AFTER the forgiveness..
after the confession..
after the acknowledgment of your suffering..
" I was so wrong"
AFTER you forgive?
when you choose to forgive
even if those words never happen to be spoken?
You can forgive someone.
and they may NEVER ask for it..,
never deserve it,
never own it…
You can give it..
because Christ gave it to you..
He gave you forgiveness
so you can GIVE it away freely…
and just like you,
it's totally up to them if they …
the point is..
is meant to be
this free thing,
light and easy,
not heavy and burdened,
(that heavy thing is sin)
What happens if you DO NOT forgive..
is the chained up
rots deep inside you..
bitterness begins to grow
and we all know what fruit that bears.
It bears the fruit of hatred...
so what happens?
AFTER the forgiveness?
have the opportunity to be redeemed
There are times neither can happen.
forgivenss is all that will happen.
the HOPE to be
see what was knocked down, broken and hurt…
Restored to NEW
or better than NEW …
Like your old home being fixed up..
The Relationship experiences some sort of trauma
some "earthquake or fire damage"
you demolish what was ruined,
It's a RESTORATION of something old,
something of significant value.
are of value.
YOU are the body of Christ.
HIS Chosen BRIDE.
You are to be spotless and unblemished.
Holy, because HE is HOLY.
It's why we hold one another accountable.
We are all preparing for that great day.
The wedding day.
Our eyes should be fixed on the groom,
Its the WHY behind accountability amongst believers…
It's why people who don't KNOW or READ the Holy Scriptures
tend to think "all Christians" are so Judgy…
In all honesty… some are..
But.. some unbelievers are too…
I am not writing about those here today..
I am writing about the passage in scripture that MOST
and frightens me.
15“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20“So then, you will know them by their fruits.
21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
Jesus, IN HIS OWN WORDS tells us, that we will,
WE WILL, know them by their own fruits..
ok, so maybe not judgey,
but clearly we need to be fruit inspectors…
He also says we need to CAST out the bad fruit bearers…
we should BEWARE of these "ravenous wolves"
He does NOT say we should entertain them,
or "church" them.
He does say
"he who does the will of my Father in heaven will enter"
but to those who practice "lawlessness"
He will say, HE never knew them…
I do not want Him to turn me away.
LOVE you enough to speak and write truth…
I firmly believe
we MUST love again.
and I don't know that the Church KNOWS what that means
anymore in a biblical sense.
We simply MUST call people out
when their sin is
causing THEM to be
separated in their walk from God..
as well as
others to stumble in their walk with God,
not to mention
causing PAIN and suffering to the body of Christ..
We can NOT turn a blind eye,
to those in need,
we can not pretend away the suffering of those
LITERALLY standing before us,
and the mocking of the ill, infirm, and grieved,
All abuse within the Community of Believers;
to be called out.
NEEDS to be ended.
Now, not everything is abuse.
not everyone is going to be our friend
or like us.
That is not what I am referring to.
It is time,
NOW is the time,
for the believers and followers of Jesus Christ
to CAST OUT
the wolves in the Church.
The battle IS real.
The wolves ARE hiding amongst you,
preying on your children
they are HUNTING them down,
these people you love…
will you stop the pretending,
Stop the entertaining of demons?
WHEN will you pick up the WORD?
Become more discerning,
learn how to handle the sword?
When will you actively and lovingly
has put in your path to love?
to tend to,
to care for,
and pray for..
and START engaging..
may be in the balance...
CHURCH of AMERICA
YOU are in SIN
it's time we all wake up
or crawl after
and stop doing
When we all start to just do that simple thing…
the simple things that JESUS said to do..
LOVE your neighbor
forgive your neighbor,
get to know your neighbor,
certainly not boastful,
stop with that rude stuff,
start believing people for who they say they are
and believe and HOPE more
suck it up
and endure the hard stuff…
complain and gossip…
because LOVE never fails..
GOD is love
He calls you to LOVE
HE calls YOU to Himself,
and calls you to
and all these people…
before you set off
and head out to do your "missions"
and your "ministry"…
you do ANYTHING else...
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
you REALLY love GOD
with ALL YOU ARE…
and only THEN
will we start to see
all of this is hard to read…
you didn't even get this far…
perhaps you think I am
hard and mean,
a little self righteous…
put the breaks on the judgey thing friends..
I am a broken girl
that so many around me are blind to…
and so many I love dearly are experiencing
and really grieved and pained by..
but are not bold enough to speak up about
being me lately …
it seems to be
both a blessing
and a curse…
and I am praying for
in the body of Christ..
will you join me?