Nathan Tune

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

Dare Be a Disciple?

May
20

Greetings, as a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, I’ve noticed that it cost me my family, friends, and much more.  When you become a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, you will start to notice division among your family. Well, they will pretty much isolate themselves from you who is in Christ. It can feel like a lonely walk in your walk with God, but we must always remember that the Lord is with us.

11272287_10204027599719144_1004291362_nJohn 16:32 says 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. So, what exactly do I mean that it can be a lonely walk when your walking with God? Well, it is when members of your own household like your mother, earthly father, cousins, aunts, uncles hate you because you decided to follow Jesus. I have experienced isolation from my own family that I used to be close with. It has been hard for me because I’ve always been a family type of person, always being in fellowship with my family. And though it may be hard for me, it is so worth it. The best decision I ever made in my entire my life was starting a true relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:34-39

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

When you carry your cross it signifies admitting His right over your life. As you give up your life to Jesus, you will find true life in return. As a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, one should not love their family more than the Lord. Furthermore, another example of how a lonely walk can be as a Christian is when you can’t find anyone to fellowship with who has the same interests as you do when you are in Christ. Or some people might see you as a lunatic or too religious. I know I am not the only one who desires to fellowship with those who are on fire for God. As born-again in Jesus, you see the world in a different perspective. For example, When you’re new in Christ, you dislike the wicked things this world has to offer. As your led by the Holy Spirit, you start to feel as a foreigner in a strange land because you know your citizenship is in heaven! Our true home is where our Abba Father lives!

So when your family stops talking to you, and ignores you as if you didn’t exist anymore just remember what Jesus said in John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. I rather choose Jesus over my family a million times because He is worth it! At the end, we will be rewarded for enduring until the end! So continue to walk strong in the Lord! I hope this blog post blessed you in some way in reminding you that you’re not alone.

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. –  Matthew 16:27

Sister in Christ –

Emily Roll

 

 

Not Of This World…

Apr
23

Welcome back to my little heavenly abode my friends, brothers, sisters, webanites, foe and all other alien life forms alike, I would just like to wish you all a blessed day whatever time it is wherever you may be in this world.

not-of-this-world-graspI would like to talk about something that I am most known for when it comes to discussing this topic, often I can be ridiculed for standing up for my faith, whether that comes from people that ‘claim’ to believe like me or people that are your everyday net trolls it doesn’t make any difference, opposition is opposition, however I have learned to be more strong and courageous while making do with whatever is thrown my way, and I believe that this is what we all need to be doing more often.

So many times today in the pulpits ‘ministers’ are trying to make this amusement park out of the church, adding bowling alleys, basketball courts, ice hockey, tv rooms, all to keep your kids happy anything to keep people coming so the ‘Pastors’ can keep getting their tithes, and while I am not against having some type of activity for the youth I think if you have all of that in a church then sometimes a pastor might want and ask himself if those people are really coming for Christ or not.

Isn’t it a shame that so many lost people out there might think they are coming to Christ and they might really love God in their hearts, and they probably even have a great desire to learn about what his will really is but because of preachers like these they are often led down a path that will eventually put them straight in the pits of hell and for the most part it isn’t even their fault, all we can do is pray that God open their eyes sooner then later, because I believe it would be awful for anyone to go to hell.

Especially when they think they are doing God’s work…

Speak Out:

When in reality they are really following mans fleshly desires rather than God’s holy missions of greatness and his will of all mankind, but isn’t there something that we as Christians could do for these ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ of the Church of Christ? Well yes there is actually, we could quit standing around like a bunch of juniors with our phones in our hands recording a bully torment a smaller student and we could try and help the smaller student with what is known as inevitable truth, you see the old saying goes for all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to stay back and do nothing. (Not exactly a full on quote but it’s close enough.)

We need to be bold for our fellow man, we need to have a Christ like love and I’ve mentioned this many times in the past but love doesn’t mean that you try every way possible not to hurt a persons feelings, love means you are willing to stand out and stand loud, love means that you are willing to do whatever necessary to make that friend of yours listen. Love means that even if you know the truth might hurt your friend you will tell it to them anyways because you love them, because you want to be completely honest with them no matter what, and that my dear friends is how you stand out in this world, that is how you speak out, in love.

In Conclusion:

Scripture tells us this and this is one of my favorite verses when it comes to the discussion about whether or not Christians should be of this world:

  • And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:2 KJV

Separation from the world means doing the unthinkable, believing the impossible, living the most abnormal life and serving the most high God, Jesus Christ, living in this world while not being a part of it can sometimes be hard for us but at the same time if we truly believe that the bible is true we know that we were never meant to be a part of THIS world anyways, this earth yes, but this world as it is, I don’t believe that was God’s full plan, but we as man made it corrupt.

Thankfully God made a plan of salvation for us which goes by way of the cross, and I have seen countless times where many people crucify those who promote the cross but to me that is sheer foolishness, we as Christians in any way do not promote or worship the cross, yes it was a sign of pain and agonizing death for Christ, but without that cross, without what he did on that cross we wouldn’t have the ability to make things right with him.

The bible tells us that the preaching of the cross is foolishness to this sinful world, but to us it is hope and strength, an anchor for us in our most troubling storms, while living in this world is not easy and not being a part of it can be even harder at times, we must continue on fighting the good fight of faith, because it’ll be worth it after all..

Until next time…

SHALOM –

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