Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Bless it be the name of the Lord, my beautiful readers! I pray that all is well and that your weekend was blessed with the presence of the Almighty, the Great I Am. I know it’s been a minute, and I’m truly sorry for that. I had issues with posting, but as always, God came through and worked it out. I pray that the majority or even all of you are familiar with the scripture above because it is important for us to examine ourselves to be sure we’re truly walking in the ways of God and not the world. If your temple is truly occupied by the Holy Spirit, you should be changed and a new creature. You will hate your sins and things that are not of God. Also, there should be a difference in your walk, talk, appearance, and love for others. Lately, I have been witnessing loved ones that I grew up in the church with getting sucked further and further into this world to where they may not even realize the huge separation that they’ve placed between them and God. Tell me, cousins, is falling into the luxuries of this world worth losing your very souls? People are witnessing, even churches are seeing what’s going on, and no one isn’t saying anything to warn them of their sinful practices. Seriously brothers and sisters, how are we showing love to one another if we don’t show any interest in the outcomes of our souls? When Jesus was in the world, He showed interest and concern for our souls with warnings, miracles, and, most of all, His teachings. He wants us all to be saved, so why can we feel the same way about one another? We spent more time feuding over nonsense and accepting sinful practices that we don’t show true love by letting people know that their souls will dwell eternally in the lake of fire if they don’t repent and follow in Christ’s footsteps with sincerity and humility. This lets me know that the love we have for each other isn’t the same sincere love where we can be truly honest. If a female becomes pregnant out of wedlock, her true friend shouldn’t respond with congratulations because how in the world is that good news? Your friend committed the sin of fornication. Now, I know what you’re thinking, we shouldn’t judge because we all fall short in the glory of God. Yes, we do fall short all the time, which is why Jesus had to pay the price for us, but we can make righteous judgments (John 7:24) to help make sure that our loved ones take the narrow path. The enemy has caused sexual immorality to become the norm where even those so-called “Christians” who claim to be believers are accepting it and keeping their traps sealed instead of speaking the truth just like our Savior instructed. Jesus didn’t care about hurting feelings, especially when people’s souls were at risk. Therefore, we shouldn’t care either because just like the world hated Him, they’ll hate those who speak the truth without sugarcoating or saying things that people with itching ears want to hear. Examine yourselves, saints of God, and dive deep into the Word to make sure that you’re obeying God out of love, not out of force. Double-check to see if you’re truly following the protocols of the Almighty. Find out what triggers you to sin and rid yourselves of it. As true believers, followers of Christ, and doers of the Word, we have to make sacrifices by giving up things and people that would cause separation from the Lord. I would love to hear your thoughts on this, so please comment below. May the Lord bless thee and keep thee. Until next time, love you all, and have a wonderful day!