Tuesday, October 30, 2018

More Grace to Chosen (U60)

John 2:24-25 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
    God knows the wickedness men's hearts and He will not dare to commit judgement to men while they are still on earth.
Gen 6:5-6  Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Hypocrisy of the Priesthood
Mal 1:6-8  "A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, 'In what way have we despised Your name?' You offer defiled food on My altar, But say, 'In what way have we defiled You?' By saying, 'The table of the Lord is contemptible.' And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, Is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, Is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?" Says the Lord of hosts.
    The servants of God were hypocrites during the days of our Lord Jesus and God had to send John the Baptist to get them to repent before the first advent of our Lord Jesus.
    Similarly, before Rapture our Lord will use the coming World War 3 to bring Christians to their knees and they will repent of their covetousness, selfishness, worldliness and hypocrisy.

Mat 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
    Today, many Christian leaders are like those depraved priesthood- full of pride and hypocrisy. Just because they can perform some miracles in His Name, they think that they are great and powerful and demand respect and honour from brethren.
    In the eyes of God, these so-called beloved of God are actually depraved Christians who are hypocrites.

Covenant of More Grace
John 14:15-17a  "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth"
    Many Christians claim that they love Jesus but refuse to keep His commandments. Is this possible? How then can they be set free from bondage with Spirit of truth in them?

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
    When we keep His words, our Father and our Lord Jesus will dwell within us, thus establishing the Kingdom of God within us. His peace, joy and presence will always be our bliss.
Note - anyone who does not keep His word does not love Him.
John 14:24  He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me."

Brethren, please realise that our future lies in our own hands. When we keep His words (our part of the covenant) then our righteous Judge will keep His part of the covenant by choosing us to be either His faithful servants, friends, sons of God, elect or bride of the Lamb.