Romans 12:2; And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Brethren, the Lord has placed a message upon my heart that speaks to us as His followers, seeking the perfect will of God for our lives. We are called to pray without ceasing and seek the face of the Lord with our whole hearts, minds, and souls. We are to love the Lord our God with every fiber of our being. We are called to not conform, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds through prayer, and meditating upon the hoiy word of God. When is the last time that you sought the Lord's perfect will for your life? Are you walking according to the Lord's will for your life, being transformed by the renewing of your mind, or are you conforming to this world, living after the lusts of the flesh?
Deuterinomy 6:5 states; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and all thy soul, and with all thy might. Are you following this commandment, or are you following the lusts of the flesh and loving this world? It is time that we who are of the household of faith examine our hearts to see if indeed we are living for the Lord Jesus, or if we are living for this world, and the lusts thereof. We must live in surrender to the Lord, by being seperate from the world. We must walk in the Spirit, pray incessantly, and read and meditate upon God's holy word. If we do this, we will be able to stand against the enemy of our soul, and be effective witnesses of the Lord's love for this lost and dying world.
James 1:12 states; Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Are you enduring divers temptations, or are you giving in to them? There is a precious promise for those who endure temptation. This promise is for those who love the Lord, and they willl be given the crown of life. Will you trust in the Lord to deliver you from all temptation, or will you give in to temptation and fall away? The choice is up to you. However, there is a promise given to those who give in to temptation and the lusts of the flesh. James 1:14 states; But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
What will your choice be? Will you love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and might, or will you continue to fall into divers temptations and follow after the lusts of the flesh? The choice is ultimately up to you. Will you choose a crown of life, and life eternal, or will you choose lust, sin, and death? Choose this day whom you will serve. Will it be the Lord Jesus and His will for your life, or will it be the lusts of the flesh which in the end only bring destruction and death? Choose ye this day. Amen.
My choice is Jesus, I choose to live in the spirit everyday. Sin isn't even on my mind, because I choose to live with Jesus on my mind and not being sin focused. How about you? When we know God's love it is quite difficult to sin, especially when we focus only on God's Word and not on "not sinning". Nor do I need to condemn other people, whom I don't even know. When we know who we are In Christ, sin has no hold on us nor can the devil cause me to condemn myself. Am I righteous? You betcha, because Christ justified me and has made me righteous!!!
Nice of you to comment. My intent is not to condemn anyone, for that is not my place. However, judgement begins at the house of the Lord, and it is our responsibility as followers of the Lord Jesus to preach and teach the truth. I am happy yo hear that you have chosen Jesus. I find it odd though that you say that you have no sin, and that you are righteous. Sounds pretty hypocritical to me... I sincerely hope that you are seeking His face for your life, as the hour is fast approaching when we will be called to give an account of our lives, and what we have done for our Lord while we were on this earth. Did we preach and teach the truth, or did we seek after the praise of men, and listen with itching ears to false teachers?
I never said I have no sin! Yet, I am righteous, because Christ has made me righteous. The truth is, without our focus being in the right place we continue to sin. Why? Because we are what we focus on, if we focus on sin we get more sin. Focus on Jesus and the Word and that's what we get. Jesus changes us, we don't change ourselves. If we think we can change ourself, that is works and that puts us under the law. The whole Old Testament shows us this, man is incapable of not sinning. When our focus is outside of ourselves and on the Scripture, then we start to allow Jesus to change us from the inside out. Then sin isn't even a thought. We don't focus on our love for God, rather His Love for us. Once we have a true manifestation of His Love for us, then and only then can we truly love others as He intends us to do. Our love is imperfect and to think that if we love God enough then we can change, so wrong. I encourage you to try it. Take one scripture and focus on it, all week long. By the end of the week everything will have changed seamlessly. Many people quote the scripture that says to meditate on Scripture day and night. Few people do this. Instead of focusing on the problems of life, focus on the Father's Love for us. So just try it and see your viewpoint change. The mountains in our life will become as small as the eye of a needle. There will be no striving or stress, no worrying about the economy. You won't see all the evil people do, you instead will see past their sins into their spirit and love them. That is teaching the Truth.
I understand what you are saying... However, it seems to me that you are missing my point, and you are misinterpreting what I am saying. I challenge you to re-read what it is that I have written, and search your own heart.