Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Here in the book of Hebrews we see what its going to take to inheret the promises made to us: faith and patience. Those who are not faithful and patient unto the end are slothful. If you read your bible often, you'll start to notice certain words popping up over and over again. Think these recurring words mean something? I do. For example "in Christ" is written so many times in your bible that I have a hard time not seeing it whenever I open the New Testament. Some of these other common words are HOPE, FAITH, and PATIENCE. We have something marvelous to be faithful and patient for.
We engage our faith and patience to remain "in Christ" and inherit the promises. These things are important to remember during the dark days we are living through.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose
It does'nt matter what you're going through today, if you love God, things will work out for your good. That's great news isn't it? Now here's the part 99% of todays preachers leave out.....to them that love God....what does "love God" mean? It means YOU OBEY HIM.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
It's so easy to hold a pep rally at the corner jiffy-lube churchianity building and say "all you have to do is "love God" and everything will be happy ever after. That's speaking half-truths the way only man made religion can do it. Our Father does'nt love the way this world loves. Our Father specifically defined what it means to "love God."
Be encouraged today that you have a hope in God, that all things can work together for your good, but remember how that happens...it happens through faith and obedience. Love=obedience and obedience=love.
Todays jiffy lube service center churchianity tells you that faith, patience, love, obedience, none of those things are necessary to inheret the promises of God. The bible says something different, which is why its important for you to read it for yourself. They tell you that sin is common in every christians life so don't make a big deal over it. When you hear that, know that you are hearing satan himself talking to you. Our Lord was sinless and we are called to be just like him. Nobody said this was going to be easy, but it WILL be worth it. There's no suffering you are going through now that will compare with 1 minute standing in our Lord's presence.
We can have peace now, and paradise later, but there are requirements...like faith, love and patience. Love means obedience. What master does'nt require obedience from his servants? Even Satan expects that, but todays religious people would have you believe otherwise. Don't be deceived. You have a hope, hold onto it, remain "in Christ" be faithful...time is short, shorter than you think, grace and peace
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