Warnings Given With Love

Scripture if full of warnings.  For the true Christian, there are many times in the New Testament we are warned, with urgency!  It is with urgency that I write this post, which is actually an addendum to yesterday’s post:  Overpopulation of Wolves

As I urged you when I went into Macedonia–remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,  nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.  Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,  from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,  desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.  But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully,  knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man slayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.”

Very strong words Paul wrote to young Timothy in his first letter (chapter 1: 3-11  NKJV)
Again in chapter 4 the words are more stern, with a warning and a blessing!

” Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,  speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,  forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;  for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.  If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”

We do live in a time like no other, all anyone needs to do is look at technology to see that.  Our country is morally bankrupt (for the most part), our leaders are headed in dangerous directions and the Church…  well you assess for yourself.   This is a time to search your own heart in the mirror of the Word, by the Holy Spirit who gently discerns the truth of Scripture for us.  There is much happening “in the world”… but what is going on in YOUR world?  I am only able to write this, because of late our Lord Jesus Christ is pointing out things in my life that MUST be taken care of.  I praise Our Wonderful Father for His unending mercy, forgiveness and the “newness” of life He gives to all who will follow Our Savior!

  “Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of Heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each others roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.”  John Bunyun

I love you my dear sisters and brothers in Christ! 

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Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

6 thoughts on “Warnings Given With Love”

  1. A very timely warning. It would be so easy to wallow in despair, but we do not, simply because we know that our great God is still in control. No, He doesn’t cause all this evil and it does grieve Him, but He IS in control.

    I believe what we are seeing indicates the end of the age of grace is very near. This does not cause us to stop work and wait, but it certainly should cause us to WARN (as you are) everyone we meet and give them the Good News that Christ died to save, lives to keep and is coming back for all who believe.

    We are one day closer!

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    1. We are definitely one day closer to heaven, but for billions they are one day closer to an eternity without God, in sheer darkness alone!

      Thank you my dear sister Angela for reading and commenting. I struggled with writing this because of the flesh, but our Amazing God is always victorious within through His Holy Spirit when He leads and we follow with much prayer!

      I knew I wouldn’t get too many likes on this post, I don’t care. True Christians MUST start paying attention and fulfill the new commandment Jesus Christ gave us. “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel, making disciples of all nations.”

      Be blessed
      Stephanie

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      1. ‘Likes’ are nothing in comparison with our Lord’s approval and we both know He approves of this posting.

        If we saw someone in danger – say falling from a cliff or being hit by a car or a falling tree or whatever – especially if the person was blind – we would immediately rush to their aid and do all in our power to save them. We would be criminally liable if we did not.

        Blind people are rushing headlong into a Christless eternity and it is our responsibility to do all we can to warn them of the danger.

        Praise God for your clear testimony!

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      2. From my heart, it is more than dangerous… it makes me weep every time I think of someone rejecting the Gospel, the awesome Gift of God. It makes me even sadder when I know, watch and see many of those who have received that gift and aren’t sharing it.

        Dear Father God, please stir your children’s souls by your Holy Spirit to reach out into their world and tell others the amazing love You gave us when you allowed your only son, Jesus Christ, to be the perfect sacrifice for our sin, giving us the ability to forever have a personal relationship with you.
        In Jesus Name, for Your glory and honor
        Amen

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