In all our daily living, who are we worshiping (serving), really?
Are we measuring all and everything in us, our lives by every word of God? “And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live” (Deuteronomy 8:3). “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons” (Colossians 3:16-25).
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4:10, 11).
As it began to dawn toward the seventh day, this holy Sabbath day of God, the Lord blessed me tremendously.
God is Creator and Redeemer. This holy Sabbath day of God is a memorial of Him. His holy seventh day is all about God. Period. What He says. Not what we want, not what we say, not what we want to do, listen to, not how we “think” to want to worship, to serve God, but only “Thus saith the Lord.”
We are not to put ourselves on Satan’s ground any day, especially on His holy Sabbath. “Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God” (Luke 4:12).
We are not to love iniquity: She is the enemy of God. If you hold her in your heart, your very prayers are an abomination to God; your prayers are hindered.
We who are God’s children, we who belong to God: He is our maker and our husband. Our bodies belong to God. Our mind is the secret place of Him, the Most High. The Most Holy Place, where He dwells in us, is our minds (our heart).
We do not put drugs (whether or not prescribed by man) in God’s holy Temple (our bodies, our mind). Nor do we put in us that which is harmful in the least. Many are professing God. Yet they are taking His name in vain with their daily life choices. We, who belong to the Most High, do not obey man in anything that effectively gives them dominion over us. We do not “follow” their counsel, nor their instruction one iota. To do so even in the least is contrary to God. Man, whether friend, foe, wife, husband, child (adult or otherwise), even an employer: no one is in any way to have the authority or dominion over us that belongs to God alone. Period. We must be mindful and know, not guess at what God says concerning our worship or our service to Him in our daily lives. Yes, even in marriage: for the two in the LORD glorify God and are edifying one another in God by their union. Let that sink in, and study that out. God is our Maker and our Husband. The church (His people, His children, etc): we are His bride. We do not choose to commit adultery against Him; for He said we shall not turn to the right nor left to serve other gods.
God’s children belong to Him (first and foremost). We have been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ. His death and resurrection grants us victory over death and sin. His work as our High Priest in the Sanctuary of God in heaven makes it possible for us to be reconciled unto God, if we so choose. It is a work by faith.
God and God alone has the first and last word or say in our lives in all things concerning us. Any unconverted soul (the double-minded, being unstable in all their ways; the fearful, whose spirit is not of God but of Satan; the brute; the accuser of the brethren) cannot get a prayer through to God. Only the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous, the prayers of His saints, the prayers of the contrite in heart are heard of God. He hears and answers them. He hears sinner’s sincere cry for deliverance from bondage to sin in all its forms. Let that sink in.
Anything that contains blood, fat, man-made substances, chemicals that are harmful even in the least are to be ingested. The bride of God, the child of God, is not to exercise their freewill of choice to tempt the Lord God and ingest or give permission to be injected with such things wickedness has concocted to destroy God’s created.
It is all about our choices.
When we allow God’s will to be performed in our lives, when we allow Him to work all things together for good to them that LOVE Him, to THE CALLED according to His purpose, we are choosing Life. But we are choosing death when we allow Satan’s works of killing, stealing, destroying to be carried out in or through us. We surrender ourselves either to God or to Satan by our choices in all things, ways, situations, and circumstances.
Let us be very mindful what we put into our bodies. Let us be careful what we allow our eyes to gaze upon; for we become changed by that which we behold. The eye is the light of the body; and if the eye is dark, then the whole body is dark. We are to be very careful and mindful of what we allow in our hearing, what we set our hand to, our feet to. Let us be mindful of what is our walk every day and especially on Sabbath. For what the walk is throughout the six days of the week, and especially on Sabbath—the seventh day, the holy day of God, reveals the true character of the soul.
The six days we are to be separating from sin and the sinful: cleansing ourselves, fasting as God’s Spirit leads us to, and praying without ceasing. We are to be cooperating with the Holy Spirit: submitting ourselves to God, resisting the Devil, acknowledging and confessing sin, forsaking sin, repenting and as far as possible making restitution that we may be reconciled unto God. All that is involved in becoming sanctified. God does not give His salvation to anyone who has not surrendered completely to Him: being healed and clothed in our right minds by God.
God does not go against His own word. God is light; and in Him is no darkness at all. God is righteous; and in Him is no unrighteousness.
Nothing about God’s children is about self. It is all about giving God glory in all we eat, drink, do; we do all to the glory of God.
“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:22-24).
“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light” (Luke 11:34-36).
“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:16-18).
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it” (Isaiah 58:13, 14).
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14).
Let all that sink in.
(All Bible verses are from the King James Version.)