Saturday, January 28, 2006

Since the first of the year we have seen many opportunities to make a choice for right or for what is politically correct. Now right means that we make our choices according to the Word of God. The Word is truth and we adhere to the message presented in the Word concerning the two greatest commandments as set forth by Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40. He is being questioned by the Pharisees and the Word says: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets”. If you walk obediently to these two commandments then it will affect every facet of your lives. You have probably noticed that the programming on TV has really become very offensive and many movies are being made that are also offensive at least if you are a Christian. Now the world doesn’t think about what Holiness means but the children of God should be thinking about Holiness. Holiness is being set apart or separated from all that is sinful, impure or morally imperfect. It is moral wholeness. We as children of God are being called to be set apart, to be different than the world that indulges in sinful, impure and morally imperfect actions and thoughts. You can not watch TV or see most movies in the theater without your senses being assaulted by every perversion possible and by speech that is full of profane words. It is so sad! Even shows that promote being family shows are unhealthy for us to watch. Father gave me a scripture concerning the entertainment being promoted daily and it is: Ephesians 4:17-24 “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Bottom line is that you have a choice what you do, what you see, what you hear and what you say. You choose to be Holy and set apart for Father’s service and His life. You choose to act like a Christian (Christ One) or you choose to walk with the world and its ways. What will you choose? Does it matter what you see and do as a believer? We say YES! It is your choice!
Charley & Karen