I am saddened as I continue to discover and be reminded (via Facebook) that a few of those we've known who have tasted and seen God's grace, mercy and mighty love in their lives, appear to be slowly fading back into "friendship with the world" or even sadder are already back in it -- some of them think it not.  Before they are aware of it, they have become part of the world again, a mirror of its darkness and rebellion and mockery to the Mighty Living God.

If you think this is where you're at, please keep on reading.  Hear what I have to say to you.   I write this out of a broken and saddened heart because of what Hebrews 6:4, Matthew 7:21-23 and Revelation 3:16 in God's Word say (go read them if you don't know what each God-breathed word says).  I write this with hope that somehow, by God's grace, you might turn away from the sinful nature that Jesus saved you from and died for you, and return to God's embrace and the grace that allows you to walk the holy and blameless, hot or cold lifestyle that is commanded of you.   

Why do you think you are winning non-believers to the faith by the current lifestyle you live?

How do you know it's pleasing to the Lord?  

It appears that your witness to the lost and dying is a like a stagnant water-- only beneficial for mosquitoes. It's like letting the lost world see a half-way and lukewarm surrender to the Lord whom you profess to be your Lord & Savior.  

Are you trying to "catch more flies with honey?"

Be careful and keep a vigilant eye once you notice that people are only saying wonderful flatteries about you in front of you. Jesus, Lord Himself, did not receive millions of flatteries.  Nothing in Him was seen as beautiful by so many that saw Him. Read it in Isaiah 53

Let me please remind you of something else: Jesus said YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AT ANY ONE TIME.  You will either truly love one and hate the other.   These are not my words.  These are words from the mouth of Jesus.  See for yourselves in Matthew 6:24 and Luke 16:13.  

Enough of the "Sunday Christian walk only and the rest of the week worldly" lifestyle!!  

Enough of the "I don't want to be offensive" excuse!  

Enough of the "don't be judgmental" mindset!

Do you not know or remember that  Jesus offended many when He walked the earth to proclaim God the Father's truth? See it in Matthew 13:57 and Mark 6:3 and again Matthew 15:12.

And unless you forgot or have not read what James 4:4 says: You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.   

Yes, God sent the Messiah Christ Jesus -- who IS your only hope to be in peace with the All-Living, All-Powerful, Almighty Just God -- not to condemn the world when He first came but to save it.  That's in John 3:17 and 1 Timothy 2:5.  However, His second coming will come with judgement (like no one can ever imagine) and He will sort out who are His sheep that listen to His voice among those who are not.  Don't be a fool - God cannot be mocked.  It says so in Galatians 6:7.   You will reap what you sow.  

Don't try to think you can just tell the Almighty God that you tried so hard to understand His Word but you couldn't. Some of you have told me that.  That won't fly at all, I plead with you.   You know why it wouldn't?   Because 1 Chronicles 28:9 says so: the Lord searches the heart, and knows every motive behind every thought.  If you seek Him, He will be found by you.

Also, if He says that He rewards those who diligently seek Him, then that means that we can find Him (Hebrews 11:6).  He does not lie with His promises.  And if you're having a hard time understanding His Word although you are earnestly and diligently studying it, then ask Him to give you wisdom to understand His treasured truth.  He'll give wisdom to those who ask.  It says so in Proverbs 2:6 and James 1:5.   Therefore, it's not by your great intelligence that you'll understand God, but only through how much He reveals to you and how receiving you are of it.

Please receive this note, and go search God's Word if there's anything about which I am out of line.

If there's anything in your heart that is un-surrendered and un-repentant to God, now is the time to repent and surrender all.  

He is WORTHY!  Let go of the world and being a part of its rebellion against the Holy One.  Choose Christ.  No one else died on your behalf.  Only Jesus, who was obedient to His Father's will (to the point of death!) to make a way for us sinners to be able to come in peace by His precious blood, shed for each one who would only believe and repent.

Then, be the un-compromising bright light and voice of truth and hope in this lost & dying world that is destined for eternal doom on the day the King makes His Kingdom and Glory known to all the ends of the earth. 

JESUS IS LORD.

(written by a sister in Jesus)

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BlueM...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Beautifully put and absolutly true.

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patty700
Nov. 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM I am so convicted,I let my health issues,family money problems,concerns about my high functioning Autism daughters future and my neice's cancer consume me.I pray all the time and try to build a bridge where i can but it is lame.Thank you for this post and keep up the good fight sister i love you.

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glori...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM

JESUS IS LORD.

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yovonna
Nov. 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM

JESUS IS LORD FOR EVER ........... THANKS FOR THIS ........ VERY GOOD ..........

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