Which road are you going to take?

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Matthew 6:24

“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.

When the road divides in two (to the left and to the right), humanly speaking it is impossible to walk in both roads. In God’s eyes that is the same to Him, spiritually speaking you cannot please the Lord with the pleasures of this world through money and at the same time live for Christ because one will overtake the other. You can only have one God, the God of heaven Jesus Christ or the god of this world, (money) which the devil uses to take you away from Jesus. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. Money only gives you momentary joy (fumes that last but a few moments) but joy from the Lord lasts for eternity since only He can fill the void that’s in your heart because only in Him do you find true love. Choose Jesus!

What are you filling your heart with?

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Luke 6:45

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

When you give a cup to someone, you fill it with what’s in your fridge like milk, juice, water or soda and that cup contains whatever it is filled with. In the same way, we become whatever we fill our mind with. Are you filling your mind with the things of this world? You will become like the world and your heart will speak and act like the world which is contrary to the Word of God (Colossians 3:1-10). Your eyes are the windows to your soul and when you watch things that are sinful, it will feed your flesh to do those things and fill your mind and heart with it, becoming less like Christ and more like the enemy of your soul. How do you get strengthened? By filling your heart with God’s Word and through prayer you will start to be molded into the image of Christ and His desires which are found in scripture will become your desires so that His will, will be accomplished in you for His glory and praises.

Rejecting The Truth

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2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

When a person rejects the consistent love that God displays through the Holy Spirit convicting him to repent and believe the truth, God will give him over to his own destruction. The Lord now lets him saturate himself with the sin that has enveloped his heart and mind. Imagine for a moment, seeing a child that is not yours and he is indulging in a buffet of candies with his parents out of sight. You tell the boy that it will hurt him later but the more you tell him the more he eats. All you can do is let him go into his buffet of sugar and stomach pains and eventually the hospital. In the same manner, when we reject Jesus as the truth, we are embracing the lie of Satan. In the end-times Satan will work all kinds of signs and wonders so convincing that without the Holy Spirit in you, you will easily believe it and reserve a one way ticket to hell. Seek the Lord today while He can be found before it is too late.

 

Lying

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Lying by far is one of the worst characteristic that one can have. No other characteristic besides being a murderer is more like Satan than to be a liar since it is considered his native tongue, meaning everything that spews from his mouth is a half truth. To be a consistent liar is to hate truth and without knowing it, hating Jesus as well because He is the Truth. A known liar will never be taken seriously, and will not be entrusted with anything that’s important to someone’s life. The more your life is filled with lies the more you will convince yourself that, that is your reality.

No one can serve two masters. Either he will serve the Truth (Jesus) or the lie (Satan); you cannot partake of both since the Lord will vomit you out. Either you are committed to one or the other, you cannot tell the truth mixed with lies and be pleasing to the Lord. It would be like someone giving you a glass of water with a drop of cyanide, the cup containing 99% of water and 1% of poison. The question is, would you take a drink from the glass of water containing the 1% poison thinking to yourself the potency has been diluted to the point that it is safe to drink? It will still kill you. No amount of truth can cancel the lie that’s in the mix of what you’re saying. A half truth is a whole lie. One who tells a little white lie is as much a liar as the one who lies about everything, choosing to do Satan’s bidding.

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 The Lord hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to Him: 17 arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil, 19 a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, but faithful people are His delight.

Psalms 101:7

No one who acts deceitfully will live in my palace; no one who tells lies will remain in my presence.

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices

1 John 2:4

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

John 8:44

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

Leviticus 19:11

“You must not steal. You must not act deceptively or lie to one another.

Revelation 21:8

But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Anxiety

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Anxiety attacks your body’s health in weakening your immune system, being susceptible to viral infections. In the spiritual world it attacks your faith in Jesus by redirecting your focus away from the promises found in scripture of deliverance to your situation at hand. Satan’s dart of anxiety will poison your faith little by little which will start to die. Anxiety takes away from you any desire to do God’s will and eventually abandonment of the faith in the Lord will take place. Anxiety starves your faith from being put into practice, it starts to weaken and gets very fragile, in doing so any small or big attacks from the enemy will break you to pieces.

God will not use you if you are consistently worrying, for it shows a lack of faith and trust in your part. Without faith no one can please God and anxiety is one of the strongest dart that the devil has to put you in a state of uselessness so that you cannot please God. To combat anxiety as Christians it is done by prayer, petitions and thanksgiving letting God know your situation that He may help you out of it.

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25

“This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.

Philippians 4:13

I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.

Psalms 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Luke 1:37

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Joshua 1:9

Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8

7 The man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed. 8 He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.