“But [it is] good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.”
”Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”
“Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?”
Brothers and Sisters it is Declared to us that WE MUST build a Relationship with The God of All Creation, with the Understanding that we are the Children of a Holy God and in His Presents we must be Holy! When our Brother Moses was to come into the Presents of The Father, he had to immediately change and it was in his Walk. Before Moses could get close to The Father, before a Relationship could be built Moses had to Change from One Point of his Walk to a Different Point from that point forward, he had to Change, there was No Choice!
“And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy ground.”
The Fear of God has vanished, the Holiness of God has vanished, and the Relationship has vanished in part. These things have Vanished because you do not Understand Your God whom Salvation was given. You go to a church and listen to a man give some words, rather they are of God or not, and you take nothing. The God whom we are Saved By Requires Change, you cannot stay the same, you cannot Talk the Same…
“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”
We are not to Swear by nothing upon this earth, for God is a Jealous God, but we are to say Yes to Him who sits upon the Throne, for He delivered Salvation to the World and we must say No to those things that oppose God. But you have No Fear, you have No Holiness…
Our Company, our Companions that we keep Must Change…
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
2 Corinthians 6:14
Our Thoughts, Our Meditations…
“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.”
Brothers and Sisters the Only Way to build a Relationship with Jesus, The Father and The Holy Spirit is that you Must Study, you Must Be Seeking God in All Attributes of Your Life.
Do you know that who you hang out with, who you keep company with that you will become or be tainted from?
Our Lord Jesus gave us the Hearts Desire Conclusion…
“3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.”
An Understanding… The Seed is God’s Holy Word, The Sower is God and those who Bear Fruit. 1) There are those in this World that hear The Word, but before it can take root, before it can grow it is dismissed by the Flesh, stolen by Satan and his ways. 2) There are those who hear the Word and think it sound right for a time and they pick and choose keeping themselves in the World without change. Then there are those who Accept The Word, but because they did not Study, they did not Seek Jesus, they did not keep Godly Company and because The World would ridicule them the Seed, The Word Of God burned away leaving nothing behind. 3) To those who want to keep one foot in the World and one foot in God (which you cannot), the Word was killed, bring Their Own Course Of Actions. 4) To those who are Truly Born Again, who Washed By Jesus Blood, those who Seek Jesus For All Truth, that is, they Studied to Learn how God says to Live in this World, they Brought Forth Godly Fruit, these are The Witness of Jesus, these are they who Choose To Change to Live As God Says, NOT THEIR WAY!!!
Brothers and Sisters they only way that you can say that you have a Relationship With Jesus is that you MUST Seek Him and All Of His Ways…AND DOING THEM! We do it all of the time in the Flesh. When we say that we have a Friend do not compare them with ourselves and before they are counted as a Friend must there also be a Compatibility with them? Before you get married do you not examine the one you are to marry and is there not a Compatibility in Life? Do you think that we came up with this? NO, God has Instilled within all of us to Seek Out those Who Are Like Minded In Word and Deed, therefore Build A Relationship with them Because You Studied Them FIRST! You did not just walk up to them and say “We are Friends…”. From what flows from the Inward Man, flows also to the Outward Man in Presentation of Who They Are. So is it with God…He Changed us from the Inside and Expects both an Inward and Outward Change to take place. King David was Did The Will Of God, Abraham Did The Will Of God and was called The Friend of God because of this.
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
“1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. … 12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he [was] ruddy, [and] withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this [is] he. 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”
1 Samuel 16:1, 12-13
“Because David did [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any [thing] that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.”
1 Kings 15:5
“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
“13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. 14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him [to be] captain over his people, because thou hast not kept [that] which the LORD commanded thee.”
1 Samuel 13:13-14
“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
Brothers and Sisters our Lives MUST be God In Us, saying that is, that when people look at you, they See God In You. When people come to your house, They Must See God. When you go to work, They Need To See a Person Who is Not Like them, unless they are saved…Walking, they need to see someone Who Does Not Fit In!!!
To those of you who say in your heart that you must separate your Religion, your Work, your Politics, that is, when in one place you are as they are, but in a different place alone without peers, you are a different way… YOU DO NOT KNOW GOD, NOR DO YOU KNOW JESUS AS LORD!!! Jesus came to Save you from the Sins of the World, not so you can say you belong to God, but you Live for The World!!!
The only way, THE ONLY WAY, to rid the World from your Life is that you Must Study Who God Is, What His Desires Are and How WE MUST LIVE…then the hard part…You Must Change and DO THOSE THINGS that only Studying can reveal.
In the Book of Psalms it says that God will give us Direction, but there is a stipulation…
“97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform [it], that I will keep thy righteous judgments.”
Verse’s 98, 105 are the Promises, the Stipulations are all the rest of the Scriptures, you Must Love God’s Law, you Must Meditate on God’s Word Night and Day, you Must KEEP His Word, you Must be Separated From The Worldly Ways and Hate Them…. THEN, THEN, THEN is God Looking Before Us and Behind Us and is In The Middle Of Us!!!
“22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Brothers and Sisters we Must Study to become as God wants us to be, if we do not, then we are equal to the World that Jesus came to Save Us From. When we Stand Before Jesus in that day of Judgment we will not have any excuse that will be acceptable, Not One. Jesus will open the Book Of Life First to see if our names are written in it, but we must understand that in order for our name to be written, we Must have Two Things, One that we Believe that Jesus is The Son Of The Father who Died For Our Sins and has made us Clean, the Second that Accompanies the First, is that Our Lives must Reflect that Jesus Is Lord. The two go Hand-n-Hand. No you are not Save by Works, but Your Works Prove You Are Saved. Salvation, Redemption, is a Fee Gift from The Father through Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb, but after that point in time in our Lives Changes Begin and They Must Continue until we see Jesus Face-to-Face.
The examples of the Patriarchs that are in the Old Testament in the Book of Hebrews were not written for your enjoyment, but were written to show us that it took more than Belief, that it takes Action To Belief to Satisfy Our God. Am I Perfect…far from it, I Fall, I Sin, not that I desire to, but my Life as a Whole, Literally, Reflects Jesus In Me. When I Fall, when I Sin, Praise Jesus I can run to Him and ask for Forgiveness and He Forgives me, all because of the Two Factors above…Belief With Action!
You can be ignorant, stupid…BY CHOICE…
We All Must Face Jesus and His Judgement!!!
BY HIS WORD!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!