Wednesday, January 6, 2016

with Brother Rick

Genesis 6: 5, 6
  And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
V- 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

As we have seen in our last devotions, Adam’s transgression has now cursed the generations of men, and in this text, we find God grieved at his heart. How many times do you and I consider God’s heart when we make fun of one of his children? How many time do we consider God’s heart, when we partake in our secret sins? How any times do we consider God’s heart when we claim the name of Jesus and live like a child of the devil? How many times do we consider God’s heart, when we bow to the flesh and live for the world? James 4: 4 says, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” I know in the 7 years I have been writing these devotions, I have quoted this verse hundreds of times. But do we ever really think about it? This is very serious stuff. James did not write this letter to lost people. These epistles are written to believers. And believers are supposed to be separated. Believers are supposed to be peculiar people. We are not supposed to be like the world. We are not supposed to look like the world. We are not supposed to act, talk or live like the world. The world is controlled by the prince of the power of the air. Do you know who that is? Ephesians 2: 2 says, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which now worketh in the children of obedience:” That’s right, we’re talking about Satan. According to our free will, God has allowed us to progress almost to the point where this society follows Satan more that they follow God.  

Do you think it grieves the heart of God when he gives life and we destroyed lives before they are even born? Over the CHRISTMAS holidays, I probably saw a dozen television commercials begging for money to save abused animals. And I hate to see animals abused. We stoop to such a level as to hire actors and actresses to stand before millions of people and put on a grand performance to raise money to help and save animals. Yet a seventeen-year-old female can walk into an abortion clinic and murder her unborn child, and no one says a word, because a handful of liberal judges says it’s legal. “SAVE THE SEALS AND KILL THE BABIES”. What kind of people are we, to sit back and allow this? There’s something wrong with that picture, friend. Forget what Congress says for a minute. Forget what the Supreme Court said some 40 years ago. WHAT ABOUT GOD’S HEART???????

How do you think God feels about it? How does God feels, when he produces the most prosperous and richest country in the world, and we scoff at his name, we reject and belittle his Son, we pervert his word, and now we are at the threshold of persecuting his children, all for believing in his name? I’m sure it grieves him at his heart.

In the text, we find that we are not dealing with a passive God. Yes, God is longsuffering. Yes, God is love. Yes, God is merciful and is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, 2 Peter 3: 9. But a reckoning day is coming. We cannot kill 50 million babies without judgment. We cannot light up the White House with a rainbow and promote sodomy and perversion without judgment. By the way, that rainbow that Barack so proudly placed on OUR White House as a perverted sign of men with men and women with women, was, still is, and always will be evidence of the covenant God made with Noah and the earth. Genesis 9: 12, 13 says, “And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of the covenant between me and the earth.” The bow belongs to God, not Barack or the sodomites.

If we take a moment to look at the good things that God has given to us, maybe we would consider his heart when we act, speak, and worship. If we spent half the time working to please God, than we do working to please man, this flesh, and those around us, we would be spiritual GIANTS.

Consider the heart of God when you go out into the world today. It could change your life and the lives of those around you.

Have A Blessed Day!!!

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