Who is your master?

4 Jul

We live in an age of confusion where fulfillment of the desires to be entertained has distracted many of us from the true meaning of life.

Clearly the meaning of life is eternity. The question is what road are you on for your eternity? Do you surrender yourself to the once a week trip to the altar to make the obligatory trip to feel good about yourself? Or, do you have a personal relationship with Christ, where the whole truth of the Bible (God’s Word) is opened up to you with great understanding.

So many of us are willingly ignorant, as we have been taught that there is conflict in the Bible in that it seems to have many messages that conflict. If you have that feeling, then I must warn you of your impending peril, because every Word of God is true and agrees in unison.

God in Ephesians 6:11- tells us to “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

No where in scripture does God tell us to surrender our being to a pastor or denomination, but the message is that each of us put on the whole armour, each of us being responsible for our own walk. Truly as a former (pastor) Shepherd of mine told me, “You must verify what I am saying comes from God’s word,and if you hear anything from my lips that is false run like the dickens in the opposite direction away from me”.

Part of the confusion is the mixed messaging we hear and the thought that we are in control of our own future that we alone are the discerners of knowledge. But truly we are in a fight and of need of the full armour of God.
The apostle Paul in whom God bestowed the spirit to write His Word for us, declares the war going on in him between the flesh and the spirit, Romans 7:23-24 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. [24] O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

In another place Paul is comparing our journey on earth as of running a race. 1Corinthinans 9: 26-27 and says of himself “I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth(flays) the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: (But I hit my body under the eye, and lead it around as a slave -GR) lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway(rejected).”

Matt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon(riches, wealth, position).

Joshua 24:15 But if it seem not good to you to serve the Lord, choose to yourselves this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods of your fathers that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, among whom ye dwell upon their land: but I and my house will serve the Lord, for He is holy.

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