Are We His or Not?
We have gotten so used to how we do things day in and day out that we rarely stop to think about what we are actually doing. Gossip- casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. Before you hit the Share button on your Facebook, you had better make sure that first, you are posting something that is actually truth. Did you bother to even look up that article to see if it was truth or not? It really takes 5 minutes to find out if something is not true. We are smart people able to discern lies and fiction-right? Any rumor that goes around Facebook will have many pages about the validity concerning that article on the internet. And before you send that post out to even more people, you had better stop and ask yourself -Does this post honor God? Don't let your Facebook page rule you, and lead you into sinning against God. I don't think I need to give examples to what is out there on the news feed. We only make ourselves look ridiculous when we post all of these End Times articles that are hoaxes because we want to shape reality from fears that we ingest. Is God our God that we would live in fear of anything? Months ago, I asked God how I die. Yeah, I did that. God tells me how others around me will die and has for decades when I need to know that information. I asked God because He is sending me into some very dangerous territories around the world. Three days later, He gave me a vision of how I die. Since God does not lie, then I am here to tell you, STOP! God has called you to live out your call and mandate from Him, which first requires you to reach your destiny on Earth. Focusing on things of fear is not living in that mandate. We are missing what God wants each one of us to do on this Earth, when we are preoccupied with how and when we leave. Years ago, God told me that He was going to give me an Eschatology book to write. It surprised me because I am not as studied in this area as so many other people. God told me that He wanted to combined the end time beliefs of two famous Christian Leaders, both who have completely opposing views. God told me that both have it right, and both have it wrong; but together it will be correct. I have not disclosed who these two people are because it is not time for me to write this book, and it is not about these two in reality. This is solely about God wanting His Body to KNOW THE TRUTH! I will say it again, YOU ARE ONLY AS FREE AS YOU ALLOW GOD TO MAKE YOU! Now, here are some verses. Not all of the ones I could have given, but enough to get the point. Now, think about ALL of the posts out there. Are we Honoring God with any of the junk out there? Until we start to see ourselves as REALLY God's Children, we will never see ourselves as better than the junk we spread around to others. WE are better than this! AND God has so much more for us than sitting in the muck with other people. Muck- dirt, rubbish, or waste matter. Remove (manure and other dirt) from a horse's stable or other animal's dwelling. Matthew 12:36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Proverbs 16:28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 11:13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Exodus 23:1 “You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. James 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. Psalm 101:5 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure. 1 Timothy 5:13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.