Spreading the word of God of the Everlasting Kingdom in Heaven
Fear; fearful; fearfulness and the list goes on. The enemy, the rulers of this world uses fear mongering or fear based tactics with repetition with the objective to force a desired outcome (Ephesians 6:12). “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil” (Romans 13:3). However, we are not deceived because we have come to knowledge of the truth.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever” (Psalm 111:10).
“Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God” (Isaiah 50:10).
In this generation of smart phones, tablets, laptops, social media where information is at our finger tips, we must continue in 2018 to live by the word of God and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Apsotle Paul reminded us “that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1–3).
Therefore, let us keep faithful in 2018, and remind ourselves how our Lord Jesus Christ asked: “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17).
Keep the Faith in 2018; “And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil” (2 Thessalonians 3:2-3).
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4:17-19).
Jesus says: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
“They that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor” (Proverbs 21:21). “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life” (1 Timothy 6:19).
We cannot love God and this world! The Holy Scriptures says: “Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4). “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (1 John 2:15–17).
We cannot be in the Kingdom of God and in a secret society! Jesus says: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Luke 16:13).