Tag: Admonition

GOD WILL DELIVER ISRAELITES FROM IDOLATRY – Zechariah

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God’s Standard Of Righteousness Is Irreversible

(Passage: Zechariah: 13)

Israelites had enjoyed practicing idolatry which has made them suffer terrible punishments from God; however, the Creator promised to rid them out of their sinful habit.

God will give them a change of mind and remove evil practices from their land.

Evil people in the land would be ashamed when God’s scepter of righteousness is lifted up.

God promised the nation of Israel,

“And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

…And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth” (Zechariah: 13:2-3 KJV).

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Holiness is a matter of importance to God

Idolatry is evil. Also, idolatry is sinful to God.

God has a standard of righteousness that cannot be broken; he will not change his mind, but humans are to change their mind to comply with his standard.

God’s principles remain immovable and unchangeable; he will not compromise those principles based on our “evolving” beliefs and practices.

God’s behavior towards idolatry and idol worshipers is straight forward.

We humans may rationalize and come up with excuses, but Jehovah will remain immovable, and he will judge the world based on his set rules.

Therefore, people of our generation should sit tight and serve God according to his standard.

We should clearly define God’s expectations according to Bible standards and comply with them.

We should desist from trivializing issues that are important to God.

The Creator expects his children to change from our sinful ways, and turn to him with purity.

We must revere God and serve him with dignity so that he can bless us.

If we make God happy with our holy living, he will make us happy with his benefits: Rain will fall in its time, and the sun will shine according to schedule.

However, if we disobey God and take him for granted, his imminent judgments loom over us.

People who walk against God’s laws will have themselves to blame in hell – unless they exercise repentance before it is too late.

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Prayer For Power To Live In Holiness and Steer Clear of Idolatry

Dear God, I understand that you are God of grace and mercy, but you are also God of fire and brimstone.

You will not tolerate evil but you will judge evildoers; those who refuse to repent of their sinful ways will suffer consequences for their actions.

Therefore, I submit myself to you today. I come to say, “I will obey your instructions and serve you well.

…” I am sorry for my sins and I repent of them all. As from today, my total life is dedicated to you, and I will serve you faithfully throughout my life!

Please write my name in the book of life and keep me heavenly worthy. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: God Will Deliver Israelites From Idolatry

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PAUL ASKED CHRISTIANS TO RESTORE A BACKSLIDE FELLOW – 2 Corinthians

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Christians Must Not Neglect A Backslide Christian

(Passage: 2 Corinthians 2)

Paul encouraged Corinthian brethren to carefully handle fellows who backslide from faith and make effort to restore them. Paul asked to restore a backslide Christian as stated,

“But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him” (2 Corinthians 2:6-8).

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Christians To Stand In Gap For A Backslide Christian

Standing Christians are charged with the responsibility to restore their fellow believers who have fallen from grace. They must make significant efforts to help restore a backslide Christian to the faith in Jesus Christ.

God is interested in seeing a lost child restored. He is not interested to lose anyone to Satan’s kingdom!

All people must understand that God is loving. He forgives sins and restores sinners. Whoever comes to him to seek forgiveness will receive it.

It is important to state that Jehovah does not coerce anyone into repentance. No one should exercise repentance under duress.

God expects everyone to willingly come to Him and repent of his/her sins. He will restore any humble person that seek his forgiveness.

Any newcomer or a backslide Christian that exercise repentance and turn to God will be saved. An unbeliever/unrepentant soul risks losing God’s gift of eternal life in heaven.

No one should take God for granted and willingly commit sin since the Creator reserves measurable punishment for those who indulge in sin.

It is important that everyone make an honest assessment of his or her life and make the necessary correction needed to have a good relationship with God.

A person who keeps a good relationship with God will enjoy his benefits in this life, and the one to come.

Repent of your sins and return to the Lord.

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Prayer To Live Uprightly With God and Not Backslide

Dear God, please I do not want to miss heaven, therefore, I confess my sins and repent of them. I am sorry for my past failures. I promise to start walking rightly with you. I will serve you with all my heart. Please equip me with your Holy Spirit to always meet your expectations and befit your kingdom…

…Help me to effectively work for the restoration of any Christian who backslide. Give us all grace to faithfully serve you unto the end. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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