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A Message to the Church and The Lost (2021)



The time is no longer coming; the time it is here.
Jesus is about to arrive; there’s no reason to fear.

Lay down your burdens; lay down your shame.
Time to repent and call on His Name.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: - Acts 3:19-20

It’s time for preachers, to start preaching the truth.
And quit damaging the minds, of the innocent youth.

It’s time to stop preaching, for popularity and fame,
and stealing church tithes for ill-gotten gain.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

It’s time that the church, settle our religious differences.
Lay aside, our very own offenses.

Go back to preaching, the very message of the cross.
How Jesus Christ died and rose again, and because of Him there’s no loss.

As for the one whose faith is weak, accept him [into your fellowship], but not for [the purpose of] quarreling over his opinions. - Romans 14:1

If we are judging, let there be no hypocrisy.
Isn’t that just as bad, as committing apostasy?

Let’s examine ourselves, before we criticize others.
After all, God wants us to be sisters and brothers.

If someone stumbles correct them, that's we should do, but don’t drag their name through the mud because next time it could be you.

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye, ’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. - Matthew 7:1-5

As for the lost and lukewarmers , life is no party; you can’t live how you please. There’s consequences for our actions; punishment no easy breeze.

Just because Jesus died for us, we can’t continue to live in sin.
If we do that, are we truly born again?

So, shall we then continue in sin that grace may abound? Paul replies with a resounding “God forbid” - Romans 6:2

Don’t get me wrong, we’re not saved by our own works nor even our acts.
It’s not like you haven’t heard of this before, I’m just restating the facts.

Where would we be, if it hadn’t been for Jesus’ blood?
That washed us white, that powerful cleansing flood.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9

As for the unbelievers, whether you’re evil or you're good. If you don’t believe in Jesus, I tell you that you should.

Because if you don’t believe, you’re condemning yourself to hell. Where you end up when you die, only God and you can tell.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. - John 3:18

I myself, my friends, I fall short daily.
The Bible says He that knoweth good and does not is sin.- James 4:17

It also says God is pleased more by obedience, than sacrifice- 1 Samuel 15:22

I couldn't tell you the number of times God has placed something on my heart to do something, but out of a sense a fear I haven't.

I'm not here to judge or condemn you to hell or anything.
All Jesus is asking you is to simply believe. You build a relationship with Him, study His Word, and hang out with other believers, God will show you how to live. Are you going to make mistakes? Yes. Are you going to stumble? Yes. Is the enemy going to harass you? Yes Are people going to make fun and talk about you? Yes.

Growing up I've realized that people don't hate people. People hate what others stand for.

Jesus warned His disciples, He said, "you will be hated because of Me. if the world hates you, remember it hated Me first" - Jesus
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Submitted by BrotherJacob on March 23, 2022

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