Thursday, July 19, 2012

HOW I FELL SHORT OF GODS KINGDOM (Not By Good Works Lest Any Man Should Boast)

I want to share with you today a time where I fell short of the kingdom of God and how we are people can never be prideful about our victory over sin and new way that was bought for us through JESUS CHRIST.... On our path on the narrow way of holiness, there will come at times temptations to LEAVE that path. Lying, lusting, anger, pride and other sins can so easily besett us and NOBODY is immune to falling to these sins even if they are John the Baptist. As people it is easy to say to a little lie, "Ah no big deal nobody is harmed"...or as a Christian, "Ah God understands a little white lie"....But if you then tell them that the Scriptures of God warn that ALL liars will be cast into hell and will not inherit the kingodom of God most will roll their eyes at you and laugh at you for being so serious. Most Christians believe that we must not bother striving for perfection nor do they believe that that is GODS STANDARD. So they are ok with a little lie and sin here and there saying it is inevitable, wear it, grow up and stop worrying Jesus' blood covers that....

But dear friends this is a LIE from satan, that these believers are deceive with. When you become born again and you have the NEW WAY inside of you, you cannot get away with even on white lie without terrible conviction to repent from God. And a WILFUL lie, lust or sin carries heavier penalty and such will NOT be forgiven UNLESS they repent....(hebrews 10:26)

I want to tell you why this is TRUE...When I became serious about Jesus and he helped me to leave all my sins and gave me victory over the old ways, I was tempted one day to lie in a job interview about dates. What happened was, the company I worked for told me right before the interview with the employer, that they were going to lie in my resume about dates to make it look beter so the contracts could be signed without any issues.

I was convicted right away and at this point should then have refused to go in to the interview, however I just followed them in and said nothing. So I shared in their lie that they told....

But God didnt leave me there just to stay in this sin and fall to HELL as a LIAR. (1 cor 6:9) {And this is where Christians miss it, they often believe this is ok and argue with their conviction and say it is ok and that Jesus will forgive them even they dont make RECOMPENSE for the situation thus they end in hell later for lack of repentance and striving for holy perfection} You see the Lord convicted me that this was UNACCEPTABLE before him and I told the Lord that I was sorry and that I would not do this again and to give me a chance to tell the TRUTH. Shortly after, those who interviewed me both came up to my work area and asked me again the same questions that I had lied to, and accepted as a lie, and this time I told the truth. They were satisfied and went away. I then changed the resume details that were posted on the door and rang the company and said that I woulnt participate in their lie because I follow God and to change their resume which they may or may not have I dont know though the original resume they gave the managers they would still have somewhere....

But I wanted to share this with you because I can testify to the truth that NOT ONE little lie is acceptable before God and that even though I FELL SHORT and was worthy of the fire because I KNEW better, the Lord still forgave me and showed me a way out. I still feel ashamed of this to this very day and know that I am not worthy of the Lords kingdom. Such realisation shows that we cannot have any pride at all for having the privaliage of walking the narrow way and keeping from sin for it is all through Christ...

So I want to warn you that if you are saying little lies today, then you better heed the Lords conviction and DONT DELAY in making right as much as possible so that the judgement of God will lift off you and you will have peace before God once more. Pray to be kept from temptation and as you grow strong in the Lord learn to OVERCOME temptation to lie or other sins even if it causes you discomfort for in the end you will still feel free and right inside because you stayed OBEDIENT to God... Temptation WILL come, and is not a sin, unless you GIVE IN to the temptation. I want to tell you about another time I had temptations. This time it was lust. When I was serious for Jesus and I was set free from lust (John 8:36) I had very tough temptations to lust again but this time must worse that before... I had a evil desire of lust rising up inside of me and try as I might to quell it, I just seemed to be following this lust in my heart towards others even for a second...Since I was a follower of Jesus and had his Spirit leading me, I KNEW and felt that this too was UNACCEPTABLE. You see I was struggling with my HEARTS LOVE FOR THIS SIN (there is nothing good in us). I was in a DEATH STRUGGLE with the old man, the flesh. At times I seemed to be on top of it and I would breath a sigh of relief for I had not made any sins with it. But at other times I started to follow it in my heart, fantasy, and thoughts..Which is a sin of the heart but not a sin of action. The Lord continued to help me to overcome since I was in the middle of a battle and the outcome would be either SIN OR HOLINESS...

At times I was fine other times I felt defeated and hopeless because I knew that I coulnt enter the Lords kingdom like this. Such kept me very humble and zealous for the truth. Because I fully understood how Christians could not enter the kingdom of God by ACCEPTING little sins of the heart like this, and how critical it is for us to TURN AWAY from ourselves and do what Jesus said, "Cut off the eye that causes you to sin for it would be better for you to enter heaven with ONE EYE than have two and be cast whole into the eternal fires of HELL"...

During this time many Christians would come to me with their false doctrines of SIN ABIDING GRACE. But the Lord Jesus continued to minister to me. I would hear in my heart, "Never loose your complete acceptance and seriousness for the TRUE GOSPEL for you well know that if you fall to this sin how terrible it would me"... You see during this time I NEVER COMPROMISED. never accepted that this would be OK before the Lord in any way and he would just forgive me as I made mistakes becasue I KNEW that was a lie. I never accepted one thought. I hated them. Even though my flesh loved them very much hense the great battle for my soul. You see a sin may be repulsive to YOU, and even to unbelievers, however if your flesh WANTS it then it doesnt matter if it is repulsive or not, it will egg you to have it till it wins...That is why Jesus said that "It is not what goes in to the stomach that defiles a man but what comes OUT OF THE HEART, for out of the heart comes every desire of evil, and lust and evil thoughts and intentions, these defile a man"... Sadly most Christians COMPROMISE and accept LUST SINS, great and small. From normal lust actions like masturbation, and porn, to more searious lust crimes like adultery, homosexuality, fornication, and more....They say that they will never be perfect and Jesus understands which is a lie. For he understands that you are headed to hell that is why he tries to convict you to make the RIGHT CHOICE. Jesus never forgives unrepentant attitudes and sins that is why false doctrine is so destructive to a believer....

I continued to work with Jesus in getting the thoughts under control by complete focus on him. He helped me to put out the desires daily and crucify them daily and he helped me to cut out the eye of lust. As my faith grew stronger I was able to properly overcome these things daily by the power of following the Spirit and not the flesh. Not because of me but because of the Spirit of God within me by the blood of Jesus Christ. Joy of being an overcomer because mine. And at the same time, humbleness because of the realisation that the very fact I am tempted by such great evil and struggled with it, makes me unworthy before God forever. That is why only through JESUS CHRIST can I ever enter the kigndom of God NOT by good works...These good works of overcoming sin and living sin free came not from me but from the Spirit of the Lord WITHIN me though JESUS CHRIST the good vine... I want to encorage you that ALL belivers are unworthy and that you WILL BE TESTED VERY HARD. And that if you WORK WITH JESUS and WANT TO OVERCOME and want to believe the TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST AND THE NARROW WAY then JESUS will work with you to overcome ALL SIN and to be holy in ALL AREAS of your life if you are willing so then you will enter the kingdom of God through CHRIST...Not through good works lest any man should boast.

If you have fallen short and have sinned, repent be humble and LEARN and work with Jesus to walk right from now on and DONT keep going back to sin lest you be handed over to satan, or the time comes and you just leave it too late to properly make up your mind about making the right choice. I also want to warn you to not to listen to false doctrine that accepts sin in ANY way for ALL SINNERS will never enter kingdom of God unless they repent and seek to know JESUS so he can lead them on this path of holiness. For WITHOUT KNOWING HIM you will not be able to overcome your flesh and you will fall...Jesus himself said that, "I am the vine and you are the branches, without me you can do NOTHING".....Apart from him you will not be able to overcome your lust and lies, but if you seek to KNOW HIM then you and him can work TOGETHER and in one mind you will be able to overcome...

As you can see I am unworthy forever to ever enter Gods kingdom. So are you. But praise God if we truly repent and make up for our sins and then work with Jesus on our daily walk to walk perfect and sin free then it will happen..... For Jesus set the standard, saying. "I tell you, unless you all repent you shall all likewise perish" and "Therfore you must be perfect even as my heavenly father is perfect."

Dear friends never settle for any other standard but the standard of God and work with him in achieving it and he will be ON YOUR SIDE... May Jesus bless you........