Friday, November 12, 2010

The fear of the Lord...

Matthew 21:43-44 says, Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." Just living life as a church goer does really nothing for the believer. In our Christian life we are commanded to bear fruit, yet bearing fruit takes time, work, and even struggles. I think the church has become very complex because we have made it that way. We wrestle with this and that yet watch as the Kingdom goes by us! We the church I believe are called to step back to the plate of a very healthy fear of the Lord. ONLY can the church thrive when a true Fear of Him is lived in our daily lives! I wonder how many of good church people if Jesus was to say to them the Kingdom is going to be taken from you might debate with Christ over doctrine rather than repenting of sin and then following the Master in obedience! In fact earlier in scripture Jesus even states to the legal Pharisees that the prostitutes and tax collectors are entering the Kingdom of God ahead of You! Mainly because they chose to believe, instead of debating doctrine or giving excuses the prostitutes and tax collectors wanted what Jesus was offering! Have we settled for the statuesque, are we really okay with doing life and church our way? I believe it is time for us the bride of Christ to truly listen to our Master, and then repent and then live in obedience! Wake up, for the hour is near!

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