God Warns Before Judgment
UNREPENTANT SINS CONSEQUENCES
So I’m studying First Samuel and the place where it reminds me of where we as "an overall church" perhaps are in America (or common in many churches) today:
To see the cycle:
GOD CLEARLY WARNS HIS LEADERS. God wants repentance not judgement. GOD WARNS UN-REPENTANT (Eli was warned twice to repent bc he had failed to discipline and remove his two sons bc of their corrupt, greedy, immoral practices in God’s priesthood. Eli n sons were without repentance.)
UNREPENTANT SIN HAS CONSEQUENCES for believing leader(s) (Eli) n unbelieving leaders (Eli’s sons were not believers), believers under corrupt leaders, secular society and the nations!
GOD’s HOLINESS N PRESENCE IS ULTIMATE TO TRUE VICTORY N TRANSFORMATION. GOD WILL BRING DEFEAT WHEN HIS PEOPLE N LEADERS (or unbelievers) “MISUSE” HIS PRESENCE, AND DO NOT HONOR HIS HOLINESS!
THE WORK OF CHRIST ALONE IS OUR HOPE and MESSAGE! The priesthood that does not honor the Priesthood God ordained through remission-of sin by shedding of blood: (OT:animal sacrifice) New Covenant: Christ’s sacrifice of His blood covering our sin, and uphold the holiness and power of God will become irrelevant and defeated and Gods glory will depart: Ichabod!
Consequences of unrepentant sin today: we see in the church today many leaders sins have been uncovered: so much corruption in the church! There seems a lack of repentance, a lack of fear of God n His holiness, a lack of understanding and upholding the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the main event and only way to be saved! There seems a lack of living true Gospel goodness and overcoming the enemy by Revelation 12:11 living!
The Bible says judgement starts in the house of God!
So scary I mean we need THE FEAR OF GOD and true repentance!
First Peter 4:17 KJV For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Ravi Zacharias sermon titled: moral reason n absolute truth
“Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good. Morality at heart of world religions but in Christian worldwide: Your redemption comes from a gift of God His grace n forgiveness...”
Jesus came to make us spiritually alive by giving us His heart! We were DEAD in our sin and trespasses.
CHRIST ALONE BRINGS ETERNAL LIFE,
BORN FROM ABOVE, is to BELIEVE in CHRIST The SON!
Christ died to bring us life! John 3:16-17 and John15:13 There is no greater love...
God sees the heart. Without faith in Christ the heart is not redeemed. If life is not put together on the inside... what goes wrong, goes wrong on the inside first and manifests on the outside next!
Purpose n meaning starts on the inside, in our hearts. What matters is our hearts. God knows and sees our hearts...what He knows and sees is what matters most.
Create in us a clean heart and a right spirit LORD! Psalm 51 prayer for us LORD... O please help your people make your way and salvation known! Cleanse our leaders, bring repentance and raise up Your Samuel's and David's. Revive us LORD! I ask In Jesus Name
A Quote to think on and a book to possibly read:
GK Chesterton “The Christian idea has not been tried and found wanting it has been found difficult and left untried.”