Christian life is not as easy as counting 1,2,3..or reciting an alphabet from A,B,C…Christianity isn’t just a religion, it’s all about knowing the holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and the Son of God. It’s knowing God and magnifying Him in everything that we do, even in menial task like drinking of water. We do it for the glory of the Lord God of Israel and of the gentiles, the one true God, the “Lord Jesus Christ”, the ever Almighty God who is our way to the truth and life.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6”
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31”
The truth my dear readers, I don’t know what to say about this blog right now, I just asked the Holy Spirit to guide my hands and let everything flows according to His will, and now I’m starting to write isn’t it? I was thinking of how can I exalt Christ in this blog? Oh how I pray right now that God will fill me with the Holy Spirit, and talk to you then.
Anyway moving on, have you tried to think about going to the wilderness, to the mountains and seek the presence of the Almighty God for one week? Because I really longed to do that, it’s like, “just me and my Master, My Lord, God and Savior, the “LORD JESUS CHRIST””. You know what? God has been so faithful to me since I obeyed His will to follow Him and carry up my cross, yes you heard me right, “take up my cross, “OUR CROSS””…for without the cross of Christ, Christianity is dead, for Christ is our life and our hope for eternity.
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24”
The Lord Jesus did not say, “follow me and you will have an abundant life”, He did not promise such lie, as Christianity is all about partaking in the suffering of Christ, Christianity is all about denying your carnal flesh desire who’s lust is to sin, as that is not a doctrine of God, sin is a doctrine of satan, and it’s his lie that you can have your “best life now” if you confessed by mouth and not by heart that “you believed in the Lord Jesus Christ”.
“ Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15:7-9”
In fact my dear readers, Christianity is a holy war between God and the forces of evil lead by the devil, therefore, if you really want to know the truth about life, then read your Bible, and you will see that apart from Christ, there is no eternal life, apart from desiring to have the mind of Christ, there will be no wisdom and faithfulness…you cannot pleased the Father in heaven if you don’t have the mind of His Son, in which all things are made for.
“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16”
“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3: 4”
Now with these truths, maybe you’re asking yourself, how can I experience the fullness and joy of a Christian life? Is going to Christian conferences and going to the church every Sunday enough?
The answer is “NO” my friend, Christianity is not just all about showing off your presence in the church and ministry for attendance sake….Christianity is more than that, as I’ve said, it is a “holy war” between God and satan, it is all about killing our sin… saying “depart from me temptation of lust of the flesh in the name of Christ, for I never knew you”, it’s all about knowing the truth in the Bible, and saving ourselves from the desire of our carnal flesh that gives fruit to sinful acts, and we all know that salvation is of the Lord alone (Jonah 2:9)… For you cannot walk in holiness with God if still you are practicing immorality, you cannot be in Christ if your heart is still carnal, you cannot partake in Christ suffering if you will not deny yourself from sin and say no to it, you cannot be a Christian if your heart is not pure for you still loved this carnal world, you cannot be a soldier of this “holy war” and be in Christ’s army if still your life is not in accordance to the scripture, you cannot be in Christ if He never knew you at all….you will always be in war with Christ if you cannot simply deny yourself and your sin…but rather you can only walk with God in holiness by separating yourself from “SIN”.
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1: 13-16”
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 1 Peter 2: 11”
Now, the Bible is very clear about being holy as God is “holy”, and how to walk with Him in holiness? Well my friend, it’s all about fleeing from sin, abstaining ourselves from the carnal flesh desire to sin. It’s grinding the sin within us to powder, it’s draining the filthiness and unrighteousness within our system, it is by purifying our soul and be holy, as God is “holy”, and we can only do this through Christ, through obeying the commandments in the scripture.
“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6: 3”
“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Revelation 4:8”
You see the holiness of God my dear reader? Of all God’s attributes, it is only His holiness that was mentioned for three times in the Bible to give emphasis, for that is GOD, He is holy. So what am I talking about is this, if you are truly a renewed regenerated Christian, then there is no way that you can be carnal, for our God is “Holy, holy, holy”, you cannot be a Christian if your still continuing your sin, for demons rejoices and the angels weep if a saint of God, if His dear child do still sin, hence do not fool yourself and say, “oh I’m a Christian every Sunday but carnal for the rest of the week”, that’s hypocrisy. On the contrary to the doctrine of the carnal world in which everything is all about immorality, the Bible is telling us that as a believer, we should be holy by taking heed in the faith, lest we fall from sin.
“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Ephesians 5:3”
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12”
Just remember my friend, the Son of God was afflicted and bruised when He took up that cross at the Calvary for us to be justified, for us to be saved, for us to be glorified someday when Christ will finally come to judge the living and the dead…Therefore I beseech you then, “depart from your sin” and be holy, for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Israel and of the Gentiles is “Holy,holy,holy”..have some shame in dealing with the Holy Spirit that dwells in your heart (that’s if you are a true born again Christian.).
And for those who are pro same sex marriage and those who practice all forms of immorality? Think again, there is a threat for you in the Bible as you are not showing holiness to the Lord, for it is written:
“ For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:26-32”
Isn’t that so clear my dear reader (s)? You cannot enter the kingdom of heaven if you are still practicing ungodliness through immorality, and you cannot be a Christian if you still love the carnal flesh, as God is “Holy,holy,holy”.
Now think again you people, repent and know that God will surely make war to those who will disobey His commandments, and don’t think it’s hard to follow it, for what is hard is this, “to say no to sin as people who are not in Christ loved sin”, the problem of humanity is this, “God is good and “Holy,holy,holy…while humanity is carnal and evil”…As a matter of a fact, God’s greatest commandment is this:
“ Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:36-38”
“Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14”
Now if you think my dear friend that loving the Lord with our all is grievous? If you think being holy is grievous? If you think there is no joy in being holy? Then you are foolish, as you find pleasure in sin instead of overcoming the lust of the world through Christ, you are an ignorant carnal wicked man who do not desire to inherit eternal life through Christ alone, hence do not call yourself a Christian, nor don’t consider yourself as a faithful one, as there is no such word as “Carnal Christian” in the Bible, but rather we only have a “Christian who overcomes the world through the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ”:
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:3-5
Now if your a disobedient,corrupt,carnal and lustful being, then please don’t say to yourself that you know how to love others,, that you are a “CHRISTIAN”….for God is love, and He is “Holy,holy,holy”… and to those who do not walk in holiness through separating oneself from sin? then I guarantee you, you knew not how to love others, for you knew not who God is and His holiness, you knew not love who is God.
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:8”
God’s love for us is pure, therefore, love Him and others in purity and in holiness…”DEPART FROM SIN”, don’t wait that God will give you up to the lust of your flesh, until you are truly consumed with darkness, and there will be no hope for you….no escaped for you in the eternal damnation of hell where the enemies of the scripture, the disobedient sons and daughters of men will go.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:24”
To end this blog, I love to encourage you my dear readers, please seek for God in the Bible, think of Biblical virtues, and pray that you will not be tempted to do sin, for only God has the power to overcome sin, only by the blood of Christ who can make us pure…
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 ”
“And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. Luke 22: 40”
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8”
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22”
Don’t allow the enemy of the scripture to use you my friend to ruin the society and the joy of a family simply because you did not honor the holiness of God by departing from immorality… from sin.
GOD IS Holy,holy,holy….
GOD IS FAITHFUL