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The Daily Word of Righteousness
If You Love Me . . ., #29
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (Matthew 13:43)
Ours is a wonderful age and a terrible age. The wheat and the tares are coming to maturity. The issue is that of obedience to God. The wheat obey every Word of God—they live by the Word of God as it proceeds from His mouth.
The tares are the children of the Lawless One. They live according to their own will. They have no intention of keeping the commandments of God, of being the bondslave of Christ, of taking up their cross and following the Lord Jesus.
Christian teaching often appeals to the tares. It informs the tares that if they make a profession of belief in Christ they can live as they please. They will be brought to the spirit paradise that they may live in bliss forever whether or not they ever learn to keep God's commandments. It seems impossible that anyone would believe such an unscriptural doctrine but this lie accounts for the "faith" of the majority of Christians of our day.
It appears that few believers in our country fear God or intend to obey Him sternly and diligently.
Few Christians of our day realize that Antichrist already has deceived numerous believers.
Few Christians of our day realize we are approaching an age of moral horrors without precedent in history. The scenes of lust and perversion we see today are only a prelude to the uncontrolled, wild orgies yet to come.
Democratic government is protecting sexual perversion by law. Recently the government of America has set aside a national monument to honor the victims of AIDS. Yet AIDS is associated with drugs and promiscuity. Why isn't there a national monument honoring those who have died of cancer or heart disease? With all due compassion for those who are suffering the horrible symptoms of AIDS, isn't it true we no longer are able to judge righteous judgment? Is someone who died from AIDS to be honored in the same manner as those buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the place of distinction for those who have died in defense of their country?
This is just the beginning. The television and the Internet are making sin increasingly available.
Before long we shall see people shaking their fist at God because of the destruction that is to fall on America, at one time the home of God-fearing, industrious, morally clean people who honored integrity of character. Of course, there always has been sin in America. But nothing to compare with what is taking place today.
If you wish to stand before Jesus in victory, then begin to keep His commandments. Study your Bible. Ask the Lord to cleanse you from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. Ask the Lord to baptize you with fire—fire that will burn away all rebellion and disobedience to God.
Keep Christ's Word. If you do, the Father and Christ will make Their eternal abode in you. This will be your salvation and safety during the dark hours that lie ahead of us.
If you love Jesus you will keep His commandments. (from If You Love Me)