When we decide, once and for all, that we believe in Christ, this is also a life change. This is because we are now allowing the Lord, our God, to do a work in our lives. We do not hesitate in doing this but come unto His feet humbly, that He may tear out of our wicked hearts every sin that displeases Him. This process is very convicting to our formal lifestyle, but all so good to our new found self in Christ. God even has His servants on the streets and at church, ready to share the gospel to all that will hear. And while this message is of hope, it is also to convict all sinners to become right before God, before it is too late. There is a day of reckoning ahead of each person, come death in judgment, but it all depends if we are washed clean through the blood of Jesus beforehand if we are worthy or not. So, my friends, 1“set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2) And 1“mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” (Colossians 3:5-8) These things mentioned will only cause you to stumble in life and ultimately lead you on the path of destruction, which is hell. So repent if such things are still present in your life.
One thing that was spoken by Paul to the Colossians above is “filthy communication out of your mouth”. Of which also James taught the following, 2“if any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.” (James 1:26) Wow, my friends, this is so important to understand. Our communication with people will either make us God’s servants or not. No true believer is still cussing or swearing, calling people names, saying crude or demeaning jokes, and most importantly, using the name of the Lord our God in vain. If so, then that person is deceived and his faith is in vain, as James said. Therefore, if you have this problem, then give it all to God. Don’t allow such evil speaking to continue in your heart any longer. You can do this by calling upon the name of the Lord God for help. Now, if this is your desire, then 1“put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15) Putting your trust in God will fill you with the Holy Spirit, which will give over to the things mentioned above. This is what true Christians do. So start following Jesus today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for every person that is still living a life of sin. What they are doing is very destructive to not only themselves, but to others around them. So convict these people of the wrath to come, lest they repent and be made right with you, while in this life. Based on your Word, I know it is serious stuff to walk uprightly in this life and not continue living for the world. Truly, people have become very disobedient to Your will and don’t even realize it. This is very sad, since sin and repentance are not taught as much, or not at all, in certain churches anymore. What we need are pastors that are leading the flock of Christ on the path of righteousness, and instead, they are leading them on paths that do not save their souls from hell. Oh Lord, convict these men of their sins, that they may stop beating around the bush when it comes to certain topics in the Bible, but begin to teach on them with boldness. This way, people will understand that using foul language is so evil, that even their faith is dead also if they continue to do so. There is so much people need to learn when it comes to sin and death. And without fully coming to You in repentance, these people will never be washed clean through Your blood. So I pray that people will desire to teach exactly what the Bible says and also be doers of the Word. Then, will people walk out their faith and begin to shine Your light for all to see. I love You, Lord. Your ways are true and faithful. I believe in You enough to give up my sinful lifestyle and follow You. This world doesn’t even hold a candle to what you can do in my life. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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