The L-rd is calling His people to come back to Him…to be heavenly minded rather than earthly minded. Will we listen?
So many call themselves “Christians” today, yet so many of them are not committed to Him, to His word, to fellowship with one another, to action.
The call of G-d is not to simply “believe”. The demons believe! There are several instances in the scriptures where they recognize who Yeshua is immediately! They know. It takes more than “knowing”. It takes L-rdship.
Will you allow G-d to be L-rd of your life? Will you accept that you belong to your Creator? Will you live under Yeshua’s rule in your life? Or will you simply “believe” and continue in the ways of the world? Will you walk in G-d’s ways? Or in your own?
Pro_16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Are you making sure you are not just following what seems right to you?
Pro_20:11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right
How do we know what conduct is pure and right? G-d tells us in His word. If you are not in the word, how will you know? Are you checking your way/conduct with the word of G-d? Did you know that almost 2/3 of the New Testament is either a quoting of or inference to the Old Testament? Think about that!
Pro_21:2 Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
It is not enough to know the scriptures and follow them externally. Obedience without love becomes burdensome.
G-d knows our hearts. He is not looking for mechanical obedience. He is looking for a heart that surrenders to Him…that loves Him and accepts His love back. It is only when we become fully aware of who He is and who we are, of what He has done and is doing for us, of His amazing love for us that we can truly love Him back. And out of that love comes joyful shalom/peace and obedience becomes a privilege and a joy.
It has been said that the bible is G-d’s love letter to us. If you read it from cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation, you will see all throughout His love and grace and mercy expressed. You will see what He wants from us and how His love for us and our love for Him is such an important part of His plan. Remember, we are heading to a wedding!
Oh, what an amazing G-d we love and serve. His commands are for our good! Deu 10:12 “Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, Deu 10:13 and to keep the LORD’S commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?
We are also part of a heavenly kingdom. Kingdoms have rulers and rules. Those who love the King will serve Him gladly. Those who do not will chafe at the rules.
I highly recommend slowly and prayerfully reading Romans 11 where it talks about us being grafted in. There is a whole lot being said there. And before you assume you know what it means, ask the Holy Spirit to show you what is being said, not just in that chapter, but in the whole book of Romans. And consider, as you read, who the audience was for that is an important part of the message.
Always seek the Truth!