What the Bible say about sitting back and doing nothing? ” Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:32) Furthermore, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) I understand feelings about trying to talk to others in a kind and patient manner, and being a Christian counselor, I have found that some of the people that are easily outraged are other Christians. I know what to expect from the world. “Marvel not, my brethren, if the ate you.” (1John 3:13) , “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.” said Jesus in (John 15:18), He says again, ” If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19). Then here is a beautiful quote from Christ, ” These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 )
When I start to get down and upset because I just don’t feel like I’m reaching anyone and frustrated because I love the Lord and wonder if I’m failing Him, He will speak to me in that quiet voice saying, “Bryan, it is not you that they are rejecting, it’s Me.” Yes I feel comforted but also sad! If only they could feel what it is like when God is with His children always, and experience the joyful overwhelming of the Holy Ghost rise up in my soul and the gift of tongues begins to flow from my lips and I know that at that moment my spirit is speaking to God in the language that God speaks, I imagine the doors of the Churches would be torn off their hinges.Yet the Bible makes it clear that the world can’t be our friend if we are truly God’s! The Scripture says, “know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4)
Now let’s clarify what is the truth on judgment of others. It is written, ” Judge not according to the appearance, BUT judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24) & ” If ye then have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.” (1Corinthians 6:4) “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” (John 5:30) “And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.” J(ohn 8:16) , ” Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (1 Corinthians 6:3), ” Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (1Corinthians 6:2.) I think the scriptures clear that dispute.
I tell you the truth and lie not, I love everyone, and even though they are blind understand, when I talk to anyone about the Gospel I never have anything but concern and worry
about where they will spend eternity.
I pray today, my God, give me the words to help someone.
I ask God that You call them and that You forbid
satan from closing their ears and heart to Your call!
God, only You know how to reach a person’s soul!
I have no power except through You. Almighty God,
touch that person today that is feeling defeated.
Touch the hardest heart today, O Lord, and give them
another opportunity to come to the Throne of grace.
Eternal and Holy Father, any of Your children that are
going or have gone astray, Lord I ask that You do as You say in the Bible
and go and find that lost lamb and lead them back into the herd.
Save our lost, Merciful God, save them from a devils hell.
This I ask in the Holy name of Jesus, Your Son, our Lord and Savior.
Amen and Amen!