Judas and Choices

 

To be a disciple of Jesus is to be a “student” or “pupil”.  Many people like what Christianity has to say and what it stands for but they do not have a relationship with Jesus and they pick the things they like from the Bible and ignore the rest.  Unfortunately that means you are not a follower of Christ.  Judas, I think liked Jesus, but he loved money more and betrayed Jesus.  He went to hell.  Judas made a choice to love money more that God.  But ALL of God’s plans will Glorify Him.  When we choose to love our sin more than God you will find yourself on the wrong side of eternity.

As I was running this morning I was thinking about all the sins I have committed in my life.  I have broken ALL 10 commandments (Ask me some day and I will tell you what I did.)  But God had bigger plans for me.  He orchestrated my circumstances and put my husband in my life.  My husband has challenged me and accepted me the way I was…..broken.  This was the first example of Christ’s love for me.  It was threw him that I started to understand Jesus.

Jesus has died on the cross to forgive all sins.  He came to save the world not to judge it.  That does not mean God does not judge.  God says, “depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).  You will stand before the Creator and you will be held accountable.

Then I was thinking how awesome God is to give us free will we are not robots!! Yeah!! God does not force us to love Him or believe in Him.  It is our choice.  Because I love my children I have told them the same thing.  You can choose what ever you want, God gave us free will, but you will have to pay the consequences.  My children also know there are good consequences and bad consequences.  God made us in His image and we will also receive the same from Him that is good consequences or bad consequences.  Believe in God and do what He commands us to do you will be in Heaven.  If you follow your own ways and make yourself god you will get to live in Hell.  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11  I love this verse and I have been following God’s plans for me and I have great joy!  His plans have not failed me and have gone way beyond what I could have ever imagined.  

One of Satan’s biggest lies that is being fed to our nation right know is that if you feel a certain way this is who you are.  LIES!  By the way this is called Narcissism which is as it’s all time highest in our country..love of self… Ugh.  If my daughter was anorexic and deathly thin and she told me she feels fat I would not lie to her and tell her she is, I would get her help! (This is referring to transgenders)  We have a difficult time separating how we feel and act in this country.  Temptation is not sin, it’s when we act on it that it becomes sin.  We camp out with temptation and all of the sudden how we feel becomes what we think, and then becomes how we act and then it becomes who we are.  NO!!  I have had times in my marriage when I did not feel like being with my husband any more.  I have times when I felt like hating someone (This is where I pray blessing for my enemy, Jesus told me to do that :))  NO!!  DO NOT camp out with temptation.  If you do you will act on it.  Jesus was tempted but He did not let it take hold of Him, He guarded His heart….this is what we must do also.  Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”  If you allow lies to take over you will be doomed Satan knows how to get to us, right through our heart and feelings like a poisoned arrow.

So I want to give you the truth.  You can choose the homosexual life style (yes you can choose who you have sexual relations with) , you can choose to make yourself look like a man or a women (by dress, surgery, and hormones)  It’s your choice! Science, which is a friend to Christianity, has proven that both life styles are dangerous and destructive even if the Bible did not exist. And no matter what you do you CAN NOT become a different gender.  You CAN NOT choose the color of your skin or eyes, you CAN NOT change your biological family.  You CAN NOT change that you are the age you are, or the time period you where born in.  God chose all of that for us.  You CAN NOT change how people think or what they do, only God can change that.  But you CAN choose the gift of salvation and turn from your sins.  That is your choice.  The  Good News is that Jesus died for YOU.  We have all fallen short of the glory of God and we all need the gift of salvation, but you can choose to receive the gift or reject it…it is up to you.  My God is a jealous God and He will not give up on you as long as the Saints keep praying and hey that’s what we do, that’s our work… praying.   My prayer is that you will also become a Saint and receive the gift of salvation.  You don’t have to do anything but ask that is it….just ask and believe.  So what’s your choice?