“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”
Brothers and Sisters it is past time that the Illusion Of Godliness be put down, done away with. Too many of the Blood Bought put on a Cloak to please those around them, but not to please Jesus, who Saved You! Too many have been Brain Washed in allowing Worldly Standards to Rule Your Hearts, when it is Jesus who Paid for Your Life.
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
This Scripture is so important to our daily lives, but too many have been convinced that as soon as you Accept Jesus, that everything in Your Life changes immediately, this is a Lie that Satan wants you to believe. The One Thing that did get changed immediately was that your Sin was Washed away, but Your Sinful Nature was not.
The above Scripture tells us this very thing, that We, by the Washing Away of Sin are New, the slate has been wiped clean, but Our Thinking, Our Outlook On Life, Our Actions, Our Speech is yet a different story. When we Accept Jesus, we are given The Holy Spirit to Teach Us God’s Ways this is how “…All Things Are Become New”.
“But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Now, in order for this to happen, your Ways must change, from what you Used To Do, TO What You Must Do. The biggest playground that Satan has is your Thinking, The Way You Look At Things. So then, this is the Biggest Area of a Blood Bought Life that MUST CHANGE! There must be an Inward Change for an Outward Manifestation of True Godliness.
“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.”
Here we have Our Brother Paul begging and pleading with those who claim Jesus As Lord, who have Obtained Mercy from The Father through Jesus, that we Live Godly Lives. That We are Not to be Conformed, Not to be Manipulated, Not to be Cohorts into Worldly Ways, Not to be Convinced of Ungodly Ways, but that Our Minds, Our Way Of Thinking, Our Way At Looking At Things MUST CHANGE and through that change and only then, can we be Godly. That Our very Existence Proves those things that ARE Good, Acceptable and Perfect To The World.
Too many Judge The Outward Appearance when it is The Inside Revelation that matters. Now Understand what was just said, too many Accept A Compatible Liking, then a Godly One. So, what is the difference…
Here is the difference, that too many look at someone and their Judgment is base on Appearance Alone or Biased Opinions. Example, “They say they are a Christian…”, “They go to church…”, “They have a good heart…” or “They have money, they must be…”, “God has blessed them with…” and the list goes on.
Here’s a Lie that Satan has flourished in, actually two, one is Love and Accept, the second is, Judge Not. Too many of those who minister from the pulpit have Convinced you that this is The Way for us to Live and Be, but this is far from The Truth.
“15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
1 John 2:15-17
“5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
“1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
“2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”
1 Corinthians 6:2-3
So then, if we Love those, and Accept Those, Judge Not Those then what does that say about The Church Today. Why would a church or Godly Person Accept a Homosexual when The Word and The Spirit Of God say they are an Abomination? Why would a church or Godly Person Accept Racism when Jesus Paid The Price For ALL who Accept Him as Lord? Why would a church or Godly Person Accept Abortion when it is The Father who established Life? There are many, many other things that the church and The Church has Accepted that are Ungodly and by them Accepting them, they Teach the People Like Wise. The difference between “the church” and “The Church” is “the church” is Organized Religion and “The Church” is those who are Truly Bought, being Cleansed and Saved by Jesus.
If we Truly Understand what it is to be Saved, then Our Thoughts, Our Ways would line up with The Fathers Will and not our Sinful Nature or the Worlds. There are so many things that are being said, being taught that go against Scripture and instead of fighting against, we accept. But one of the major problems is that those who are to be Spiritual Heads, whom we are to Trust and Obey, are at the root of the problem. For they teach doctrine that is Manipulated from True Doctrine to please themselves and not God. Most are Voted In and Paid to Preach a certain way that is Pleasing to The Ear and not go against The Board.
“3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4
Brothers and Sisters, in order for a Inward Change to an Outward Manifestation you must Surrender all of yourself and Seek God with all of Your Heart, Your Soul, Your Mind and Your Strength to be Pleasing To God.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.”
When you do this, the Outward Manifestation can only be Godly.
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!