Most of my Facebook posts focus on the message of grace, forgiveness and love, because that is an area of great need. However, I would rather share an open rebuke than foster a hidden love, because I get the feeling that not everyone sitting in pews on Sundays knows the information shared in this picture (because I didn’t just a short time ago).

Please, if we call ourselves Christians, let’s not just read Matthew 7:1, John 13:34, and Ephesians 6:12 – and then overlook Galatians 5:19-21 and Hebrews 10:26-27. We aren’t meant to use our freedom in Christ to continue in our sin. This is shared in love and is not directed at anyone specifically, but if this message convicts you, I encourage you to please dig deeper into this.

This was a game changer for my walk, when I realized that I had called myself a Christian for 30 years, only to find the scriptures bearing witness to my stumbling blind and lost in the darkness as a prodigal son. I thank God for healing me and opening my ears to what I NEEDED to hear instead of shut to only receive what I WANTED to hear.

God bless.

FORGIVENESS

We don’t know the heart of a person,

or the future of a person, therefore

WE LOVE ALL PEOPLE

and consider no man to be our enemy.

[Matthew 7:1] [John 13:34] [Ephesians 6:12]

But we who follow Christ

ARE NOT BLIND

but recognize those things that are the

ENEMY OF GOD

sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery,

idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy,

fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissentions, factions and envy,

drunkenness, orgies, and the like.

I warn you as I did before, those who live like this

WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

[Galatians 5:19-21]

For if we

GO ON SINNING DELIBERATELY

after receiving the knowledge of the truth,

THERE NO LONGER REMAINS A SACRIFICE FOR SINS

BUT A FEARFUL EXPECTATION OF JUDGEMENT

and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

[Hebrews 10:26-27]