“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Brothers and Sisters we need to understand that God, in three persons, will Never Change. That means that what ever the Father says, then Jesus and the Holy Spirit must agree, one cannot be in disagreement. All of Heaven is established on Who God Is, and, His Consistency. This is the First thing that we must establish in our thoughts and hearts.
This means that The Word NEVER CHANGES, nor whom Jesus is, The Living Word Of The Father.
“25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou [art] the same, and thy years shall have no end.”
“17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Brothers and Sisters many of you have been led astray because of False Teachings or Teachings Of Manipulation. There are those who stand at the pulpit that seek not God to Teach Gods Ways, but teach according to their own flesh and the flesh of others. In many churches there are those who lurk in the background weighing what it said by those who are “Pastors”. If they feel that the “Body” is in Disarray and there is Complaining that the Pastor is not meeting their needs, then this board will seek to change even to Fire the Pastor and will seek to Replace the Pastor that they may Satisfy The Fleshly Body! This board is the Scribes and Pharisees of our time!!!
We need to understand that Jesus, The Son Of God The Father, fulfilled the Promise of The Sacrificial Lamb because God found that we could not keep His Laws, but nevertheless, The Laws are still in Motion and will never change nor diminish! Paul, our Brother, answered this dilemma on how we are to Live Our Lives.
“1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Brothers and Sisters; do you not understand that when Jesus came to earth He did only as The Father Commanded Him to do, and nothing more or less. Jesus Is The Word Of The Father in His Death and moreso in His Resurrection! The Fathers Word did not Change when Jesus died, but fulfilled the Promise of The Father for a Sacrifice For Sin! All that Jesus Did and All that Jesus Said never changed The Fathers Word.
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.”
We have Grace because of The Blood of Jesus and by nothing else. We have been Forgiven by The Father because of The Blood of Jesus and by nothing else. The Grace and Forgiveness eliminates Our Judgement Against Sin, to make us Acceptable to The Father, but, once we have been cleansed from the Sin that separated us from The Father, there is a Demand For Change!!! You cannot continue to Live Your Lives as you once did, nor can you Live Your Lives according to the flesh, nor can you Live Your Lives according to how the World Dictates to you to Live!
God Will Never Change!!! So many of you come up with excuses on why you cannot Live Holy Lives, to you I Rebuke! That is a lie straight from Satan! God says to be Holy as He Is Holy, to be Perfect as He Is Perfect! If God so said, then where is the lie? Is God crazy? Is God mad, becoming a reprobate? NO God Said, then we have the capability to do so even in our daily falls! What does this mean? It means that we must Strive to Live Holy and Perfect Lives.
“15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:15-16
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Grace did not give us the License to Sin Freely, but Freed us from the License of Sin to Live Holy Lives. Too many of you complain that The Word of some is too hard to Live and that it is not of a Spirit Of Love. To you, I Rebuke! Jesus said that IF IF IF IF IF YOU LOVE ME, LOVE ME, then KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS!!! Jesus did not say, well because I died and shed My Blood and you are free of sin, you can now Live your Lives however you desire! The Word of God is Hard because of this sinful body that we must live in and because of the Worlds Demands on how we are to Live, but that is No Excuse!
Am I Holy and Perfect in All that I Do and Say, NO I am not, but each moment of the day I Strive to be Holy and Perfect even to the point of hurting. I have given up so many things that this flesh has desired – striving to be Holy and Perfect. I have to Resist those things of Influence that would have me be Unholy and Imperfect before God. Yes, I fall, yes, I sin, but in those times I find Grace to be Forgiven that I may Rise Up to the occasion to be Holy and Perfect once again. The God who never changes has given us the ability to Rise Up again even when we fall, but we are not to stay in that fall or in that sin, giving way to the excuse that we cannot Live as God Commands.
Many, many, people confuse that God is a God Of Love, Mercy and Grace which is an Absolute, but, many, many people are taught to go no further, to stay as you are and not change to a Holy Gods Commandment’s.
“15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
So, is it fair for me to conclude that All of us have Gods Commandments, but few Keep them and so by deduction conclude that YOU DO NOT LOVE JESUS! Wow!!! That is a Hard Word!!! Think about it, many of you speak both Lies and Truths out of your mouths. You say one thing and do something completely opposite to what you just confessed. Jesus said that you cannot have two different kinds of fruit from the same plant, and James says nor can you have good water and bad water from the same well, it is one or the other.
“17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
“Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.”
“10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.”
Brothers and Sisters UNDERSTAND! This is not just by what you Speak, but it is also by what you Do. You cannot say you are Holy but Live Unholy Lives, going to church does not make you Holy, nor does Reading the Bible make you Holy, but CHANGE does! We must change our ways to Gods Ways, we must strive to be as God Is and nothing less.
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We are not Called to be Popular or Liked, but are Called with a Holy Calling to show the World that WE are God’s Children, that WE are Different inside and outside, in our homes and not in our homes. We are to be a Spectacle Before Man! The WE Live and Serve a Just and Holy God that does not tolerate sin.
Do you know that when Jesus was on the Cross, that The Father turn away from looking at His Only Son, literally turned His back on Him because of the sin that was placed on Jesus. The only way The Father accepted Jesus at that point was through His Sacrifice, giving His Life to please The Father. Jesus is The Sacrificial Lamb Of God that took away our sins, it was only through His Blood that we are Accepted by The Father.
Stop and consider this… you say that you Love Jesus, that you Live For Him, I challenge you to examine your whole Life, inside and out, who you associate with, who your friends are and even who your family is. Determine by God’s Word only, do these show The Love of God by Keeping His Commandments? Are you willfully going against God by these?
How demanding is God? Jesus put us to the very absolute of these things.
“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.”
My Family is only The Blood Bought, my Friends are only those who Keep God’s Holy Word, my Associates are only those who Need Jesus, my Enemy is Satan and all those who go against Gods Holy Word.
Have you Changed to an Unchangeable God? Do your Fruits bare that Witness to God? If not, then Repent while you can. We all will face The Judgement Seat and give an account of our Lives. Being Born Again goes beyond having your name written in The Lambs Book Of Life, there must be Change!
As always… Your Choice!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!