Pretenders ask yourself this… “Is what Jesus says impacting the way you live?” Jesus said in John 14:15 “if you love me keep my commandments”
Matthew 15: 1-9, Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Are you asking yourself what does God want or are you asking yourself what do I want? If you are asking what you want…that’s your flesh…in Mathew 16:23 Jesus rebuked Peter for doing the very same thing. “But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
Jesus rebuked Peter for not being mindful of the things of God. Matthew 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
We are a peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9) and whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God.
James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Pretenders if you are a Christian…then you MUST be different than the world…You are called into a royal priesthood. Are you an enemy of God?
1 John 3:8 says if we sin we are of the devil. Pretender it is time to separate yourself from the world. No wonder God haters don’t believe the word of God, too many of the church profess Christ with their lips and deny Him by their actions. You should be ashamed of yourself…there is another word for you it’s called HYPOCRIT…or as my buddy YokeUP likes to call it HUMAN GARBAGE.
There is no middle ground…if you think you can carve a way to be friends with the world and Jesus you are in error! The Bible says in JOSHUA 24:15 to choose you this day whom you will serve. Will you follow Christ? Will you choose to follow Christ or the world? Matthew 6:24 “can’t serve two masters” You can’t serve Jesus and the world.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:”
Romans 8:5, “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”
If you do not listen to the Holy Spirit…there is no way you can please God…
Its hard being a Christian sometimes…I am not going to lie to you. But always remember only live fish swim upstream.
Will it be the popular choice or the principle choice? God Bless You…
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