You are waiting for the perfect time, but there won’t ever be a perfect time. Why are you standing still when God wants you to make a move forward? The Lord has you covered on every side. Don’t allow fear of success or failure to stop you from answering the call. Your assignment is waiting for you to report for duty. That longing that you feel will never go away because there is more to do. When Satan rises up against you to stop your progress, let that be a sign you are moving in the right direction. The enemy and his camp gets very nervous when you give God a yes because you are preparing to do damage to the kingdom of darkness. Your answer to the call means someone will be encouraged to follow Jesus, chains will be broken, and most importantly God’s glory will be exhalted. Don’t be consumed with your limitations God is aware of who you are. Trust in him wholeheartedly that what He created you to do you will do.
For we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do works,which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
Recently my car was broken into and they stole a lot of materialistic items that can be replaced. A couple weeks later, miles away from where I am my sister car got broken into and they stole a lot of money out of her car, which again can be replaced. In the midst of stealing things that didn’t belong to them, they took another’s person joy, happiness, and appreciation for that moment away, which that person can never get back. It made me think of the 8th commandment.
Thou Shall Not Steal
Like previously mentioned God isn’t just making the commandments as a set of rules but also guidelines on how your character should be. The Lord is developing morals and values that His people should stand on. The character of a thief is one that resembles the devil. They are here to steal, kill, and destroy. They don’t care about the lives they are affecting for their own selfish desires. They don’t care about the hard work another person has put in to obtain nice things and how they can just come and take it away freely. Its the misery that the thief has and how they want to give it away to other people. It’s the character that is pulling them away from God.
For I have learned anyone that fights over crumbs will never get a chance to eat at the table. But God is looking for people that are ready to clean up themselves inside. As we know we serve a forgiving God. So if the stealing spirit is inside of you, ask the Lord to purge anything that is unlike Him. Confess your sins and ask for forgiveness. For those who have been hurt by people that take from you, forgive them. For vengeance is for the Lord. Don’t let another person misery linger over you.
“The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.
K.T Jackson ❤
Stories of murders are now a common occurrence in today’s society. I think just hearing about it saddens me and devastation caused to the loved ones left behind. How did we get to this place where there is no regard for life? Sin. I wonder how God feels about that? Well, He addressed it when he commanded, ”Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13) and it’s one of the six things He hates (Proverbs 6:17). Of course, this isn’t an easy subject to tackle, but in God’s word, there is freedom in truth. We don’t have the authority or right to take a life. God is the life-giver The first murder occurred in the bible between Cain and Abel. They both were the children of Adam and Eve. They brought sacrifices to God, but He only accepted Abel and rejected Cain’s. Cain was upset that his sacrifice wasn’t accepted so he plotted to kill Abel. The bible says he killed His brother and “the voice of thy brother’s blood cried unto me from the ground. (Gen 4:10). Cain was cursed from that moment forward.He was void of peace and God’s punishment was more than he could bear. Murder is an issue of the heart. Murder allows Satan access into your life because this area is his jurisdiction. Taking a life includes abortion, terrorist attacks, massive killings just to name a few. Is it possible to be reconciled unto God after this act? Yes, absolutely you can be reconciled with God, by confessing what has been done wrong and then asking for forgiveness. However, there are consequences for sin naturally and spiritually that you may have to live with as a result. We all will be held accountable for the things we have done in our life. When we break God’s laws there are consequences in the natural and spiritual . For example, breaking the law that governs our society will be upheld if you kill someone. The person may be sentenced to prison, but can still be saved by God.
No matter what the act is we must not give sin permission to separate us from God’s love. We must seek God daily and stay in the posture of submission and humility so that He cleanses of things that are not like Him. I encourage you to pray that God gives you the capacity to handle the word. Keeping God ‘s law promotes a lifestyle of holiness!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 )
Initially writing this post I wondered how could I explain or convey this commandment. Exodus 20:14 “Thou shall not commit adultery. “As I pondered and asked God the only word that would come to my head is loyalty. Loyalty to your spouse as well as loyalty to the Lord we serve.
Adultery is defined as having voluntary sexual intercourse with another person besides your husband or wife. But I also thought about Matthew 12:39, “But Jesus replied, “Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give the sign of the prophet Jonah.” In these terms, Jesus is speaking on the loyalty of someone that would ask this kind of question. Only an unloyal generation would question Him. If a person cannot be loyal to a spouse which they can see, imagine what they would do with God which they cannot see. I believe that God is demanding loyalty in the character of the people that serve him.
Are you loyal enough to fight the lust and the temptations that life brings you? Are you willing to do the right thing no matter what your own personal desires may be? How loyal are you?
As I would like to think is commandment is simple, it may the most command commandment to be broken. Of course, when we think of adultery we can think of the hurt, betrayal, and sin behind the act. We can think of the broken promises and pieces that have to be put back together. We can think of the broken bond that we once shared with the one we love. I can go on and on about the person that you are committed to or how they as well as yourself deserve faithfulness. But I believe that it is more to that. It’s the vow that you made for one another and the promise that you made before God. What does it say about your character when that is broken?
What an amazing gift, that we have a loving and forgiving God. If we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness than we are forgiven just like King David was. The Lord isn’t looking for a perfect person. But He is looking for someone that is after His heart. Someone to be loyal to Him. Someone that loves Him enough to want Him and only Him.
May God be with you even in your darkest moments. May you call out to Him even when you are ashamed. Let Him use you as a loyal soldier!
K.T Jackson ❤
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.