I want to write this from a place of love. You might look at my reasoning, and say, well you are being judgmental Elena. And maybe I am being a bit judgmental. But my King James bible says, we are to have righteous judgement.
JUDGE NOT ACCORDING TO THE APPEARANCE, BUT JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT. JOHN 7:24 King James.
And, I also make note, that, I am also a seasoned Christian. I have walked with Christ for many years. I have made mistakes in my walk with my Lord, and I know, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God. So, I want to be careful. Not only because I am trying to set an example. But because I know God is watching me. So, in fear of God, I write this. Because fearing God helps us make the right decisions, and helps keep us in line.
But I write this, seeing how many of us make mistakes. And many are abusing their salvation. They themselves are being a terrible example. And folks look at them, and they think. If that is a Christian, I don’t want any part of that. And who can blame them?
I believe we will be judged by the way we carried ourselves. I believe this, because their is a mandate for us to go out into the world, and to share the gospel Our lives, are supposed to be a testimony, that gives glory to God. Our lives are supposed to be a reflection of who Christ is, and we are to do as Christ did. In signs and wonders…
We are not to be ashamed of who we are in Christ. But I see many Christians, who are silent. Who do not proclaim truth. Who are actually, ashamed, to call themselves a Christian.
We are to walk in love. But many do not. They do not see that love.
Look, like I mentioned, I have been a Christian for many years now. And do you know who has hurt me the most? Other brothers and sisters in Christ. People, that I trusted. People that I admired. People, that were high profile ministers, and they snubbed me, if I communicated with them. I have been hurt in the body of Christ. No doubt about it.
Love has been missing.
This morning, I was looking on social media. A nice Christian lady, shared a post from another ministry. But it bothered me, that she could not see the hypocrisy and shared that. It was concerning buying their videos, books, etc. Because today is Cyber Monday.
The day, where many “businesses” make their money on line.
It shocked me, and it actually ticked me off a bit. See, Christianity gets a bad name to begin with. Folks look at us, for lots of reasons, and just get turned off. And can they be blamed? I don’t know. It bothered me. I had to pray a little more today.
There is a lost world out there. There are so many who need Christ. Who need salvation. But no this ministry, which in fact years ago, I admired, because this man, was funny. He had a way of making others laugh, but he lost something. One thing I see, is that, the Bible he uses is corrupted. It is not a King James….But I have seen him, and others, make it about the prosperity message, and thats wrong.
Heres what I wrote:
Shame on you. Christ is the reason for the season. Is it any wonder Christianity gets a bad name? Plz stop!
“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. 1 Peter 5:2 KJV
Today, it bothers me. Its the beginning of the Christmas season. Its going to be a humble Christmas for us, for many reasons, but I just want to reflect on my Lord Jesus. Why He came. What Christmas really means, the holiness, of the event, that Christ came to save us. That love, should be evident. I am really watching myself, for that matter.
Usually, I try and have a good attitude. But, I cannot help but be disappointed. Not that I am holier then thou, but because I long to see God glorified. I do try, even here with my writings. But I don’t see any progress here either. But I leave that to God. I won’t peddle the word of God, or my writings. Thats the wrong reason for ministry.
People are silent, people hide their lights, people do not share their testimonies. People do not praise God, openly, and in public. Why?
How real is your salvation, if you are ashamed of Christ? I wonder.
Anyway, I think the body of Christ is in trouble right now. I don’t think we are strong. I don’t think we are united. It is sad, when you cannot even trust a Christian brother or sister, but this is the way it is, right now. Though there are a few I admire, I am shy. I am standing away from others, because I have been hurt by some. I don’t intend to do that, but its true, I am disappointed in some, and have seen. I never realized how important trust is, but when its gone, its gone. I valued it, but others did not. So, oh well….
If you were looking to be inspired, by my writings today, you may walk away, a little bummed. Well, just think about what God sees, when He looks at us, and His truth has been corrupted, its been made about money, when He sees, how people look at us. And they don’t see Christs love…
A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER; AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN, KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. JOHN 13:34-35. KING JAMES.
He has to shake His head, but I think there are repercussions to all of this. We are weak, we are not strong, and we are not leading the lost to His throne.
What can you do to make a difference?
We all have to ask ourselves that. I do, with great repentance…