Do You Truly Believe?
God has called us to a life of purity. This call cannot be compromised nor can the standard be lowered by the Lord no matter what the Scientists are doing or saying. So many come to the Lord wishing to bear His name, follow and serve Him on their own terms. As a result they are unfulfilled, empty, false, falling and rising at the whim of the devil. The truth of the matter is that the natural state of a man is selfishness and until this state is put to death the man cannot live out his full potential in Christ. Friend, if truly you believe in God and has made Him your personal Lord and Savior then the time to remain standing has come. You cannot swing between two opinions: whether you should obey God completely or succumb to the temptations of the devil. Once you succumb to the devil as a Believer, something is very wrong with your inside. The Bible tells us that when we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord we are saved. Salvation like life starts from the inside before it manifests on the outside. The child’s life started as an egg fertilized by the father’s sperm in his mother’s womb. Thus, the starting point for every Believer in Christ is the inside of the man (heart). If we do not get this right it is a matter of time before it begins to show on the outside through struggles with and succumbing to sin. 1 Peter 4:1-6, tells us that we must live with the same resolve that Christ did and live the remainder of our lives no longer for human desires but for God’s will. The same account tells us that the world cannot understand this so they slander us continually. Friend, from that account, we are not supposed to live in the fleshly realm if we claim to have surrendered our lives to Christ; we are now meant to live in the spiritual realm. Why then are you still being enticed by sin, when the Bible clearly states in James 1:14 that "each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desires"? You need to re-check to make sure that your salvation started from the inside out not the other way round. So many just ‘think’ they are born again because they are born into Christian homes, go to church, give offerings and pay their tithes, have good moral ideals or generally ‘good people’. All this counts for nothing if you do not have a personal one on one encounter with the Lord! Your success in life in all your endeavors is not based on your physical endowments, though these can take you some of the way, but the ultimate goal getter is what is inside of you: Christ our hope of Glory! Ask for grace on a daily basis to remain faithful to Him.