The believers forsake the Lord , but are not aware of it and do not see it , as Samson was , and the church in Laodicea
There is a widespread nerve among the faithful , especially the Free Church , where one is not aware of its own spiritual standpoint. It is not enough to believe that grace covers it all , where God sees through everything. And they point out that this is either the Pharisees, judgmental, legalistic and where one comes with all sorts of excuses. At the same time do not love God's people further apart fervent heart . What is it ? That lawlessness is included not only the world , but God's church . But it was also Jesus said would happen :
Matt . 24: 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another and hate one another 11 and many false prophets will arise and lead many astray . 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love will grow cold most . 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Unfortunately did not Samson Delilah deceived him and deprived him of his strength . So do not know the church of God that the world has deceived them when they have been so dus the world. They live in many ways similar , if Jesus said that the world hates me and will also hate you, but it is because they no longer know him and he makes no Belja the Christians if it does not happen a big change and repentance . Lifting the Laodicean church remains unchanged even , even for a renegade and corrupted Christianity :
From my commentaries Revelation : 3 19 All that I hold dear , rebuke and chasten me. So be earnest , and turn again ! Is this done in love ? How is the love we read about in 1 Cor. 13? v. 6 It does not rejoice in iniquity, but his joy in the truth . It had to be serious and need to take it to heart that the message concerned them.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock . If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me . The entire congregation was very difficult to accept the message because they wanted it that scratched them in the ear. But it was about some possible acknowledge congregation that would take it to heart? They would experience the close fellowship and communion with Jesus all over again .
21 He who overcomes, to him will I sit with me in my throne , even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne . Again addressing the Lord to the victorious and who want to follow him. Once saved always saved is one of Satan 's lies. Salvation is something one must also grow and care for. For those who overcome will one get the same position and position himself. We will sit with Christ in the heavens. Eph. 2 6 In Christ Jesus he raised us from the dead along with him and seated us with him in heaven . ( end of quote ) .
Image of Samson and Delilah , painting by Anthonis van Dyck , until 1620.
Both Samson and the church in Laodicea thought that it was far better off with them than it really was. They lived in a powerful spiritual delusion where one was not aware that a set of spiritual bankruptcy . Tragic that this is also to grips with the Norwegian Christianity in a very large extent .
Samson failed in the moral and the church in Laodicea was selvbeskuende and Democracy Council and the word of God was set aside for that most opinions meant more than what God said in his own words !
There are two ways to become blind or visually impaired on . There are those who are born that way , or are they born sighted but by disease , accident or otherwise comes a sequence of events that makes them either partially sighted or blind . But the result is pretty much the same when one is visually impaired or blind. But what makes a visually impaired or blind in the spiritual realm as the apostle Peter mentions :
2 Pet. 1 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue 4 and thus has given us the greatest and precious promises , that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust , 5 For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and to virtue knowledge , 6 and to knowledge temperance , and to temperance patience , and patience godliness , 7 and godliness with brotherly affection , and brotherly affection with love for everyone. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ ; 9 for those who do not have these things , he is blind , short-sighted , having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
The Apostle Peter mentions , " for those who do not have these things , he is blind , short-sighted ."
What is it that makes unfortunately it is a form of spiritual blindness and low vision that is becoming more and more councils of Christianity in the Western world ? Would like to mention briefly ten ( 10) things :
1 ) There is no climate or the ability of the congregation to debate and discuss things.
We read among the first Christians that they debated , researched and empty speaking to each other right. It was a good and healthy church environment to exchange views and opinions , when revival burned as hottest . We managed to communicate and discuss between us so falls the spiritual temperature.
2 ) What about looking through fingers with heresy.
We can not make light of anything, least of all when things break against God's word. I have no problem accepting that others think and believe differently than myself . But to accept infant baptism , gjengiftede among Christians , female pastors and elders etc. Then a well for a long way in accepting other faiths .
3 ) Than condone sin.
I have written against remarriage among Christians , and has also mentioned ministers with names like Jan Hanvold . And really heard them. He does so much good is said and more. It helps null and void if one accepts the sin in their own lives scripture says many, many places. See here: 1 Cor. 13 3 And if I give to feed others all my goods , and though I give my body to be burned , but have not love , it profits me nothing .
4 ) Spiritual Gifts are inoperative.
This with the gifts work is of paramount importance in God's church . It is the revelation we are led , without it we end in error or stagnation.
"The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud that showed them the way , and by night in a pillar of fire that lighted them . "(2 Mos.13 0.21 to 22 ) .
So likewise gifts make a difference , where we are exhorted , comforted and encouraged. And by that spiritual gifts are in operation are sin and the sinner exposed and undressed and in the way he / she can find salvation in Christ Jesus.
1 Cor. 14 3 on the other hand who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. 24 But if all prophesy , and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced by all and judged by all 25 secrets of his heart made manifest , and so he will fall on his face and worship God , and to testify that God is really among you .
5 ) The ability to judge not emphasized .
It is clear as it has been in many parishes and churches is not critical and healthy try everything on God's Word and Spirit sanctions , so everything is allowed and equally good. It is not, it is something that is right and which is wrong etc.
1 Cor. 14 29 But the prophets speak two or three, and let the others ! 30 and get another revelation while he sits by, let the first be silent .
It is clear that we should not despise or call heeding the prophetic voice , but what do the others do? "The others try it ! ". The secret that things will develop negatively , is that a try and control the whole time. I have built several houses and an apartment. What did we do? We did some work, so we controlled and leveled so all the time. What makes a church of God , especially in today? Have spends confidence so he or she can almost say , believe and preach it all. And prophesying the "great" man of God , then it must be from God. It is enough to mention some that are false through and through and as well not have come with a straight prophecy that the late Aril Edvardsen and Emanuel Minos , they are thoroughly corrupt but still think the majority of the Norwegian Christianity on such false prophets !
6 ) What about not respect God's word , eg may allow one female pastors and elders.
The women who will take over her husband's area is also an end -time signs . God's Word clearly states throughout the scriptures , both Old and New Testament that there are some areas that are reserved man. As example . being a teacher and shepherd of a congregation : The Bible tells us that a pastor is an elder ( 1 Tim 5:17 ) , and that the elder should be " husband of one wife " (Titus 1:5-7 ) . The Greek Bible says, " man to one woman ." Furthermore , Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:12-13 : " I do not permit a woman to teach , nor to have authority over men ; she must be silent . 13 For Adam was formed first , then Eve . " Since Paul joined this with the order of creation of man , one can not say that it has something to do with culture .
There are some weirdos like masses on the word that women should not speak in the church collection, but it comes to her skvaldring and cackling , not if she prophesy , pray or witnesses of God's grace. Here we must distinguish feasible from snowing !
7 ) An execution control gjengiftede preachers and those who live directly in striven with God's word , just "for" they do so much "good" !
Sin is sin , whether it's gay , lesbians , remarriage or marry a divorcee . It's not big and small sins before God . It proved to steal a pity that a big bank robbery . We must remember that all bank robbers began as a petty thief , therefore we can never qualify and measure the sin. All sin is dangerous and separates us from God , here we must not compromise and overlook anything.
8 ) Love is become lukewarm and cold , it appears one by one does not seek out those who fall without a past .
It amazes me that Christians do not care about the one, when it needs help. One leaves apart so fast to " Satan ." It's not good , we have a responsibility to take care of each other , they also troublesome and falling without passing A4 pattern .
9 ) The internal cohesion and respect is no longer intact .
Unfortunately, so is really Jesus' most clear commandments , including the commandment and the words that are most neglected and overlooked by Christians :
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; As I have loved you , you also should love one another . By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another . (John 13 v34 -35) .
This is easy .... right? If we are Christians , the church is filled with love for each other , we will show the world what Jesus has said and with the display light to a lost world . When we walk with Jesus , that you love Jesus and have a heart relationship with Jesus that is so strong that you hate sin , in such a way that sin pain when falls into sin (because you do ) .
But when a heart relationship with Jesus is so strong , it will rub off on others around you, because love is care and compassion. We love Jesus , because we are plugged into the vine that is Jesus. We are partakers of him. See John 15 v1 -17 .
Thus , - the love we have from Jesus is caring and compassion for all people, especially to faith own people ( Gal 6 v10 ) . Well, from what we read in John. 13 v34 -35 shall all men know that ye are my disciples , Jesus said . It will not say that all are saved, but all are confronted and demonstrated by Jesus' words . And Jesus said, Thus shall all men know who you are when you have love for one another . How will the world see that Jesus is real. So easy it was to get people to understand that Jesus is alive . The answer is simple how people should understand that Jesus is alive . The answer is so simple that we have overlooked it !
The Bible is easy to understand, we have in fact the author of Scripture in us through the Holy Spirit (John 14 v16 -17 + v26 ) . We do not have long Bible studies or theology complicated for people to see Jesus. No, the Bible is simple, down to earth and practical. I can not understand those who believe the Bible is hard to understand. The problem is perhaps that they never open it and read it. Well, Jesus said : If ye have love one to another , shall all understand. We have an obligation , by confronting the world with the gospel. Jesus said : Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel (Mark 16 v15 ) . There is also another thing I want to show you . It is that love for each other is not an option , it is a commandment ! A new commandment I give unto you, ye love one another (John 13 v34 ) .
How do we do it ?
Yes, in the way Jesus loves us , that is unselfishly where of others is the focus . Jesus says that we are able to love so , the whole world will see it! Because such does not exist in verden.Verden want it selfish , self-righteous and having mentality. When we love each other, thus this situation that society is rotten , get turned upside down. The world will soon see that they are Christians, they love - and this is quite unusual for the world. The unsaved , the early days of Christianity the time , said of the first Christians : " See how they love one another ! " Thus , what touched people the most, was thus the mutual love they saw demonstrated in the Christian community . Some of them dealing with the oldest church history , claiming that one of the key factors in the rapid growth in the early days of Christianity's time was just the community, which was characterized by love. Whether we like Jesus sitters do not go in the world by demonstrating love, what are we ? What are we as Christians - without love ? Well, nothing, worthless. See Matthew 5 v13 . We are plugged into the vine that is Jesus and receive love from there , but we must choose whether we will pass on this love .... Jesus says that this is a commandment .
So what are we when we do not use love for each other? Yes we are disobedient ! We disobey the commandment Jesus gave us: Love one another ! (John .13 v34 ) Well, we have two choices .
1 Love one another as Jesus loved us - when we are obedient. 2 Do not love each other - when we are disobedient .
I would like to " shove to you" and make you stop and think about this you just read ! I think we as a church in Norway is facing a new era, if we choose it! The people around us are looking for something meaningful they can fill your life with. People can not find peace until they find Jesus. As Jesus sitters we must act as good role models , we have plenty of love to us from Jesus to love each other and our neighbors, but we must thus choose to take this into use.
10 ) There is no alternative to the apostate and lukewarm Christianity is today .
Something that is very discouraging and sometimes dangerous, that makes apostasy and spiritual blindness will grow more and more, that there is an alternative to all that is good. We humans are social, and seeks to places where other people are. When there are few and little alternative to that is seductive and negative, then it is that even those who see much of what I teach about being dragged into the vast undertow . Therefore I pray the following:
God raise up preachers and churches throughout Norway and around the world who stand before God , his word, and he delights in and over!
Norwegian Christianity has become so lethargic and without empathy , where one puts himself and his own ego in the center that are unable longer to see the spiritual realities . How to get ahead? Jesus says Tim Laodicean church that lack of spiritual vision should get eye ointment :
Joh . Obvious. 3 18b : salve to put on your eyes , so you can see.
What is eye ointment ? It can stand for several things , but the ointment in the Bible that God has even doing anything. That God Ointments us with his Spirit. And how is eye diseases ? There are several things that come into play , but eye disease can also be symptoms of other diseases in the body. It is therefore also like to indicate that you have problems with the eyes of another and greater problem. For a Christian is sin in all its forms and shapes always the biggest problem when it is our sin that create distance and separation between us and God !
Isaiah 59 2 But your iniquities have made divorce between you and your God , and your sins have hidden his face from you, that he will not hear.
God's church stands today at a separation when so much of the world and its beings have become one with the church.
The complaints 1 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts, she was not thinking about what the end it would take with her, and she sank on wonderfully, no consoling her. O LORD, behold my affliction The enemy has triumphed . 10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation .
Her uncleanness clings to her today even with all the boasting , gjengiftede , divorced and other sins that are becoming more and more accepted and accepted. There is so much that soon it is abnormal, normal. Sin and verses are replaced with true fear of God and respect for God's word.
Where will it end ? There we determine at our option, either bad or good !
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