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Profound Alterations

Micah 6:8–“He told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  NASB

Where do we go from here? As a society in trouble, to the extent that we are here in the US, every day that passes without clear committment and conviction from its spiritual core will bring us closer to complete meltdown.

Hosea 14:1-2–“Return, O Israel to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, ‘Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.'”  NASB

As the individual goes; so goes his/her society. The old “weakest link” theory holds true for just about every symbiotic relationship throughout Creation. That is not by chance! The single most crucial relationship on this planet is the one between the individual and God!

Proverbs 24:16–“For a righteous (person) falls seven times and rises again…”  NASB

 What is needed immediately is to “rise” from this last “fall”, and to accomplish that by humbly admitting that we have indeed fallen away from our place with God. We need to be completely surrendered to the Messiah in order for the Blessed Holy Spirit to take over complete control of our lives.

To be God’s true servant we must search our hearts to make sure that there are no ulterior motives involved with our commitment to God. To be God’s, for Him alone; not for any benefit that can be derived from the relationship. Obviously, there is no way to not receive benefits from a relationship with God; what is needed is an honest evaluation of our true motives. To have a relationship with God one must come to God for only one reason, and that being the love one has for God.

Romans 12:1–“I urge you therefore, (followers), by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, your spiritual service of worship.”  NASB

It’s that “acceptable” part that tells us to double check our motives. For if we do, and we find that the only reason we desire to follow the Messiah is because we love Him, then these “fruits” will be very obvious in our lives: Love, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). Along with those “fruits” we will not display or be: jealousy, boastfulness, arrogance, inappropriate behavior, selfishness, malevolent, vengeful, immoral. Providing our disposition matches the above, then we can: Bear, Believe, Hope, and Endure, all things, with no fear of failure. (1Cor. 13)

 

 Romans 8:14-17–“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are (children) of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as (children) by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with the Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.”  NASB

 

 

 

 

 

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