Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cut Off

Psalm 94:20-23 - Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge. He has brought on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; the Lord our God shall cut them off.
Many are not happy with what's going on in our government. Both parties are at times corrupt and each party blames the other for what they perceive as truth. Each believes their party is right, the other wrong. 

Just so you know where I stand, I am a conservative. I'm not a Republican. When I vote I vote based on godly principles. If there was a good candidate from the Tea Party and he/she had a good chance to win, I'd vote that party. There was a time in my life I was liberal. I was a tree hugger, all for women's rights, abortion and gay rights. I listened to the wrong voices.

When I came to Christ the voices were clearly, as I could see, against God's will, His principles. I had turned around completely by the very words of truth. Of course this would, for the most part, be totally wrong thinking to others. So where does God fit in all this?  He knows evil when He sees it and where it exists someday He will cut off those who commit evil, even those who are disobedient to Him. 
Both parties devise evil. Ideals are divided. Abortion, gay rights, women's rights, ecological rights...all these things are considered OUR rights and God's will is dashed. But there is no gray area in God's word. If He says these things are an abomination, they are. We cannot choose to think God is such a loving God that He would never mean what the ultra-conservative Christians believe. We cannot change His mind. He is right. It's His right to be right. If we believe we must yield to authority, why do so many rebel against God's? Or maybe that's the issue in the first place, hey? Why bow to any authority but MY OWN? What I selfishly believe is my own truth. I have no room for God's conviction. It's my way or the highway and that's that. Is this why God is despised by so many? 

They gather together against the life of the righteous... All want their own agenda, a few still look at it through God's eyes, like our founding fathers. Of course some are mixed in their opinions. Just like some are still hanging on to the beliefs of our forefathers, there is a remnant of believers who are holding on to the things of God. They see the world shattering before their eyes and are waiting on the Lord. Waiting for His judgment upon those who rebel against Him. Waiting for His return to end all this nonsense. It's sad to see so many eyes and ears blind and deaf to His Word and His truths. 
As long as I stay strong in Christ He WILL be my defense and rock of refuge. He knows, He sees. Don't believe He's way out there someplace not aware of all that goes on. His eye is on everything; He still controls all things. If He keeps an eye on a sparrow, knows the number of hairs on our heads, knows the number of our days, He's the God who is all in all. He has given man to his own desires because of disobedience and these desires will fail him in the end. Some have chosen to follow those desires while others have chosen to follow Him. God will win the final battle. He knows who is on His side. Those whose lives He has saved, whose minds and hearts have been on Him, will survive.  
As the psalmist has said, He will cut those off who have devised wickedness and brought their own iniquity upon themselves. Do not be deceived. He knows. 
But there is always time to change. Our God is a sucker for repentance! He will change His heart toward anyone who changes theirs, who choose to know Him and are willing to follow and learn of Him. He sent His Son Jesus for all such people...and we start out in the same wretched place at birth. We are all wretched without Christ. We will actually be wretched till Christ returns but if we have received Christ His blood covers those sins so that God the Father does not see them. Oh, He still knows but He sees us through His Son's holiness. All He sees is Jesus. It's one of those things difficult in our simple minds we really cannot fully understand. It's what is meant by being IN Christ. 

God desires our devotion. He loves us but He's not going to compromise either. If we choose not to be seekers of God He will abandon us. We will be eternally separated from Him. Do not be deceived into thinking everyone will or has gone to heaven. If they sought not the Lord, even on their deathbed, they are not there. The Bible describes a place for them and it's not pretty. We cannot be prayed for by others to be admitted into heaven. We must receive Christ, on our own. Christ alone. You and Jesus. No one else. You must have that encounter with Him that you know is real. Then you will avoid being cut off by God. 
After I read that first scripture, meditated on it and wrote my thoughts, I finished my day's reading. I will use that scripture to end today. I love how this happens...where one part of a day's reading says just about the same thing in a different book. It's called confirmation, not coincidence. Praise the Lord! We who stand for good and are on the Lord's side will receive goodness. Those who oppose for yourself.

Romans 11:22 - Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

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