It is very sad that we live in such a wicked world. It is like people don’t even know what sin is even more and that the lines of what is right and what is wrong have been crossed. Not too long ago, homosexuality was frowned upon, abortion was illegal, and porn was monitored very tightly, lest people became too involved. Even those in the faith knew that hanging out in the bars and drinking was wrong but now, drinking is not even spoken of very often. Surely, if you are not reading the Bible daily, it would be hard to decipher what is good in this world. This is why our hearts and minds need to be sober minded and living for God. It would be very foolish of us to justify our wicked deeds and be found putting down those that are doing what is right. Solomon also said, 1“he that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” We need to be careful for those that are abominable in God’s sight have no place in heaven. This includes false teachers. Even some pastors are leading people astray by not speaking on different sins. Instead of condemning what is wrong, as the Bible teaches, and leading people to repentance, these people skip over these verses. And therefore, help people become more comfortable in their wicked lifestyle, that God hates. There will be a price on the heads of these wicked men, for leading their flock of believers astray, unto paths of destruction. Evil men and women of this world will be accountable for leading God’s children astray. This includes not teaching on sin but instead teachings the doctrines of men.
There are many people that think they are doing God’s will but are really leading people astray. Many of these same people do not even teach on obeying God’s commandments. What has happened to the world we live in and even churches? I’ll tell you what the cause is. People are deceived by Satan. He has caused them to not see how sin offends God and to not even care about their actions. It isn’t until good pastors speak out against this wickedness, is when hearts are convicted and drawn to repentance. 5However, because easy grace is taught and works is shunned, in other churches, people feel like entering heaven is easy. They can just believe in Jesus and be saved. God’s blood has already covered them. This is so false. Here is the reason. 8God does care about our faith plus works. And sin, he despises. That includes the practice of 6homosexuality, 7abortion, 2pornography, and 9hanging out at bars, along with drinking to get drunk. There is a requirement to enter heaven and you’d be surprised what it is. The key is our obedience to God’s commandments. Jesus said, 3“if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” This is referring to entering heaven and having access to the tree of life. John even spoke about this, when he said, 10“blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Think about it. Why would Jesus allow you in, if you do not love Him. Jesus said, 4“if ye love me, keep my commandments.” Do you love Jesus and want to go to heaven? If so, read the Bible, understand God’s laws and keep His commandments.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am so saddened to see how wicked this world has become. So many things are now considered OK by the world’s standards when these same things were once shunned. It is disheartening to see so many people now in favor of the homosexual lifestyle and how it is hardly ever spoken against in churches. It is also sickening to see millions of babies die every year and not hear one sermon on how killing unborn babies is evil. And even worse, porn is so prevalent in this generation. Because it is no longer hard to gain access to, even people in the faith are tied up with it. What has happened to this generation Lord. Why is it that people are justifying their wicked deeds? Why is it that people go out drinking and don’t even think twice? These things bring me to tears. I do not even know what to say but wicked, wicked, wicked are the people in this world. Please come Lord and wake up the people in the faith. Lead them on Your path of righteousness. May they come out of darkness, once and for all, and serve You, my King. Come and convict the hearts of the wicked, that they may repent and be made right in Your sight. I believe in You. I trust in You, Jesus. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Proverbs 17:15-28 (KJV)
15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
2Matthew 5:27-30 (KJV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
3Matthew 19:16-22 (KJV)
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
4John 14:15-24 (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
5Romans 6:1-7 (KJV)
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
61 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
7Galatians 5:19-27 (KJV)
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
8James 2:14-20 (KJV)
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
91 Peter 4:1-8 (KJV)
1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
10Revelation 22:11-14 (KJV)
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.