The Coming Storm

The Bible says if you will separate yourself from Sin, the Devil cannot touch you.  Sin is his territory.  As soon as you sin he has access to you.  If bad things are going on, if trouble has come to a nation or a person, it is because of sin.  There is a reason it happens, but it is not all God.  If good is happening, it is because a person or a nation is keeping themselves from sin. There are always reasons, but they are not always good and they are not all God’s reasons.  The way of the world is sin.  The way of the Lord is holy.  There is no place in existence where what is sin and what is holy dwell together.  Sin is what we do away from God as holy is how we are with God.

Sin separates us from God the same way the Word separates us from sin. The more junk food you feed your soul, the more you defile yourself.  Watching stuff you should not watch, hearing things you should not hear, thinking on and talking about things you should not be.  None of these things add to you they take from you, they defile you.  Defilement dulls you.  God wants you for Himself, and He will not tolerate rivals.  We give ourselves over to too many things and we do it far too easily.  We have allowed our lives to become too complicated.  It is entirely our fault.  Not that we were born this way, but if we decide to stay this way.  God has given us help but He will not make us take the help He has offered.  We must choose.

A part of that help can be called the rules of the road for spirits who live together.  For men are spirits just like the Spirit in whose image we were made.  God is Spirit, and the Bible says so. These rules in our world are called morality.  I will explain what it is by paraphrasing what I’ve learned from a wiser man than myself, C.S. Lewis.  That great teacher of basic Christianity.  Do not be surprised to see Christian preachers and teachers borrow from each other, we all do. Every member of His Body has things which are unique to the body part that it is, as well as things that are common to the whole body.  All of it has been given by Christ, it belongs to Him. No one can claim any peculiar genius or some great talent.  Christ is the source of all goodness in men, including the goodness of morality.  Which is more than just our tendency toward goodness and rightness.  Morality is the sense of ought – what you should do.

Morality then is the knowing in our inner man what the outer man should do regardless of how he feels about it.  It cannot be seen from the outside it is something inside of you.  Remember that our spirit is the seat of our conscience, which is where we inherently know what is right from what is wrong.  God put it there, He made it that way.  All men have it whether they deny it by overriding it, or acknowledge it by yielding to it.  You can choose to live in spiritual darkness or spiritual light.  For our own conscience and morality that comes from it, are something we must yield to.  It is our own moral choices that separate those that love truth from the ones who do not.  God set it up as part of His filtering process.  In the spiritual realm this separation is called holiness.  Holiness is not popular, but it is simple.  Holiness is a decision.  It separates us from the world.  You must decide to separate yourself.  You will need it for what’s coming.

If you are filled with soap operas or football, concern for your investments or frustration with your love life – that is exactly what will come out of you when it all hits the fan. It is a Spiritual Law: what is in you comes out of you.  In good times and bad.  Out of what is stored up in your heart, your mouth will speak.  This is how we are to separate ourselves – in what we Say and what we Do.  The way we live our lives.  Those that will not separate themselves to Him here in this world, will finally be separated from Him there in the next.  Forever.  But you and I can be among those that go with Him.  Meditate on the Word, practice the presence of God, keep your faith strong, stay in the Spirit.  When everyone else is freaking out, you will be in perfect Peace.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

To hear on YouTube – https://youtu.be/JdOGPsf5dZA

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