Are You Of God? Do You Love?

Matthew-22-37-39Therefore my brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

What then is the work of God? Simply put, the work of God is to love God and love others as you love yourself.  Yes! That is the core of the gospel. Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

If you love God then folks you will not displease him by sowing seed of destruction amongst his children. You will not divide and rule – the tactics of demons and principalities.

Folks, satan went to God against Job. The Lord was happy with Job’s life and conduct and praised him, satan’s’ response of cause was to give excuses for Job’s loyalty. The wicked one can not just believe that regardless of the situation and circumstances of life around you and I, that we are joyful, hopeful and making boast in the Lordship of Jesus over us. The evil mind says, there must be a motive, a crooked one just like theirs.  The sole purpose of Satan if you look deeply is to cause Job to deny God, curse God and die his wife says. Ťhe Word says Job was a righteousness man, he had a relationship with the Lord, then here comes satan in its subtlety to ask permission to steal kill and destroy.

Job 1:One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”Does Job fear God for nothing?” (what loyalty? why is she/he still here? what does she/he want? what is motivating her/him?)Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Beware folks of those that slanders others, that speaks ill of others before you, dropping venom here and there, poisoning minds in their track. They are agents of the devil regardless of how they are clothed. Their aim is to cheat you of your peace with God, others, and yourself, having brought you into a muddy water of gossips, rumors and unfounded animosity. Don’t let anyone recruit you into eavesdropping college of backbiting, a means by which you are by your own hands stripping yourself of the glory of God.

A lot are “serving” on the altar of the Most High God, many more on the pews, countless amongst “friends”, yet many more in our families. Agents of destruction clothed and arrayed as angels of light, sowing seeds that they will reap to their damnation at the fullness of time if they do not repent. Our God is not for the death of a sinner but for the forgiveness of sins. Repent today!! Repent!

 

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