I am a personal trainer and am constantly amazed at people who are obese and have a cascade of health problems. But more amazing to me are people who are obese and so far have no major health issues but see no need to lose weight. This goes to show how we can deceive ourselves and go on foolishly in bad habits and think that we can somehow cheat time. God has set certain laws in motion in our universe and no matter how often we deny it, making unhealthy food choices leads to unhealthy bodies. The same holds true spiritually.
How is your “spiritual diet”? In America our flesh is well fed. What do I mean by that? We satisfy the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. 1 John 2: 15-17. We don’t just fulfill it we exalt it above measure. Jesus said to deny ourselves. We are not to pamper our flesh. Our flesh says more, bigger, better but is that how Jesus said to live? If Jesus, the Son of God had no place to lay his head, why should we, who are supposed to be his followers think that we should have a nice fancy house? I’m not advocating homelessness but if we are honest we take it to the extreme. I’m not against nice things but if we lived a little more simply we could use that extra money to change this world.
Speaking of changing things, don’t blame guns or the government for the state of this country. The Church is the moral compass for America. And where are we? Some statistics say that 55% of Christian men look at porn on a regular basis, and 35% have cheated on their wives. What we allow, the secular world will take even farther. Even now they are promoting and trying to legalize pedophilia. How do you like the thought of an adult having sex with your 6 year old grandchild and the court saying it’s “normal behavior”? It’s coming folks and most Christians are to busy with the world to care or do anything about it. What kind of legacy are you leaving your family? There is an old saying, “As the church goes, so goes the nation.” Sadly enough the church in America has fallen asleep and become the church of Laodicea.
And while babies are slaughtered in their mother’s wombs, homeless people are dying on the streets and children are being sold into sex slavery (Yes, in America. I have personally heard of a woman in a large city near me who is trying to sell her children.) Christians are going on Caribbean cruises. That kind of Christianity is a stink in God’s nostrils and he is about to spew us out of his mouth. The time is short.
Are you getting ready to meet Jesus? Are your wedding garments white or are they black with the filth of this world? Jesus is coming back for a bride whose lamp has not gone out, and whose garments are pure and white without spot or wrinkle. 2 Corinth. 13:5 says to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Don’t fool yourself, compare your life with scripture. Your salvation is not based on a little prayer you said at conversion, it’s based on your life since then. If you are in a church that is dead or worldly, GET OUT! If your Pastor doesn’t preach sermons that bring people to repentance followed by living a holy life pleasing to God, GET AWAY FROM HIM. He is only a man, be a Berean Christian and search the scriptures. The Bible says, FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME! Hell has no exit signs, and unfortunately we don’t get second chances when we die. The time is NOW.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. Amos 8:11,12.
The bible also talks about a time when people will heap to themselves teachers who give them a smooth message and tickle their ears, a time when he will send strong delusion because they did not love the truth, but loved lies instead. THAT TIME IS NOW! Seek God with your whole heart because time is short.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. Luke 21:34.
Be blessed and make sure you will be found worthy to stand before HIM whose eyes are as a flame of fire!
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