All ye that say you love God, do also by word and deed. 8“Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” What does it matter if you say you’ll do something but never do it? Isn’t this lying to yourself and God? How will you grow in the faith if you continually are fed by God’s Word but never let it sink in? If we hear the words of God but not do anything about it, then it does nothing for the benefit of our soul. If your belief in Jesus bears no fruit then your faith is in vain. 5There are so many professing Christians but only some have truly been born again. These are those that have heard the gospel message of the cross and repented of their sins. They are no longer covered in sin but are refreshed by the blood of Jesus. They are made new. No longer do they do things to disobey their Father but seek to do His will and live in the spirit. How does this happen? 7Because Jesus dwells inside of them. He isn’t just a person they say they know but know this from the bottom of their heart. Because of God’s presence, they are holy. God calls everyone to repentance. 4There is much more room in heaven for those willing to humble themselves and call upon the Name of the Lord. Come to Jesus. In your prayers, 1“Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High.” In the good times and 2“in the day of trouble”, call upon the Name of God. If you do this, then His promise is, 2“I will deliver thee”. No longer walk in the ways of wickedness but let the Lord free you from bondage. He can see that many people will ignore this call to repent, because they are closed off to His words. 2“Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.” It is the hard hearted people that reject God’s message of hope.
The Lord God knows who loves or hates His words. Most people would rather walk in the ways of the world then change their ways. These are those that are a 2“partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.” People love wickedness over righteousness. Do you not know that God 1“lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness?” You are not in good standing with the Lord God if you are covered in sin. Jesus died as a ransom for our sins, on the cross. 5He loved us so much as to die for us. We have the chance to be forgiven, through our faith in Christ. Only Jesus can make us spotless from the evils of this world. If you continue in sin and do nothing to change your lives, you are condemned already. Why? Because you have chosen to not bring forth fruits of righteousness before your King. 5“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” Come out of darkness and heed this warning before the end has come. Come into the light of Jesus. If you are into drugs, alcohol, sexual sin or idolatry, then repent. All addiction is an idol. You are choosing to serve it over God. Jesus said 3“that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” 6Pornography, fornication, adultery and homosexuality is fulfilling your lustful desires. This is contrary to God. These are those that will not inherit the kingdom of God. They will be shut out forever from heaven if they do not repent. Be covered by the blood of Jesus. He shed His blood for you on the cross. Accept this sacrifice and commit your lives, today, to follow Jesus.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I give thanks for all the blessings I receive from You daily. You are ever so kind, Lord Jesus. You have called me out of a life of sin, over and over, and finally I listened. Because, I humbled myself to receive You in my life, I was set free. My faith in You, is more than words. You have done a miracle in my life that I might also live by my words. I am a living testament that lives can be changed. Lord, I love everything You teach me. I am hungry for Your words. Pierce through the hearts of all professing Christians and the lost. May their hearts be broken enough to receive Your words with joy. May the walls of doubt come tumbling down. Lord, I call upon the hard hearted to repent. I call upon those in sin to come out darkness and into Your light. Lord, use me to bring them to their knees. May Your Spirit give me words to speak to the lost. May their be much fruit from my labors, of God. I desire that many more are saved in Your kingdom. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 45:2,3,6,7,15-17 (KJV)
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
2Psalm 50:14-23 (KJV)
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
3Matthew 5:27-30 (KJV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
4Luke 14:15-23 (KJV)
15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
5John 3:1,7,16-21 (KJV)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
61 Corinthians 6:9-11,15-20 (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
7Colossians 1:25-29 (KJV)
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
8James 1:19-27 (KJV)
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.