Where there is not friendship, there can be no fellowship. God and man cannot walk together, except they are agreed. We were reminded by the Prophet, Isaiah, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” ~Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
If we are not in agreement with God, then there is no way anything good can come of our endeavors. They will be for nought. Of course, the movie GOD’S NOT DEAD had a line in it from the mother who had Alzheimer’s Disease, but had a moment of clarity and spoke a veritable truth to her son who was all about himself.
The line was rather truthful in it’s sentiment. Think on it for a moment. It is not very likely that you would look to, or for, God if everything was going your way. When things go wrong is when most turn to God, for a while until all goes well again. However, if you are blessed in such a way as if all things were going your way…it was all your doing and work…so why would you look to God??
“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” ~Amos 3:2 NKJV
The Prophet, Amos, warned the Israelites rather blatantly the warning of God. And the Prophet Ezekiel reminded us:
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me” ~Ezekiel 3:17 NKJV
As Christians, followers of Christ, we have been adopted into the family of God by and through Jesus:
“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will” ~Ephesians 1:5 NKJV
In so doing, we (Gentiles) were grafted into the olive tree. We are given an opportunity like no other! God was willing to wipe out the whole of the Israelite people and make a chosen nation from Moses. Upon the rejection of Christ by the Israelite people, as a whole, gave rise to such blessing that the Gentiles might be saved through Christ.
“Yet the Lord has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.” ~Deuteronomy 29:4 NKJV
“For the Lord has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.” ~Isaiah 29:10 NKJV
God has given us all the blessing of freewill, but this (as I have mentioned numerous times before) can also be a great curse upon us. We each have the ability to choose to follow the right path, or the wrong path, in our lives. God did not create us to be drones who blindly follow, but rather those who would choose to follow His ways and commandments. Even the angels had a certain amount of freewill choice, otherwise there would not have been such a great war…
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’“ ~Isaiah 14:12-17 NKJV
“And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains” ~Revelation 6:13-15 NKJV
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. ” ~Revelation 12:7-17 NKJV
The moral of the blog is that we must be in agreement with God in order to walk with Him. By being contrary to God’s ways we are in a sinful state, which was the entire reason for Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation. There is no way that we can be perfection, as God requires. We are made perfect through Jesus’ sacrificial blood atonement. Choose the right path, choose God’s righteous ways…salvation is a gift offered to us…you can choose to accept it or you can deny it.
May God Richly Bless You, My Beloved!