God is not Mocked!
There are people who lie, and who pretend to be christians, who imply their goodness. Honestly I haven't found one soul maybe my Uncle Orin, or my Uncle Denver......They were sincere.
They were real, and they neither one implied they were something they are not, but really and truly I have yet to meet one person who is totally honest.
Oh yes there are those like in the tv media, they make fun of someone who makes a mistake, or who confess's they've done something wrong?
Like Dianne Sawyer when she was interviewing Sammy the Bull.
No I don't think Sammy the bull was such a great guy in alot of respects, but he did help the governement to catch some mafia people, which I'm for.
But Dianne, acted or gave the impression that she was so much better then Sammy because he worked for that nasty old mafia, and I'll be that somewhere in her boss's line there's somebody who is taking orders from the mafia. No none of us are good, and we are kidding ourselves if we imply we are.
I've met people who have cash register honesty in church, who will beat you to death with the truth. Who will lay in wait for you or somebody else to make a mistake so they can land on you with
"the truth". But they aren't any better then any of the rest of us.
None of us are good. There are those with soft hearts like Ben Haden, or Billy Graham. They are special, but neither one of them will take the credit for being a "good guy" infact they are just the opposite. They both say they did things when they were young that they are ashamed of.
Now really how do you think God would save someone who has been a horrible sinner all his life? Do you think God will beat you up if youv'e been a rotten person and made bad mistakes? Or sins? Only man is hideous and nasty and ready to point out all your faults. And that's because they are so busy trying to cover up their own sins and faults they are living for someone to pick on, to point out so it will take the heat off of themselves.
And I might add they are cowards, just as big a sin as what you are supposed to have done. They are no better then you, but they may think they are.
No, we are living under the power of the Almigty and he is a totally righteous God, with honour and values that are so high we could never attain them. But he gives us mercies and graces to make it from day to day.
The other person who will point out all your faults is satan. He wants you to live in your guilt and your self loathing. I'm not kidding you. I had done such rotten stuff when I was drinking it litterally took me 8 years of totally staying sober before I could face myself in the mirror even.
And that in it's self is an ego trip to think that we've been so bad that God could never forgive us? How would you like to of been in Pauls day when he got saved?
He was a persecuter of christians. How would of you liked to be a wittness to that........"oh, by the way, Paul's comming over tonite for dinner, so don't mention the time he mamed, now we have to forgive him, now the christian wasn't all that honest or was he? No .......how would of you liked to of been a christian in that day? Don't you realize Paul probably killed christians?
How would you like to be one of the christians that Paul was going to kill? How do you think they felt about Paul? And Jesus loved Paul and forgave him and took him as one of his own priest's or diciples......the same thing to me ...Priest? Disciple? You are spreading God's word and deeds and exulting God?
It's a mere matter of semantics. but it's your choice you decide what you want to call it. But listen? If Christ can or could forgive someone who made his living out of persecuting christians don't you think he could possibly forgive you?
Since it's not your goodness you're going to heaven on anyway?
It's Christ's I've yet to find one Christian that walks on water?
Not yet have I found one that could, and Peter was it? Fell when he tried to walk on the water cause he lost his faith.?
Lets not go on an ego trip about how bad we are or were, it's an excuse to keep us down. If I'd of listened to how much I hated myself and loathed myself when I first went to A.A. I'd of still been drunk, and in jail or in the looney bin. No it's not our goodness that saves us in the first place.
I get so tired of hearing in church "you" need to do this, or
"you" need to do that? Other then total surrender, it's nothing
"you" do at all, it's all Christ and what "he" will do for you. Yes we do have to strive for goodness but like I've said already I've yet to find one christian that can walk on water?
And where I cuss someone else is rude and overbearing and snubs some poor soul because they are fat, but is really nice to the rich man down the street? That's called pride and it's just as big of sin to God as murder, and it is murder in someways. We are murdering someone's soul and spirit when we ignore them or over look them because they are ugly and so and so is so much prettier then the ugly one? No No, it's not our place to judge
someone it's Christ's job, not ours.
And then again, there's those who are religious. With a sense of
Pioty. They come to you and like I mentioned they have cash register honesty, but when it gets down the to naked truth, they
are constantly bullying someone in their praises of the Lord, they think because they puff all up and publicly Priase the Lord in a loud voice, and "show all their christian wares" that they are so
As far as I'm concerned they are worse then any drug dealer on the streets. Because they take someone who is not well grounded in the word and they "lord it over them" how "nice" how "great" how "impressive their knowledge is about the bible?"
Christ just boomed out at someone once and said "Who are you to judge another man's servant?" And as far as I'm concerned that person is selling hyde just as if he were a drug pusher, because he gets right into people's person's and their deepest thoughts and "hoard's it over on them for their faults!!!"
God is not mocked? God is not decieved? God is not impressed!!! It says in Isaiah just a minute and I'll look it up for you Here it is:
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
If you really believe there really is a God, if you really are thinking? What do you think God thinks of someone who is overbearing and rude, and fakely Pios? They may get away with it on earth, but believe me, they won't get away with it in heaven,
no matter how "great they think they are" they are on an ego trip if they think they will get away with it.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
- Romans 4:20
Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings.
If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God’s throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory. Let that angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor receive the answers. Faith is the telegraphic wire which links earth and heaven-on which God’s messages of love fly so fast, that before we call he answers, and while we are yet speaking he hears us
From Spurgeons Dayly deovtional March 19th.
And by the way, Mother Thereasa says it's not about what somebody else thinks of you anyway. It's strictly between you and God. Strictly.
God says in the bible,
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
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