What Is The One Thing That God Cannot Change? | 14/12/20 | STS Devotional

Good morning,

Ezekiel 18:4 states something very scary. However, it is a statement of fact, it cannot be changed. It says, “The Soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Maybe you do not understand. The wages of sin is death. The reward for sin is death. There is nothing that can change it. The devil cannot change it. It is an eternal law that even God cannot change. For God to change this law would mean he is no longer God. You see Jesus had to die so that God could wash away sins and let people who were once sinners live forever. Jesus died, not so that God could let sinners into heaven, but so that your sins could be washed away therefore making you no longer deserving of hell but deserving of heaven. But the law of sin and death still stands today. All sinners have their place in hell and God is just enough to make sure this happens.

In verse 23 of this same chapter, God goes on to say, “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?” This is God himself speaking and you must take Gods word more seriously than that of any man, even in the bible. God has absolutely no pleasure even in the death of a sinner; a sinner who deserves death. But he cannot become unjust and save the sinner, else he is no longer God.

God in his wisdom made a provision. A way in which your sins could be washed away or forgiven, and you would not have to perish. The way is Jesus Christ. All you now must do is to believe in Jesus as the son of God and in his sacrifice for you. Then use the power he gives to all who believe in him to live above sin/to live in holiness/in righteousness/to walk in newness of life.

Believing in Jesus and being born again are two separate things. How? The devil believes in Jesus. He knows even more than you that God exists, that Jesus is the son of God, that he died to take away sins. He believes, but that does not mean he is born again. It is up to you to make use of the power (or right) that Jesus offers you after you have believed/received him (John 1:12). That you have the right to something does not mean that you have it yet. After you have believed, repentance is the next step to getting your sins forgiven and washed away; and it involves a change of ways.

Righteousness is the only proof that you are born again. At this point, you may want to justify yourself by quoting Romans 10:9-10. Go to your bible and read it again. It is very easy to claim anything, but until there is proof, no claim can be validated. Apostle Paul added that to be saved, you cannot just confess; you must believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. Only a person who has truly believed in Jesus Christ and his grave suffering on the cross and his resurrection can walk in newness of life.

Eliminate the mindset that it is okay to sin once in a while. Is it also okay for someone to rape you once in a while? Is it also okay for someone to kill one of your children once in a while? All sin is equal in God’s sight and the soul that sins shall die.

God is directly speaking to you today (verse 30-32):

Therefore I will judge you, O (insert your name) according to your ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourself from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O (insert your name)? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourself, and live ye.

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Am I Really Gods Child? | 10/12/20 |STS Devotional

Good morning,

The word of God has not left us in the dark concerning who is a real child of God. In fact, many of us unconsciously think that God is confused as to who exactly is his child. Therefore, we put up all sorts of hypocritical and fake acts of religion. We think that somehow, we can trick God into accepting us as his children. We do not know who God is at all; we neither understand his fear nor his terror. There is a verse in the bible says that our Lord knows them that are his, therefore, let him that names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

You see Revelations chapter 2 gives us a sneak-peak into how we will be judged on that day. If you claim to have believed in Jesus as Lord while on earth, the devil will counter you and say that he and his demons also believe that and tremble at the slightest thought of it. Jesus Christ judged those churches in Revelations 2, based on their present state at the time of judgement. It did not matter that they were once on fire for God. What mattered was the state Jesus came and found them in. That is how judgement is going to be. You will be judged according to how you are when you die or when Jesus comes.

This is the kind of Christianity that will keep you on your toes, holding tightly unto Jesus until you see his face. This is true Christianity.

1 John 3:9-10 says, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”

Please read the above chapters three more times. Do not try to twist it into something else, just read it as it is.

The proof of your being born-again is that your works or ways are righteous i.e., they match the fruits of the spirit of God you see in Galatians 5:22.

If your ways are any different, the bible says you are not of God. I did not say it. It is in the bible. If you think I am lying open your own bible to 1 John 3:9-10 and read out what it says to your own hearing. When you finish you can come back, lets continue.

This is a very heavy and fearful message for me to preach to believers today. But God is so loving that he did not wait until you died to show these things to you. He is not willing that you should perish so he has delayed his coming making sure that you read these things or that someone points them out to you hoping eagerly that you will repent. Jesus is desperately hoping that you will read this and not just shrug your shoulders and quote some biblical promises to deceive yourself.

Jesus is hoping that you will think deeply about it and finally cast off your weight of sin and run this race with patience before it is too late. Beloved, today I hope the same thing for you too and I wish you God-speed.

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Good morning and welcome to Sinner To Saint devotional,

Continuing from yesterday on Ezekiel 16:49, the second shocking thing that makes you sin is fulness of bread. We can either interpret fulness of bread to mean abundance of material provisions like food, shelter, and clothing or to mean abundance of spiritual knowledge. Today, we shall consider both possibilities.

Sometime when Jesus was still on earth, he told a story of a boy. This boy was the second son of a well-to-do father. His father provided completely for him and he was doing very well. One day, he decided that he should not have to always go to his father to ask for every little thing. He wanted financial freedom. He wanted to be able to buy his own bread and fetch his own water. He wanted everyone, especially his elder brother to know he was man enough to cater for himself.

So, one day, he walked up to his loving father and told him, “I cannot stand living under your roof anymore.” You see, normal children wait until their father is dead before they think of taking their inheritance. But this boy was so arrogant that he told his father to his face, “You are as good as dead to me, give me all my inheritance now.” He had become too big to ask his father for one loaf of bread today and two fish tomorrow. He wanted to have it all at once. He considered his father dead.

His humble father had no choice but to agree to his request. He gave his last son his own share of his inheritance and bade him farewell. The son became full of bread and that was where his downfall began. No wonder he was called The Prodigal Son. The word Prodigal means having or giving something on a lavish scale.

You know you are a prodigal son of God when you no longer need to spend time in God’s presence every morning to worship him, ask for mercy and ask for daily bread. You know you are a prodigal son of God when you no longer need to study Gods word for at least an hour everyday to know what he has to say today. You believe you know all of Gods mind already. You know you are a prodigal son when you feel you have all of God already and so there is no need to hunger and thirst after him. You know you are a prodigal son when you no longer seek after righteousness but only mutter a few confessions under your breath every time you fall into sin.

It did not take long before the devil began to deal with the prodigal son. The devil suffered him so much that one day, he began to beg even to eat the food of pigs. Oh, may that not be your portion in Jesus name, Amen. I want to beg you to repent and go back to your father’s house before it is too late. Repent before the devil sifts you as wheat. You father will accept you with willing and open arms. Get right with God before the devil gets you. God bless you.

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