There is a great onslaught of deception being released right now into the world.
The Christian believer has always encountered misunderstanding as we share our faith in God.
It is just one of the things that goes along with being made righteous.
Case in point. The fact that we are made righteous through faith and proclaim that of ourselves, separates us from those who have not chosen to follow Jesus.
Legal righteousness was made available once and for all on the cross. Jesus took our sin and gave us opportunity for atonement. He took our punishment and made forgiveness possible. However, we all must make the choice to accept or reject this truth.
When we make the choice to accept Jesus redemption by faith, we are legally adopted into the family of God. We are new creatures. New creatures, because we belong in God’s world, where the Spirit of God rules.
We are made righteous legally, by Jesus death. That’s a fact. The scripture is fulfilled by Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God.
The word might in that scripture means a possibility based on a condition not fulfilled.
Legal Righteousness is granted through faith in Christ redemption. Yet, righteousness also must be a lifestyle experienced and walked out by faith in Christ.
We cannot accept any alternative lifestyle and continue in true godly righteousness.
We all know, that in a family we can have the same mother and father, the same name, the same heritage and one child be in agreement with family values and the other completely opposite.
It’s is the same in the family of God. There is nothing you can do about another persons choice once they reach the age of accountability.
The choice not to follow the family order causes division, strife, and hurt, and loss of relationship.
Nevertheless, they must be allowed to choose. God does not force people to do things his way. He simply makes his way clear.
Blessing comes from reconciliation. Curses, the opposite of blessings, come from rebellion to his clear path. The sad thing about choosing the wrong path is that it leads to death.
That’s why even though we may be legally made righteous by our faith in Christ, we must understand that that’s not the end of our life. We still have to follow God’s way of doing things.
As the family of God we have the calling to be ambassadors for God.
We must continue to make the appeal for restoration. Remembering, as long as someone has breath they have opportunity to choose Life.
It’s vital that rebellion be dealt with. Rebellion will not be justified by Jesus, and the rebellious will receive wrath and judgement. Yet, we cannot force the decision on a person. Repentance has to be chosen by the individual person.
We also as Christ Ambassadors cannot allow a choice to be forced upon us that would disagree with God’s Covenant with us. We cannot veer off the path to rescue someone who has made the choice to reject God.
There will be those in our earthly family unit, who will willingly reject God’s word, and follow the worlds ways.
We cannot agree with their ‘truths.’ We must stay on God’s path. It’s vital to their eternal life.
Though we pray, and believe God to snatch them back from the fire, we cannot in any way, shape or form, agree with rebellion. Rebellion is seen as witchcraft to God. Witchcraft is evil. It rejects Gods truth.
It has to be said. ” We must quit taking rejection of the world personally, even if your loved one lives and abides in this world. Though we have compassion for their results, we can alleviate them, except that we lead them to repentance of sin, into the reconciliation of Christ by faith. It is the only way.
We live in God’s world and we do God’s word. This in itself will cause a separation from others. But the good news is that you have the presence of God, and all his resources to help you. He’s waiting for you to call upon him!