Yes, God has given us FREEWILL to Sin or not to SIN, to live for HIM or not to live for HIM, but either choice we make, there will be repercussions for our actions. Even though HE loves us so very much, HE has given us each the right to choose. We make this choice everyday when we wake up: whether or not we are going to pick up our cross and live for HIM, or not to pick it up and live for our own greedy selves.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HOW WE LIVE
How we choose to live each second/minute/hour/day/month/year, for Christ determines if we are GOD’S child or if we are the devil’s child. We will know by the decisions we make and the fruit that we bear. Are we going to pick up our own cross daily to live for HIM, or are we going to lay the cross down and walk over it, and do life our own way only to choose to deceive ourselves into believing that we are truly our own god or gods in this world, to do as we choose to see fit to do?
IT’S A DAILY DECISION
By using our freewill, which was given to us by God, we daily need to make the decision on whether we are going to submit ourselves to God and to His Kingdom, thereby acknowledging Him as our Father/King/Lord or by rejecting HIM as our FATHER/ CREATOR, we have chosen not to accept what the Bible/Scripture says to be real and inspired by God and relevant for us today. Either way, when we die, we will be in one place or the other, heaven or hell. God didn’t create HELL for us, but for the devil and all of his imps who decided to make their own choice to be their own gods and do what pleased themselves over worshiping their CREATOR of HEAVEN and EARTH.
WHERE OUR DAILY DECISIONS LEAD
If we are faithful to God by daily deciding to follow Him, then we will be given the reward of being ushered into the pearly gates of HEAVEN where we will hear Jesus say, “Well done, My good and faithful servant,” or those who choose not to pick up their cross daily will hear Jesus say, “I never knew you, depart from ME you who practice lawlessness [or iniquity],” be thrown out into outer darkness, the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where “there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
I don’t know about you, my family, friends and loved ones here today, but what I do know is that I don’t want to use my FREEWILL/CHOICE to live for myself, acting like I was created to enjoy my life any which way I choose, pleasing my fleshly earth suit, and then one day die and find out too late that I was wrong, and there really was a God/Creator of the entire Universe. And also discovering too late that there was a devil who was very real, and that I had chosen to listen to his stupid voice, instead of the still small voice of the HOLY SPIRIT.
The Holy Spirit wants to be our HELPER/COMFORTER to show us how to live right and be obedient to GOD the FATHER by keeping HIS Commandments. I don’t want to stand before GOD, my Heavenly Father in Heaven, and find out when it’s too late that I was OH SO VERY WRONG. That I was filled with so much of my own SELFISH desires that I couldn’t see the truth, and now would end up burning in HELL for all of ETERNITY FOREVER and EVER.
GOD LOVES EACH OF US
Yes, God gave to each of us the ability to choose and make our own choices, because of the LOVE HE has for us, HIS CREATION. We only get to be called HIS children when we choose to make HIM our LORD/SAVIOR/KING and MASTER.
THERE ARE WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING
I know that so many people don’t really believe that this GOD that I’m referring to is real, but that He’s just some made up entity to try and control us into conforming to the church ideology and to try and manipulate us, or even brain wash us, so that we will give all of our hard earned money to them. Yes, I will have to agree that there are those in the church who use the gospel to pad their own pocketbooks. They are not true shepherds of the flock, but there are, unfortunately, many wolves in the church who are out to deceive and fleece the flock, but there are also many others who aren’t.
That is why it is so very important to keep our eyes focused on JESUS and HIS WHOLE WORD/TORAH/SCRIPTURES and not let the wolves, who are masquerading as believers, out there to deceive us, the very elite of GOD and His children, who only want to love Him with our whole heart/mind/soul and strength.
YESHUA/JESUS – OUR SIN OFFERING
I want to be one of God’s chosen elite who choose to daily pick up my own cross to walk this pilgrim path. This path is not easy, but it’s very narrow, but it’s the path I need to walk if I am going to serve my CREATOR YESHUA/JESUS, the One who was my SIN OFFERING. and who paid the PENALTY for all my sins and your sins. It was He who made the ATONEMENT once and for all for me and you that day over 2,000 years ago on the cross of Calvary to fulfill what HE promised to Abraham way back in Genesis 15, so that we can once again be in right standing with God and have the relationship back that had been lost back in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve.
OUR EXTREME PROMISE-KEEPING GOD
God/Yeshua/Jesus loved each of us so very much that THEY went to such extreme measures, so that we could come back into relationship with THEM and be a happy family worshiping the FATHER as HE (GOD) had so DESIRED from the very beginning at the CREATION OF THE WORLD and ADAM & EVE (GENESIS 1-2). This is a perfect picture of how much GOD/ADONAI loves us and wants to have us love HIM back, amen.