How deep is your Faith:  theunfetteredpreacher

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.

Luke 6:4

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?

Psalm 135:6

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.”

Daniel 2:22

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

4 thoughts on “How deep is your Faith:  theunfetteredpreacher

  1. That was just great, Bill. A wonderful reminder about this. I, too, have a tendency to think I am a “fruit inspector.” I actually do think we have a place to monitor and help our brothers and sister when they fall into sin or questionable behavior. Or to even honestly call them and and rebuke if it is serious enought. But, it is for the purpose of helping and restoring, never to judge the state of their salvation.

    Good post friend.


  2. Amen and amen.
    I have to share this. I bank in a small town that I had attended high school in. As I am driving down the road I see this lady that has a “church” shirt on smoking.
    I was starting to think the following thought:
    “How come she can smoke and be a Christian and I can’t.”

    Before I could get the complete thought out of my head, this is what I heard…
    “Because, I don’t want YOU to!”

    The Lord told me through what I heard-YOU WORRY ABOUT YOU!

    I am not going to sit here and lie and tell you I don’t EVER feel that judgment towards others start to creep in! PRAISE THE LORD I AM FINDING OUT THAT IT GOES AWAY ALOT QUICKER NOW!

    (I am happy to say-ALL GLORY TO GOD-I have been smoke free for 5 years!)

    Praises to the Lord for another great post!!!


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