It was easy for Adam and Eve to sin in Eden And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (Genesis 3:6). The forbidden fruit was pleasant to the eyes, just like sin. Just like that fruit, sin will end in death.
Something pleasant to the eyes that seems to make one wise has drawn people into the occult, witchcraft, voodooism, and othere darknesses of the devil. Many today believe in ghosts, claiming loved ones have returned, some even seeking. If you are seeking “ghosts” you are playing with the devil. Those that go to hell can’t get out and those in Heaven wouldn’t come back. These people are contacting familiar spirits. A familiar spirit will dress like a loved one and mimic their voice until you can’t tell the difference. Often times people will ask me have you seen so and so. I don’t tell them but the answer is no. The devil knows he cannot fool me with that old trick.
There has never been a time with so many seducing spirits as now. Many “Christians” can’t wait to open the paper to see what the astrologer ahs to say about their day. Do you read astrology? If so, you are listening to what the devil has to say about your day. When you depend on God Jesus will light your path.
What is the destiny of astrologers? Isaiah told what it is, Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it (Isaiah 47: 13, 14). The people of Israel were consorting with astrologers and God wanted them to know hell was where they would go.
The doctrine of Unconditional Eternal Security can be met everywhere today, it can be met in your own family. It is sadly met at funerals where those attending need the truth.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent (Acts 17:30). What does this mean? God is calling everyone today out of sin and into holiness. It is up to every individual to answer that call. What would be the point in being made new if you can’t stay free from sin? Oh, consistency thou art a jewel.
The big question for those that believe you can’t live free from sin: How many sins can you commit and go to Heaven? God would not let us be in the dark, he would let us know the number if there were one, but God cannot look on sin Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13a). That means no sin.
Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for one sin, false pride. He even wanted to exalt himself above God. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee (Ezekiel 28:17).
Preachers that preach you can’t live free from sin are sinning. There churches show it by being dead and no miracles are ever seen.
Jesus came not to condemn the world, but to save it For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:17). The world was already under the penalty of death, death was upon all men and women. Jesus came to rescue us from the penalty of death, for those with no sin in their heart. If there is one speck of sin Heaven cannot be yours. God cannot look on sin, embrace it, or endorse it. God is not like the world, He will not compromise with sin. The sin must be out of the vessel before getting to Heaven.
Jesus came that mankind could be in unison with Heaven. That our hearts may beat with His, our thoughts can be like His. This way there is no static on the line when praying. When sin is in your voice, you waste time praying to God.
Jesus always talked faith. That is what He spoke to Jarius when his daughter had died As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe (Mark 5:36). The person who said not to trouble the Master did not realize life was coming down the road.
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment (Mark 5:38-42).
This is the way of the world today. Jesus is making His final walk trying to get people to listen. You can’t allow doubters and scoffers to stand in your way. Some people will never believe no matter what. They could see a leg grow back and still be unbelievers; (or give the devil credit for it).
The Bride of Christ will be living epistles to the world and sinners will know She is different. The Bride will pray, fast, and live in the Word. She will be on call twenty-four hours a day for God to use. She will have no doubt as She lives in His presence.
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