“1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Brothers and Sisters in these the Last Days Of The Gentiles, Love has become morphed into something Ungodly. There are those among us that say they have Love, but, their Actions deny the very word. Love in its pure form eliminates the above Scriptures, it has no place, its Fruit Bares No Ill Action, cannot be carried out if Vengeance is present, if Unforgiveness is present. But too of many us Love as an Excuse to Sin, that is, they Walk Against Scripture instead of Fulfilling Scripture.
The above Scriptures are Within The Church, that is, The Blood Bought. Instead of seeing to the Needs Of Others they are Selfish, seeking Their Own above Scripture, above The Spirit Of God. They are Trucebreakers, having no Conscience of doing any wrong, Justifying their end as Righteous. They are Complainers of things they feel are Unjust To Them, being Unthankful making them Unholy before Jesus, Hardening their Hearts to The Truth.
Why is this? Why have these things been Allowed Among The Blood Bought? It is because of Selfishness Of The Flesh.
“1 If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. 3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
These Scriptures are speaking of One In All Accord, Together In One Voice, having Actions Of Love Unfringed. Now, in order for this to become Reality, that is, in order for The Church to be The Church we must start at Ground Zero, that is Salvation forward.
Our Lord Jesus made it very clear, that just saying that He Is Lord will not get you Saved… so then what is a Requirement Of Your Salvation?
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Now the question must arise, in what Commandments does this mean, what Rules must I follow? The Fullness of The New Covenant, that is, the New Testament and that also means Incorporating The Old Covenant as well into our Lives as Individuals, Households, Churches, Businesses and so on and so forth. These means that if Scripture tells me to Do Something, then I Must, if Scripture tells me Not To Do Something then I Must Not. We Must Understand that the Bible, the Scriptures are the Written Word Of God, that Is The Living Word Of God The Father made flesh In Jesus Our Lord.
So when Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”, He meant both in Word and Deed and the two must Walk Hand in Hand being Unseparated.
Let us look at the First, the Individuals… We Must be Saved From Sin. Salvation Starts with Confession, Believing Jesus As Savior. Starting to Understand that My Ways are Not His Ways. That no matter How Righteous I think that I am, it is as Filthy Rags To God!
“But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Change Must Occur in order for Salvation to be Present, first it is the Spirit, then it Must Be The Soul, bringing the Body Into Subjection to The Spirit.
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
“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.”
“But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
We as Individuals must do these things on a Daily Basis giving No Slack In Obedience To The Word. This is not a one & done deal, it is a Work that must be done each and every day for the rest of your Life…This is a Requirement That Our Lord Jesus set forth in His Action, By His Love, giving Himself over to The Fathers Will, for Your Sake, God’s Love Abounds! Jesus Expects, even Demands the Same From Us to Him, that we Relinquish All Authority, All Power to Him For Our Lives!!!
Let us look at Households. The first thing we Must Understand that God says that we Are Not To Be Unequally Yoked to another person. So, what does this mean? The first part is Demanded that we must only marry someone Who Is Saved. You cannot just marry someone because they say they Believe, that does not necessarily mean they are Saved.
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Jesus said that we will Know Another Blood Bought, by THEIR FRUIT THEY BEAR! So, in other words, they are Changing Into Jesus’ Will, by Word and Deed. That is, Their Spirit is Brand New and they Are Working On Their Soul, bringing Their Body Into Subjection To The Spirit, meaning they are Stopping Bad Things they have done and are Changing what was once was Bad Into Good through the Word Of God.
“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.”
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Before anyone gets upset, yes the above Scriptures deal with False Teachers, False Prophets, but the same Rule Applies to those who Claim they are Born Again. They Must Bear Fruit that Jesus Has Saved Them, there are No IF’S…
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
Do not get into Satan’s Trap thinking that You Can Change Your Spouse if they are an Unbeliever. In 99% of all cases, the Unbeliever will Corrupt The Believer and they themselves will fall away. The Warfare that we must endure is hard enough with the Blood Bought, even while Standing Together.
Do NOT MARRY AN UNBELIEVER that is one of Jesus Commands that We Must Follow.
Now, if you are Married, there are things that are a Must in order to have a Spiritually Sound Home. First the Order Of Things. Man Is The Head of ALL OF THE HOUSE not just part of the house. Anything and Everything Must Go Through Him, the Husband Must Sign Off On Acceptance or Not Accepting what goes on in His House…NOT THE WIFE.
“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.”
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.”
I do not care whether any Men or Women agree or not…BUT GOD DOES. If you think that the Husband and Wife are equal, then you have been Deceived and are Corrupted In Your Belief! From the Old Testament to the New Testament God has always held Man Accountable, in All Manners Of Life.
The Wife is Her Husband’s Helpmate, meaning that she is to Submit, she is to Care For, she is to put His Needs Above Her Own and Help Him as He Sees Need Of. God The Father made Woman From Man, not the dust as Adam and The Father said it was Not Good for Man To Live Alone.
The Man, is to be Head Of All Things, Responsible For All Things that pertain to His Household, from His Wife to His Children and ALL THINGS THAT TOUCH THEIR LIVES, will the Man be Accountable For. Now, Men, being the Head does not make you a Dictator, but, it does mean YOU HAVE THE LAST WORD, there is a difference between the two. Your Wife, Your Children are not Your Slaves, they are not Servants as a Hired Hand, they are in Your Loving Care. It does mean that Your Wife can Question Things, but, she Must Submit To Your Decision whether she likes it or not, but she Must be considered In Your Decision, as she is Your Helpmate. You must understand that your Wife is the Weaker Vessel, meaning, she has not been given Headship, but that she is Led By You as You are Led By Jesus and likewise the Children. Your Wife being the Weaker Vessel has nothing to do with her Strength, nor does it have anything to do with How Smart she is.
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”
This Scripture does not mean the Husband Submitting to the Wife, but on the contrary. It means that You, Husband, Listen to your Wife’s Advice, not meaning you Obey Her, but, honoring her as Your Helpmate if the Advice Is Godly.
Now, there are a few things that can Corrupt the Will Of God In A Household. The First as we have seen is being Unequally Yoked. The Second is Who Is Head.
The Third which no one wants to talk about is Arguing and Fighting. This is Ungodly according to the above Scripture’s. One of the stupidest sayings is “We Agree To Disagree…”, this is a Divisional Lie from Satan to Divide A Household, it is Ungodly. If the above Scripture is carried out, then, the Wife can bring her concerns to her Husband, but, He has the Last Say In The Decision and the Wife Must Submit To His Headship even as it is Jesus telling her His Decision. If the Wife does not Agree with her Husband, then, she is to Submit Herself to her Husband as always, as she is to be and take her Concern To Jesus In Prayer. If, what the Wife says is Correct and the Husband is Incorrect, then Jesus, whom He Obeys, will Submit Unto Jesus and make the Necessary Changes As Needed. But No Scripture says that She is to Rise Up Against Her Husband In Word or Deed!!!
The Fourth, again that no one wants to talk about dealing with a Husband and Wife is Sex. Sex is of Nature Order From The Father and needs to be Honored By Both, Husband and Wife without fail. If the Husband says he has need, then it is the Wife’s Responsibility To That Need. Likewise if the Wife says she has need then it is the Husbands Responsibility To That Need. There is NEVER to be a Division In This Area, it opens doors that should never be opened, in both Thought and Deed.
“1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”
This set of Scriptures is a Demand! If the Wife or Husband fail in Sexual Activity then they Open A Door for Satan to Walk Into Their House. The Ramifications of such things will bring Destruction Of A Marriage, being Dishonorable To God! Too many seek fulfillment and are not getting it, forcing them to seek other measures for fulfillment, THIS SHOULD NOT BE!!! If you say that you are a Christian, a Blood Bought and are married and do not Seek To Take Care Of Your Spouse When The Need Arises or even doing something before the Need Arises, then You AT BLAME for Not Obeying the above Scriptures dealing with Households and it will be laid to Your Account Before Jesus!!!
The Fifth thing that the first four will Effect, Prayer. Your Prayers are Subject To Your Obedience To The Word. This includes Your Needs Being Met, whether it is Food, Clothing, or Work, it does not matter, but because the First Four Commands are not followed, it Will Affect Your Household Prayers and Individual Prayers as well. Love Demands Actions!
Let us look at The Church. Only those who are Called into one of the Five Fold Ministry’s should have an Office Within The Church. They are Anointed By Jesus For The Body to Mature Into Godly Believers.
“10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
These Offices were Never to be done away with, but were to remain until Jesus Returns. These, are Called, Ordained, Set by Jesus and Him alone can they be Set, No Man can give these Offices. It does not matter how much Schooling you have, does not matter What Others Say, does not matter How Much You Think or Want, Only Jesus can Set These Offices! Because God is a God Of Love, then Love Demands Actions that will Keep The Love Of God Sustained, that is, these Offices make sure that the Love that Jesus Gave for your Salvation, is made Alive In Your Obedience to these Offices.
The next area, Businesses or Society. If, the Three above sets are not taken seriously, then Businesses and Society become Ungodly, Corrupt. Satan has worked hard to make sure that Businesses and Society are Ungodly by pushing and allowing Gender, Homosexuals and Racism to Dictate how we are to Live. It is Demanded for Businesses to Hire according to these in order to stay in Business, making them an Ungodly Business.
Society Demands that we Accept Gender Dominates, Homosexuals as Equals and that Racism is One Sided to be a Tolerance In Society, Accepting Anybody of Any Religion, Color, Sexual Preference, Gender to Rule Over The Godly! Society, Businesses teach us a Different Kind Of Love than what the Scriptures Teaches us. Their Love Demands Actions that go Against the God We Serve, Jesus Our Lord!!!
This message has a Domino Effect or the Butterfly Effect, which one part deals with the next part. If any Part breaks the God of Love Demands Actions, then everything else in line will fail, becoming Ungodly, Unacceptable To God. The Lord had me say more about Households than any other, because it has the Greatest Effect on All Others. Households are Divided by Ungodly Reasons, being Justified by Selfish Means that go against Scripture, affecting the very core of Society.
Love Demands Actions from the Elect Of God, to be The Very Elect Of God, not being moved by the Flesh, but by The Spirit Of The Living God Who Bought You. We, Saints, are the Last Call, the Last Hope and the Last Example the World will see, make sure they See God In You, Through You and About You!!!
Love Demands Actions
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!