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Organizing the Inside – Day 241 I’ll Take The Pure Gospel of Truth

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12 (KJV)

Forget about it, just forget about it.
True peace can only be found through Jesus Christ. True peace is not something you can take a yoga class to attain. Even the most astute psychiatrist cannot help you find it. It cannot be found among the absence of noise. True peace is something that God gives as a result of one’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (KJV) The world would have you believe that peace is something you can find within your own intellect or ability to manipulate your spirituality to transcend all the confusion and chaos on earth. None of this is possible outside of a relationship with God. The plain and simple truth is that people spend billions of dollars and years searching for hidden secrets in broken vessels, when all along the answers they have need of are found in the Word of God.

There must be a greater sense of urgency to share the gospel.
Who can know God unless He reveals Himself to them? For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle? 1 Corinthians 14:8 (KJV) If the gospel you share is not pure, if it is unclear to those who don’t believe, how will they detect the urgency of the time? As Christians we are responsible for going far beyond the feel good principles taught by many well-meaning church goers. There is nothing sinful about having happiness, but we can’t exchange our desire to make others feel good for the only thing that can save them. Holiness is not about smiling and making folks feel good; although living right before God, especially once you’ve been redeemed from a world of sin and filthy wickedness will put a smile upon your face. The great commission calls believers to share the unadulterated truth and there is but One, Jesus Christ Himself. For, I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile. Romans 1:16 (NLT) So shall we support diverse lifestyles propped up by the “feel good” gospel in order to promote one’s own agenda? We must share the “full gospel” and it’s not full, if it’s watered down with human reasoning.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NLT) There is a lot of noise out there on the internet, on the street, among believers and pagans alike. By seeking to know Him more and yielding on the inside we can clearly hear the sweet call of God; the call to live a pure life that is distinct, not filled with the distorted logic of men, but one that is rich and uncorrupted, where genuine peace resides.

Dear Lord, help me to stick with the true gospel, and indeed Lord forget about the rest. Help me not to worry about how many people are made to feel good or become highly motivated, unless they are motivated to love and serve you. Teach us your ways and lead us down the plain, uncomplicated path of truth for your name’s sake.

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  wordprocessor wrote @

AMEN, Liz! Thank you for this. Yes, JESUS is the only Peace. Jesus is the only Peace. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! May we preach Christ and Him crucified. May we never add to or take away from His perfect, flawless word. He is the Word!! Oh, my heart sings with joy at the truth of this post. And, I especially thank you for the prayer at the end.
Love in Christ,
Natalie

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey there Natalie,
You are welcomed. Sometimes I think my opinion and personal observations as just that, and not allowing it to substitute for the Word is challenging. Maybe it’s the result of a good thing, in that we strive to be one (in agreement) with His Word.Thank God for His loving kindness and tender mercies that keep us on the right path. The Holy Spirit always alerts us to hidden dangers.That’s why Paul teaches us that we must walk circumspectly in Eph.5. Thanks Natalie for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  wordprocessor wrote @

You are so right, Liz. It is a big responsibility we take on in representing Christ. I pray that the Lord will make us living words, so that all we do, think and say comes out of Him living in us. I want it to be Jesus living through me – Jesus that people see! This is why daily confessing and allowing the Lord to “wash our feet” and purify our hearts and daily reading His word and daily praying are all so vital! I think one thing writing/blogging has done is help me to see the weight of my words. You never know where they will go or who they will reach. I want to make sure (as you said) that I am not giving my opinion and saying it is the Lord’s. Only by walking in the Spirit can we do this! May we rely wholeheartedly on Him in every way, every day, all the way to the end!!
(sorry…super long one :))

  Liz Mason wrote @

Natalie, you make a great point, for sure. “We never know where our words will go or who they will reach”. Wow what a tremendous responsibility to stay in tune with the Lord. Thank God for Jesus who enables us to do what is right by the power of His blessed Holy Spirit. Apart from Him we can do nothing. We don’t mind super long, when it helps edify. Thanks so much for sharing your comments, very insightful.


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