Which God Do You Serve?
"...Before Me no other God was formed; nor will there be
one after Me. I, even I, am the Lord and apart from Me there is no Savior."
Throughout the world there are many different 'religions' and many different
churches, each with its own particular set of doctrinal beliefs. If you study
these different sects you will find that because of these different beliefs,
each has a different god.
You will see that rather than conforming their lives and beliefs to fit the
standard and pattern of holiness which the one true God has set down for us in
His Word, they have tried to twist and mold Him to fit their concept of Him. But
the God of the Bible, the One who created all things, the only God, has
graphically and graciously portrayed Himself in His Word so that we might be
able to recognize and know Him. Moreover, He sent His Holy Spirit to "lead
us into all truth."
There should be no dispute about who God really is. No doubt should enter
anyone's mind as to the true nature of God. If one cannot recognize God from the
scriptures, it is because he does not really want to. I would venture to say
that virtually every misconception of God stems from unbalanced and improper
teaching, (taking scriptures out of context.) The Bible says, "My people
perish for lack of knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6.) God clearly warns us in His
Word that living on anything but "every word that proceeds from the mouth of
God" will produce only death.
Which god do you worship? Is your god the one who says it matters not whether
you are in or out of sin, you are bound to end up in heaven if you do good to
others, pay your bills on time, and attend church regularly? Jesus said,
"You must be born again." (John 3:3.) You must become a NEW creation, the
old must pass away. Maybe your god is the one who never speaks anything but
'bless me' messages, the one with the permissive will who tolerates iniquity in
your heart and in His house. The Bible says, "Your iniquities have separated
you from your God. Your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not
hear." (Isaiah 59:2.)
|Do you really think you can hide your dirty
laundry from God?
Is your God the one who never has you rebuke the sinner in the church? Is he
the god who overlooks the drinking, adultery, hatred, self-righteousness,
covetousness and pride in those who claim to be His? Are you a disciple of the
god who 'loves' people so much he will condone sin rather than offend someone?
Do you gently chastise one who dares name the sin to the face of the sinners?
How many times have you said it; "Brother, that's not love...", when one sent of
the true God cries out publicly against sin? John the Baptist, Paul, Isaiah,
Elijah, indeed, even Jesus Himself, could have been duly put in their places by
one so righteous as you! But the scripture says, "Be holy for I am holy...,"
(1 Peter 1:16,) and, "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of
darkness but rather EXPOSE THEM." (Ephesians 5:11.)
Is your god the great banker in the sky, the god who allows you to live in
abundant prosperity while you burn incense to him and offer up cries of "give me
more, give me more"? Is he the one who promises financial security and no
troubles if you can just put together the right combination of words so you can
force him to bless the greed and covetousness of your heart? The Bible calls
this IDOLATRY and says, "Some people eager for money have wandered from the
truth and pierced themselves with many griefs." (1 Timothy 6:10.)
|"If you can be
bought at any price, then God doesn't care about the price. He only cares that
you can be bought."
your god is the one who says it makes no difference what or who you believe as
long as you love one another. But scripture, speaking of Jesus says,
"salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven
given to men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12).
If the god you serve is one of these you serve a false god. For the true God
is not Baptist, Methodist or even Pentecostal. He is not the white, middle class
American, polyurethane god manufactured in the churches. He is a righteous God
who detests iniquity... a holy God, demanding obedience...a gracious God, quick
to forgive a truly repentant heart... a loving God who sent His Son to die that
we might live. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the merciful God who
allowed the Gentiles salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Prophets saw Him
and fell at His feet as though dead.
Have you truly met Him? Has the 'old man' died and been left at the feet of
Christ? If not, this is the hour to meet Him. These are the last minutes of
time, the hour the Bride of Christ has longed for. This is the hour when God
sits as a refiner of silver, the hour of the judgment of the church. Are you
ready? Do not be deceived. One day soon you will no longer hear those who mock
the ones who proclaim the hour of judgment, for God Himself has spoken it.
THIS IS THE HOUR!!!
ARE YOU READY?
Into the Light Ministries