BACKSLIDERS

Dear loved ones .This is not going to be a very happy sweet little tickle your ears fuzzy duckling story.I am giving you this warning now before you read on.You MIGHT NOT want to read this. It is in the Bible. If you think you don’t need this message,than maybe you don’t, or maybe you do. But God put it in his Word, and I think we all need this warning. Some day we are all going to have to stand before the Lord and give account for what we have done in this life and any unrepented sins we will have to give account for. Some will be raised to everlasting life ,and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”(DanieI 12:2b). If you have ever asked Jesus to come into your heart, or had a speck of faith in him as big as a grain of mustard seed, which is one of, if not the smallest seeds, then you are saved and will be going to Heaven. Do you want to trade your eternal rewards for what this world and the devil has to offer you? Or are you going to be like Esau who sold his birthright for a bowl of pottage soup? (Genesis 25;28-34). God is always watching you. You can’t hide from him or get away from him even if you want too.“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Psalm 139:7). “If I ascend up into Heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” (Psalm 139:8). Have you made your bed in Hell? What is your God ? It’s what you spend most of your time doing or thinking about. Is it the pursuit of material things, or computer games, or whatever things the devil has deceived you into chasing after ?There is even a bank named Chase.Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.”(Psalm 50:22). “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.” (Proverbs 26:11). “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entaingled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomt again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” (II Peter 2:19-22). “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. (1Samuel 15:22,23).But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.”(Jeremiah 12:17). “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”(Psalm 9: 17). These verses can also be applied to individuals as well as whole nations.God’s wheel of judgment grinds exceedingly slow but exceedingly fine! A good healthy fear of God is a good thing ..“And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.” (Matthew 10: 28) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction ..”(Proverbs 1:7 ). If we are loving him we don’t need to fear him, but if we are not, we had better watch out. “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” (Psalm 103: 13). So are you going to get a crown when you die and go to Heaven, or a broom and mop? It’s up to you, the Lord is not going to force you to love him and serve him. He wants cheerful willing followers who want to have some rewards in Heaven. Jesus will forgive you and take you back 70 X 7 times. This means never ending forgiveness He said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”(John 6:37). God said “Turn,O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: “ (Jeremiah 3:14a) God said he is married unto the backslider and that he is a jealous God and he will have no other Gods before him. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3).for thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” (Exodus 34:14). Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22:37-39).Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my  soul shall have no pleasure in him.”(Hebrews 10:38) .And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62).  Was Jesus trying to tell us that no one is worthy for the Kingdom of God, but only by his grace and his love and his mercy? The Bible says, ” And they all forsook him and fled.”(Mark 14:50). Hasn’t everyone been a prodigal son, and a backslider at some time or another that has known the Lord for any length of time ? ”All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6).“0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee” how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not! “ (Matthew 23:37).There are some benefits to backsliding. You can come to know the Lord in a different way. Just like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden after they sinned and came to know God’s mercy and love and forgiveness after having everything handed to them freely. The main lesson that God wanted them to learn, and all of us to learn is that we need Jesus and his Love, and Mercy, and Forgiveness, and Salvation because we can’t make it ourselves or be good enough. We Need Jesus Christ.  Jesus said; I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5). The Lord new they were going to sin and disobey, but he loved them and made a way for them. Experience is a better teacher, but often a bitter teacher. God loves his children enough to spank them. “FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASTENETH, AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVETH. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (Hebrews 12: 6-8). Oh, won’t you return and come back to Jesus today? He loves you and is waiting for you with open arms ..

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