I like to get to the root of things. I may see the symptom of this, or that, or the other, but I always wonder, what caused this? So I try to search and see what is the root of that matter.
Sometimes, I do that with communicating as well, I go straight to the source, and usually that leads me straight to what God says, not what man says.
So I ask you, as a Christian, are you caught up in an agenda, that may cause you to sin? I am asking you to look at the root of why you support an agenda.
I seem to see that a lot lately. In political matters as well, and well I will save that conversation for another time perhaps.
But, I do notice that people, tend to get passionate about something, and everything may point in one direction, but is that where it started?
See, the enemy is very deceitful. And he may bring an “agenda” to your attention, and you may see something, that you think is right, and you may begin to become involved in it.
But as a Christian, you are commanded to obey God, so you need to pray for discernment. And you are to be very careful, because the enemy, will use people, even people, you respected or honored, to deceive you. Because they were deceived as well. Or even people in the body of Christ.
I learned a long time ago, to avoid this. Follow Christ. Not people. They can become a form of idolatry, that the enemy will use, to deceive you. I don’t follow people. I don’t support anyone, and I am careful, even if I like some in the body of Christ.
Because all honor, glory, and praise should go to God, not people!
Recently, I saw a prominent pastor, be very passionate about a matter, and he seemed to speak some truth about the matter, but what really got my “red flag” up, was that he became disloyal to someone, he had supported. He suddenly became very outspoken, yet, he seemed to discount, other indicators, of why, it was happening. Even in legal matters.
It all of a sudden, became about us. And he used the body of Christ, as us. And when ever, I see, any kind of statement, that dismisses, Christ, and it becomes, “self” I see the enemies hand in this. Self, is prideful, it is jealous, and it is disobedient to God. You have to get to the root of it, and see the symptoms that are symbolic, in some matters.
He got caught up in an agenda.
And agendas, can be good, but if there are indicators, that go against what God says, then you need to be careful.
Look at the fruit. You will know them, by their fruit.
MATTHEW 7:20 KING JAMES
WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.
And I think this is why I am writing about this today. I saw his fruit.
Is there an “agenda” that you see, that you support, that you even think is right, but you then become a hater? Do you start defending an agenda, and throw away, what Christ says? Like loving one another? Do you get so caught up in it, that you get on the wrong side, and begin fighting? Against other Christians, brothers and sisters? Do you become an accuser? The Bible tells us there is a place in hell for the accuser. Read Revelation 12:10 from a King James.
Now, I know, there are wolves in sheeps clothing, and I know, that there are deceivers, so you do need to be careful. And many say they are Christians, but when I see, hate, or I see, hypocrisy, or lies, I speak up. Or I see a tendency, to twist scripture. Or only pick some of the word, and not all of it. I mark, them, and have nothing to do with anyone, who wants to find a loop hole, or dismiss what God says.
Because the goal, of the enemy is to trip you, and steal your crown. And don’t fool yourself, salvation can be lost. If sin, is un-repented.
But, you need to see what God says first. Don’t play, with sin, and think there is grace. God will judge.
I have to do a check, on myself, now and then, because I will be honest, I have made mistakes in judgement.
But I always have to look at the fruit. At myself, and with others. And agendas, can be nice, but if there are “hypocritical” tendencies, from someone, who has an agenda, and they try to bring it to your attention, I am like, “Ugh No!” thats not what my King James Bible says.
I become very literal in some matters. Is money involved? Because money, can be the root of evil. Is that why you like the agenda? There are check point questions you need to ask yourself about any agenda.
And the enemy will even use the word of God against someone, to trip them, into an agenda. Don’t fall for it. Especially, if they do not practice, what they preach. Thats so hypocritical. They say one thing, but yet, do not honor something else, thats related. You have to see the hypocrisy. And then search the King James bible yourself. If you are wrong, admit it.
I truly believe, now is a time, to pray, to seek the truth, from our King James Bibles, see what God says on the matter, and look at the fruit. Stop, look, and listen. And if you have to pull back. Don’t get involved.
Is an agenda, worth, losing your soul over? No.
Just be careful, “Just my thoughts,” on this matter.
In Christ’s love, Elena Ramirez