Saturday, June 19, 2021
Not My Job!?!? Think again...
Not My Job!?!? Think again....
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. ROMANS 8:16
In Romans 8:16, Paul told the Romans, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Wherever I travel across this country, people ask me, “How can I have assurance of salvation? How can I know that I really belong to Christ?” There are many scriptures to which we can point, but the bottom line is this: if you have the Holy Spirit living within you, that Spirit testifies with your spirit that you are a child of God. It is the inward witness of your faith. Most of us have had the experience of saying to people, “I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but I know I’m a Christian.” “Well, how do you know?” “I just know inside.” We know inside because the Spirit of God is there, witnessing to our assurance. Somewhere within us, a voice whispers, You are Mine. You are not your own. You belong to Me. Dr. David Jeremiah Morning and Evening
For several generations we have seen the tide turn from those willing to work hard for God and those who want salvation yet be left alone to live life their way. Not just the rest of the world where that's become the butt of countless jokes.
If indeed you have the Spirit of God within you, you have a part in the plan and purpose of God. If indeed you have the Spirit of God within you, He who began the work within you will continue it until the day of Christ Jesus returning.
If indeed you are saved you do have the Spirit of God within you, those who insist on continuing in sin, insist on living what Paul wrote about concerning intentional sin, you invite the Spirit to not spare the rod.
Intentional sin has permeated the Church today. People who believe that it's OK to say they are saved yet live a life of homosexuality. They live lives with a constant use of swearing as if that were no big deal either. Some live lives so far removed from Christ that they literally claim to be saved in their own word only.
We who are in Christ are to remember what the Scriptures say. Be Holy as He is Holy. That's the bar to set for your standards. In Romans we are told to turn away from intentional sin, not to embrace it.
If you have no remorse when you sin...you need to make sure that you are truly saved.
Nobody who is of Christ should ever have no remorse when sinning.
The people of this world who are not saved have no remorse when they sin. People who are saved are to become more Christ like. They have a plan and purpose as commanded by the Spirit not only to grow in Christ but to also share that with others. To add more souls to the family of God.
There's no such thing as "Not My Job!" In the service of God.
You, if you have truly come to Christ, have a part to be had in pointing someone else to the cross of Christ. If you are constantly doing your own thing then maybe it's time to recheck your Spiritual priorities. If you are not consistent in your prayer time, if you are not consistent in your Bible reading. If you are living for yourself, not asking God what He would have you doing. If you are not asking yourself if you are truly becoming more like Christ. Then you need to stop what you are doing and get on your knees before God and get back on track.
In the Old Testament more than once people were rebuked for constantly living life with neglect for the things of God.
Yes it is your job. Yes you do have a part as assigned by the Spirit to grow in Christ and to point others to Jesus. In Nehemiah there's plenty of lessons on what happened when neglect came into play after he helped guide the people to rebuild. Those put in charge of the Temple left to do their own thing and God had a huge problem with it.
In your life if you claim the name of Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you need to get with His plan and purpose for your life. It is for you to live for the one who took your place at Calvary.