We are often blindsided and think it is someone else’s behavior and not ours. Yes, I am talking about us Christian humans. I can admit that I have failed the Lord many times. We must be honest, and realize we are not perfect ‘yet.’ In fact, I am always asking the Lord to forgive if I have said or done anything that was not like
Him, and if HIS SPIRIT IS IN ME, WHY DO I DO IT?
I am trying to get a revelation or understand more about the human side of our Christianity, our Salvation.
This scripture in the Old Testament give us something to acknowledge that we are still “dust,” “human.”
“For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Psalms 103:4
David found grace with the Lord. He would confess of his sins often, and ask God for mercy.
“Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.” Psalms 51:11 This is the Holy Spirit that comes to us when: we have confessed our sins, and became a Child of God.
Some people believe that if you are really saved, you will not have to ask for forgiveness any more. It is done! You are saved and that is it!
If you agree with that, I have some moving up to do. Here is why:
As we know, God repented that He made man. What does that tell us? We tug at the human within us every day. It is a fact, and it is something that no one is exempt from. Part of the human is the enemy (Lucifer) that wants to devour our salvation. He works in many shapes, forms and fashions. The other part is the self who gives way to our desires, thoughts, frustrations, and seemingly forgets that the Spirit of God is within us.
That Spirit does not act as we sometimes do. So again; why do we do it? So what allows us to need to repent more often? Some in particular –
When we decide to judge, make remarks about someone, or have thoughts that no one knows except the Lord, and us, or roll our eyes and discredit someone. When we fail our attendance in God’s House. (This is me, as I previously admitted in another article.) When we do not attend church to receive a blessing, but to be seen. When we find fault with the Minister of the Word. When we have not prayed the righteous prayer to worship in spirit and in truth. When we fail to be faithful. When we believe everything “someone” says, and do not take things to God in prayer. When we look at someone with a “are you real” look. When we do not try to see Christ in everyone. When we do not try to understand or look at the heart of others.
What “I” need to know about this: please note I have used the word “I.”
Everyone has a load on their shoulders of some kind to bear. Everyone is human, and regardless of how hard they try, the human often speaks. Most people will not, and cannot tell you their true soul feelings, what they have experienced, the pain they have born, or what they have learned in life lessons. No one knows the ups, downs, and the turmoil within another person. No one can tell how many times a person has cried, prayed, sought after the Lord, when it seemed they had no one else to talk to. No one knows the loneliness, the feeling of being isolated.
I am sure I have done all of the above at some point in time. That is our step in getting redemption and living more like Him so that we will attend the services and feel the presence of God. Who and what is all of the above? Jesus would not do these things, and admonishes us not to do these things, in scriptures. He does not do any of this, He sends His mercy to all.
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” Psalms 103:8
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if ANY man have not the Spirit of Christ, HE IS NONE OF HIS.” Romans 8: 9
“Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” 1 John 4:15
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
Where is that well of water springing up within us? Where is this fullness of Christ within us so that we rejoice with every man or woman (brother or sister in Christ) in their prosperity, their triumphs, their awkwardness, their disappointments, their need for support and prayer?
They do not like to be around some people. Some people are hard to know and are always negative. I have seen actions that proved that some people are slow to promote others.
Wow… What would Jesus do? Now that we have confirmed that if we are saved, have repented of our sins; God’s spirit dwells within us. What if Jesus decided He did not want to come to our rescue because of our actions, thoughts and processes? What if He did not want to be in our presence when we needed Him the most. What if?
Here are the facts of the matter.
Jesus loves every living soul, and the unborn child just the same as He does us. No one is His favorite person, nor does he prefer one over the other. He looks at the heart, the unknown, and He only judges from the facts. However, He does judge us when we judge others.
In John 8: 15 – “Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.” V 16:”And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not along, but I and the Father that sent me.”
Very often we “think” we know enough about things in life, and place our judgmental opinions.
We listen to other people who “think” they know all things. Really, only God all things. Why and where do we get permission to look at how life is flowing for others, and put our analysis forward? In voice or in the mind.
The Lord’s house must be full of oneness. Loving one another in spirit and in truth. Worshiping in truth and kindness.
Galatians 5: 25 – “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
Please note: When I write something, I am not trying to pinpoint anyone or see their faults when I cannot see my own. I am rather honest with myself, and I often have to ask the Lord to forgive my thoughts and opinions. I do not want to lack the ability to see myself as I am, which is a disaster without Christ. Our minds play a part of our sins, the ultimate deceiver gets into our mind and goes haywire. Think about it.
All scripture is KJV of the Word