It used to mean something when someone would ask another why he or she does not indulge in certain things and the response of that person would be: “I’m saved!”
Do not misinterpret what I have stated. It still means everything. To give up our own ways as a sacrifice to our Savior – then Him using our testimony to save (help) others should be the common goal. However, it is the lack of respect for the statement and the distorted image the world has been presented with, from those who proclaim to be representing Jesus Christ that tarnishes His image.
- There is no love.
- There is division.
- There is no distinction.
- There is lack of accountability. Instead of showing someone their error, we choose not to get involved.
- Instead of being peacemakers, we are truce breakers.
- The oil does not flow- in other words, there is no anointing!
There used to be a time when you would hear someone say: “There is something different about you!”
Where is the differentiation? We are in the world, but not of the world. Now this of course is not everyone’s story, but it is an epidemic that plagues congregations across this world.
The foundation of holiness principles is love. Everything God does for us, by us and through us, is because of His love towards us.
Come on family, you have to recognize the schemes of the enemy. He is working overtime to destroy you and anything connected to you.
Where is the love? Jesus told us already what we would see during these times.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12 KJV
True love cannot grow cold if it is rooted and grounded in Jesus. Which leads me to believe that if we are not immovable and unshakable in our profession of faith, we will become self-righteous, bitter, and hateful. Jesus is able to keep us from falling- if we desire to be kept.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,” Jude 1:24 KJV
Save people; Let us make a half-time adjustment, get in the game, and get back to work, which is saving people. I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna stay saved, by any means necessary. Because my life depends on it. I cannot imagine what tireless roads I would’ve traveled had I not submitted totally to the Lord. When I said yes- I meant it. What about you? I’m not turning back. Back to my old ways, old thoughts, old attitudes, naw- not me. I may have to lose some friends, but oh what a friend I have in Jesus.
Save people, save people!
“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” Luke 22:32 KJV