As a Little Child (Γαμμα )

15 Nov

God says in his word, Except you have the faith as a little child you can not enter into the kingdom of Heaven!  Mark 10:15 “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”

Gamma post brass snake

Probably the saddest words in the bible with massive implications are:

Matt 7:23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Added to this is God telling us who are the recipients of these words in the Scripture before verses 21-22 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

This is the work of God, John 6:29, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”

So how does one end up in the position of standing before the throne all alone holding onto the conviction that they have prophesied and cast out devils and done many wonderful works in the name of God? Obviously somewhere satan duped them into thinking that their works and life were right with God.

Truly we are reaping the devastation of our belief structure as Christians by having allowed our churches to teach twisted truths and change God’s word. (Romans 1:25)  The very structure of what is called Christianity today is not God centered.

Instead of servants, that lead the flock to the Sheppard, we have pastors that rule their flock and declare their views above God’s Word, causing a reliance on themselves, never presenting the whole council of God.

Instead of searching the scriptures daily, we have weekly trips to be entertained.

Church has gone from a place to grow deeper in the knowledge of God, to a social gathering where we see and are seen for the promotion of self indulgences. The political correct nature of society has come from the churches, we don’t dare speak the truth because someone might be offended.

Love has become getting along well with all. Of which God through Paul warned us about in Timothy 6:5 that there are those who seek worldly gain and make it their god. “Men having the mind perverted and destitute of the truth, supposing the getting along well to be the godliness: from such withdraw yourself.”

The truth that sets us free is God’s truth of knowing the Sheppard as the head and His teachings that tell us about heaven and hell, instead we have fake truth that is one of throwing our arms around every false doctrine in a fake love, and we end upforgetting the warning of each other of the impending doom for those who declare themselves to be the final authority on what is truth. The focus in this life should be that this life is only a stop over to eternity.

The doctrine of, forsake not the fellow-shipping of yourself together, has grown to mean I do not care where you go just go, where as God in His Word says that this fellow-shipping is between believers, “where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.”  Matt 18:20 who live God’s Word.

God speaks of love and faith as a correct placement of things in your life. Recognizing through God given faith, that God is the head of the body, and that each person and thing in your life falls in behind this precept.

Jesus recorded in Luke 14:26“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
[27] And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”
Jesus very clearly says that if you come to a cross road in your life where your dad, or your mother, or your wife, or your children, or a brother, or a sister, yea, and even something in your own life come first or conflict with that first position, you must turn your back and part company.

In Mark 13:12, Jesus says, “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
[13] And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”

Again in 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.
[25] Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
[26] Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

Here God takes it to the next level, that if the very things of your life become the most important in your day to day, then you are lost and outside looking in. Yes if the day to day stands as first position in your life you will be found standing before the throne on judgment day, hearing those words of Matthew 7:23, “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Explaining the above picture: In Numbers 21:8, 9 (read from the first verse for the background) God told Moses to make a brass snake. And in John 3:14, 15 God tells us further how that belief in God’s Word is the preventative that stops anyone from perishing. Just as the brass serpent requires the faith and trust in God of His promise to save their lives by taking their eyes of the fiery snakes that are biting them and looking to the promise. Today it is the same, if we focus on the day to day toils and not on the goal of our lives, eternity, we perish!

All through the bible from the first pages to the last, God gives us examples of what it means to be saved by faith. Joshua 24:15 “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” He lived his faith. He truly placed God and His promise first in his life. That is what God wants from each of us, to live for Him regardless of the want desires and needs are in this life, placing Him first and all else second even to the point that in the eyes of the world it looks like hate.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
[23] Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

God never contradicts Himself, Praise be to God!!

Our Prayers are for you the reader is to find God’s Way to Eternity with Him! Through faith in Jesus Christ who gave His Life for ALL!

Search the scriptures daily (Acts 17:11) and find the nuggets of truth by which to guide your lives. Eternity is real and forever!! and ever!! and Ever!!

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