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Real Life

Something to think about.
 
Real Life 
 
48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke 22:48
 
We Christians want, even portray Christianity as being a wonderful harmonic belief system. We do everything we can to make it as attractive as possible. We try to accentuate the great things about Christianity.
 
The reality is Christ was betrayed by one in His inner circle. His disciples were persecuted and killed. His believers were hunted, tortured and killed. His followers to this day are being abused, persecuted and murdered. His teaching are under attack. There is infighting among us.
 
Why am I writing this? If we deal with the reality, we might not lose so many to the deception that is our enemy. If we better prepare ourselves for these conflicts and realities, we will be in a better place to help the lost. 
 
Christianity is a mess. It is a mess because we are dealing with flawed humans and we are flawed humans.  There is no fault with the bible and its teaching. The fault is with us who have turned the word of God into a mirage of a painlessness utopia. 
 
We should be telling everyone the truth. Christianity is hard. You will be disappointed you will be hurt. The biggest blows will come from those you learn to love. You will fail you will hurt someone either out of ignorance or with intent. We need to tell each other and everyone we are not perfect, we don’t have all the answers. Please forgive us when we fall short. Do not judge Christ by what we do judge Christ by what he has done. Forgive us for our misrepresentation of the gospel. Let it be known we will make mistakes. Christ has made a way despite our errors to redeem the lost and restore the broken-hearted. Let us tell the world we will mess up but there is still a Christ that can fix it, but only He can fix it. Let us stop trying to portray a clean conflict free Christianity. Let us display a true Christianity with all of its faults and short comings. Let us allow the God we proclaim to be glorified by His restorative power and grace. Let’s point others to the one that is perfect and true.
 
It is in our weakness that He is strong. It is in our faults that He shines. It is when we fall that He can pick us up. It is in our battles that He can bring peace it is. It is in our hurt that He can bring healing. It is in our defeat that He can bring victory. It is in all the things we hide that He is visible. Christianity is indeed a mess, But Jesus Christ died to clean the mess. To bring order to confusion peace to those at war and life to those that are dying. Jesus is in the business of cleaning up our mess. If we hide it, deny it, cover it or ignore it, Christ cannot be glorified by it.  Remember Christ came for those that need a savior, not for those who are saved.
  • Mark 2:17 (NKJV) When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

The Currency Of Heaven

Something to think about.

The Currency Of Heaven

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)

The underlying theme of these verses is currency, money, wealth anything of value. Notice that all the currency in verse 19 can be lost in one way or another. In verse 20 it is saying save a currency that will not be destroyed. When you consider that after the resurrection all will be made new, a new body a new earth, what currency can we possibly store in heaven? The answer is that which will exist forever, the soul of man. How many souls will be saved because of your efforts? Though we don’t have any way of knowing the answer to that question we know that the more we use our lives to bring people to Christ the greater will be our currency in heaven. There is no other action or result God will honor in heaven, the currency of God is the soul of man. 

Separation

Something to think about.

Separation

1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. Isaiah 59:12

There are a plethora of people who say God no longer speaks to His people. Some people can’t understand why it is that they feel God does not hear them.  Others believe God is no longer interested in humanity. Could it be that their sin has created an impenetrable wall of separation that prevents them from approaching, hear or seeing God? If you want to hear God, experience God, commune with God repentance is required. God can not hear sinners, for their sins drown out their voices.

Who Will Go

Something to think about.
Who Will Go?
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:“Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 NKJV

If God would ask you that question how would you respond. Is He asking you now? As you look at the world around you, at your world in your city, town, street and nation do you hear God calling you? Can you see the sinfulness of your neighbor and not feel the pain of God? Do you cry out to God seeking salvation for your world, asking Him to send someone to save your neighbor? Realize your are Isaiah, and God is asking “who will go for us?” Who will answer the call.