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Enemy Or Friend Of The Cross
Are you a enemy or friend Of The Cross of Christ? Trust me when I say that it pays to be on The Masters side. He has the Strength and Power that wins every time. He never loses… He CAN NOT Lose – ever!
Philippians 3:18-19 – (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
The Holy Ghost begin to deal with me on who is really the TRUE Friend of the cross. *He also told me who is not*
- Whose end is destruction
- Whose god is their belly
- Whose glory is in their shame
- Who mind earthly things
Let’s break these down and see what Paul is really meaning:
There are many who start out, but – before long they fall by the wayside. Some truly sincerely get saved and love God.
They have intention of going all the way. But, one thing is lacking… they have not fully counted the cost of bearing their cross. Mt 16:24
No man except Jesus could die on the cross for other humans. However – Jesus demanded we take up our cross, as a christian, deny ourselves, and follow Him.
That is why all who believe, preach, and teach, “once saved always saved” will go to eternal hell. It cost to be a christian and Jehovah DOES NOT take you to Heaven with Willful sin in your life. Neither can you believe that lie.
It is either total Holiness and Righteousness in God Almighty… through His power and strength… or, no man will go to be with the Lord.
That is what is meant by “Whose end is destruction.” Sin will not enter Heaven.
It “IS NOT” our goodness or self righteousness. No, no, no.
Because Christ lives in us – because He is Holy and Righteous, and Good… that makes us like Him… with His Goodness in us. But only because He is in us. We are less than nothing without Jehovah God.
Those that Really Truly have Jesus in their heart Do Not willfully sin. Therefore, in stead of your end being destruction, it will be Salvation and eternity in Glory.
A belly god
On the surface, this sounds like those that love to eat, have food as their god. This goes much deeper, however, than our physical stomach and food.
Yes, many do make eating their god. But, the flesh rules in many more ways.
If a person can not control their food appetites, they can not control many other CARNAL sins that come their way. (Yes… it is a sin to over eat) Most of us have been guilty of that.
Notice Job 15:35 – They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Again Notice – Pr 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
David is refering to Spiritual food of the Righteous who truly serve God as being satisfied in their soul, but those who are wicked and carnal are never satisfied.
The KJV Bible uses the belly to not only refer to over eating and making food a god. Also, it refers to carnal spiritual lack of the belly (soul) in not receiving righteous and holy food. The belly of the wicked shall want.
John 7:38 I believe pretty well says that the belly represents much more than physical food…
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Proving that a REAL Saved christian DOES Not willfully sin because God only lives in a CLEAN HOLY Temple. Out of your belly comes Righteousness and Clean Holy living.
The wicked glory in sin
Whose glory is in their shame.
To a vile wicked sinner, they LOVE sinning. No other way to say this. It is true!
Look at Romans 1:18-32 and read it all. Especially see verse 32 to prove that the wicked love to sin and do it in Gods face:
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
I can not see how someone could flount Jehovah, knowing they were going to hell, yet enjoying all their sinning. They must be so very blind spiritually! Heart seared with hot iron. 1Ti 4:2
Homosexuals and lesbians will go to the Lake of Fire, unless they get saved and totally let God clean them up. As well as all wicked (sinners and backsliders).
You are either a enemy or friend to God. Choose you this day. There are no choices here. It is all the way or nothing.
Mind earthly things
Have you ever watched many of todays kids? You can ask them a question, they will turn and stare at you for a few seconds. Then… completely ignore you and go do something else, without answering you.
They did not hear you at all. What is going on in their brain to do this?
God Jehovah gave us His BELOVED only Son, Jesus. Sent Him on a mission to Planet Earth, to bing Salvation to ALL Man, by dying on the old rugged cross. Then, He arose… bringing Salvation and Life to all who will receive it.
Sadly – most do not even hear Him.
They may stare at the Bible, but never read it. They may somehow get a glimpse of the cross, while they hear a preacher or go to the funeral of a friend or family member.
However, soon, they turn a deaf ear by refusing to hear, go back to their rountine of daily living. Their heart gets harder and is seared over with a hot iron. They die and go to a devils hell.
What will YOU choose?
A large wealthy church… the dignified, self esteemed pastor got very sick. The pastor ask the deacon board if they would get a replacement for a few weeks until he got over the bug. He, with everything paid, left for the warm ocean abroard.
They called an old man who filled in for various churches on ocassion.
Brother Smith preached that first Sunday morning on “Is Jesus Living In Your Heart?” He preached the power of the Blood to save and set free. Those folks had never heard a sermon like that.
After service the banker led the deacon board telling him, “no more insulting our intelligence with a fairy tale like that again.”
That next Sunday morning old Brother Smith preached, “What Will You Do With Jesus Christ?” John 3:16 and Romans 10:9,10 were his text.
A young lady, 19 years old and a young factory worker came forth after the message and got wonderfully saved.
But, the deacon board came again and told him they did not need his services any more. However, he went away rejoicing for two precious saved souls.
I ask YOU friend… what will you choose… Heaven or hell?
Are You A Enemy Or Friend Of The Cross Of Christ? I beg you, choose Jesus Christ right this second. Learn of Me is Jesus invitation to your hearts cry. He is knocking but only YOU can open the door to let Him in. Please do, now.