The Gospel of God

Gospel of God 

Based on some comments I am seeing…. it appears that some people do not understand the Gospel of God 

1. God is no respecter of persons. The Parro is just the same as the Prime minister from God’s point of view and this Poses a Problem for People who are quick to ‘dis’ others that they do not like or simply despise.

2. ALL humans are born sinners. There is none that can claim that they have never done anything wrong in their entire life. Therefore if GOD (and not man) had not done something about this state of affairs then everybody would be ready for sentencing to destruction.

3. Because GOD loved the humans that He created and knew that they could do NOTHING to redeem themselves from their state of affairs. He had to do something on their behalf and He did that through Jesus Christ 

4. Jesus Christ is God come in flesh to His world…. and he suffered at the hands of men…. so in a sense, the sinfulness in mankind “killed” God …. or at least made Him to suffer the agony of a physical death.

5. As a result of what Jesus Christ has done…. it is now possible to be FORGIVEN…. and those who come to Jesus Christ in faith BELIEVING the things that He said have the promise of ETERNAL LIFE… which is a FREE GIFT of GOD to all mankind and therefore allows anybody the opportunity to escape from their predicament of sin (whether Parro or Prime minister)

6. After Jesus comes into your life, then it becomes possible to escape the bondage of sin that has held you bound for your entire life….. and this happens as you develop more and more into His character and likeness…. but it is also possible to BACKSLIDE… because their is a Battle of the Mind going on…. and you must CHOOSE which voice you are going to follow at every juncture….. the main difference now is that you have the POWER to overcome your nature IF you choose to do so.

Some people will scoff at this…. because it just suits them to follow the World, the Flesh and the Devil….. and so they will simply go on sinning in Thought, Word and Deed….. such people are NOT saved and are NOT Christians…. no matter how many Churches they might go to.

Holiness

No person is without sin and anybody that claims to be is deceived. (Romans 3:10, 1 John 1:8)

God is never “unfair” and cannot be blamed for anything…. who is it that wants to “argue” their case before GOD ? (Job 38:2) … this is the WRONG approach…. the CORRECT path is one of HUMILITY, SUBMISSION and ENTREATY. (Job 42:6)

Humans can only appeal to GOD’s mercy….. they should not attempt to seek “justice” because they have “not a leg to stand on” in that area….

But sadly, PRIDE and ARROGANCE are the undoing of mankind…. even in the church…. and among the most “pious” of persons…

Amazingly…. spiritual guidance is just a prayer away….. “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?” (Luke 11:13)    …. you don’t have to seek out other humans for spiritual guidance and for answers to your problems…. you go the God in prayer and obtain guidance directly by exercising FAITH.

TOO MANY CHRISTIANS prefer to get their guidance from people…. instead of establishing a personal relationship with Christ….. this may sound strange but it is the truth….. they talk about Christ but they do not actually know Him.

At this Christmas season, if you are seeking a new life under the anointing and blessing of GOD….. come to Jesus in HUMILITY and FAITH…. because there is no other way to please GOD…. this is the way He has ordained it to be…. and the Virgin Mary, Muhammad, Buddha. etc. … CANNOT HELP YOU….. John 14:6 tells us that JESUS CHRIST is the only way to GOD….. are you going to argue over this ?  you will be arguing with GOD….. because who  am I ? …. a “nobody” and I don’t have to “win” any argument….

Christians should REFUSE to “debate” …. we quote the Bible and we teach and explain it….. we should avoid senseless “discussion” and “argument” …. because 1. it’s a total waste of our time 2. it reduces us to the same level as the heathen  (2 Timothy 2:16)

The WORD OF GOD is the AUTHORITY of GOD over man….. it is NOT there to be rationalized  or debated…. it is there  to be OBEYED….. plain and simple.

prosperity

Today we are witnessing the shameless merchandising of the PROSPERITY GOSPEL…  huge affluent churches, aided by televangelism, attract thousands of converts because they preach what the public desperately wants to hear…. that God will prosper and bless them with wealth and health, if only they will observe the “rules” of TITHING and FAITH…..  and it is the rigorous tithing of these same “converts” that keeps the “preacher” in total luxury…. his (or her) numerous mansions, planes and luxury cars is what the “converts” would really want for themselves…. and the “preacher” has told them that they “CAN HAVE IT ALL TOO”….. they just need to continue “TITHING” and exercise MORE FAITH in God.

Let us FACE IT…  virtually EVERYBODY…. WANTS a “materially blessed” life…. wants comfort and ease and freedom from financial constraints and happiness (a guilt-free conscience that I can enjoy all this luxury because it is God’s “gift to me”)…. they listen to this preacher BECAUSE HE HAS WHAT THEY WANT… and furthermore, he is telling them that they can have it too !!!!

But what does the Bible say…..  “It is GOOD for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes” (Psalm 119:71)…. what we want is not usually what is best for us…. only GOD knows what is best for us… are we willing to let HIM decide our fate… instead if trying to “force” Him to give us what we want ?

But can you not see the ERROR in this idea….. turn the pages of history…. read the Bible and look at the world around you….. wherever you look… you will see that BOTH the RICH and the POOR are subject to sickness, pain and death…… wherever you look you will see that the DEVOUT CHRISTIAN as well as the SATAN WORSHIPPER are subject to sickness, pain and death.

EVERYBODY CANNOT become RICH…. anymore than EVERYBODY CANNOT  be POOR….. as long as man has been on the face of the earth, there have been BOTH rich and poor…. BOTH  healthy and sick people…

BELIEVING that GOD wants you to be RICH and HEALTHY is NOT GUARANTEED to make you that way…… BUT EVEN IF IT WORKED FOR YOU…. even if GOD allowed you to get what you want…. IS IT THE BEST THING FOR YOU ???…. what are the RESPONSIBILITIES and CONSEQUENCES of such a “gift” ?

The ENTIRE OLD TESTAMENT shows that when Israel prospered and “enjoyed the good life”…. then SIN increased and the people FORGOT their solemn responsibility to GOD and He had to bring judgement upon them…. and do NOT say that “I would not do that if I had the blessings”…. my friend, you are cut from the same cloth…. you are an ordinary human just like them… you have NOTHING to support your idea that  “you would behave differently”.

The experience of 99% of the human race is that life is BOTH “pleasant” as well as “bitter”…. we have the “up’s” and we have the “down’s”…. and when do we need GOD MOST, is it not in the “down’s” ???? … there is your proof !

JOB…. that great servant of the LORD…. went from “riches, comfort and ease” to horrible suffering… and after his trials…. he went back to even MORE riches and comfort.

The underlying fact is that HUMANS are created to bring GLORY TO GOD…. and not simply to indulge themselves is ease, comfort and blessing…..

so what of RICH Christians ?…. they have ADDITIONAL responsibility and that is what makes it so hard for them to please GOD… they get to “like” being rich and their rich pursuits and lifestyle begin to replace their devotion to GOD…. they get to feel that they are somehow “better” than the very poor…. and so they have broken both commandments of God  (Mark 12:29 – 31)  without even thinking that they have done anything “wrong”.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, Thank you for looking after all my needs today…. truly I am blessed to have you as my guide, friend and provider…. Lord I love you and all I ask is that I may love you more and serve you better… in Jesus name I pray.. Amen.