4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted
to the point of shedding your blood. Hebrews 12:4
We are proud, egotistical, boaster of
things of Christ, and yet we think we are righteous. I believe Americans do not
understand what this passage means. I hear of children being threatened to be
killed, kept from their families, and their freedom from this would be to deny
CHRIST as LORD. They refuse, the parents refuse. I have to be honest with you,
the ONLY way I could do this, was by Gods Holy Spirit completely controlling
every thought and action of my being, and sustaining control. Because the
moment I took over I would be telling them anything they wanted to be free;
convincing myself that God wouldn’t want me to die. Just like I justify that
God wouldn’t want me to stay in a marriage that had such destructive lows.
God knows exactly where I’m at and what I’m
going to do. He has already planned the day that I die just as He planned the
day I would arrive. The trials that we endure are so that we will be
transformed to reflect the image of His Son Jesus, which is the Image of God.
We are to become ONE with our Creator, Savior, and Holy Spirit once again. In
order to do this we have to be sifted, refined, renewed, and over and over
again until however long it takes to kill all that is us. We must become less
and He becomes MORE. He becomes ALL. We want to live a life FULLY devoted the
Lord, in ALL areas of your life. Remember he knows exactly where you are, and
he knows why. So no matter what you do daily, do it as if you were working for
the Lord, because if you are in Christ Jesus than this is the promise that you
made when you asked to be Gods child.
15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;16 that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
Have you ever denied Christ because you were embarrassed by what someone might think? Or kept silent when you knew you were being prompted by the Holy Spirit to speak up. Not out of fear of you inabilities, but fear of another’s opinion. Well think about what is being said in verse 17 about the unholy act of Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. INSTANT GRATIFICATION! When reality hit of what he had just given away he sought after repentance with tears. This big manly man sought for a second chance and he was denied.
Why? Because he had no regards for his inheritance until it suited him. SELFISHNESS! Let us not be unholy and throw away what God has given us through the sacrifice of His Holy Blameless Son, because we’re more concerned about how someone who is equally filthy as we are. No, let us rise up and look upon the Throne of the Lord and acknowledge its Glory, it’s Majestic Beauty and sit in AWE of this Perfect, Powerful, Being that LOVES US COMPLETELY! Let us set standards daily, hourly, moment by moment that attempt to measure up to Him. Never will we ever get there, but every day you and I should be striving to live that blameless life that He looks at when He looks upon us through Jesus Christ.
JESUS IS GOD< JESUS IS THE POINT<JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW THE LORD, THE ONLY WAY THE LORD CAN AND WILL LOOK UPON US IS THROUGH THE IMAGE OF THE ONLY ONE WHO IS RIGHTEOUS ENOUGH TO BE GAZED UPON BY GOD, JESUS CHRIST. EMMANUEL!