To be all in a choice must be made. There is only one God and one way to get spend eternity in heaven. If you compromise and think that there may be other ways to heaven, or that there could be other gods, then you aren’t living all in.
“There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.”
Ephesians 4:5-6 NLT
A vast majority of people in this world believe that there are many paths to God. Many believe that there are many gods and that each one is just as important. These gods have been created to counterfeit the one and only true God and distract mankind into believing all sorts of lies. The enemy, Satan is working diligently to ensure that mankind joins his kingdom, unfortunately for those who wish to follow him his path leads to eternal damnation.
Only one spiritual leader in all mankind was confident in his true nature by saying ” I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but through me” and ” if you have seen me you have seen the Father. ” Jesus was and is God, the trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. So, if we believe that Jesus is who he says he is then what he says must be true, and there can only be one way to God, and all other gods are not really gods.
If that is true what, then are people worshipping and giving their allegiances to? The devil is working hard setting up false gods for man to believe in. Distraction from Jesus is his objective. Keep mankind away from following the one who will forgive them of their sins. I pray today if you know someone who is involved in a church that preaches something other then Jesus forgiveness that you start talking to them about the truth. You are vital in their spiritual health, don’t sit by and watch them fall away.
God when asked who he was he answered simply “I AM”. When the ten commandments were given He told us that “we are to have no other gods but Him” and that He is “a jealous God”, but also a merciful God. If we want to live all in, we need to trust the God we serve is the one and only God. We can’t compromise and accept another gods validity.
Jesus, today we ask that you open our eyes to the truth that is all around us. If we are having doubts that you are the only one true God, show us today in your word and world. Let us not have any other gods before us. We want to be all in, ready to reach the lost and love those who need to experience you. Help us to reach our friends, coworkers, neighbors and families. They matter to you and they matter to us. Amen
When Paul was writing the Romans, it was at the height of the Roman Empire. The people were involved in some very interesting lifestyles, to say the least. Paul knew that this lifestyle that they were living was dangerous and only lead to hell. As these people he was writing, were the early church of the city, he needed to impart wisdom on how to live for God. The people most likely had accepted Christ, but some were still living in their old ways.
“Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.”
Romans 13:13-14 NLT
Paul was not giving the Roman believers a set of rules to follow but a guideline of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. He knew that as believers we need to step up and out of the sin that we were forgiven for. To wallow in the dirt that we were cleansed by Jesus for, would not be much of an example to his mercy and grace.
If we have truly accepted Jesus as our saviour and desire to have a relationship with Him, we need to learn about who He is and what He taught. We need to see how He loved and how He was the example for us to follow. He let his life and his words speak for themselves, His words matched His action every time. No exceptions. I know personally, I cannot honestly say that is true of me. I am working to be a better man, boss, husband and father. But I stumble and fall, and I thank God every day that He picks me up, dusts me off, and pushes me to be a better man. If we don’t learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them.
The road of darkness leads to an eternity of pain and suffering, but look what is ahead for those who walk with Jesus.
“For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.”
Proverbs 2:6-8 NLT
It is time to make an honest choice between you and Jesus. Are you still attached to the wild ways of this earth? Or are you ready to say I am done with these things and want to change? I want to be a man or woman of integrity that people will be able to see Jesus in. I want to be all in.
If that’s you today I want to encourage you that it can be done. If you fall he will pick you up. But continue to strive to be a man or woman of integrity, it is so worth it.
Father, today I pray for each reader of this message. I ask that you have the Holy Spirit tug on each and every heart to walk away from the darkness. Jesus, you called us to be the light, let us claim that and be the light. I pray that we become a generation of men and woman who are full of integrity. Let us be an example of who you are, and love those around us as you love them. I want to be all in. Amen
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