In this final message on The Characteristics Of Heaven and Earth you will see the Characteristics of one who Walks Faithful as they should. This does not mean that we will not fall, or that we lose The Love of God if we fall, but you do need to know that there is a Difference in doing something wrong by mistake or even by fleshly weakness and staying there. We will fall, we will make mistakes, we will sin, but in all of this if we Repent, Turn Away from that which caused the Fall, Mistake or Sin and ask Jesus to Help Us, then Grace Abides. We will be Forgiven and can pick up where we were beforehand in Hopes that we do not make the same error again.
There are Two Key Factors that attribute to our Characteristics, The Flesh and The Spirit. The Flesh we are taught of Man and Satan that are Not God Glorifying. The Spirit we are Taught of The Holy Spirit on the Characteristics Of The Father. Which one do you give your Life Over To.
“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 cannot stay the same and please God, we Must Change into the Characteristics Of God. There are battles within our minds that carry on To Do This or To Do That. Our Minds are our Daily Road Maps In Our Character. Each encounter of any Daily Event we Present Ourselves as we Truly Are. We Must Transform from Who We Were to Who We Are To Be, it is not easy and it will be more difficult to Change Our Way Of Thinking.
“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 has been misused so many times that I could not tell the number of times. Let’s break this Scripture down into the Three Sections that are presented. First the Clarification or Clarifying, you Must be Born Again (“Therefore if any man be in Christ”), Second you are now a New Person Washed by The Blood Of Jesus, Changing Your Spirit from Lost, Separated From God by Sin, to being a Child Of God Clean and Acceptable to God (“he is a new creature: old things are passed away”). The Third is that All Things now take on the Characteristics Of God, because of The Holy Spirit (“behold, all things are become new.”). For whatever reason, people have ignored this Third Part, many think that you have just become New, but this Third section is a Process Statement. It says “Behold ALL THINGS are BECOME NEW”, it is the last two words that carry the weight. Go back up to the Romans Scripture, Paul is Begging you, My Brothers and Sisters to Present Your Lives as a Living Sacrifice For Jesus To The World, that we are Not To Be as the World Is, but We must Transition from one Thought Process to God’s Thought Process. So, in everything that is in this World we start to see things from a New Perspective, we start to see things as God Sees Things, it is a New Thing that we are now experiencing, that is why in Corinthians it says “All Things Are Become New”, it is a Transformation Of Character.
My Brothers and Sisters in these two Scriptures, You Have To Make, You Have To Make, one more time, You, My Brothers and Sisters Have To Make A Choice to either Live Godly or not. Many of you Choose to be as you were and are not Willing To Change. Satan has thrown a Half Truth that the Church has accepted as The Truth, that is, that God Accepts You Just As You Are, as being a Continual Absolute, but it is not the Full Truth. The Absolute Truth about this Statement is this, at the very beginning when you did not Know Jesus, The Son Of God As Your Savior, Jesus Accepted you just as you are, but, from that day forward Jesus Expects You To Change from Seeing and Doing things in Darkness to Seeing and Doing things in The Light. Jesus Expects Us to Change into the Characteristics Of God!
The first thing on the List of Characteristics is Faith. Some of you will say, “I have Faith, I Believe Jesus Is…”, that statement is only the beginning of Faith. Now your Faith must Encompass your Whole Life in How You Walk, that is, you must have Faith that Jesus is Actually Your Lord. Jesus is the Answer to Everything that touches your Life, but you must Have Faith that He Is The Answer. If I lose my job, where is the First Place that my Mind goes to, is it Jesus or is it What Must I Do? You Must think on Jesus All Of The Time, that Your Life is in His Hands to do with as He Chooses! We Must Run, not Walk, Run To Jesus Submitting In Faith that He will take care of Us, even when we do not see any evidence at first. Faith is the Answer From God Of Things To Come!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
My Faith must Carry The Weight of Not Having, Believing I Will Have, and Because Of Jesus. But Jesus must be the First Thought, not the Second or the Last. Our Character is to Panic, start to Weigh the Cost, Looking for a Solution By Fleshly Means, but Jesus said to not concern ourselves with these things, because He Already Knows What You Need!!!
“(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”
All of these things are which allow you to Live, NOT, things of Greed! If you want a List of these things read Matthew Chapter 6.
Another Characteristic that we Must Have is, as God would have us to be, is Forgiveness. Even as God the Father will Forgive You on the Day Of Judgement because of Jesus, you must also Walk in Like Forgiveness Towards Others. That does not mean you have to be Friends with that person, but you must let go of those things that would be Judgmental For Eternity. When we don’t have Forgiveness it causes our Character to emulate that of Satan not God. Satan is Unforgiving, always wanting Retribution for the Things Against him. We Must take on the Character Of God, Forgiving Unconditionally no matter the situation.
“14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Jesus Forgave You, when you deserved to go to Hell and to the Lake Of Fire, you in return Must Forgive when others do not deserve it, but deserve to be punished.
Another Characteristic that we Must take on is Godly Wisdom. Satan is out to Kill, Steal and Destroy anything that is Attributed To The God Head (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). In order for this to take place we Must again go back to Romans 12, you Learn the Difference between what God Wants and What Satan Wants. Unfortunately the Church has failed in this area to Teach Whom God Is In Character, but, Praise Jesus for The Holy Spirit in Whom if we Seek the Truth will lead us Into All Truth!!! This is one of the reasons for these last few messages.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.”
Jesus said that if we Ask then He will Answer. Now, do not be foolish, if you ask anything that is according to God’s Will, whether Positive or Negative can be the Answer…sometimes there may be silence, not because Jesus did not hear you, but because you Ask Wrongly or you have already received your Answer but refuse to except it.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.”
We must stop and bridle our tongues, our minds and our actions and consider Jesus above all things first. There used to be an acronym WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) that we really need to take to heart. Jesus wants us to be Over Comers of this World, Satan and Ungodly Man, and the only way we can is to have Faith, Forgiveness and Wisdom.
There are many Attributes of God that I will not cover in this message only because Jesus is leading me to end this message on The Characteristics Of Heaven And Earth. There is one other Characteristic that The Lord wants me to finish up with and that is Love and Hate combined.
I know, many are thinking how can you combine two opposites? You Must Love The Things Of God Above All Things and You Must At The Same Time Hate Those Things That Are Against God! If it is Pleasing to Jesus, then it should be Pleasing to us, if Jesus said they are His Enemy then they should be Our Enemy as well. The Church has taken the word Love and has Over Stepped its boundaries. The Father said that He Sent His Son because He Loved The World. The Father Loves His Creation even if it does not Love Him, but our Love is somewhat a little different. We are Not to Love The World, nor the things in it, but we Are To Love One Another, that is Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister, those who are Blood Bought By Jesus! The part that has become wrong is that there are those who are trying to Love the World and Show Jesus at the same time, but in fact need to Show The Love Of Jesus IN US THROUGH OUR CHARACTER! The two are not the same. I can show the World God’s Love for them by my Words, Actions and Not Love Them! Example, I can say “Please” and “Thank You”, I can Help a Stranger, I can be Respectful not in the Person, but showing the Attribute. I can Respect a Boss because they are a Boss, but not Respect them as a Person. God says that He is a Respecter of NO PERSON, that He counts All Men Equal before Him.
“1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God.”
We can Love the World through our Godly Characteristics without Loving The World. You can look at it this way, “I do not Love you, but Because Of God I Love You” it is the Agape Love, it only comes From God and no other way can it be expressed. All of the other Love Attributes are for Believers within Believers. There is a Sexual Love, a Deep Friendship Love, there is Affirmation, Acts of Kindness, Acts of Giving and Acts of Giving Time. The Scriptures tell us to Come Out of the World, that is, Not to be a part of the World. The Scriptures also tell us not to give to the Heathen what belongs to God’s Children.
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
“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.”
We are to do Good and Pure things always, but not be entrapped by those who would abuse them. I can be Kind to my neighbor who is a heathen, but not give into their evil ways. I can tell them about Jesus and yet not be friends with them, I can help them in times of need and not associate with them as in a friend. I can invite them to a meal to be a Witness to God’s Glory in our house and yet they are my Enemy. We Must show forth the Characteristics Of Heaven without Compromise, keeping always in the forefront of our minds that we are Living Epistles for them to Read. The problem is that to many of you have Compromised Your Heavenly Characteristics for gain, for friendship, for Love, thinking that you are doing the Work Of Jesus by doing so! I do not go to a Bar and Drink thinking that I am a Witness to those there; if I did they would not see or know the Truth. You cannot present one thing and say you are another, it is impossible to do so!
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
To many times the heathen are looking for an answer, but the answer you are giving is that it is okay to be as you are, that God Loves You and Accepts You Just The Way You Are…WITHOUT CHANGE!!!! If I curse, then am I better or equal to the heathen, if I flirt am I better or equal to the heathen, if I lie, cheat and steal am I better or equal to the heathen, if I listen to Country, Rock or any other type of Ungodly Music, am I better or equal to the heathen, if I change God’s Order am I better or equal to the heathen!!! We are to be Better, that is, We ARE to be In Heavenly Character Always and that is, being as God is in Heaven!!!
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.”
STOP, STOP, STOP!!! Trying to straddle the fence of Heaven and Earthly Characteristics, CHANGE!!! You Must Choose to be Godly, it does not just happen, and you Must Choose to be as God Is in All Attributes, in All Characteristics. You have sent the World so many mixed messages that they think we are All a bunch of Lunatics, Liars, and Deceitful in our actions.
“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.”
1 Corinthians 13:11-13
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.”
You’re Choice…Live As The World…or, Live As The Kingdom Of Heaven…