Elect Lady's Corner

Biblical Wisdom In Plain English

Who Shall Be Able To Stand!

We live in such a changing world that has less and less regard for the unchanging Word of God. We tend to give more credence to change than we do consistency in the world! It’s not that all change is bad, but change is not good when it causes us to lose the standard of what is right. But what really matters is what matters to Godly standards. Christians often coin the phrase: “The Word stays the same, but the methods have changed!” 

But really! Haven’t your methods caused you to compromise the Word of God, and therefore change the validity of sound doctrine? You justify your methods by reinterpreting what you want the Word to mean to fit your method when the Word of God is infallible and unchangeable! Malachi 3:6: God said: “For I Am the Lord, I change not; …” 

Also, Hebrews 13:8 said concerning Jesus: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Also, Galatians 5:9 said: “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” This verse reminds us that a little compromise and changing of the Word can spread negatively and affect the whole body of Christ. Also, we have to be careful with culture as well, and not allow culture to be a crutch to justify Christian standards. 

Romans 12:2 said: “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.” Let’s be honest! This world system and culture has definitely changed the standards of the church. I don’t know if the majority of churches even require a standard.

(Now, I’m not speaking of the world and its standard, but I’m addressing how the church’s values have dissipated.) Christians used to honor God by wearing church clothes set aside to attend church. But now Christians want to be identified with the world, so they wear jeans with holes in them, t-shirts, pants that are really tights and leggings, tank tops, having dress down days in the house of God, men wearing earrings, men wearing pearls, braiding their hair, etc. 

Church has become so common to us that we’re not glad to go to the house of God like David said in Psalm 122:1. Sunday morning, Sunday night services and midweek services used to be the norm in the church. But now, we’re too busy to be at church this much even though Hebrews 10:25 commands us “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together… but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” 

(The pandemic is over, let’s turn that streaming off and get back to the house of God) So, I want to ask you: “Who told you to change your clothes to this world system, and who told you, you were going to church too much? Was it the Word or the World that changed your standard? (Note: If you take the “l” out of the world representing the lusts of the world, you will end up with the Word and that should be your compass!) 

Sadly, it seems the #1 goal of many Christians is to become famous; not famous for serving God and laboring in His vineyard but desiring that “everybody knows their name especially in the world. Therefore, I John 2:15 is no longer appealing to Christians who are seeking fame. It said: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”  

Christians are more concerned about the “likes” they get from the world, than the likes they get from God by maintaining a holy lifestyle. Lastly, are we even concerned that 2 Thessalonians 2:3 said: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (referring to the return of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, …” 

This verse is talking to the church! Why are we not preparing for His return? I Peter 4:17-18 said: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?”  It seems like the church is in a state of “I’m falling, and I won’t (not can’t) get up!” Finally, Revelations 6:17 warns us: “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

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