Thursday, May 20th, 2021
He is the One who searches hearts and minds. God is a just God. The character of God is described in the Holy Scriptures. God is good, He is love but He is also a consuming fire.
The time of grace is a determined time. This time will end. It is the favorable time. Thus says the LORD: "In the time of grace I will hear you, and in the day of salvation I will help you" (Isaiah 49:8)
Luke 4:16-21 / Isaiah 61:1-2
Where there was a comma, when reading, Jesus put a period. Jesus had to demonstrate the goodness of God.
We have found grace in the sight of God. "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. "(Ephesians 2:8) Under the law, there were many requirements. Jesus was rejected by His own people so that we who were in darkness could be saved. Many Jews rejected Him, but there were some who accepted Him. Peter, James and the other apostles were Jews. The word of God was to be spoken to you first; but since you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles" (Acts 13:46). " God's grace is for everyone. Grace does not give you the right to do anything. If God was demanding in the past, He is demanding today. We must be spiritual. God is looking for a people who are dedicated to Him, a holy people. You do not change even though God speaks. You are leading yourself into the path of God's punishment. God is enabling you to do what He wants you to do because it does not come from you. There must be a determination in you.
God does not send people like that to make us live any way! God is looking for people who are holy. God is not looking for a bunch of hacks. God made Israel walk for 40 years in the wilderness to bring out all those rags. Yet they drank from the rock and ate the manna! John did not rejoice to see the Pharisees and Sadducees, yet they came to be baptized. We must examine ourselves. You hear the Word of God but you do not change! Your nature is still the same. You will not go to heaven like that. He is the One who sanctifies. When God picks you up, He has a purpose behind it. You can't stop at justification! You can give yourself a form of holiness but you have to be sincere. How is your interior? Your soul is still wild. Don't be a Cain, God spoke to him, spoke, spoke but he never accepted. You think God will have mercy on you but you don't realize how God looks at you. "For this is the time when judgment will begin at the house of God. " (1 Peter 4:17) God is speaking to you to change. You don't just go on a trip anyhow! You need papers, a passport, you need to pass through security. You can't just do anything. God has his own laws. Jesus went to prepare a place for us. You can't enter just any way: you have to be born again. Your character, your nature must change. God is not looking for crowds but for a few. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has seen fit to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32). " God is looking for His people. He who is of God hears the Voice of God. Even Paul said, "But I deal harshly with my body and hold it in subjection, lest I myself should be rejected after I have preached to others" (1 Corinthians 9:1). " And what can you say? God needs men and women of character. We are engaged in a battle. Repentance is not from the mouth, but it is a deep desire to reject, you sincerely regret what you have done and you want to change, you want to give up those things. The Pharisees and Sadducees were comedians, they were not sincere. "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. "(John 8:31-32) Are you free my brother? If God has set you free, it is because you have left Satan and joined God. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; the law is not against these things. "(Galatians 5:22-23) But you are hypocritical, suspicious and critical. Come and plead," says the Lord. If your sins are like crimson, they will become white as snow; if they are red like purple, they will become like wool. "(Isaiah 1:18) He invites us to change. You who want to change others, but it is you that God wants to change. We know the tree by its fruit, not by its leaves. What we expect from a tree is not its leaves but its fruit.
If we are barren and do not bear fruit, we will be cut off. God does not ask us to peddle but to pray for one another. We gather not to become worse but to become better. "By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. " (John 13:35) When you are a son of God, you think first of the other. Eternal life is to give your life for others. We must bear much fruit so that God will be glorified. God didn't wait for you to love him before loving you. When you didn't even think about Him, He was watching over you from your mother's womb. If you can't stand your sister or brother on earth, how will you live with him or her in heaven? "Do not owe anything to anyone, except to love one another" (Romans 13:8). God has given us the weapon of prayer, it is a powerful, formidable weapon. When you justify evil, how do you expect evil to go away? "Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with the bowels of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience. "(Colossians 3:12) If you don't have the love of God, you can forget about heaven. When you despise someone, you are already outside the Word of God. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy! "(Matthew 5:7) If you do not exercise mercy then God will not be merciful to you. Being a man who serves God is not a simple thing. If your love is limited to your family, then you are not saved. "And when I have the gift of prophecy, the knowledge of all mysteries and all knowledge, when I have even all faith to the point of moving mountains, if I do not have charity, I am nothing. And if I give all my goods for the food of the poor, if I give my body to be burned, if I do not have love, it is of no use to me. "(1 Corinthians 13:2-3) "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new. "(2 Corinthians 5:17) AGAPAO love is above FILEO love.
If God has chosen you, it is not to leave you barren. The fruits must be manifested. "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. "(Matthew 5:48) Show your love to the one you want to run from. This is what it means to be a son of God.