Borrowed Truths

Your Cost

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Borrowed Truths

Your Cost

The father of lies is extremely busy these days, deceitful mouths proclaim half-truths across a wide spectrum of devices, the weak are to be subjugated. This of course must be accomplished in such a way as to make them believe it is not only for their own good, but for the good of all, therein lies the reason for the fear.

The masses will of course “catch on,” become aware of some of the lies, but will see no real alternative to what is being placed before them, fear, along with brute force, is an incredible motivator. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2 Tim. 3:13)

We as born-again believers are not going to stop this great evil that is approaching, the Word of God is clear, but we are also not to just sit on the sidelines and watch as the show unfolds. “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17) Prayer is a good place to start, it is always the place we should start, with praise first, and then with supplications, asking the Lord to make us to become profitable.

Every account of every prophet of God in the Scriptures, of every apostle, went against the grain of society, they stood against the lies, the false prophets, the evil and the lies, and every single one of them paid a heavy price for this obedience to the Lord. It is why I mention so often my requests for you to stand, to not let these opportunities to serve the Lord for His glory pass you by. It costs something to be a Christian, that salvation by grace cost something, the life of our Savior, and although we cannot pay Him back, we cannot add one thing to the cross, we can carry our cross, and that cross is as heavy or as lite as you desire it to be, but it will serve only a purpose if you lay it upon yourself, it is Christ that offers it, you have a choice.

One of our main responsibilities is to point out the faults and sins of an evil, unrepentant world, an almost “sin” in the eyes of many who call themselves Christians these days, the lie of “live and let live,” that God loves everybody just as they are, of not interfering with the free will choices that others make, or of “shoving Jesus down their throats” are the prevailing thoughts of many. As the line from an old movie says, “We see sin on every corner, and we do nothing.” Here is where deception is as its greatest, here is where Satan has gained a strong foothold in the church, never offend, always be polite, maybe invite them to church and nothing more.

There are far fewer of us then one might like to believe, and it is why I bring up that day of accounting mentioned in Romans 14:12 so often, until you can actually see that day as reality, as an event that will indeed happen to you, you will never serve as you should. Are all eyes? Are all hands? (1 Cor. 12:21) No, of course not, but all are to serve the will of God for the glory of God, all that are saved are members of the body. (Romans 12:4)

I cannot tell you if you are doing your job, only you can determine that, but “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:7) Here is the crux of the matter, evil is abounding, that much is easy to see, we cannot stop what is going to occur, but what are you doing to stand in the gap, and what is it costing you to do so. If you cannot see the price that you are paying, maybe you still think that this Christian life is a free ride, that the price was already paid, that there is no cost to you. If so, I would not be looking forward to the rapture if I were you, you will miss it.

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