Monthly Archives: July 2017

Divine Vengeance?

Job21 For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid.

22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?

23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy’s hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

25 How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?”  Job 6:21-25

Job’s friends are a dime a dozen.  When one is down, it is not our job to condemn.  If a Brother has indeed erred in their ways, tell them, teach them…cause them to understand with right words, not arguing.  The only measure of right and wrong is the Word of God…RIGHTLY divided, not cherry picked to fit.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest you also be tempted.”  Galatians 6:1

Too often we see our brethren’s trials and tribulations as Divine vengeance when we should in fact be restoring them in a spirit of meekness.  The spiritual testimony of Job showed the principalities and powers of darkness that God still had a people that would worship Him in their times of trouble.  No matter Job’s friends, consider your spiritual testimony in the face of evil.  In whom will you praise?

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

And all of God’s Children said…..

-Donna Clark Warren

 

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God’s Prescribed Will

God will15 For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:15-16

Satan’s goal is to remove the Believer from the Will of God for their lives and his means is deceit.  There is a God given purpose for everyone’s life that is found only in HIS Will…not our will and not a philosophical evaluation.

God’s perfect Will is not found by those who have not accepted Him as their LORD and Savior but only those who are born again.  It is then, after we have denied ourselves, picked up our cross and decided to follow Jesus Christ that the devil will deceive and tempt us…and make no mistake, satan will us religion as one of his most effective snares for the new and zealous Believer.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more Sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.”  Hebrews 10:26-27

Once we receive the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross, yet willfully transfer our faith from this Truth to another method for victory, there remains no more Sacrifice for sins.  God cannot accept any other Sacrifice for sin, no matter the religious overtones and good works.  Make no mistake, sin is the problem in the world.  Hence the reason God sent His only begotten Son, Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross, Who was tempted in all points like as we are yet without sin, to pay sin’s debt and break the power of sin for whosoever will believe and now sits at the Right Hand of God searching to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9).

Satan’s weapon is deceit and his goal to tempt the Child of God and get them out of God’s perfect Will for their lives.  His playground is often the church house where the religious often play the game of unprofitable and religious works.  Their intentions are good but often time more civic related than Kingdom related and have nothing to do with furthering the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

God’s Grace is sufficient in our time of need and His Will is perfect.  Search the Scriptures daily.  Test the spirits whether they be of God. Be determined to know nothing else except Jesus Christ and Him crucified and let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace.  

-Donna Clark Warren

Harden Not Your Hearts

do-not-harden-your-heartHarden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

When your fathers tempted Me (God), proved Me, and saw My works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Hebrews 3:8-12

Those with an evil heart of unbelief will ignore the ministry of the Holy Spirit and prefer methods of man to “gain” the rest that only the Lord can provide through faith in HIS redeeming work.  The various methods continue to sweep to and fro but the results remain the same…evil heart of unbelief.

Even after seeing God’s work for forty years, the Israelites continued to tempt Him with unbelief and rebellion.  They provoked the Lord with their unbelief in the face of His mighty works.  The Israelites hearts were hardened by Truth because of unbelief.

We must all forever take heed to the condition of our hearts.  We must recognize how we respond to the Truth of the Word of God when it reveals to us our ways are not His ways. Are we humbled or are we hardened?  Too often when “our part” is exposed as error and the Holy Spirit’s ministry is revealed as Truth, we reject “His part”…the part that requires our faith in Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross in order for the Holy Spirit to do that which He is commissioned to do – set at liberty those who are bound and oppressed by the yoke of satan because of their evil heart of unbelief.

The provocation of God continues from His People because they do not know His ways. The fact of the matter is many do not know how to live for God and remain bound by religion.  Despite their good intentions and love for the Lord, their hearts are full of unbelief.  Humanistic psychology, self will and self efforts have taken the place of the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Their faith therefore becomes in their efforts, as it is indeed authored and finished by their efforts, but this faith leads to death as it is departing from the living God…the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”  Romans 8:1-2

I do not say these things disparagingly.  I say these things because I see the bondage in the modern church today.  I see the cries for revival in the hearts of unbelief…I see the provocation.  The only answer given in the Word of God for victory over the world, the flesh and the devil is faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the Cross (Romans 6:14).  There is no other way.  As many are swept to and fro with every wind of doctrine, their faith is placed on the various doctrines and the ministry of the Holy Spirit is ignored.

Let me be clear, the Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death when our faith is placed on methods of man to overcome that which only Jesus Christ defeated once and for all on Calvary’s Cross.  When our faith is placed there, in HIS finished work; when HE, the Lord Jesus Christ, authors and finishes our faith, we see His mighty work and we believe!  We may not know how or we may not know when but we know in Whom we have believed and we follow Him.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” Hebrews 3:13-15

-Donna Clark Warren

Repentance of Sin

Matthew_4_17--white-800x80014 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He (Jesus) also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him (satan) that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15

As a young child I was saved at a small church in my hometown.  Looking back now I realize I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour because of the fear of death, not guilt of sin. To my recollection, there was no repentance of sin.  I believe I repeated a prayer and that was it.  According to this particular denomination, I was saved.

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17

The first word used by Jesus in His ministry as recorded by Matthew was “repent”.  How many today continue to repeat the judicial salvation prayers through fear of death and not repentance of sin, yet unbeknownst to them they remain bound…bound by religion.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  2 Corinthians 11:14-15

The failure of the modern church to lift up the Name of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to pay the debt of sin (death) for whosoever will believe and break the power of sin in the Believer’s life, has resulted in untold thousands sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings with their conscience seared from any call to repentance of sin.  I would like to remind them again, satan himself is transformed into an angel of light and the first words recorded from Jesus’ ministry was repent.

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Sadly many do not believe what the Word of God says.  They do not believe in seducing spirits and label those who recognize these doctrines of devils as “heresy hunters”.

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the Truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” Galatians 3:1

That is not heresy hunting, that is the Apostle Paul speaking to the foolish Galatians who had been seduced (bewitched) as recorded in the Word of God, Galatians 3:1.

We either believe the Word of God to be true or we believe it to be a lie.  Many are being led to the slaughter, never having heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the call to repentance.  They are being seduced by doctrines of demons that they are born again because they repeated a prayer.

Fear of death brings bondage. Death is the product/result of sin. Jesus Christ sets at liberty those who repent of their sin, not those who deny their sin.

If you understand this error yet remain under the ministry of one who preaches this error, repent.  You are being used as bait for satan’s snare.

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren

Garment of Praise

Garment of Praise20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and WORSHIPPED,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”  Job 1:20-22 (emphasis added)

In Job’s darkest days he never charged God foolishly for his trials and tribulations.

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 armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND.” Ephesians 6:12-13

Too many fight a fight that has already been won.  Instead of standing in the Power of God through faith in His Son, they go out declaring and decreeing that which the Lord has not ordained.  They ask and receive not because they ask amiss so that they may consume it upon their own lusts (James 4:3).

If the Lord has led you out into the wilderness, be not quick to murmur and complain. Seek the Lord for His purpose and will.  We cannot depend only on the blessings of God without understanding the breaking which comes as well.  The old things that fall away are sometimes painful but His Grace is sufficient.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”  Isaiah 61:1-3

If we, God’s Children, do not put on the spirit of praise during our tribulations…who will? What is your spiritual testimony?

22 I will declare Your name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise You.

23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all you the seed of Israel.”  Psalms 22:22-23.

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren

Under Grace

6f7da1640040122a1f29d05d35c198ba--jesus-prayer-jesus-christFor sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14

Sin is the problem in the church today and there is but one answer to the problem of sin – the Cross of Christ.  Not the wooden beam but what Jesus Christ afforded to whosoever will believe in His finished work on that wooden beam.  Jesus is the source and the Cross the means by which the power of sin is broken in the Believer’s life.

Due to Adam’s fall we are all born with a sin nature.  The sin nature rules and reigns in our heart until we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.  Once we are born again, the Holy Spirit comes into our heart to reign and the sin nature is isolated…sin no longer has dominion.

Then comes the various religious Christians with good intentions and much zeal.  They begin to show us different methods, some of them Scriptural (ie. fasting, praying, reading our Bible, etc.), to overthrow a bondage.  When I say bondage, I mean anything caused by sin…it may not even be your sin.  For example sickness.  Sickness is in the world due to Adam’s original sin, not necessarily the person’s sin.  Although, don’t misunderstand, a person can certainly bring on sickness due to their own sin as well.

So the religious, who indeed love God, come and give us a particular method to overcome our bondage and we eagerly partake in this method.  We hate our bondage as well.  However, that method doesn’t work.  So we try another idea (40 days of purpose, 100 ways, etc., etc.) and this sin continues to have dominion over us.  In desperation we cry out….WHY???? We have done everything our “religious mentors” have instructed us to do.  We have tried with our self efforts to overcome.  We have prayed, we have fasted but we’re still dominated by the sin that so easily besets us.  WHY???

The answer is so simple.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so simple if the Believer would just believe.  An unbeliever always looks at the circumstance but a Believer looks to the Cross of Christ for victory.  The Scripture says that “…sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are NOT under the Law, but under Grace.” (Romans 6:14; emphasis added).

You see friend, when we started looking to the various methods given to us by man to overcome sin, we put ourself back under law.  The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to isolated our sin nature and give us dominion over sin when we are under law.  Law causes our faith to shift from the finished work of Jesus on Calvary’s Cross to “our part”…whatever our part may be.

Our part is faith; faith in the Son of God, Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay our sin debt and break the power of sin in the Believer’s life.

Sin is the problem in the world today and the Cross of Christ is the answer…there is no other.

18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:18-21

The works of the flesh have indeed manifested in the modern church and the Lord is outside the door knocking.  He that has an ear to hear, let him hear.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Holding Your Peace

Esther 4For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

If we as Believers hold our peace against false doctrine, then there shall be an enlargement of evil, we will be destroyed and Believers from another place will be brought up and delivered.  God will always have a remnant.

God is calling His people to higher places.  Our Lord is raising a standard against the other gospels being proclaimed from behind the pulpits.  Jesus Christ is bringing HIS Gospel BACK to the church.

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17

When you hear this Gospel message that broke the power of sin in the Believer’s life, your spirit will be quickened.  As you turn your ear to once again hear this same Gospel message that got you in to the Kingdom of God you begin to see the error in your belief…YOUR error, your unbelief and you fall to your knees in repentance.  I speak here of myself.  The revelation that comes with actually believing God; believing that which Jesus Christ afforded the Believer actually broke the power of sin…as long as we BELIEVE, will cause you to be determined to know NOTHING else.

For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”  Romans 8:2

The various methods from the vanities of man’s mind (humanistic psychology, self efforts, self will, 40 days of purpose, 100 ways, divination [yes, divination is rampant in the church] and whatever else comes down the religious pike), cannot and will not free us from the law of sin and death.  The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life when they are seeking after other methods to overcome the sin that so easily besets us.

The Lord is raising up the standard against the oppression that religion has brought. This is not a new Standard but the ONLY standard by which man is made free from the bondage of sin.  The Lord is bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified BACK to the church.

When you once again hear this message, be careful not to dismiss. Recognize how you receive the true Gospel of Jesus for daily living.  Does it harden  your heart? Do the methods of man appeal?  Or is your inner man quickened?

If we, God’s people, continue to hold our peace, then there shall be an enlargement of evil.  God is calling a people, His people, a holy people into the Kingdom for such a time as this.

Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.” Luke 10:2

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

How Shall They Hear?

How shall they hear22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:22-24

It appears the Blood Moons, Shemitahs and Harbingers are now being rewrapped and presented to those looking for signs as the Woman of the Apocalypse.  As the stars are lined up on September 23, 2017 with the moon at Virgo’s feet and 9 stars plus 3 planets at her head,  the false prophets are once again declaring “watch and see”.

I wonder how many lost and broken souls tune into such nonsense looking for deliverance and all they find are get rich schemes and conspiracy theories from the vanities of man’s mind.

15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:

16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air,

18 The likeness of any thing that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

19 And lest you lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when thou sees the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, should be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord your God has divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.” Deuteronomy 4:15-19

Moses warned the Israelites before crossing over into the promise land not to fashion an idol of what they have seen in the likeness of God.  He specifically stated not to lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon and the stars to worship them.  Now, I understand you are not “worshipping the stars”.  However, you are idolizing the stars.  You are seeking a sign, just as the Jews did in 1 Corinthians 1:22.

There is a lost and dying world out there, some of whom may be your family or my family that may cross the paths of these false teachers and preachers.  They do not need an astronomy lesson.  They need the Lord Jesus Christ.  They need deliverance from bondages.  They need Salvation.  They need God called preachers to stand up from behind the pulpits and declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There are those who give their last dollar to ministries such as this.  Sadly, the money is not going to the work of God.  The work of God is the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and signs and wonders will FOLLOW those who believe (Mark 16:17-18).

But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Matthew 24:36

No one knows the day nor the hour that our Lord Jesus Christ will return.  We can read the Bible and see the times and know the end is near.  Until He comes, occupy.  Do that which each and every Believer is commissioned to do…spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16 But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report?

17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”  Romans 10:13-17

What gospel is your money sending forth? Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

Refuse to Bow

refusedtobow“...and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my (King Nebuchadnezzar’s) hands?

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.

18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:15-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were not functioning in presumption.  They did not presume they would be delivered.  As a Believer we know that the Lord will always deliver us until our work here is finished.  Unless we are caught up in the rapture, all are appointed once to die (Hebrews 9:27).

No matter the case, we do not have to think about our answer.  Our God is ABLE to deliver us.  But if not, let it be known to all, Jesus Christ remains and will always be Lord of Lord and King of Kings.  We will not serve nor bow to the idols the modern church has lifted up for God’s Children to worship.  As Believers, we do not need the methods of man for deliverance…we need Jesus Christ, the 4th Man in the fire, the Son of God Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life.

The redeeming work of Jesus Christ heals the brokenhearted, delivers the captives and sets at liberty those who are bruised.  The redeeming work of Jesus Christ is just as much for the Believer’s victory in their day to day living as His work is for the unbeliever’s initial Salvation.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

Be not careful to answer.  Be determined to know nothing else among you except Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. Be still and see the 4th Man in the fire.

24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.

25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”  Daniel 3:24-25

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Dumber Than Demons

20140217-071846You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19

Many believe that there is one God but have not accepted Him as their Lord and Saviour.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

18 He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18

Whosoever does not exclude any from being lost or any from being saved.  Whosoever believes that Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin (death) and now sits at the Right Hand of God shall be saved.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

On the other hand, whosoever does not believe on the finished work of Jesus Christ, is condemned to an eternal hell.  The penalty for their sin has not yet been paid.

Whosoever excludes none.

The devil and his minions believe there is but one God yet they certainly are not saved, neither can they be saved. Interesting how so many who profess there is no God are in fact dumber than demons…that’s pretty dumb, just sayin’.

Once we have believed in the Son of God to wipe away our sins, we are called to follow Him.

And He (Jesus) said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

He is now our Saviour AND Lord.  We now deny our self effort to overthrow the sin that has so easily beset us, pick up that which Jesus has freely given (life and life more abundantly) and FOLLOW Him.  Our cross is that which Jesus afforded us on Calvary’s Cross…freedom from the power of sin.

Many believe that there is one God, they even have a reverence toward God and believe they are saved. There is a difference in believing in God and accepting Him as our Lord and Saviour.  I’m speaking here to Believers and clumsily trying to explain the difference in so many who claim to be saved because they “believe in one God” yet in their hearts they have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.  We encounter them everyday and know them by their fruits.  With their mouths they worship “one God” but their hearts are far from Him because they are not following the Lord Jesus Christ…Jesus is not their Lord.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does 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?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.”  Matthew 7:20-23

Since you have believed on Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, have you followed Him? Before answering too quickly, we must first determine whether we have denied our self efforts to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.  Until we deny our self, it is impossible to follow Him.

He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Jesus Christ. Whom have you followed to the throne of God, precepts of man or the Word of God?

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren