Don’t undermine someones pain or sorrow. I tell myself this as well, because I have learned to put on my own armor, when I see, or sense pain or sorrow in myself, and others.
I have to keep my armor on. Or I would fall apart. I would not be effective for the Kingdom of God. I cannot walk in my way, but the way of Christ. So no song of self-righteousness, will make me stronger. But the righteousness of Christ. Not my self-righteousness.
So when I see people with no compassion. No understanding, no comprehension of someones pain. Including their own. I wonder why they react the way they do.
No one, understands our own pain, more then Christ, since He suffered for our sins. For He was compassionate, He was love, He was truth, He was a Physician, He was so much more, that we have to use as an example.
But we have to go to Christ. I know I do….and I do.
When I sense silence, or no offering of compassion, to those that are hurting. Or if I see someone being mean spirited, I wonder why is there no sense of compassion?
You see, we never know, why people are the way they are. What contributed to their coldness, or their passiveness, or even their own mean spirit. So many times, you see people who are rude, or mean, but they don’t know how to give it to Christ. In fact, many that are that way, deny God. So when people deny the only true source for healing, they use others as a scapegoat for their pain.
They get self-centered, selfish, and prideful. And you have to look real close, or you will not have compassion for that miserable soul.
I don’t often share my own pain, or sorrow, because I have learned to give it to God. I have found people don’t always know how to react to others pain. Or how to console.
Yet, there are things that it just does not seem as if they will heal in my own life, until I stand before God. So I sometimes hide my pain, or saddness.
And all I know, is that, I cannot lose my sense of who God is, amidst the pain I sometimes feel, and let that control me. I cannot.
But it does make me look at people through eyes, that have hurt, to give someone compassion. Sweet kind, and beautiful compassion.
Compassion, that is love. That Christ told us to give to one another. Even our enemies. How wise our Lord is. How everything connects, when we use love. How it solves problems, heals wounds, and brings peace. It is a commandment.
So as I write about this, please think about how you deal with people. Maybe you have reason to be angry with someone. Maybe someone has hurt you deeply. Maybe, though, if you tried to understand, what molded them to be that way, you can release your own forgiveness, with compassion, to not react with an eye for an eye to them. Maybe you can stop someone from doing mean, or evil, because you are compassionate.
God only knows why people are the way they are. But I have learned, on my own. I don’t have to embrace that kind of spirit, to grow. To grow in Christ means, I have love, for others, and myself, to not get caught up in things.
I just pray, for those who are grieving, angry, or hurt. Maybe you will have this pain, or sorrow, that I understand, that does not seem to go away. But I pray, you are always comforted with love.
I never want to undermine your pain. But don’t undermine my pain either.
And why I search for God so much. Unless you have walked in my shoes, or I in yours, all we can do is comfort each other. But to be mean, and to devalue your pain, or mine, is not productive. What produces fruit in our lives. Is love….with compassion.
WHO CAN HAVE COMPASSION ON THE IGNORANT, AND ON THEM THAT ARE OUT OF THE WAY, FOR THAT HE HIMSELF ALSO IS COMPASSED WITH INFIRMITY. HEBREWS 5:2 KING JAMES.
FINALLY BE YE ALL OF ONE MIND, HAVING COMPASSION ONE OF ANOTHER, LOVE AS BRETHREN, BE PITIFUL BE COURTEOUS.
MARK 1:41. KJV.
AND OF SOME HAVE COMPASSION, MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
JUDE 1:22. KJV.
Just my thoughts,
Loving God, with all our hearts, soul, and mind, is a commandment. But if you love your sin more then loving God, you are not free.
Oh you may fool yourself, and think you are saved. But God wants all of our obedience. Not lip service, or fake worship, etc.
See, I know, because I used to walk the fence, when it came to God and my sins. My excuse was I was young, and I wanted to have fun. Well I reaped that. I reaped the heartache, of not giving my all to Christ.
Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them: he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. Jeremiah 14:10 King James.
That actually scares me, and enough to obey. Because we do reap what we sow into our lives.
But I do now, I choose to obey and I am careful not to compromise my walk with the Lord. Its not worth it!
When I think of what Christ did for me, and for me to repeat my sins…..
Well for cleansing, and a guarantee of my salvation it hurts my heart to know my sins put Him on that cross. I repented, and still repent to be honest, daily, because every day, we are challenged by the enemy. Its his job to deceive any of us. To steal our crowns.
And he does. But if you know truth, Gods holy word, the King James bible, you have armor, that has no kinks in it, no loopholes, it protects you. No soft spots. To penetrate you. No temptation too great, God removes that. But you have your part.
You can quench the fiery darts of the enemy.
But getting into that King James bible, and disciplining yourself to do it, is what brings the wisdom, knowledge, insight, and yes fear of God. Prayer, oh how sweet it is to run to the throne of God.
Because when a Christian says they love God, but continue in sin, they have no fear of God, and they love the sin more. The consequences of that is death. Its spiritual death. And even physical. Because you become cold. No moral compass. And worse then that, denial into the Kingdom of God, when you die. Who wants that for their destiny? No thank you.
Its pathetic, for any of us. But mercy and grace, what a blessing that is, but you cannot abuse it. You cannot. Time, it runs out. Oh if I could go back, I would. But I cannot. I can only do what I can at the place that I am, to warn others, and for myself to be ever so careful.
I don’t want to love my sins. I don’t want to offend my God. I don’t want to take advantage of grace. Grace is not an excuse to sin. I do not want to give place to the enemy by my own stupid choices, of sin. No wonder we reap the consequences. It is purposed disobedience.
Oh I am not perfect. I know it. But I will hold onto the sword of truth with all my might. I will run to the throne of grace, and I will try and obey. Trying….is better then not even acknowledging this.
The body of Christ, has been taught some nonsense, because I never hear any teachings on the fear of God. But if a pastor, will not remind the body, as a shepherd, the sheep will not know. Because they don’t search themselves. It is the blind leading the blind.
Search for God, and it requires leaving that sin, and searching for this love that only God gives. Nothing else is worth it.
My thought for today, I pray, just to be near Jesus.
After a spiritual battle with another so called Christian today, who thinks Halloween is o.k. I just want to get the battle behind me, for Christ has me covered by the blood of Jesus. I will not give place to the enemy in this holiday. And I have my armor on. To claim the promises. Of God.
Blessings, and love,
There are spiritual dangers, when people, and yes Christians, do not see sin, and call it for what it is, and for whatever reasons, whether it is being politically correct, or rebellion, or even a lack of knowledge, they are setting themselves up for a fall. A big fall!
And they defend sin, and call it “judging”, and they do not see the warnings from God, and yes other Christians, who stand up for truth.
The reason, I say, “so called” Christians, is because lately, I see a strong trend, of those who say and claim they are Christians, and they believe in God, but they are disobedient to God, and His Holy word, and they are actually rebellious, and defend the lies from the devil.
To me these type of people, have become pawns for the devil. And people do not even see it. They do not see the deception, or the disobedience, to God, and they are actually striving against the truth. They are striving, and fighting against other Christians.
I see it more then ever, and I see, the deception. I guess it is a strong sign of the end of times. I see how many, are twisting and taking the gospel, and ignoring it. Or the watered versions, of gospel, they are using, is so taken out of context, that they have no true foundation, to stand on.
I see it from the top! Prominent “so called” Christian leaders, who may have a sense of sin. And they curse, with scripture, but its not what God really says. According to King James scripture.
Or those again, who defend sin, and attack those who stand on the true word of God. Its a mess out there! And God, must shake His head, at those who could be doing good for the Kingdom of God, but they have no true moral compass, or a sense of what pleases God, and what does not! And because of that, they are in spiritual danger.
I have been in more battles, with “so called” Christians lately, that my concern has really taken a shift, to see this and call it for what it is! Because more “so called” Christians, are being called from the devil! To defy holy word, to attack other brothers and sisters in Christ, and they are lining up, with their rhetoric, that is part truth, and part lie. They are pawns of satan. And maybe calling them this, they will see the deception and repent! And maybe throw away their pride, and apologize, so God truly can bless them. Yes I hope the person, who did this to me reads this.
For they are being used by the enemy. Twisting scriptures. Yesterday, I got such a response as this. As a “friend” on FB, attacked my post, where a church, was compromising biblical truths, and principles, and taking the stance, that in this changing society, we as Christians, need to change our stance, to be more friendly, and more politically correct. And I called that garbage! And I called it for what it is, we are to “come out from among them.”
We are not to stop and change, our stance! Sin is sin. Yes, we are called to love the sinner, but we are called to hate the sin. And with that we are to warn others, and that is what I did. I was not judging anyone in particular, but I was judging the “sin” of this pastor, and the church, he represents.
But instead, what I got from this “so called” friend, and Christian, that we are to love one another, and to not throw stones! And judging, would come down on any one who does that! Excuse me, I am loyal to what God says! We are called to judge righteously. See John 7:24 from a King James.
And thats the whole problem, with many “so called” Christians, that they do not see what God says, and they are in disobedience. And if you throw a stone at me, I will not just take it! Don’t be surprised, if I throw it back.
Because I do actually hate sin. I may love the sinner, but I hate sin, and I see how it steals from any one of us.
If any one challenges me, they better have King James scriptures, to back it up. Because you cannot take part scripture, no matter how true it is, and make it try to look like I am the bad judgmental Christian, because you cannot see the deception and yes, the lies of sin. And that is what the devil wants to do. I will show you what God says! I will use my true sword of truth!
And I warn others to use a King James bible, and many do not see it as well, and they think you are judging them. But yet, I am telling them what God says, do not change, add or delete word. And I am warning them they have rubber swords, but if a person, wants to disobey God, I can only try so much.
I am glad, I know scripture, I am glad I know truth, because I know what pleases God, and I will be loyal to that!
I am actually irked this morning, as I write this, because I see so many “so called” Christians, and if they know truth, they do not stand for it. They are silent. And if they know part truth, they take that part, and distort it, and actually come against the agenda of God. What is God going to tell you when you stand in front of God?
God says, KNOW YE NOT THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? BE NOT DECEIVED; NEITHER FORNICATIORS, NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND. I CORINTHIANS 6:9.
And as an added thought, concerning the conversation I had with this person who was defending sin, homosexual sin. This is what God also says concerning it, in the church.
THERE SHALL BE NO WHORE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL, NOR A SODOMITE OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL. THOU SHALT NOT BRING THE HIRE OF A WHORE, OR THE PRICE OF A DOG, INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD THY GOD FOR ANY VOW: FOR EVEN BOTH THESE ARE ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD THY GOD. Deuteronomy 23:17-18.
And for the sake of clarification, homosexual, is not in the King James bible, and the word sodomite is the same as a homosexual. The word homosexual is a modern word.
Look I don’t understand the nature of this sin. Why some think they are born that way. But it is a curse. And it is a sin, and you have to get to the root of sin, and repent, and give it to Christ to cleanse someone. But enabling sin, and defending it, is wrong.
And I don’t hate people, but I do hate the sin. I see, and hear so many reports, of people, victimized, by sin. Innocent children. Babies abused. By even the nature of this. For it repeats itself. Over, and over again. And if I could show people to beware of sin, and not accept it. Not enable others as well, by defending it, maybe, someone could be free. But to promote it, to allow it, and to accept it, when God says be free, be clean, and come out of that. And of all places by a pastor, and the church he represents. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Well, there is a chance for change. And this is where I got challenged. Because we all have the choice. We all have to obey, or disobey. And I will obey God. And call it sin!
WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD, AND TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING: AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, AND WILL BE A FATHER UNTO YOU, AND YE SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS , SAITH THE LORD ALMIGHTY. II Corinthians 6:17-18,
Don’t they see, they will not be blessed? Don’t they see, that you have to trust God, and obey Him? Don’t they see, the spiritual dangers of this? God says, submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee. But no, they start fighting with other Christians, and calling it judging, when all I really was doing is warning my brothers and sisters in Christ. And yes other Christians who are in the true word, see this. And they face this same dilemma.
Yes warning them. Not judging them. I have had enough sin in my own life, to scream and tell my brothers and sisters, watch out for the deception. Stay away from the fire! You will get burned! Watch out for the lies from the enemy. I have had these kind of battles, because I cannot fathom, why Christians, who know the truth, cannot see the deception in defending these lies. I tell many of them REPENT!
I have had my methods challenged, I have been told, they did not like my style! Well too bad, because I will be obedient to God, and you don’t like it, thats your problem, my loyalties are to God first.
Because you are not seeing the whole picture. You are being deceived. When any one comes against the word of God, and will deny it and defy it, yes they are in spiritual danger. This is disobedience.
More then they know. For God is not mocked. And the fear of God, that I talk about should be evident in all of us. And more specifically that is in my King James bible says ‘FEAR GOD”!
God has that power to throw many into hell. Salvation is not secure, when you disobey God! And yes folks this is scriptural. Read Revelation 22:18-19 from a King where it talks about changing Gods Holy word, one can be denied access to the Holy city.
And Read Ezekiel 3 and Ezekiel 33, where we are called to warn one another! Because a righteous person, will die, if they disobey! Remember Christ is the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6. But if one is in sin, and does not repent, they lose their gift of salvation. They lose their way to the Kingdom of God. No ifs, buts or maybes. Sin will separate you from God.
So yes, I do love, but my love has to be God first. It cannot be compromised, and it cannot give place to the enemy.
But no, many of these people will not admit this, due to their pride. They will not repent, let alone apologize to someone who knows truth, and they want to make a person an outcast. They will not admit the error of their ways, so they can grow. So they can be cleansed truly, and their garments white. They want God, but they do not want to trust Him, and obey Him.
Well I will trust and obey! And I pray to be a true voice for Christ, because I know now the difference!
SHE OBEYED NOT THE VOICE: SHE RECEIVED NOT CORRECTION; SHE TRUSTED NOT IN THE LORD; SHE DREW NOT NEAR TO HER GOD. Zephaniah 3:2.
No wonder Christ told us, they would throw us out of the churches. No wonder, He said we would be hated. No wonder….
Well, to each their own. You can tell people, truth. But if they do not receive it. I shake the dust off.
Recently, I wrote I am not as gracious as I used to be. And only when Christ prompts me to be courteous I will. But I will not let someone, take the love I have for God in obedience, and stomp on the truth that saved me. The sacrifice of Christ was too great. I will speak up!
And first I will say, why are you becoming a pawn for the devil? In fighting me. Because you are fighting God. And HE never loses a fight…..
Please Note: I just said a prayer, frustrated, and God gave me this scripture as I asked for encouragement. So I am adding it here…Don’t think He will not take His wrath. He will.