Taking OFF Blinders and Putting ON NEW VISION!
When the different denominations, churches and/or ministries try to redefine what sin is in order to appear to be the ones that “welcome all sinners” (often referred to as “seeker friendly”) … and when people who are Christians try to “fit in” within the world to be “world changers” … there is deception and self-deception involved!
What is the deception?
For the organized groups that try to “redefine sin” in order to be seeker friendly… what you have done is only step into the kingdom of darkness where satan has dominion and in his dominion, he propagates his lies and deceptions that appear as “religious truth”, with just enough deception most often mixed with scriptures, to fool people who are still unaware of Who God really is and who they are in Him. It is lawlessness according to the Word of God to try to change GOD’S ways regarding Holiness and Righteousness or Justice!
For the Christians who think “fitting in” is the answer to being “world changers” what happens is the WORLD then dictates what is acceptable and when they step into that, they compromise and then the “world” gets into them, instead of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to change the world… they are instead influenced by culture! Romans 12:1-2 is very clear and says to NOT be influenced by culture but to be transformed …
“ 1Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. 2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you,[a] (don’t be squeezed into the mold of this present age) but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes”.
It can look like a good idea but not be a God idea… and very often the “good ideas” that have an appearance of God but not His will or “way” of doing things is birthed out of the pit of darkness where the enemy is just looking for someone who has an unhealed area of their life, where they have a need to be approved, or accepted or, perhaps it is about selfish ambition to be “noticed” (root issue is still soul wounds of rejection and fear). This is why everyone needs to be looking to what IS the Kingdom of Heaven JESUS brought and the Father desires to be released ON and IN this earth!
Many often say, what about being forgiven and God’s grace? JESUS did NOT spill HIS precious blood for you to go out and SIN! His death, burial and resurrection allowed us to have God’s great grace to FREELY NOT SIN… NOT to “freely sin”!!! To walk in the Spirit… to reveal and demonstrate HIS KINGDOM on earth!
You cannot do that with one foot in darkness and the other out! Eventually you will end up in darkness if you don’t decisively get out of darkness as an act of your will choosing to confess the sin, apply the Blood of Jesus and ask Heavenly Father for HIS forgiveness and then repent! Turn and go the RIGHT direction in thoughts, beliefs, words and deeds! God’s will HIS way, yes, on earth as it is in Heaven!
You may have heard this shared in many ways, but it is wise to glean it and Lord willing heed it because it is TIME for us to shed the culture of the world’s ways and start manifesting God’s Kingdom on earth…. WHAT is His Kingdom? God’s will and ways on earth as it is in Heaven… the word says in Romans 14:17-18 TPT this:
“17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit,[m] filled with righteousness,[n]peace, and joy. 18 Serving the Anointed One by walking in these kingdom realities pleases God[o] and earns the respect of others.”
[m]= The kingdom of God is entered into by the Holy Spirit, and not by observing feasts and ritual meals. We must be born of the Spirit in order to enter into God’s kingdom realm. To have the Holy Spirit is to have the realities of God’s kingdom.
[n]= Righteousness means, both in the context and in the Hebraic mind-set, kindness in our relationships. Paul is speaking of putting others first and expressing goodness in having right relationships with others as well as right living.
[o]= The Aramaic can be translated “beautiful to God.”
When we walk in righteousness, peace (which is shalom) and joy we are demonstrating the Kingdom. When we do that, our belief system has been transformed and our actions and words are to follow suit. Then doing what Jesus commanded us to to, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons and more… even greater “works” (see John 14:12) than JESUS did…. Then, we are then walking IN the Spirit and IN the Spirit and the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is released upon the earth!
Can you see it beloved ones? I pray so, its HIS will… and He doesn’t want anyone to go to hell and be eternally separated from Him, but people chose to reject the free Gift of Jesus and the result? Wages of sin means death… here and eternally! When you receive the free Gift of Jesus? Life… NOW and eternally! LIFE filled with all kinds of supernatural amazing things because you become a whole new creation (See II Corinthians 5:17) and everything is different! You walk it out with help, a LOT of help and we learn as we go on the glorious journey with Holy Spirit leading us into all kinds of awesome adventures, when we lean into God’s will and HIS ways!
I bless each of you hoping and praying for the GOOD things of God to overtake you, HIS blessings and enormous… extravagant LOVE to overwhelm you as you learn to live in HIS peace and live IN His Kingdom!
Shalom, to all of you beloved ones!
“17 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished.[m]( This would include our old identity, our life of sin, the power of Satan, the religious works of trying to please God, our old relationship with the world, and our old mind-sets. We are not reformed or simply refurbished, we are made completely new by our union with Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit).Behold, everything is fresh and new.[n] (Or “Behold, a new order has come!”)
**ALL scripture references taken from The Passion Translation**