BY NO MEANS DO I AGREE WITH THE LAW THAT HAS BEEN PASSED TODAY BUT............
As I scrolled through my facebook page all I saw was how upset people are about this new law being passed about gay marriage and Christians ranting about this and that.
Can we really expect righteousness out of unrighteous people?
Shall we take a moment and look at how Jesus dealt with sinners and consider our need to be Christlike? People need the Lord! Would you agree? If we want to get mad, should it not drive us to our knees before God and should we not be begging God to send us to the one that is seeking him? (they are out there, I was one of them). If we really think this is the end, shouldn't we all be begging God to snatch them from Hell? Shouldn't we be the ones begging for their eternal soul to be saved? Shouldn't we be weeping for them to come to Christ? My heart is hurting for the very blindness of their eyes, people are so lost but have no clue they are, it is our duty to love them and show them hope not condemnation. Ranting and raving never saved anyone.
God has a formula to heal our land but it will take time and commitment on the part of Christians to do it God's way.
II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The women at the well.
NOT ONE TIME DID JESUS CONDEMN HER OR REJECT HER.
verse 4 Jesus had a burden and he needed to go through Sameria.
WE NEED TO SEE THEIR NEED.
Verse 7 Jesus interacted with the Samaritan women when in that day, custom was the Jews did not interact with the Samaitans.
WE MUST SPEAK TO AND LOVE SINNERS.
Verse 9. The women was even shocked that Jesus spoke to her because she knew the normal Jewish person would never speak to her.
WE NEED TO BE LIKE JESUS AND NOT FALL INTO THE TRAP OF BEING A CONDEMNING CHRISTIAN THAT CHOOSES NOT TO SPEAK TO SINNERS. Verse 10. He shared the truth of the living water with her.
PEOPLE DO NOT CARE WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY UNTIL THEY KNOW WE CARE.
Verse 11. She did not understand what he was sharing with her but it provoked her to ask questions.
WE MUST SHARE THE TRUTH SO THEY WANT WHAT WE HAVE ALLOW THE LORD TO CREATE WITHIN THEIR HEART A DESIRE.
Verse 13 & 14 He gave her hope and showed her a cure for her incurable thirst.
PEOPLE ARE THIRSTY FOR SOMETHING, THAT IS WHY THEY ARE SO DRIVEN TOWARD SIN, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO CURE THE EMPTINESS IN THEIR HEARTS.
Verse 15. The truth drew her in and created a desire for this living water. GOD TELLS US TO SHARE THE TRUTH AND THAT IT WILL NOT COME BACK VOID. HE IS THE ONE THAT DEALS WITH THE HEART.
Verse 16. Jesus asked her about her life.
Verse 17..she acknowledged her sin and confessed her sin on her own.
ONCE SHE TRUSTED HIM WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HER LIFE HE WAS THEN ABLE TO SHOW HER MORE TRUTH OF HOW HE SEES HER SIN.
Verse 18 He was then able to shed more light.
Verse 25, She confessed the Lord Jesus Christ with her mouth and acknowledged him for who he really was.
Verse 26. He confirmed what she acknowledged was truth.
Verse 29 she went back to her friends and family and many came to Jesus to find
I pray as we go out into the highways and hedges to compel them to come in that we will be Christ-like in all that we do and say and fulfill this scripture.
Matthew 10:16-20 (KJV)
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.