“And Jehoshaphat the King of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the Seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon you from before the Lord.
3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves (idol worship) out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.” 2 Chronicles 19:1-3
God was unhappy with Jehoshaphat’s alliance with Ahab, “the ungodly”. Jehoshaphat loved them that hated the Lord as he proudly proclaimed “…I am as you (Ahab) are, and my people as your people; and we will be with you in war.” 2 Chronicles 18:3. When the enemy compassed about to kill Jehosaphat, he cried out unto the Lord and God moved on them to depart (2 Chronicles 18:31).
In the modern church there are many Christians who proudly proclaim their alliance with the ungodly and those who hate the Lord because they have been taught from behind the pulpit that this is “love”.
Repent and prepare your heart to seek God. Please God not man.
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24.
Test the spirits. Judge not according to wrongly divided, out of context Scripture lest we be like satan. Satan himself is a theologian but he is still the devil. Judge righteous judgment according to the full counsel, rightly divided Word of God.
Somebody said, how do you judge according to the full counsel, rightly divided Word of God? We put away the instruction books regarding the latest fads and the silly questionnaires to determine one’s calling, pick up the Word of God and READ. We set our heart to seek GOD for Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe.
Jesus Christ paid the price for our dominion over sin on Calvary’s Cross (Romans 6:14). We either believe that to be true or we believe it to be a lie. Our faith in HIM, Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross (not our latest religious fad), is what gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do…free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). Extra biblical revelations cannot free us from the dominion of sin. Just becaue the charismatic preacher said it’s true, doesn’t mean it’s true. Test the spirits. Judge righteously. ONLY faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross can free us from the sin that so easily besets us. This is GOD’s plan for victory.
“And the Lord said unto Cain, Why are you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin (a sin offering) lies at the door.” Genesis 4:6-7.
God has provided us with the only Sin Offering He will accept, Jesus Christ and He stands at the door knocking.
“But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33.
-Donna Clark Warren