The world seems to be getting a little worse all the time it seems. But it’s really not. Every sinful thing that is in the world has been a sin since the fall of man in Genesis. The problem comes when believers lose their head. Become afraid or overwhelmed by it all. Scary feelings are amplified by having world news right at our fingertips 24/7. Social media can be a good thing but also a bad thing for us.
God never intended for His children to live in fear. No matter what’s going on around us He is still in control. Yes Satan is real and he is on the earth but God is completely in control. He is preparing His church for greater things. His Kingdom. If you are part of His church you have nothing to fear. Their are a great many churches in our culture that are teaching lies today. As newly weds, I want to encourage you to find a church that does not compromise God’s truth. Oprah said something that is very disturbing at the golden globes awards. She said that “we should tell our truth”. What is bad about that? There is only one truth. There is either truth or a lie. Opinions don’t count. Where do we find absolute truth? Only in God’s word! If a church is not preaching the truth of God’s word then leave! These days you can find a church that will say that your sins are ok. But that is not what Jesus said. He told the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more”. Not, “go sin a little less” but no more! That is repentance. Turning away from the things that God detest. That is truth. God wants to change us. The Bible is not meant for our knowledge but it is meant to change us! Is it changing you?
The church should not lose it’s head in times of tribulations. The church should not be fearful in perilous times. We should look to the sky. Be ready. Jesus will come back for His church. Maybe your reading this and you are not a Christ follower. I want to encourage you today to start reading God’s word. Investigate it for yourself. You will find that it is truth.
When I was a kid, I idolized Michael Jordan. I read every book about him. I watch all his videos. Bought all the merchandise. I thought I was his biggest fan. I knew all his stats. I knew about his childhood. I knew where he went to college. I knew about his brothers and his parents. However, if I would have see him on the street and walked up to him, and tried to act like I knew him, what do you think would have happened? He would have said something like “security get this fool away from me”. I would say but Mike, I know everything about you! He would say something like “I don’t know you! Get away from me”.
The Bible says that many on the last day will say “Lord, Lord”. ” I know everything about you. I went to church. I even did good deeds. It is the scariest passage in the Bible because these people thought they knew Jesus. He looks at them and says “depart from me you evil doers, I never knew you”
Their are churches that are telling “their truth”. Which isn’t truth at all. Remember there is only truth and lies. Don’t lose your head. Jesus is truth. The world will be bad. Their will be false teachers. Actually the less discernment the church has, the more false teachers we will have. It’s almost like, we get what we deserve. But for those of you that are truly part of His church. Keep your head.
Pastor Robert Bullock
Trinity Baptist Church
Matthew 7:21-23New King James Version (NKJV)
I Never Knew You
21 “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. 22 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?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
2 Timothy 4:3-5New International Version (NIV)
3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.