Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Real Treasure

1Thessalonians 4:3-6

3It is God's will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him.

Many have no idea why what is being done is a problem other than they're told not to but no one sees the harm in it. So what's the problem? As detailed in the NIV Study Bible, "sexual sin harms others besides those who engage in it. In adultery the spouse is always wronged. Premarital sex wrongs the future partner by robbing him or her of the virginity that ought to be brought to marriage."

No you cannot change the past but what you can do is make a choice going forward for your future. If you know you are with someone that you do not wish to marry, are not supposed to marry because God said it was off or who doesn't want to marry you, why rob the person they are supposed to be with of something that God says belongs to them? Do you know you are robbing the one God has set aside for you that hasn't arrived yet? Do you know that each time you have sex with someone there is a transference of a spirit? If that person is not of the Holy Spirit you are opening yourself up to control and domination by things that are not of God? What's the problem you ask? The problem is that if you have been messed over so much by those who are not for you, when the one who is for you arrives, what's left? Will it be one who is whole? Or will it be one who has been torn apart by others and is so confused that they cannot let the one God has for them in? Believe it or not, Satan doesn't like true unity. True unity starts with God and then with one He has designed for you. But if Satan can get you off course, then you won't be united to the one God has designed for you. You'll miss it and can even mess it up if you have not been cleansed of what wasn't for you. What's the problem? The problem is Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Satan wants nothing more but to turn upside down anything that God desires. What God desires brings Him glory. Satan wants the glory just as he did when he was in heaven, which is why he was banished. So who will get the glory in your life? Who will be able to say "this is my creation." What "God" has put together no one can tear asunder but what is not of God, will fall. You are robbing you, your future partner and most importantly God of getting the glory from your life. How much longer must you rob yourself, your future partner and God? How much longer will desire to trust yourself in using your own devices to find happiness or rely on God, who already knows the end of the story and is there to help you so you have a great ending?

Let God remove the fake pearls so He can show you the real treasure He has waiting for you.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Meditate on Love

Psalm 48:9

9Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

The psalmist celebrated God's protection of Zion. The temple here in this verse does refer to a building. But did you know your body is also God's temple? How so? God created you did He not? He has also housed in you His Holy Spirit once you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior. So then you are His temple. And in that temple you ought to meditate on His unfailing love. Tomorrow is the day designated that we celebrate the birth of Christ. Without Christ, we would not have a direct connection to God the Father and creator. Without Christ, there would be no Holy Spirit left to comfort us and direct us from danger. Without Christ, there would be no instruction on how we can live a life full of love because it was by His act of love that He stayed on the Cross to suffer and die so that He would resurrect and defeat death for the remission of our sins. It was by an act of love that God even sent Jesus to be born so that Jesus would live in the physical to fully identify with us. So if nothing else, THIS Christmas, meditate on Love. Meditate on God's love for you and just how PERFECT it is. Recognize that the greatest gift you have and will ever receive is the one and only JESUS CHRIST. Recognize that unless you know the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, you really do not know true unconditional love. Meditate on it was demonstrated for you and then and only then can you recognize the love you have to offer to others and those who love you.


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