July 31st, 2018
Are you the kind of person who wants no accountability for where you're going, who you're seeing while you're gone, what time you're leaving and coming home, what you're going to do while you're gone? Yes or No. If yes, then, you are an accountable person. No, then, you are an unaccountable person, but actually a rebellious person in God's sight. Accountability is God ordained. "And no creature is hidden from His sight, but are all naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must account." Hebrews 4:13 Nuggets of Truth: Creature is all the people God created who sees with His penetrating eyes into my heart, soul, and mind. "I tell you on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12:36-37 Nuggets of Truth: God says on Judgment Day, every person will by called to account for their spoken careless words. For this very reason it behooves a person to ask God to control their mouth! Each person's words either justify or condemn them. Jesus will justify or condemn you by your very own words. In essence, by your very own words, you choose to send yourself to heaven or hell when you die. Jesus allows you to choose the place you go to after your earthly death by accepting or rejecting Jesus during your life on earth. "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For Scripture says, "Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed." Romans 10:9-11 Nuggets of Truth: I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord daily and believe in my heart God raised Jesus from the dead, I am saved. A daily confession of Jesus being Lord over my life keep me heart, mind, and soul centered on Jesus. My heart believes in Jesus producing righteousness in me and my mouth confesses producing continual salvation in my life. Belief in Jesus will not bring disappointment. "Do not let your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me. In My Father's House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going." Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?" Jesus said, to him, "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him and have seen Him." John14:1-7 Nuggets of Truth: Jesus instructs me to not allow my heart to be troubled even though trouble arises all around the world. Jesus instructs me to believe in God and Jesus because there are many dwelling places in the Father God's House where He is preparing a place for my Homecoming with Him. Jesus tells me I know the Way, the Truth and the Life because I know Jesus. Jesus confronts Thomas and tells him that He did not know Jesus because if Thomas did know Jesus, He would also know Jesus, Father: God. Jesus told Thomas he now knows God because he's seeing God: The very presence of Jesus before Thomas is God in the flesh, Thomas is seeing both God and Jesus. Jesus also informed Thomas, there is not direct access to God except through Jesus! "I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds." Jeremiah 17:10 Nuggets of Truth: God searches the hearts and test the mind of each person. God inspects the fruit production in each person's life and gives to them according to the good or evil fruit produced. Question: Am I producing evil or good fruit in my life? "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no Law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with it's passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us walk by the Spirit." Galatians 5:22-25 Good fruit, Holy Spirit produced fruit in my life there is no Law against these fruit! The Holy Spirit is the only One who can produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in my life. Sin is anything else in my life that is not recognized by God as Holy Spirit produced fruit. So what else is in my life? Sin unless I have obeyed Jesus and am daily crucifying my fleshly passions and desires that the Holy Spirit convicts me does not belong in my life. Am I willing to cooperate with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit? Yes or No? So what arises with disobeying Jesus? Sin or evil fruit production. What is sin? "Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin." James 4:17 Nuggets of Truth: Do I know the right thing to do and choose not to do the right thing? Yes or No? Yes, then, I am sinning against Almighty God because I am choosing not to do the right thing that I know to do. No, then, I know the right thing to do and do the right thing and therefore, I am following Jesus. The opposite of love is not hate, but dishonesty and disrespect by using the person to your own advantage to benefit yourself, indifference to the person by inferring their not as important, not as valuable, not as treasured, and not as worthy of your time and attention as other people in your life. The opposite of joy is joylessness. The opposite of peace is fear. The opposite of patience is impatience. The opposite of kind is unkindness. The opposite of goodness is evil. The opposite of faith is unbelief or faithlessness. The opposite of gentleness is revenge. The opposite of self-control is anger. Now obey Jesus Christ by agreeing with Him and crucifying/killing all known sin in my life including dishonesty, disrespect, indifference, joylessness, fear, impatience, unkindness, evil, unbelief and faithlessness, revenge, and anger. God recognizes each person as the unique individual He has created. But if you are married God now sees 1 from the two unique individuals He created. In the mathematical world 1+1 equals 2, but to God 1 Man and 1 Woman united by God in Marriage is not 2, but 1. That's why any person including the couple who seek to break-up the couple through their words or actions are sinning against God. Therefore, if either spouse or an outsider uses their words or actions with the intent to destroy their own or another couple's marriage are guilty of sinning against Almighty God and people. There is only one remedy: Repent and seek God's forgiveness and make godly restitution. God desires for distressed Marriages to be reconciled and restored! Why?! God desires godly offspring and recognizes the unique couple He brought together to form one person out of the two people, therefore, in marriage refer to yourselves as our marriage, our home, our children, our grandchildren, our business, our money, our plans, our future, our dreams. Keep each other informed of your daily independent activities and include each other in every area of your life. Remember Jesus wants to be included in all areas of your life and so does your spouse. If you are excluding Jesus and or your spouse on decisions you need to make together, ask yourself why did I become a Christian and why did I get married? Think back on your Marriage History together as a couple and observe for any ungodly patterns that need to be eliminated and start a New Pattern of walking together with Jesus with Jesus 1st in your life and your spouse 2nd in your life.
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