Good morning to all, grace a peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today, October 8, 2015 my Father revealed another of his truths that needs to be proclaimed for the saving of souls. It is the view of acceptance, and how it is being distorted in the world, and evil once again is prevailing in the world against our Lord's wisdom.
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,
in order to bring praise to God.
I was watching a show on television the other night, and it is a show I love watching. There are not many shows I do love watching on the television these days, so when one comes along that I can learn more about my Lord, the world, and myself through it; I jump at the chance. It is a singing competition show, and I have always said, "If I could have one talent from the Lord to use to proclaim him, that I do not have, it be a voice of song." If you have ever heard me sing, and I still do, you would truly know I did not receive this talent! When someone sings with a voice that is gifted, and heart felt with a meaningful song, it touches my heart in a special way. My heart has become so soft in hearing my Lord it does not take much to move, and pull its strings when a voice touches it with clarity, and emotions through music.
This particular competition show requires the judges not to see who is singing because they only want to base the show on the person's voice, and not their appearance. I must say through out the competition their appearance will always be judged through the world and some by the show. We know this by the way they want to dress them, and through the competition they will teach, and instruct them to carry themselves through their confidence, and attitude. They will teach them if the audience does not see their confidence their singing career could be jeopardized. No one wants to see a singer who does not have confidence in their ability to sing. Their voice will not project their souls if they have not accepted the soul they have. This amazing man revealed such confidence in accepting himself the way he was.This is true throughout our journey in life, no matter what talent of work we accept, or the way we accept ourselves and one another.
On this particular episode my Lord revealed a truth about the world in their false view of acceptance as a young man began to sing. His voice was incredible! It was a voice that took me way beyond myself into a deep joy, peace and overwhelming warmth as I felt every word through my Lord's Spirit of truth. This young man appeared to be over 200 pounds. When he was finished with his audition all four judges had turned around, and wanted him to represent their team in the competition. All four judges commented on his voice not sounding like his image. They thought he was a woman. The singer also commented on his high voice sounding like a woman's, which it did, and he told everyone he struggled with that all of his life. I found out later he was not gay encase some of you think he is. Which proves just because you sound like a woman, does not mean you are.
The judges then commented that this was what the show was all about. Accepting everyone the way they wanted to be accepted, and only judging on their voice being celebrated. A judge commented that the world was changing their view of accepting anyone the way they wanted to be, and he was willing to change with it. "Live and let Live" is the attitude of acceptance these days in the world, and many in His church are accepting this attitude as well.
I began to feel a deep compassion for this amazing soul that clearly did not know the powerful love, forgiveness, and grace of my Savior that can change any man's or woman's view of himself. Many today claim to know God but do not use his power within them to overcome all obstacles life may give them. From what the judges revealed from this show through their words I am not sure they know his power through his grace, and love either.
God accepts anyone the way they are who accepts his Son, if you do not accept His Son he does not accept you, and there is no way you can accept yourself without accepting Jesus Christ first in faith in what he did for all humankind on the Cross. He took all of our sinful nature away, and we are all free when we believe and fully accept what he did for us on the cross. In this act of acceptance our souls, body and spirit can be rightly related to God our Heavenly Father for Him through His Spirit teaching us all things. He is the only one that can change our sinful wrong thinking in our mind, body and inner soul to his image, which is the image that clearly puts our body at the right healthy weight, our mind with the right wisdom, and our heart with the right love for ourselves and others.
John 13:19-20 "I (Jesus) am telling you (disciples) now before it (the cross) happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He. I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.
Our Lord's Spirit is a true person that comes in us, and works in us as we deny ourselves, and carry our cross, and then he lives, and works through us for others to know his truth. We should always be carrying our cross with all he gives us! Not settling with what we have within our natural selves, but always walking in faith by what he gives us. When we truly come to him at the cross, and give ourselves to Him in sincere faith from his drawing love, and grace from the cross, he then will begin his work in us immediately to change our souls, body, and spirit through his powerful gift of grace and true acceptance. The moment we lose faith in him giving us wisdom, grace and love through His Spirit, and word we will be going in a wrong direction, and his love will convict us for his purpose of bringing us back to him where we belong.
1 John 3:19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
Proverbs 20:24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD, How then can anyone understand his own way?
If there is No conviction from the Holy Spirit there will be no turning back, repentance or change within each of us. Those who do not know him will not have a convicting heart from him to lead them back. When the Holy Spirit convicts us we will want to give Him at the cross the heavy weight, wrong view of our sexuality, wrong view of what the world knows, and sees, and the wrong view of what we see within ourselves through our own eyes. This is repentance in his purest form. He gives us his eyes, mind, and body to live by now and for eternity, if he is our Lord and Savior our whole heart and mind will be listening to him, and we will be guided by his words each day. In Christ Jesus we will be sanctified, and made whole as we give ourselves to him in faith at the cross each day.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. (His good) Avoid every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
A person accepting their body weight at a dangerous weight this singer was accepting will lead them to many health problems, and insecurities. God gave us a Savior to take us from the wrong image we see, and the world sees. I know, I too have struggled with my weight, and know through his truth of who he is, from his love, wisdom and guidance that I have received from his gift of faith that grows. Not only does the Holy Spirit reveal his power taking us past ourselves, he also reveals the lies of who we are not. If one thinks they are a woman in a man's body, or a man in a woman's body this also is a wrong way of thinking that he can save you when you truly believe he can by all that he gives you. We need to always let go of what is hindering him, and he will prove who he is always.This too our Lord can give anyone who comes to him through his word of wisdom that completes their true thinking about all things. Today some of his church is beginning to follow the world with wrong thinking and teaching about acceptance, and many are being deceived by this wrong teaching and thinking.
This accepting people with their own wisdom, with their own false truths, and their own insecurities is not what God is saying, he is saying accept my Son in faith no matter who you are, and he can change you through His Spirit. Through him you will have no insecurities, no fear, no worries, and no wrong thinking. We know we cannot make anyone believe or think like we can, and he does not want us to. He does not want us to get angry with others when they don't, but we must tell others about his saving grace, and let their response fall where it may. Because what we receive from him will always be enough for us. Through His grace we can Rejoice in the Lord and pray to him in all relationships and circumstances.
This requires faith in him through the love he gives sanctify us by me and you getting rid and denying all that is not him in us, which is the "evil thinking" and "false testimony" his word is referring too. ALL wisdom but his true wisdom is evil, and every deceiving lie will lead you, and me down the wrong path away from his power working in us. The world does not accept his wisdom, and his church is following that same view, not keeping to his truth, and sound words.He truly wants us healthy spiritually and physically and he gives all of the acceptance we truly need through his grace for us to accomplish his will in our lives. His grace works within our body, spirit and soul for him to live in and through to prove his redeeming power that takes us way beyond ourselves. He wants what is best for us, and through Him we can only receive our truth of who we are, and accomplish his best for us from what he gives us.
Today we do not have to sale ourselves short, he has paid more than we know so we do not have to accept who we want to be, or who we think we are through our own eyes from what we see. We do not have to accept who the world sees, and says we are, and who our own family may say, and see we are. When we look in the mirror, we need to see our Savior in who he wants us to be, and we will tell him, "Yes Lord I see who you are, you are my Lord, Father and Savior come to change me into your image. Yes Lord, I will come to you, and will give up all of myself to you. What I receive daily from you, as I look upon the cross, is the only truth of who I truly am. Through your strength, and presence in what you give me of yourself I can be all of who you require of me that takes me way beyond the best of myself or the worst of myself. With me it is impossible, but with you all is possible!!