By Julia and CJ
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
While discussing the days after Christ’s resurrection, and His instructions to the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until power from on high came to them questions came to mind. Of course besides the obvious when Jesus told all to watch and wait for His return, there are at least 28 scriptures of God telling His people to wait.
But you must return to your God;
maintain love and justice,
and wait for your God always.
This word repeats itself many times as Gods people grow weary of waiting for Him and take matters into their own hands. Just as the world today so many have grown weary of waiting. So many have decided that Gods word is outdated, or should change with the times or with the sin of the day. In fact the same spirit of antichrist John warned of has changed laws, customs, and times. The last decade has brought about changes in the law completely opposite of God’s commandments, God has been diminished, and changed, and pushed so far behind the scenes and man has confused the Gospel. Confused the mission of Christ.
So much has changed in the way the good news of the gospel is taught, as we see that which is holy and sacred to God taking a back seat. The true church of Christ has morals, but where are morals when we see priests and so called ordained ministers marrying two men and two women? As true Christians we are to repent of our sin and turn from the lust of the flesh(Romans 8:5-11)5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 1:26-32).
We can live the way we want, but it will not be without consequence if we do not obey the Lord our God. Do we want to enjoy eternal life in peace when we die or suffer anguish and wrath…….It is up to us!(Romans 2:7-13).
God has not changed, the Gospel of Christ has not changed. The Antichrist has changed the mind of men.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Paul tells us also in Hebrews 13 how to endure. Yes he does. He says: Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
We are far from imitating the faith of the leaders of this early church. Far from living in faith, waiting and watching, warning and spreading the Gospel. It all boils down to this, JESUS CHRIST IS THE MESSIAH.
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
Why is that so hard for so many? Why do so many Christians deny this? They deny it by acknowledging other ways to heaven or other messiahs. It’s dangerous, and leaves us open to God’s judgement. Open your eyes, there’s a reason Christ said “if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my father.” Read the letters to the churches in Revelation again only remember these warnings are ALL for His church even today. Remember He NEVER CHANGES.