Have you ever heard of the song, called “My Way”? It was a very popular song, when I was growing up, in the sixties, seventies, etc. I think Paul Anka wrote it. But old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made it very popular. And I think even Elvis Presley sang it.
So, people would be singing it, but the words are very deceptive, in guiding us, because we can get mislead and try and do things our way, and that way, is a road to hell. I wonder if they know this? Even Paul Anka, who is still alive. It would be nice, if what I wrote, now, would bring him closer to God to see the difference. To know not to do things his way, but the way of Christ.
Well, the reason, I am writing about it, is because as me and my husband were chatting about doing things our way, and seeing the difference, I told him the things, I learned doing things “my way” is the road to hell.
See, I always have to use my life, as the parallel, between what Christ has taught us, and what I have done. And I grew up trying to do things my way. I did have a rebellious spirit, and nature. I did, get stubborn, and I did not grasp who I could be in Christ. At an early age. Even though, I was taught about Christ at an early age. I still tried to do things my way.
I have had poor judgment in things, and when I look back, it grieves me. But why? Because I tried to do things my way. The results, were in many ways, not fruitful. Not good, not fulfilling, in the spirit, to what I could have been. And we do reap what we sow. See, when you get older, you only have your life to look at, and if you see, and realize what you have done, you can make it right, if you make Christ, Lord and savior, and do things His way.
When any of us, leave Christ out of the equation, because He is the way, the truth, and life, we miss it. I know, because without Jesus, we are truly living life our way.
Thats nothing to be proud of. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what successes, you think you have, that actually may lead to more pride, thinking, you are this, that, and the other, you are not fulfilled. Unless, you make Christ Lord and savior. And do things His way.
Look at this King James scripture real close, and again, I put emphasis, on the King James scriptures, because the others have been tampered with, corrupted, and are misleading. So don’t look at those verses. Look at what Christ, has made holy, and use word, that is Holy, as “His Way.”
But this scripture reminds us, Christ reminds us:
JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME. JOHN 14:6. HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE.
Even many, who teach Christ as Lord, and savior, and I pray, this is never me, but, you can form a sense of “religion” (rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, that are made by men, and groups) and you can depart from the true spirit, of who you are meant to be in Christ, and fail. By religion. Develop your relationship.
But, you will fail. By doing things your way. Even in the name of the Lord. Because you are doing things your way, by the spirit, and not by Christ, as His spirit, as the guide.
We have to look deeper at our souls, and the fruit, and we have to identify, with the help of God, to see; Are we doing things our way, or as Christ as the way, the truth, and life? I get those checks often in my spirit, and in fact, last night, I had a strange dream of sin.
And when I woke up, I bound it, immediately, I repented, and I cried out to God, and prayed, that sin, is not in my heart. And if it is there, I ask God to remove it. See, sin, is a departure of who God is, and His ways, and whatever it is, you may choose to do your way, is not His way, and His truth, and His life. That you could have. I never want to be away from God, I remember when I was in sin, and those were the darkest, most depressing days of my life.
You don’t want sin, in your life. Sin, will mislead you. Sin, will corrupt your soul. Sin, will destroy, the life, you could have with God, if you choose sin, and choose to do things your way, over doing things His way. Hell on earth is possible, I know. It will affect your thinking to think you are right, and Gods ways are wrong. I have seen some folks, think like this, and no wonder the Bible calls them fools.
The bottom line, is and this should give you the “fear of God” which is very healthy, is that we all will stand before God. Let me repeat that” WE ALL WILL STAND BEFORE GOD. And if you think you get away with things, now, you won’t get away with it, when you stand before God. When you die. The books will be opened, and everything you allowed, you did, thought of, will be revealed. That scares me. Because of Gods judgment. His ways. Which are of excellence.
And I guess, I have grown enough, though, now, to see the difference. Which I did not, but I realize, if I had not brought it all to the obedience of Christ, if I had continued to live life my way, I might not even be alive right now. I had some very destructive tendencies, even in my health, that I thank God, these things were not meant to destroy me, because I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior. And I was delivered from my way. By accepting His way. No weapon formed against me, prospered. Read Isaiah 54:17 King James.
See life, is a journey, and you can grow, you can be the best you can be in God, by His ways. But if you depart from those ways, you become your own enemy. You can get so full of yourself, and puffed up, because the deception is there folks. Don’t fool yourself. There is a devil, and his main goal, is to steal your soul. Take your crown. He wants to corrupt you, he wants you to miss Gods ways, and do things the way of him, which will lead you right to hell. You have to see it. If you don’t you will only have yourself to blame.
This is why, submitting to God is so important. Bringing it to the obedience of Christ. Because if you submit to God, you are telling God, I want your way, not my way. When you see you need to bring it all to the obedience of Christ, you are telling Him, Lord, I love you so much, that I don’t want anything or to do anything, that displeases you. Here are some King James scriptures that will enlighten your thoughts on this, about doing things His way.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS , YE DOUBLE MINDED. JAMES 4:7-8. KING JAMES.
See how important submitting to God is? When you do so, it is easier, to resist the devil so he can flee from you. Getting close to God, makes Him closer to you, so you can be cleansed, and get rid of that double minded thinking. You get rid of the devil.
Also please read I Peter 5:5, which talks about submitting to one another, but see the end of this in this verse…..BE CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY: FOR GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD AND GIVETH GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. If we are humble, we know God will give us grace. But He resists the PROUD. Don’t be proud. If you see that in you, repent and run to the throne of God, and ask Him for help.
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. HOLY KING JAMES.
In that verse, above, do we see that doing things our way, exalts itself against the knowledge of God? Thats dangerous, and disobedience. That is doing things our way, that leads to hell.
I Peter 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER, THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT, UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST: GRACE UNTO YOU, AND PEACE, BE MULTIPLIED.
Obedience, and the sprinkling of the blood, sanctifies us, and then there is grace, and peace given to us. Its actually multiplied. And it is. Because there is no peace to the wicked. Look that verse up. On your own. In a King James bible.
And that my friend is a beautiful thing. Knowing what Christ did for us. And to want to be obedient to Him. In His sight, I am sure. But you have to repent, you have to make sure, you are trying to do things His way, not yours. This is where the discernment will come in by the Holy Spirit. Bringing everything to the obedience of Christ. It will teach you, how to do things His way. It will prompt you, remind you, give you wisdom, and guidance, so that you can understand, that in order to please Him, and fulfill your own life, it must be by doing things His way.
Get rid of that stinking thinking! Believe me we all can get it, and when its there, its pride. You don’t want that. Pride can be the downfall of many. But we have to be mindful of who Christ is.
The other day, I got into a strange conversation with someone, who was trying to say, I was rejecting word, when all I was saying is look to Jesus. The word wasn’t even there, it was implying about word....Look at Him. See word, if its not King James word, can be misinterpreted in the spirit, but if we always look at who Jesus is, there is no deception. And this may be too deep to comprehend by some, but God knows our hearts. He knows what we are capable of. So if we are just obedient to Him, in small ways, including by using only King James words, we can grasp the rest of it.
I feel very humbled this morning, as I write. I feel though, very thoughtful, to want to please God, to want to do things His way. See, doing things His way, always produces fruit. Good fruit. And even as I write, I realize, I want to please God. I don’t want sin, that is produced by doing things my way. I want the way of Christ. Because He is the way, the truth, and life. And no one can come to God, but through Christ.
So, as I close, let me offer the solution. Repent to God, for your sins. Make Christ your Lord and savior. Remind yourself what Christ did on the cross for you. Get a King James bible, read it daily. Confess to others, Christ is your Lord and savior. Live for Christ, since He died for you. Because He made the way, for you, in truth, for your life, you can be promised eternal salvation. Don’t forget to repent even daily. See we blow it. I know. But keep trying. Through Christ as the way.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez