To Live For Love Or Money?
God has a very effective, simple, natural way of sorting the wheat from the tares, the TRUE disciples/lovers from the false, in this time of harvest.
He's doing it without having to lift a finger, exert any power, spout scriptures or great swelling words.
He's done it by picking an ordinary man off the street and giving him an invitation, in one paragraph, to deliver.
For all the tares and lukewarm wannabes, who want to be like Christ, but are too governed and ruled by their sinful, instinctual nature to do what it takes (forsake all), have all naturally resisted and made excuses, from their sinful, instinctual pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival, which has marked them as being governed and ruled by "the beast" of the instinctual nature of "the flesh", whether they know it or not, understand it or not, believe it or not, like it or not, ready or not.
In the 27 years, I've been delivering it in the halfway house (church) and on social media, not one has acted on it and cooperated with me in bringing His eternal presence, realm and reality to life, in other words, bringing heaven to earth and I've heard every excuse, under the sun.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit (divine nature and characteristics) of God (absolute love) dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit (divine nature and characteristics) of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (virtuousness). But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh (instinctual nature). For if you live according to the flesh (instinctual nature) you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit (divine nature and characteristics) of God (absolute love), these are sons (and daughters) of God.Romans 8:9-14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.Joel 3:14
When you stand before the Lord, for the judgement of your character, He will ask you why you didn't ACT on His invitation, and He will call me in and ask me, if I delivered it as He asked me too, and I will answer, "You know it Lord!" Or if it's someone you know, who did not hear it, He will call you in and ask you why you didn't pass it on? Though He knows the answer before you do, that you were blinded, governed and ruled by your sinful, instinctual pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival.
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. "Again, when a righteous (virtuous) man turns from his righteousness (virtuousness) and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness (virtuousness) which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous (virtuous) man that the righteous (virtuous) should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul."Ezekial 3:17-21
Let those humble few, who have the ear to hear and eye to see, get the bigger picture. For now you've read it, there's no excuse and my hands are clean...
Virtue of the Week
Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly. When you feel mad or hurt, use your self-control. Instead of harming someone, talk things out peacefully. You are making the world a more civil, gentler place.
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness (virtuousness), godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.1 Timothy 6:11