† Faith Vs. Sensationalism

This is the definition of faith:  "Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:6 - "But without faith it is impossible to please God.   For he that comes to God must believe that he is: and is a rewarder to them that seek Him.

Ephesians 2:8,9 - "For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God.   Not of works, that no man may glory.

"Without faith you will not survive the times in which you live.   Faith is a gift from God.   Ask as the disciples did.

Luke 17:5 - "And the apostles said to the Lord: increase our faith.

Ask daily for an increase of faith.   For without faith you cannot please God.   You cannot do anything on your own to obtain salvation.   It comes only through the grace of God.   In this world of sin and darkness, what is it that overcomes the world?

1 John 5:4 - "And this is the victory which overcomes the world: our faith.

How do we live our life daily?   Galatians 2:20 - "And I live, now not I: but Christ lives in me.   And that I live now in the flesh: I live in the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and delivered Himself for me.

Daily live your life by faith in Jesus and daily crucify the desires of the flesh, so God may work in you according to His will, not yours.

St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:31 - "I die daily.

In other words, daily die to self and let Christ and not sin reign in your mortal body.

Romans 6:12 - "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, so as to obey the lusts thereof.

Sensationalism is not from God.   It will be one of the deceptions satan uses to deceive many, if possible even the elect.   Your culture is driven by fulfillment of earthly sensual desires.

James 3:15,16 - "For this is not wisdom descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.   But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

satan uses the concupiscence or lust of the flesh, concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life to deceive you.  1 John 2:16

Your media via movies, television, and the internet can be modes of evil transmission.   Be careful what your eyes behold.   Do not let sin reign in your mortal bodies.   Many people are looking after signs and wonders in this world of yours to validate a spiritual experience.   Take heed to the words of Jesus:  Who said:  "Take heed you be not seduced; for many will come in my name saying:  I am He and the time is at hand.   Go ye not therefore after them.

Many so- called messengers are doing miracles and preaching false doctrines because modern man is living by sensationalism.

2 Timothy 4:3,4 - "For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

Notice it is according to their own desires, not the Lord’s.   Again trying to do things according to your ways and the ways of the world.   Do not be surprised at the increase of false doctrine today.   For My Word says, 1 Corinthians 11:13-15 - "For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.   And no wonder: for satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.   Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works.

Do you want to end up where many of these false deceivers end up?   If you do not fully trust in Jesus you can be led astray.

1 Corinthians 10:12 - "Wherefore, he that thinks himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall.

Again notice the words, TAKE HEED.

Meditate on Matthew 7:21-23 - "Not everyone that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.   Many will say to Me in that day: 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name and cast out devils in your name and done many miracles in your name?   And then I will profess unto them: I never knew you.   Depart from Me, you that work iniquity.

Why? Because listen again to these words: I NEVER KNEW YOU.   You did not serve Me.   You served yourself and the kingdom of darkness. satan deceived you into thinking you were doing my will, but you were not.   You were doing things for your own glory.   You never spent the time to know Me.   Because if you did, you would have found out, I am meek, and humble of heart.

Matthew 11:29 - "You were not meek and humble, but proud.  And why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say?  Luke 6:46

John 14:15 - "If you love Me, keep My commandments, not your own.   You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.

These are My two great commandments.   Pray not to do great signs and wonders, BUT TO KNOW ME.

Phillipians 3:10 - "That I may know Him and the power of His Resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings: being made conformable to His death.

How do you know Me?   By reading My words, My church teachings, and spending time with Me in prayer.   What more do My people need than Jesus your Creator?...  You do not need sensationalism.   You have GOD ALMIGHTY AMONGST YOU.   WHAT OR WHO ELSE DO YOU NEED?   Anything else will not satisfy your soul’s longing.   You were created to love and serve the Lord.

Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit

From 11/02/06 in the "godspeakswillyoulisten" book from Cletus Schefers
http://www.godspeakswillyoulisten.org/index.html

In 1956, while Cletus Schefers was looking out the window, he saw the clouds open up. There sat God the Creator, holding a staff in His right hand. Cletus could not talk about it for many, many years. About 1990, God infused the Bible in Cletus little by little, for a number of years. Through Cletus, the Lord has healed people physically and spiritually. All Cletus does is to pray for them.

ForLove ForLove
46-50, M
May 15, 2012