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“The Gospel of Jesus teaches us that through God we have power to make the right choices and live in holiness and righteousness.  In this truth...in this Light, you will find peace, comfort and joy in who and what you are; for God will make you whole.  Only God can complete the work He has begun.  The world will tell you to take pride and boast in your iniquity, to stay chained to your insecurities, to starve your spiritual deficiencies and feed your carnal addictions.  The world will offer you rights without righteousness” mishael

 

 

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RIGHTS WITHOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

To My Brothers and Sisters searching for the Way; I speak to you as one who was lost. 

To My Brothers and Sisters searching for the Truth; I speak to you as one who was a slave to Lies;

To My Brothers and Sisters searching for Life…I have found Him.  Let me lead you to the Way, the Truth and the Life.

 

   It is my earnest prayer that you come to know who you are in Christ Jesus.  In a world, that rejects God, we are encouraged to find identity within darkness and love of the world.  We are encouraged to be imitators of those who are in darkness, instead of imitators of God.  We work against our very existence with joy and haste.  “Have Pride. Be whatever you think you should be and be proud of it!”  Satan has even convinced people that life no longer has value, so LIVE for the moment!  It’s okay to die young as long as you got to do what you wanted to do.  This is the New Age of Man, Freedom and Equality, without restraint; without the constraint of God; without God!

 

How sadly mistaken they are, for rooted in mankind is an innate will to  survive and exist, which lies in God’s miracle of procreation and our dependence on Him for love and life.  Yet, the darkness to destroy our existence is ever present in one form or another and many fall into its pit. 

 


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1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NKJV)

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,
10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

 


Without God, we grope in darkness.  Our cares are only for ourselves and our own needs.  We are unable to mature to the fullness of Christ.  Yet, men continue to hold council with darkness and take pride in their rebellion against God.   This is what God told Samuel to tell Saul about his rebellion:

 

1 Samuel 15:23

 

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

 

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

 

Oh, what can man boast of; for God is the maker and giver of all?  To say that you will have pride in your iniquity is to shake a fist in God's face.  What we see before us today, in all shapes and forms of lust, fornication and abomination is a manifestation of man's rebellion and rejection of God.  It is man telling God it is time for Him to change and if you want to be our God, you will have to let us be who and what we want to be.  It is man telling God that this is how I feel and choose to live.  I cannot help it because…this is how you made me.

 

Yes, God has made us.  He has made us in His image, an image He has revealed through His Word.  He has clearly stated His plan for His creation, in order that we may live holy and be like Him.  God wants us to honor Him in every area of our lives.  He wants us to make choices based on righteousness and holiness, not on how we feel; not on an image we create of ourselves; not on the way we fear or hate; not because of lust, greed, rebellion, pride and insecurity. 

 

To honor God is to surrender our will to Him in obedience; to Him to whom we owe all; to Him who gives us strength and power to conquer all worldly things, including those of the flesh.  When we do not surrender all to God, then we think it too hard to change or accept His will for us.  Satan tells us we can not live a lie, that this is how we were meant to be.  He tells us that we have the right to control our own lives and our own bodies, while all the time he is in control; for to reject the will of He who made you is to put yourself in bondage to another who seeks to destroy you.  There is no neutral territory.

 

Romans 10:3

 

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

 

“Be ye holy says the Lord, for I am Holy.  “

 

Our relationship with God is based on choices.  From this, we are given to see the nature of grace in our loving Father, who pursues a relationship with us in spite of our choices.  The choices we make determine our pathway to maturity.  The world measures maturity based upon mind and body; how we are able to make decisions for ourselves and others.  God measures the maturity of our souls on our relationship with Him.  One day our bodies will be cast off; for we are spiritual beings and we will be like Him.

 

To say that we have desires and needs that only the world can fulfill is to deny and crucify Christ; for He was sent to teach us how to conquer the world.  If we choose to succumb to the lusts of the world, we make His dying in vain.

 

The gospel of Jesus teaches us that through God we have power to make the right choices and live in holiness and righteousness.  In this truth...in this Light, you will find peace, comfort and joy in whom and what you are; for God will make you whole.  Only God can complete the work He has begun.  The world will tell you to take pride and boast in your iniquity, to stay chained to your insecurities, to starve your spiritual deficiencies and feed your carnal addictions. The world will offer you rights without righteousness”

 

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John 8:32-34  (NKJV)

 

32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

 

33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”

 

34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

 


Again, in what can man boast?  God raises kings and kingdoms and causes them to fall.  He erases names and silences voices, so that their deeds will be undone and their shouts of victory won't even be a whisper.  This God can do. When we take pride in our flesh and pride in our sin, we are like a bell, when stricken-- makes no sound; or a vain woman whose beauty fades away.    We can not do what we were created to do.  In us, there is only superficial beauty.  Ecclesiastes 1:2  “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

 

In what can man boast? Man's law will pass away, but God's Word is everlasting.  When you stand before God on the Day of Judgment, where will man’s laws be?  Who will give you rights without righteousness?  “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

 

Nations become puffed up and haughty.  We will show you there is no God, they shout, and if there is, He must change.  Those who follow Him must change.  We will make laws to make them change.  It is for the good of our nation...and for the good of His people; for we will not change.  And God hears and allows it; not because He is weak and can do nothing; not because He does not exist; not because He agrees; but because He is all seeing and all knowing.  He knows the future and He sees the outcome; for it is His--to determine.

 

Psalm 37:38 (NKJV)

 

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

 

The moon is darkness, but it receives light from the sun and shines light upon the world.  The Lady, receives her light from the Son, she is able to conquer the darkness and shine light upon the world.  (Revelation 12)  “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

 

They will know there is a God.

 

If you reject the fact that God created you, then you are a thing of the world and the world will do with you what it will.  Even so, if you believe He...the Almighty God is your Maker, because you believe in God and know that your sin is an abomination to Him, then, Satan seeks to destroy you because you are an abomination to the world of darkness. 

 

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  Acts 26:18

 

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.

 

1 Corinthians 5:5

 

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

 

John 10:10

 

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 


What destruction, you say?  My life is full.  I have what I want. I am happy. I am loved.  Would you have your soul to be destroyed?  What is a soul?  It is that which you cling to and seek to control.  It is that which you pump drugs into because it cries out for love and relief from the pain in the world.  It is that which has become confused and damaged and you don’t know how to recover.  This is what the enemy has planned and has succeeded in doing because you seek rights without righteousness, which can only come from God.

 

A soul is that which you have convinced it is okay for men to lie down with men and women to lie down with women.  It is that which you convince to sell your body.  It is that which you convince to sell drugs to kill your brother.  It is that which you convince in order to cheat and rob or abandon your child.  It is that which finds no hope; becomes lost and can not bear life. 

 

Would you have your soul lie in the pit of hell and damnation because you do not repent?  So harsh, so harsh, you say.  God is a loving God.  He would not do that to me.  And, if He would, I want nothing to do with such an angry and hateful God. 

 

…Angry and hateful?  Who is angry and hateful?  God gave you life, but you show no gratitude to Him.  You think only of yourself and your desires.  You reject the image He made you in and choose to create one  for yourself.  You did not trust Him to help you.  Your feelings are more important than His feelings.  YES, GOD HAS FEELINGS! He gave you His Son to abide in, yet, you reject Him, also, in order to satisfy your carnal lusts.  He can save you.  He can deliver you from any and everything.  But, you think you know better.  “This is what I want.  This is who I am.”  Some even say, “This is what I want for NOW,” as if they have control over the here and now; as if they make the sun to rise and set.  Tomorrow is not promised to us and if you can’t control today, what makes you think you can control tomorrow?

 

God gave you commandments to follow; to put Him first; to love Him with all your heart and all your mind and soul.  (Exodus 20)  But, you hated His laws and you hated Him.  No?  You didn’t?  God said, “If you love me, then you will keep my commandments.  You do not believe His Word.  You do not want to know His Word.  If you do not know His Word, then you do not know God; for in the beginning was the Word and the Word was God.

 

Stand ye there now and question the wrath of God?  When He gave you free will to make the choices that you made?  You followed after the darkness of the world, because your soul lacked Truth; Truth that your heart did not want to hear.  Like a spoiled child, you wanted and you took; not caring about the consequences.  Only the moment and immediate gratification was important.  You believed you had love; but it was worldly love.  You rejected the true love of God.  That is why you became a lover of yourself.  That is why you went after strange flesh.  That is why you lied and cheated.  That is why you are in bondage; that is why you are imprisoned.  God was not in it; nor His anger.  It was your anger and aversion towards who God had made you to be; your refusal to bend towards His Will and His Way.

 

He could have smote you and ended your life.  But, did He?  He could have made you over and given you abundant and eternal life.  Nothing is too hard for God. 

 

Jeremiah 32:17

 

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

 

You have not lived until you know the fullness of the Lord.  Poverty and hardship, you may not have had, but your life was a lie and the righteousness and holiness of God was not in it.  Only God can give life and life abundantly.  Sin paints an illusion of life and happiness, while it robs you of the Truth.

 

And when you reach the Day of Judgment, all that you thought you had is left behind.  There you stand before God, naked, with only your life  of iniquity to cover you, when you could have been clothed in holiness and righteousness and covered by God.

 

Mercy…mercy you ask?  Mercy is for the repentant and those who have shown mercy to others.  You lived out your sinful life in boldness and pride; showing no mercy to God, who continued to provide and hope for you.  Showing no mercy to the welfare of His Kingdom and those you influenced and affected.  No mercy given to those who loved you and prayed for your deliverance.  It was all about you.  It was your life; it belonged all—to--you.  But, Jesus…God’s Son, gave His life for all, including you.  You did not believe in Him to abide in Him.  You believed in yourself.  You listened to the world, because the world told you what you wanted to hear.  But God, this God whom you’ve rejected; whom you accuse of being so angry and hateful…WHERE IS GOD NOW?!!!  He’s still on the Mercy Seat, waiting to hear from you.

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He gave me this opportunity to speak to you; to tell you He still loves you; and to ask you to repent.  He couldn’t get close to you because He is Holy and you rejected holiness. He couldn’t get close to you because He is Righteous and you rejected righteousness.  He couldn’t get close to you because He is pure Light and you rejected the Light. 

 

He couldn’t get close to you because He is the Way and you rejected the Way.  Still, He tried, but, He couldn’t get close to you because He is Truth and you rejected Truth.  He tried again, but He couldn’t get close to you because He is life and you rejected the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He came back and tried again, but, He couldn’t get close to you because He is Love and you rejected His Love.

 

Now, you find out that there is more to life.  You are a spiritual being.  You were just a visitor in the world to work out your soul’s salvation.  Now your soul needs rest.  Now eternal life sounds good.

 

The world told you to take pride in your sin and be true to yourself, but you didn’t even know who you were.

 

If we are true to God, we acknowledge His presence in everything we say and do.  We do not try to take power away from Him.  We do not try to glorify ourselves or others.  We honor Him through obedience and He shows us His will and His way for us.  He directs our path and leads us to holiness and righteousness.  You weren’t true to yourself.  You lied to yourself and continued lying to yourself to remain in sin.

 

Oh? The devil made you do it?  Well, that’s why we need God who protects us from the evil one.  That’s why we abide in Jesus, who keeps us from sin.

 


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Romans 5:19

 

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

 

 Romans 6:15-17 (NKJV) From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.

 

Deuteronomy 28:1

 

Blessings on Obedience ] “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

 

 

1 Timothy 1:17

 

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Published by Mishael T