 different types of wisdom; an earthly wisdom that is filled with bitterness, envy, strife, and death and then there is the wisdom that is from above that is pure, peaceable, gentle, merciful, and filled with life, easy to be entreated. When we fear the Lord, acknowledge him, and yield to him, there is life and preservation. But if we refuse to acknowledge him and submit ourselves to him, we remove ourselves from under his government and protective covering. We need to remember that we are spirit 100% of the time and the choices we make everyday will affect our eternity. Let us live each day filled with the wisdom that is from above that we may live a long life preserved from evil.