STAND ON THE WORD:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
WALK IT OUT:
And the people said, “speak unto us smooth things”. Have you noticed the change of times. I remember growing up the old people would tell you to drink the nastiest of concoctions for medicine to heal the body, and in reluctant obedience we would comply. Today everyone wants flavored water, flavored drinks, flavored medicine, and run from the remedies of the old days even if they worked. This makes me think about the changes in our culture as a whole.
Is the goal for personal pleasure and comfort taking us further and further from the old landmarks and more importantly God? Is the desire to please flesh suppressing the move of the Holy Spirit in our homes, communities, and churches? Has the pursuit of worldly measures to heal the hurting heart, mind, body, and soul taken away the true joy, peace, and deliverance that only Christ can give? I think we can all sadly agree and answer, “yes” to each of the above.
It’s way past time for us to go back to the old landmarks, and train up our children with the understanding of the need for boundaries to protect us and not bind us for the safety of our souls. It’s time for us to swallow the bitter pill of being separate and holy in a world that seemingly has found a better way and an easier way. It’s time to listen to the instructions and wisdom of our elders, those who have gone before us, to show us the way we should go. It’s time to lay aside every weight and every sin, and walk in the truth of the Word of God found in our bibles that many have set aside for an “easier way” sadly forgetting that the road to heaven is a narrow way. It’s time to pursue after God, and to find our way into a church preaching and teaching truth. It’s time to submit ourselves to the word that’s sharper than a two edged sword, and allow it to cut away everything in us that’s not like Christ. It’s going to hurt. It’s going to sting. It’s going to taste bitter at times, but in the end it will be worth it all!!
STAND ON THE WORD
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
WALK IT OUT
1. Remember you were made in the image of God, therefore your life should be a reflection of Him in word and deed.
2. God expects each of us to be productive and good stewards of all he has provided for each of us.
3. The directions to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue was given to be fulfilled between a man and a woman.
Stand On The Word
1 John 2:1-6
1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Walk It Out
1. Your life should prove you are a Christian in word and deed.
2. You should be a reflection of your heavenly Father. Others should see Him in you!
3. Live a holy and separated life unto the Lord. Repent quickly if you mess up, and give God thanks for His mercy and grace through the sacrifice of Jesus.
The day is almost over and you may be waiting on your answer still, but don’t give in to fear, doubt, and frustration. Go and pray some more! What you need God’s got it! Seek Him!
Stand On The Word
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Jude 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Walk It Out
1. Listen and obey the preached word at your local assembly.
2. Study and read your bible.
3. Pray in the Spirit.
You may not be able to reach everyone, but you can reach someone.
You may not be able to help everybody, but you can help somebody.
You may not be able to speak to the crowds, but you can witness to the one.
You might not be able to show everybody the way, but you can show somebody.
You could wait until tomorrow, but why not do it today?
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.