Enough is enough, how long are we going to stay silent.
Our life is but a vapor.
(NIV) James 4:14, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
We are surrounded by people who do not know Christ. Who do not know that following what the world says is sin. People who have been hurt by hypocritical believers. They don’t know Christ. They don’t know sin. They don’t believe in Hell.
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We don’t want to push people. We don’t want them to feel like we are shoving something down their throats. Church of Christ there is a way to talk about Jesus and sin WITHOUT condemning and acting like God to others. But indeed, people may not want to hear it at all. People may feel even talking about Christ repeatedly is too much.
But the eternity of Hell is very real.
When we face the Lord can we truly say we did EVERYTHING we could so that people could see Christ in us, that if those around us were asked, by what we have shared with them they would at least understand Jesus and sin (whether or not they believed and followed Him.)
I see bloggers shy away from this. We have a podium, why can’t we use it for Him? It’s ok to talk about light subjects. But as a Christian blogger how much of our content reflects Christ? If we are Christian, why are we NOT talking about Christ?
Why are we so afraid to not talk with others? To not open up about why we believe, especially with those around us? Jesus should not be PART of our life or routine. HE IS LIFE! But more often than not, we choose our own life over everything else.
(NIV) John 12:25, “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
(NIV) Matthew 10:39, “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
I need to be more open on my own social media, one in particular where I know a lot of people in real life. I can’t be afraid people are going to leave me, not like me, or leave angry comments because of what I am saying. I need to do this in love for Christ to share what He has done and where He has guided me.
This is not about slamming down a mallet and yelling at people in the streets. This is not about telling people they are going to Hell, leave someone’s individual judgment for God. But share that sin is how people go to Hell.
(NIV) Proverbs 27:20, “Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.”
It is crucial when we share, we are aware of how we are speaking to others. Not everyone will accept what we have to say, especially in this world focused on the sin of the flesh and glorifying it.
I’ve warned about passion, and I stand by it. We cannot be the kind of passionate Christians many think we are allowed to be. This passion I am speaking of is not zealous. It is not the same passion/anger Jesus had when He fulfilled prophecy, and we better be careful about justifying our anger to His anger. Christ is love, a love no mortal will fully ever understand.
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Don’t be angry at sinners.
Don’t be angry at other believers, especially when they fall.
Do not use heated rage to condemn others.
Do not use pride of knowledge on God and/or scripture to belittle others and puff ourselves up.
Let go of frustration and HOLD ON to mercy.
(NIV) James 2:13, “because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
We can’t bottle Christ. We can’t just keep His salvation to ourselves, how selfish are we? Scripture poses the question of how willing are we for Christ? Would we die for Him? Would we risk rejection for Him? Would we risk isolation for Him? Would we risk hate? Would we risk pain for Him?
It’s easy to be in our home with stability in our life and say, “Absolutely, I would.” There’s no pain involved.
But when push comes to shove?
What is our heart really saying?
Can we admit it?
(NIV) Proverbs 15:11, “Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD– how much more do human hearts!”
Because God already knows.
How has God stirred your heart for others?
Past Monthly Scripture – (NIV) Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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