mikehill4jesus “God is angry with the wicked every day!”
17th September 2016 (7.32) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
One of the greatest problems facing a Lost Soul’s chances of being saved are the Devil’s lies spread by those who are controlled by him. Namely unconverted professing Christians who are NOT members of Christ’s Spiritual Body.
God is angry with the wicked every day
God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
As is a true fact! There are Righteous Christians and there are Unrighteous Christians:
There are the born again Christians, spiritually converted, as clearly described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:23 and elsewhere.
There are the unconverted Christians as described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:24 and elsewhere.
So it’s profitable to discuss this subject, “God is angry with the wicked every day!”
Who Are “Wicked” In The Scripture Sense Of This Term?
The Bible divides all the human race into two classes only; the righteous and the wicked. Those are righteous who have true faith in Christ, whose spirit is consecrated to God, who live a heavenly life on earth, and who have been renewed by the Holy Ghost. Their original selfishness is subdued and slain, and they live a new life through the ever present grace of Christ Jesus.
Right over against them in character are the wicked, who have not been renewed in heart – who live in selfishness, under the dominion of appetite in some of its forms, and it matters not in which out of all possible forms, it may be; but self is the great and only ultimate end of their life; these are in the scriptural sense, the wicked.
The two groups are clearly described in the Holy Bible.
Experience in life proves to the observant, that there are both Righteous and Wicked Christians The term “Christian” is simply a title given to Followers of Jesus by a wicked man. It has no association with moral character and moral obedience. Even the Devil could call himself a “Christian”!
What is a Christian?
To my mind, the term “Christian” can be misleading. In all my years, 72, I have not met a Christian who has described to me their relationship with the Lord Jesus and his Father as described by the Lord in John 14:23. And I have been trying very hard to let them do just that.
When I first started to read about my Lord Jesus in the Gospels of the Holy Bible I was startled to see written in its pages that he had so many enemies from among those people who were supposed to be His Father’s Leaders.
I noticed that it had been the same in the Old Testament, where the Prophets opponents were often Jewish leaders.
Then when the Apostles started their ministry after Pentecost, the same thing happened again, many who were supposed to be leaders in the church of Christ were actually bitter enemies of those personally chosen by Jesus to build it up in the faith. In a very short time, all sorts of heresies and schisms broke out and Christians were persecuted from place to place. The glory had soon gone from the organised church because of false doctrine, lukewarmness and worldliness. Spiritual leadership was replaced my human organisation.
Today it is just the same and I can truthfully testify to you that those who are and have been my most ardent enemies have been Christian Church Leaders. To this date, 16/09/2016, I have no loving support (friendship) from Christians; not one. I am strongly of the opinion that Christians are actually against the Lord Jesus Christ! If they were not, then surely, they would be helping me in my witnessing for Him?
So there it is, People claiming to be “Christians” but acting against the will of the Lord Jesus, and with no spoken or written testimony of Christ Jesus knowing them.
John 14:23. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me”
John 14:23-24, is the key to this question of who is a Christian. True followers love and obey Jesus, false followers do not. The term, Christian, does not come into it at all as it is just a religious title.
True Followers are a people who are different in their character than the unsaved that they want to see saved. A people who love Jesus; who do not carry on sinning; who show evidence of the Holy Spirit’s power in their life; a people who do not brazenly go against the Holy Spirit as he seeks to do good. False Followers are enemies of the Lord Jesus, and of his true ministers!
In the Holy Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ speaks of two gates that everyone has to make a decision over which one to go through. One gate is Narrow and the other is Wide. Each of these gates leads onto a road that represents your life here on earth and likewise they are the same as their entrance gate.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Do you want to go to heaven when you die? Then quite clearly, God has offered you his only Son in order that you can make thoughtful choice in this matter. He does not offer you a neutral path. You will have to make a choice, if not the narrow road of love, then the wide road of hatred. You will have to bear fruit in your life, if not good, then bad.
Matthew 12:30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
Luke 11:23 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
Mark 9:40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
Luke 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
Luke 9:62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
John 12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me.
Mark 16:20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
This is an important subject “God is angry with the wicked every day!” and I will continue it in my next Blog.
Many professing Christians who do wicked things are calling God a Liar, in that he allows us to break Moral Law!
Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Here are a list of Commands in the Holy Bible that we are told to obey!
Any Christian who breaks a single command will incur the wrath of God.
Any Christian Leader who breaks a single command is a fraud in claiming to be a Leader for the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are unconverted Christians who do not teach as Paul did. They make the Lord Jesus out to be a liar!
This is what God says!
John 14:24 Anyone who does NOT love me [the Lord Jesus] will NOT obey my teaching.
It is the Devil that causes the unconverted Professing Christians to believe that a person can have one foot on the Broad Road and one foot on the Narrow Road. But then he always tells lies for he can do nothing else as there is no TRUTH in him.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST KNOWS IF YOU ARE WICKED
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders need to use.
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit without which we are just playing at Christianity.
My Tribute to the Rev Ken and Jean Newton, once of Wholeness Ministries International in Southport, Nr Brisbane, Australia.