Friday, November 20, 2015

The Equivalent of a Demon?

"You believe that God is one; you do well [to believe that]. The demons also believe [that], and shudder and bristle [in awe-filled terror—they have seen His wrath]!" James 2:19 

The demons know who God is. They cried out in terror when Jesus Christ walked the earth.

"And they screamed out, “What business do we have [in common] with each other, Son of God? Have You come to torment us before the appointed time [of judgment]?”" Matthew 8:29 

Demons even have some insight into Gods ways, understanding that Jesus' 1st coming was not His time to bring judgment against sin.

Most importantly, demons tremble in fear at the presence of Jesus Christ because they know that - in spite of their belief - they are still damned to Hell. They understand that the mere knowledge of who Jesus is will not save them from eternal damnation.  Can we let that sink in for a minute?

The majority of Christians think they are "saved" because they acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for their sins. With this contemporary Christian faith, what people believe (in their heads) has no affect on who they are (in their hearts).  I "believe", yet fornicate.  I "believe", yet lie.  I "believe", yet steal. I "believe", but I am filled with profanity...  If this is the totality of their faith, then it makes them the equivalent of demons...and they will face the same destiny.

Friday, November 13, 2015

What is the Chaff to the Wheat?

"The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD." Jeremiah 23:28 

Be emboldened brothers and sisters! Stand unwavering on the truths of God as outlined in His word, for He is with you. His word will not return void, but it will accomplish what He has sent it forth to do.

There will be mockers who try to entice you into worldly and ungodly discourses. Ignore them. Your words are not for them, but for those who have ears to hear. The Lord knows those who are His. 

While you sow seeds of life to draw others to Christ, keep your eye single and remember this, "What is the chaff to the wheat?"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil