There is no such thing as an acceptable sin. Lying is an obvious sin unless you have bought it for so long and is now difficult to determine apart from the Truth of the Bible and Holy Spirit. Pornography is not acceptable because it is lust and therefore adultery (see Matthew 6) and it destroys the bond of marriage by bringing someone else into your mind and therefore bed. (And as at side note, it is sleazy and nasty too, and very foolish as you are committing adultery with a fantasy person, one who does not really exist, and it demean and dumb down real women and keeps you from coming to orgasm with your spouse who is trying desperately to love you and stay with you, selfish one.) Gossip is not acceptable and it is slander and a sin. Judging others is sin directly (also Matthew 6). Homosexuality is a sin as it is against God’s original design. Abortion is as sin as it is murder and a sin. Coveting what others have is a sin. Fornication (sex with someone you are not married to) is a sin. So many things are sins that people have talked themselves into believing are the truth because they want to do them. God sets rules up for our health, happiness and well being, not to ruin our fun but to give us lasting happiness and joy and blessings in life. A life lived purely is the best life we can have. It is truth. And the great news is that any sin at all may be forgiven by Jesus when He is asked into our hearts and saves us, washing us white as reread snow. God is so wonderful that He promises to forgive us and even forget it happened. Fresh start to turn away from that lifestyle of sin and lies and live happy with God awaiting eternity with Him! Praise God we can have His assurance of heaven!!!!❤❤❤
When you are blocked in ministry, pray. Talk to the higher ups intelligently and spiritually. Then put it in God’s hands for the outcome. Do what you can, though. The days of delicately sitting aside and letting the enemy win are over. Stand up for Jesus. He died for you. ❤
People want to know their heritage. In general it is the shallow physical heritage of generations of this or that type, this or that skin color, this or that religion, etc. All of that is a distraction. Parsing through the distractions, and digging deeper, we all share a heritage that supercedes all of the physical and nonsense that has been manipulated to divide us. We are, all, you, I, your neighbor, you sweet grandma, the guy or girl in the last row, the person in a country hundreds of miles away where language differs from your own, whether they be any color of the sun, we are all made on purpose lovingly by God. God is our common heritage. We are united in heritage, no matter who is pushing what agenda. We are all children of Almighty, All-loving, All-knowing God. Thus we share the same heritage. We are all related because of that. We are all equals in status but differ in giftedness and talents. And as all God’s children, we need to unite and get back to a relationship with Him. He should always be our primary focus. He should be our common goal and the only One we all worship. God is our Maker and mutual father. Yay!!!!❤❤❤
Our holy, perfect, beautiful, loving God lives. He always has been. He always will be. He certainly can handle everything we have before us to face. God certainly deserves our worship and praise. God definitely is the only One who deserves anything good. Marketing agencies selling things based on people’s horrible inclination to pride and selfishness and “You deserve this” and “You deserve that” garbage have served only themselves at the risk of all of us by feeding everyone’s dangerously prideful ego and creating an atmosphere of entitlement rather than service. They will be punished. God is the only One who deserves anything good. We do not. Let me be clear and speak that truth again. Only God deserves all good things. That He chooses to generously share them with us is further proof of why He deserves good.
God loves us so much, and that amazes me. We who let Him down over and over He cherishes and keeps pouring love and grace out to us to win us over. God is trying so hard to get our attention to the urgency of things, the valuable importance of knowing that you are actively choosing either Him or the damned (quite literally) enemy and not choosing a side is in fact choosing the enemy. There is an urgency to call everyone choose to be saved by Jesus by calling on the name of Jesus for eternal salvation. It is imperitive that you do this now. We don’t know how much time we have left on this planet but it is not long…. could be seconds, years, minutes, hours. God only knows, don’t believe false prophets who say otherwise. God is everything. It is all about Him.
God made us lovingly on purpose for Himself, to tend to His world, to serve and worship Him. And now we decide whether to be with Him or to be separated from Him in torment and anguish forever. It is our own choice, not His… He wants us all and arranged salvation for anyone who humbly asks and call on the name of Jesus to be saved. Decide and put your energy into that decision. Read the Bible more and pray more and fast more if you are already saved and help save someone else. Time is short. I am not in the least privy to how short but the Holy Spirit living in my heart says it is short and He speaks truth.
Please know that you are deciding to be on the side of good or evil. You are deciding your eternal fate actively. God is not deciding, YOU are. He does not want anyone to go to hell. Hell was made for the fallen angels/demons who rebelled against Him and have caused so much harm and destruction to what He made and loves. But He won’t force you to love Him, He loves you too much for that. Know that you are actively deciding to accept or reject the God who made you in love every minute of every day. It is YOUR decision. Every moment of the day you decide again. Do not decide to be away from God when this world comes to a screeching halt, and it will. The train will stop and you will get off in eternity and face judgment. God will decide who goes to heaven or hell based on YOUR decision to be saved by JESUS, the only name we are saved by. And there is no excuse that you are “not religious” or “didn’t know”. God gives ample opportunity and your choice is informed and purposeful. You ARE religious, you worship something. Just because you choose to worship yourself or some addiction or idol or other God of a demon’s making or another person rather than God is really you saying “I don’t want anyone telling me what to do. I want to do what I want to do.” Not wanting to be bothered is still deciding you and your comfort are more important than God and Jesus’ sacrifice of dying so you can be saved if you humbly ask Him. It is still YOUR eternal decision to follow God or His enemy, good or bad, right or wrong. And not choosing IS choosing wrong. You always are actively choosing so please choose wisely.
This is a lot of truth but I must speak it boldly and bluntly for time is short and many will be lost or left behind if they do not humbly pray to accept Jesus as their Savior. He so longs for us to. Do it today while you can. Be saved. Get in His lifeboat. Get an eternal reservation in a heavenly mansion. You will be eternally glad you did!!! He loves you so much! I do too.❤❤❤
Ephesians 2:1. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2. in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5. made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7. in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9. not by works, so that no one can boast. 10. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 1:13. “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14. who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”
Sitting on a sultry day when I should be working and sweating, covered in dirt, I am sitting on a cushioned couch working on my quilt in air conditioning, watching Sherlock Holmes. And sweatingomething about this playing hooky has brought out my contemplative side, which is alway on point. I have thought of this case they just solved where they knew a 747 would blow up and they had to decide what to do about it. And I thought about eternity and how easy it would be if we knew the day and the hour of the rapture of Jesus’ true church like they new the flight and time that made up flight would blow up. If we all knew exactly, people in the know would go out of their way in desperate enthusiasm and tireless energy to warn everyone. “It is happening!” “Be warned!” “This is it!” “Repent for it is now you will meet your Maker!” And even then, there will be people who dismiss the warning as crazy and not listen or laugh at them or blow them off as misinformed or blowing things out of proportion. They would board that plane. They would perish and there is no coming back from that. Others would heed the warning and wait and see what happens, taking a later flight just to be safe but not really changing. Some would heed the warning and change, beg forgiveness, forgive, love, read their Bibles, pray, work on their relationship with Jesus and get ready. And this would of course be the wise thing to do.
The thing is, we don’t know the day or hour. Why? Because if we knew, there would be sinning up to the day before and then clean our acts up just before show time when we had to. I know people. God does not want that. He wants a relationship with us. He wants us to want Him. He is passionately in love with us and wants everyone to listen to Him and choose Him. And the truth is we are all choosing Him or choosing to be forever separated from Him. We are always choosing sides. Every time we choose to look at that bad thing, say that bad word, be distracted, not help when we can, choose to lie or believe one, refuse to pray, refuse to read the Bible, gratify self, be selfish, etc. Each time we knowingly or unknowingly choose any of those things, we choose to walk one step away from God.
The thing is it is 100% correctible. There is a beautiful, precious truth that we may be 1,000,000 steps away from God but He is ever only one step away from us. All we ever need to do to grow close to Him is humbly pray. And that is the absolute truth in an evil twisted world so desperate to hide it. That is truth, friend. His love for us is unprecedented.❤