When I was young in the Lord, I was quick to judge. I would decide who was a real Christian and who was lacking. (lol… foolish, I know).
He’s not really a Christian, he smokes, or swears, he doesn’t attend church 3 services a week. His attitude is bad. He is not nice.
How can they love the Lord. They are not as holy, set apart, as special as me. They don’t have much fruit.
As I’ve grown, I have begun to understand the Love of God is bigger than my beliefs.
Salvation isn’t a test of wheather you sin or not. (We all do).
It isn’t a race to see who has the most fruit. Or who is the most holy.
Salvaton is simply accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. If we have, we are covered by His blood, We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Now, I accept there are those who believe, who walk a less than wonderful example of His love and grace than others, but;
It is Faith that saves us. Foolishness, to those who do not believe. To us the power of God.
How deep our faith is, is our personal choice. I write this blog, hoping that it will draw people closer to the Lord. Deeper in faith, stronger in the Lord.
To make them realize Gods promises are real and avalible to those who believe, seek and except them. In hopes they will desire more.
In “Elisha, a man of God 1:” I commented how bold and taste less it was for him to ask for a double portion of Elijahs anointing.
It wasn’t; The Lord tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace, to receive mercy and grace in our time of need.
He tells us to covet earnestly the best Gifts, (of the Spirit), the one we need right NOW, is the best one, right NOW. Healing, Prayer, a Miracle, a Word of Wisdom or Knowledge, Faith…
We deside how to build our faith.
“He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”
Have we dug deep, do we understand this simple fact?
“Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.”
The Lord doesn’t do things because of our understanding of His Word. He does what He pleases, whether it’s the hardening of Pharaohs heart, or causing the King not to sin, with Abrahams wife.
1 Corinthians 2:10
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
“He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
We need to let go of the Church Doctrine that denies the Power and Teachings of Jesus.
Ask the Lord to open our eyes and hearts, ask for a double anointing, to do His will. Amen