Matthew 5:13 ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. AKJV
The Body of Christ is the salt of the earth. We choose not the things of the world to place our security in. We are to stand on a firm foundation that is rooted in Jesus Christ. When the world sees us they should not see a reflection of similarity or familiarity like unto themselves. We are the salt and salt preserves and we are to be preserving the ways of the Lord Jesus Christ. The world is hostile to the ways of Jesus Christ! They are offended by His teachings.
The church today has hidden the truths that Jesus Christ has taught, and they do this to bring the world in. They don’t want to be offensive. They will water down the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Word of Jesus Christ is offensive. James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jesus spoke the truth while He walked the earth and he was despised by the religious crowd. The same spirit of murder reins today in the so called houses of God. They don’t want to hear the preaching against sin. Know one wants to hear the truth because it will cause you to make a decision and the choice made by the masses is denial of any wrong doing and rejection of rebukes.
John 3:16-21 16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 ¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. AKJV
Sin will bind you and keep you in spiritual restraints that will cutoff your communication with God and ultimately destroy you. Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Millions are stumbling through life and are in bondage because of willful sins. The Lord has provided a way through His Son Jesus Christ but all of the distractions of life continue to hinder you from repenting of your sins. Little secrets that you keep from your husband or wife, parents and loved ones, those are the hidden sins that are cutting off communication from you and the Lord. Pride destroyed the cities of Soddom and Gomorrah and pride has caused you to refuse the truth. The easy way is to keep sins hidden.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. AKJV
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. AKJV
The people of God must continue to seek the Lord daily and to be in prayer for our loved ones and those who are lost. At this point in time and for as close as we are to the retuning of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we had better be keeping short account with Him and be in communion daily with Him. The wickedness and rebellion is continuing and growing worse in our societies and we had better be on our knees seeking the Lord.
Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Jesus told Peter that Satan wanted to sift him like wheat. The devil is furious and his children are furious and ready to carry out his will. If you choose to leave an open door to sin then the enemy will come in and destroy you.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. AKJV
Those who are in Jesus Christ have a hedge of protection around them.
Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. AKJV
Those who fear the Lord are those who have a holy reverence for the Lord. They are not choosing to continue in their sins but they are confessing and repenting of their sins. You don’t really fear the Lord if you disregard His ways and commands. When you choose to ignore His ways and claim to his promises you are offending Him.
Psalms 50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? AKJV
I had a friend that would always tell me “Dan I pray every night” but I knew that friend was living a life that was not honoring to the Lord. Those who call on the name of the Lord are those who are seeking Him daily, not just in the hour of needs. Common sense is one of the things lacking in society and in the church today. We have the Word of the Lord and we have every opportunity to study it out and to put it into action.
Isaiah 55:6 ¶ Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: AKJV
The enemy is coming for the true believer. He’s coming for the Word of God. You must build yourselves up now while there is still time.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. AKJV
The Lord Jesus Christ will never leave us and He’s always willing to forgive us.
Matt 5:14-16 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. AKJV
God has a plan for those who are searching for life and truth, those who are searching for a light of hope. Our trust and confidence can be in an eternal power. A power that cannot be exceeded by anyone or anything, a power that is powerful enough to give life and also take life.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. AKJV
Matthew 6:19-23 19 ¶ Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! AKJV
What are you allowing to rule and rein in your life today? What is it that you find to be more valuable than your soul and the souls of those you claim to love?
Mark 9:43-50 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. AKJV