Thursday, May 12, 2016

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE

(KJV.)  I CORINTHIANS 5:11-13


(11)  But now I have written unto you not to keep company;  if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;  with such a one no not to eat.
(12)  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without?  do not ye judge them that are within?
(13)  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore, put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

SHOULD WE ARBITRATE?


Brethren, there is much ungodliness of this twenty-first century; things we ought not to do, we do and claim self-righteousness at the same time, that, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ already died, rose up again from the dead to pay for our past, present, future sins, that sin has no dominion over us, because we are under grace;  yes!  this is a true statement, however, in the book of Romans 6:1, Apostle Paul's ask in his letter to the Romans saying, "What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?"; absolutely not!;  though Jesus Christ died and rose up again from the dead to pay for all our iniquities, as Christian believers, who were baptised into the faith, at the very moment we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior; when we receive baptism into the faith, we also partake of his sufferings, crucifixion, and resurrection;  if we are partakers of his sufferings, death, and resurrection, we are also qualified to be joint heirs with his eternity; if we are joint heirs with him in eternity, then, we no longer live in the past, our past sinful ways are over and done with through the process, and we have transformed from deadly souls to living souls and alive in him forevermore.

Though all these events took place in our lives as believers, that we may walk in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, at times, we are tempted to walk in ways which we have been delivered, ungodliness; for, no one is righteous on earth, no, not one;  fact of the matter is, if we continue to partake in ungodliness, claim that we are saved, sanctified, on our ways to eternity; we lie to ourselves, many souls are going through doors of damnation at all times; and Jesus is wondering what is going on in the faith establishments, why are souls who claimed to be joint heirs of eternity while on earth, are disqualified before throne of judgment to inherit the promise?;  this is a point to ponder on for all believers!

Therefore, let us watch what we do on earth every day, the angels are recording them in heavenly places; though we are called to preach the gospel, let us minister the truth of the word, respectfully correct one another when necessary, it is better to do so, help a fellow brethren, walk properly in the faith than view the world judge and condemn him;  we may judge one another respectfully in the body of Christ, for when we judge one another, it is better than be condemned with the world, lose our salvation; if we judge ourselves in the body of Christ, the world will not have the cause to judge believers; however, when it comes to matters concerning the entire world, as believers, we may voice out our concerns, minister truthfulness of the gospel, give counsels of wisdom, pray for peace, but we are not in rightful positions to judge the world, until we inherit eternity with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, then we will judge together with him; refer to 1 Corinthians 6:2; when our Father is ready to judge his world, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, the saints will judge the world together.


CONCLUSION:


Dearly beloved, let us be mindful of who we associate ourselves with in the world of darkness, we are to reach out to souls with the gospel truth, but never to indulge ourselves with their wayward behaviors;  beware!, there are unforeseen temptations, traps of the enemy on our pathways in the world of darkness, even within the body of Christ, more or less when we associate ourselves with people who are not believers, there are always chances for the enemy to infiltrate our minds with unsaved behavior patterns;  therefore, let us be careful of what we are doing, how we do what we do, who we associate ourselves with, where we endeavor to further our ministries for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; still persevere, carefully perform our duties and responsibilities, at end of our assignments receive promises of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore.  Amen and Amen!


QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)    Roman 16:17  Now I beseech you,  brethren,  mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned;  and avoid them.