What we need to realize with God is that His mercy is for us, but if we withdraw from Him, then there is no more security in Christ, but only fear because of our sins and judgment ahead. We cannot think that we are still in right standing with God if we continue to willfully sin, while not repenting of what we have done. We know this to be true since Paul taught, 2“for if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:26-31) My friends, you will never get away with murder with the law, and you will also not get away with anything that breaks the commandments or laws of God. Therefore, get to know what God loves and hates, and get rid of anything that is defiling you, while leading you away from Him. This can be profanity, pornography, fornication, adultery, drugs, drinking, smoking, or anything else that quenches the Holy Spirit, and is not allowing you to become holy before God. You know what is keeping you from God, so repent.
Our faith in God is not meaningful to Him if we are not walking in God’s good standing. How can you say you love God, but still do things that God says is wrong? Doing this is jeopardizing your salvation, and you may easily lose it if you were to die in your sins without the blood of Jesus covering you. Yes, there is a way to lose our salvation. This means that we once knew the Lord and walked in His ways for a time, and then we went back to living apart from Him. Saul is an example of doing this. Because he once knew the Lord, but transgressed against Him and did not repent of his evil ways, he was not protected when the Philistines came and fought against Israel. Therefore, he died not being under God’s good grace. And concerning his death, it is written, 1“so Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.” (1 Chronicles 10:13,14) Saul died having transgressed against the Lord and not repenting of his evil ways. He also kept not the word of the Lord, which he knew, but did not respect enough to honor. And instead of God, he relied on mediums/sorcerers to help him get his questions answered instead. This caused Saul to lose his life and salvation, and have David reign in his stead instead. Therefore, my friends, repent of anything that you are doing that goes against God. Get right with the Lord, starting today. Set your sights on God and doing His will, that your salvation will remain intact.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will continue to look to You in faith and not go off track. I know how the enemy wants to take us down the paths of destruction. His ways seem right on the outside but are always evil on the inside. If people could just see through what he is presenting and think upon it instead, then they would know that it goes against Your will. Now, if they had not known what the Bible says or have not been brought up in the faith, they may be walking in darkness and not even know it. So, Lord, we have two types of people, that as Christians we need to reach. We have people that have read the Bible but are now willfully living in their sins. Their conscience is seared, but they mask their guilt with more pleasure in the world. We also have those that don’t know what You approve and dislike. So we need to make this known to them while showing them respect and love also. This will help them get onto Your path, oh Lord. So, breathe upon every person that truly loves You the Holy Spirit. Help us be a light unto the world. May people understand that after death comes judgment. This can either be a wonderful time before You, Lord, or a fearful time. If people die in their sinful state, they will struggle to know what to say to You. They may try to justify their life before You, but really, having willfully sinned against You in death, there is no more forgiveness. Therefore, I pray that people will wake up to their sinful state and repent. May more people be covered by Your blood and no longer do things that displease You, but do Your will instead. I love You, Lord. Amen.