Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Do Not Worry About The Wicked Ways of Others

Be the Child of God You Are

God wants you to worry about YOU. Let others worry about them. There is coming a time, when life as we know it will cease to exist. When we will all be changed. When all things will be changed. Those not doing the right things, will have a very bad day. As for you and those that are Child of God, it will be a day of celebration.

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, wrote this, to the church of the Thessalonians.

2 Thessalonians 2:
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Just be you. Do not be shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word. Do not be deceived. Just be you. For,,,,
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Now many take this passage, and many others, and try to use this to Save people. They twist these passages around and attempt to tell you that God will condemn you to Hell, if you do not follow what "THEY" say, and believe how their Religion tells you how to believe. They Preach Hell, fire, and brimstone, will rain down on your head, unless you accept the Tenants of their Traditions.

But this is a lie. Perhaps not a purposeful one, but a lie none-the-less. Read that again. "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

In Romans 1 Paul writes this. "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."

The in Romans 8, a question is asked. "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

Accepting Jesus is not exclusive. Jesus is not something to exclude Jews, Muslims, Rich, Poor, Male, Female, Black, White. Jesus is all INCLUSIVE. That is the point. God made it easy. Accept Him and His Sacrifice and live. Do not, and die. No malice. No hatred. No Punishment. You are not judged and cast into Hell by not following this or that Religion, nor for anything you do in Life, but rather, the one thing you do not do. Accept the Gift. Accept the Way, Truth, and Life. You reject the key, you cannot come in through the door. That's it. It really is, just that simple..
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Again, Just be you. Be the Child of God you are, because HE chose you. Do not worry about those that are not Children of God. Their day will come. It will not be a good day for them. You only need to worry about you. Continued in....

2 Thessalonians 3:

3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Simply put, YOU are the Child of God. Others may not be. If they are not, then you should not be spending time with them, doing as they do, nor should you be worrying about them. This is why Paul tells us to stay away from them. A bad friend can lead you down bad roads. But if you trust God, and stay faithful to Him "the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."

Again notice this. IF someone is Sinning, if they are falling away, or if they are not accepting of the Truth, what does Paul say? "And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother."

So we are told not to treat Sinners as Enemies, but we should treat them as Brothers, and admonish them. Teach them what they are doing wrong. Do not hate them. Do not condemn them. Love them. Tell them the truth. Encourage them to do the right thing. Be compassionate. Try to help them. However, if they go their way, then you have no longer any responsibility toward them. Simply, leave them alone.

Again, you are responsible for you. You are not responsible for anyone else. Not for their happiness. Not for their choices. Not for their Salvation. God is concerned about a one on one relationship between you and Him. Jesus put it this way. "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?" {Matthew 7:2-4} Worry about yourself, and correct the things you need to with you. Allow God to be your Father, and just simply be, His Child.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

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