Think again! Be warned, this is not going to be a feel good message, that tickles your ears, or sugar coats truth. To just let you go on your way. Nope this message, my post today, my thoughts, that I submit to God, will not do this, but I pray, that will open your eyes to truth, for a real spiritual revival and understanding.
Because none of us are entitled to feel the way we do. How dare any of us, think we are entitled. Because it then gives you permission, to do what is wrong. But many do. And many do, not having the fear of God. Or a sense of guidance from God, and so everything they think or do, without God, turns into pride, and they think they are entitled.
Entitled, to be angry, entitled to hate. Entitled, to do what they want, when they want it. To just take it. Entitled, to disobey Gods truth, and choose what they want. Entitled to hurt others, with no parameters. And even entitled to deny God! The worst….
And this is just scratching the service.
Because even though God gives us the choice in emotions, or thoughts, to choose from. The truth is we do not know without Gods instruction, how to see that we are not entitled. Lets use a couple of examples forgiving, and fear, to make the point.
You see, we are called to forgive. We are called to walk in love. We are called, to first and foremost, love the Lord with all our hearts, and souls, and minds, and obey. That love should be there.
But it is not there, when you don’t forgive. When you choose, to be angry, because someone hurt you. So you feel “entitled” to keep those bitter ugly feelings, because you were hurt. Well hello….we all are hurt, at some point or another.
But it is what you do with that emotion, that feeling, that can come straight from hell, by either obeying God, or disobeying Him. If you do love God, with that commandment, you give Him the hurt, because lets be honest, He was hurt the most, by going to the cross for all of our sins. But you give Him this love, this pain, this sorrow, whatever it is, and you forgive, because this is what He did, for you, and for me.
Entitlement, owning what you feel, can sadly, be misrepresented, to deceive you. How can any of us, truly understand, the spiritual implications though, unless we know Gods ways? And He tells us, our ways, are not His ways. But we are also told in scripture, we can have the mind of Christ. Look it up, as well in a King James bible.
But we have to reject this sense of entitlement and to totally bring it to the obedience of the cross.
CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST; II CORINTHIANS 10:5.
Obedience is the only true sense of entitlement, to trust God, to change us. But, if we go on, with humanistic, thoughts, with no foundation in Christ, we are being deceived. Because entitlement, can cause you or me, to walk in pride. Pride that thinks its your accomplishment, or your right, so it puffs up your head so big, you forget to be humble. You forget to extend mercy to someone else, to forgive. To even be kind…
And lets just be honest. God hates pride. He will not bless pride. So you think your entitled to be prideful? Think again…
Now lets talk about fear, for a sense, because many times, we have fear. And something has also caused us to be timid, or to be afraid. And I don’t dispute that we can feel that. Sometimes it is our gut instinct. But what I am saying, is God in His word, for an example, has told us in II Timothy 1:7. He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. I am paraphrasing this, but look it up from a King James….
There is that thought of a sound mind, again, and that comes from Christ. But you may think you are entitled to go around every day, afraid, of every little thing, and mess your head up daily, and speak fearful things, because you don’t know God, can take care of it. So you torture yourself, in your sense of entitlement, and you torture others with this fear….
God have mercy, that you see this. How can you have faith, unless you give God that fear, so you can have faith?
We have to learn, how to harness, anything we feel, and see, very carefully where we go wrong.
BUT GOD LED THE PEOPLE ABOUT, THROUGH THE WAY OF THE WILDERNESS OF THE RED SEA: AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT UP HARNESSED OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT. Exodus 13:18.
We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. We all make mistakes. But if we continually make mistakes over, and over again, we do not learn. Not only will we come short, but we will totally miss the plan, God has for us.
What I am trying, by the grace of God for you to see, and for myself as well. We really are not entitled to anything, without Gods mercy. Without His permission. Without His approval. Without the life, He gives us. He is so gracious. He gives us a choice. It has always been a choice, since the beginning of time, even with Adam and Eve. But we reap what we sow. These are principles He has established. Laws of Gods Kingdom. So we have to see it now. And then sometimes, we run out of time. There are no more chances. There are no more extensions of this grace and mercy.
THEREFORE TURN THOU TO THY GOD: KEEP MERCY AND JUDGMENT, AND WAIT ON THY GOD CONTINUALLY. HOSEA 12:6.
I am trying with all my might, to just find my way myself. But I know, that Christ is that way. He is the truth, and life. JOHN 14:6.
I can look back, and I can see, how I have made my own mistakes. Even sins….By assuming, and thinking I am entitled to feel what I feel, and do what I wanted to do, and it led straight right to hell on earth.
Folks, even in the Bibles we choose. We are not entitled to disobey God in this. Not when the King James has been established, to be holy and anointed, how dare any of us, use something that would be corrupted, or changed. When the warnings have been there, do not change, add, or delete His Holy word. If Revelation 22:18-19 does not warn us enough, that salvation could be lost, or our names removed from the book of life, what is it going to take to lose that sense of entitlement that your salvation is secure? Nothing is worth losing our souls over. For hell is eternal.
And lets talk about entitlement concerning your soul. Do you think it is secure? So you sin, and do not repent? Think again. Don’t play with your salvation, because you accepted Christ, as Lord and savior, but returned to sin. You are not entitled! God is not mocked, and that fear of God should kick in, because you are in eternal danger.
And to be blunt, you will be entitled for God to judge you and send you straight to hell, if you do not take Him at His Holy word! Thats just the way it is. He is God!
But heaven be yours by what He did, in making Him your Lord and savior, and that is an entitlement, He has promised. But that is only gained by Christ.
And I think though, that if we become aware of this and lose that sense of entitlement, we have, that is not His ways, even in what we feel, and take it to the obedience of Christ, and take it to search for God, we can find our way, His way. For Christ is that way.
I told you this was not going to be a feel good message. But it can help you, I know it. But you or me, we are not entitled, to anything. Without God, we are lost. And how dare any of us, think we are owed anything, but to love one another. And love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds.
What a waste, if we think we are entitled. And worse yet, to the one who demands to be served, because you feel entitled. Open your eyes, your heart, your soul. Quit stealing, what does not belong to you. Even in words. The only one truly entitled is Christ. For He without sin, took our sins.
I hope this helps. Entitlement…..
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Matthew 18:23-35 KJV)
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez