TRUE OBEDIENCE TO GOD BEARS HIS FRUIT
TRUE OBEDIENCE TO GOD
Obedience comes by way of knowing the goodness of the Lord.
Obedience comes by way of showing the goodness of the Lord.
Bear His fruit and be thankful for His presence.
Bear His fruit and be grateful for His Love.
Bear His fruit and be merciful to your brother.
Obedient to His Word
This is true love of God
I’M GONNA SING
This song is an old Negro Spiritual
Arranged and Sung by Michael T
(aka Michelle T. Kenner)
I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing
I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing
I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing
And obey the Spirit of the Lord
Repeat with: shout; preach; pray; sing
My Brothers and Sisters,
We have all been saved by the Grace and Mercy of God. What we must surrender to, (not achieve), is a TRUE AWAKENING to what we have been saved from, and that is the sin of the flesh and the world. Thereby, we can proclaim, with Jesus, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, for we have conquered the world and entered into its gates. Our witness is the fruit we bear in everything we say and do; the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit:
Can we say we bear His fruit, when we lie and gossip against our brother?
Can we say we bear His fruit, when we injure and kill our brother?
Can we say we bear His fruit, when we hold jealousy, prejudice, greed, malice and hatred in our hearts?
Can we say we bear His fruit, when we render judgment against our brother?
My brothers and sisters, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhist, etc, it is not I who tells you, but the Word of God. If you are not obedient, you do not love God, but self, and you are creators and worshipers of idols. If you have forsaken the precepts of Our Creator, then you have created your own gods and religion.
This is what we do when we judge and condemn our brother and take His life into your own hands, spilling his blood upon the ground as Cain did Abel. This is what we do when we poison the minds of others to hate and ridicule his brother because he is not like us. This is what we do when we judge who is saved and who is not saved; who is worthy and who is not worthy; for God did not give this authority to us.
There is salvation for every sin, but that of blasphemy against His Holy Spirit. Will you commit blasphemy against God who has no respect of person and makes the sun shine on His friends and enemies alike?
True repentance my brothers and sisters is in turning away from your sinful ways to the Truth, Way and Life which shines the Light of God. In this Truth, you will find there is only One way to turn others from darkness and that is through becoming One with Abba Father, His Son, and His Holy Spirit. Yes, I have mentioned Jesus and perhaps a stumbling block has been put in your way. Will you stumble? Will you fall? Or will your eyes be opened to the Truth, the Way and the Life?
If you spew hatred from your mouth with pride and bitterness, ask yourself, Do I bear the Fruit of God’s Holy Spirit or do I cling to my ideology because of love of self; wanting to feel and be superior and right? There is only One who is Great, Right and Good and if we abide in Him, we are covered by His Greatness. This is Truth and can you deny it? By whatever name you call your god, the Great I AM is unchanging. His Truth is unchanging. His Love is unchanging throughout the universe.
Perhaps you have been taught that pride in self is salvation and holiness, but pride comes before the fall. God blesses the humble. He lifts up the humble. He sustains the humble. He uses the humble. Those taught to have pride in religion and the doctrine of man are being used by the very darkness they speak against.
There is nothing that man can take pride in; for every good gift is from God and the earth and fullness thereof are of His making.
Will we let our children be sent out to fight against darkness they are not equipped to come against? Should we give them weapons that cannot penetrate the non-malleable and resistant chains of darkness that have spanned eons in time? What must we do?
We witness children being attracted to the false light of darkness which calls to the lonely, the neglected, the abused, the embittered, the disenfranchised, the poor, the narcissistic, and the misguided. World leaders turn their heads from the root of the disease and fight the symptoms instead. Cancer shows us that when a tumor grows and is allowed to continue destroying cells around it, eventually, it destroys the whole body. The end is its own destruction. Yet, we allow cancerous influences to devour our children, everyday.
We watch as the malignant ideology of prejudice, pride, hatred and greed consumes our society, taking over our government and eating away at democracy. Political history proves the fate and folly of pride and ignorance in the worldly man. Foes rise up like a cancer, destroying all around them. God allows it; for eventually, they bring on their own demise. Jesus said, if thy hand offend thee, cut it off. Yet, the world does not want to be healed. It will not cut off its own hand or foot. The tumor grows from a lack of true godliness, because, those of the world turn their back on God.
There will always be disease and infestation, spiritual and physical. The world will always work to destroy itself. That is why God’s people were set aside from the world. That is why we must not conform to the world. That is why we must put on the full Armor of God–not the armor of the world.
Christianity, as a religion, has not fulfilled the Great Commission of Jesus, because it was never intended to fill the roll. Jesus did not come to create Christians, He came to reclaim the Children of God, the lost and asleep. The first Christians were Disciples of Jesus, Disciples who followed Jesus through a relationship with Him. Their faith, trust, and obedience was to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Christianity has sent missionaries to spread religion instead of equipping the saints to em-battle and cast out darkness; to enforce the victory of Jesus and spread His Kingdom of Abundant and Everlasting Life. Abundance, not in things of this world, but through the Water of Life that courses through the veins embedded and endowed with God’s Holy Spirit, bearing God’s Fruit. Bearing God’s Fruit! What are the fruits of religion? Bondage and Judgement! Whom can they save? Christianity, Judaism, Islamicism, and their counterparts, as religions, based upon tradition and worldly doctrine, instead of a relationship, with the Father and Son, are fruitless.
Followers of Christ are not bound by religion but FREED by the TRUTH of the ALMIGHTY GOD! God has allowed the wave of darkness that marches over the lands to be unleashed to bring us into TRUTH, humility, repentance, and submission!
People of God! It is time to send a wave across the seas and oceans and overflow the banks of the rivers with the Water of Life within you to awaken the Children of God, having NO respect of person! God’s invitation to His Kingdom is extended to ALL who will come!
Be ye NOT transformed to this world!
Be ye Holy! If you be children of the Most High God!
Bear His Fruit, that which is given to the trees of His Kind; for they can bear NOTHING else! These are the TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD! All others are robbers, thieves, liars, murders, and as enemies of God, they seek to aid the adversary to kill, steal, and destroy. They shall not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven herein or thereafter. No evil deed against thy brother merit’s a place in heaven, paradise, or the afterlife. If my words sound too loud and too harsh, it is because a muted trumpet cannot be heard to alert and awaken those who are deep in sleep even when their eyes are not shut.
Luke 7:31-35 King James Version (KJV)
31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
Matthew 11:20-24 King James Version (KJV)
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
Man counts things, such as, money, love, deeds, possessions, etc. Yet, there is nothing man should count but his blessings from God; for everything he has is from God. Man can do nothing without God.
So, maybe you count how many you have killed or wounded in God’s name. You claim His authority to do so. You have been told that Allah has waged war against the infidels and to take the land that is rightfully yours and force the people into submission of religious law and doctrine.
God said that My people perish because of lack of knowledge. Jesus said that if they are not against us then, they are for us. Leave them alone. Know those whom you proclaim to be enemies; for if you wage war against those whom belong to God, how can God be on your side?
With His breath, God parted the Red Sea to save an enslaved people. Yet, He made them wander in the wilderness for 40 years because their true enemy was not pharaoh or evil, but themselves! God could have killed them and wiped them all out in an instant, with a blink of an eye. Why didn’t He?
First, He is in control, at all times. He didn’t want to kill them all because He made a covenant with Abraham. God keeps His promises. His method was to purify them, not through force; for He is a God of freewill; but through trials and tribulations. Are you fighting against the Will and Way of God?
Whose voice do you hear today? Is it that of a loving Father, who keeps His promises; who wants good things for all of His children, whom He created? God punished Cain for killing his brother–His, God’s creation, but He did not kill Cain and forbade anyone else from killing him, He placed a mark upon him. Are you marked because you have killed those who have belonged to God?
Whose voice do you hear today? Is it that of a loving Father, who saw David as a man after His own heart? Yet, He forbade him to build His temple because too much blood had passed through his hands? David, a mighty warrior, a king, a husband and father; the seed of Abraham, who loved peace. Peace, a fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. And when peace came, then it was time to build the temple, but by the hands of Solomon, who had shed no blood. Whose voice do you hear today? The voices of angry leaders with hatred in their hearts and blood upon their hands, unworthy to build within God’s Kingdom? We who have been blessed to be made in the image of God are to imitate His Will and Way. Whose word are you really following? What TRUTH is in it? What promise is held within it and what god will keep his promise?
What does it take to build a nation unto God–not unto man–unto God? David knew that a nation given unto God must have PEACE. If you take something by force, will you have peace? What man will give up his rights without a fight?
Man was not created to be ruled over forcefully; that is why God–He who is called, Allah, Yahweh, Jehovah God–Abba Father–the Maker and Ruler of all gave us freewill.
Men cry out, “…but, we have a right to defend ourselves! We have a right to take back what is ours! We have a right to preserve our culture and religion. We fear increased disparity, westernization, globalization, we justify our xenophobia because of the evil, immorality, and military actions that threaten us from the western world and the poverty that has been inflicted upon us. Who is your real enemy? Will you ever have peace? Will you tire of war as David did? Is there glory in killing? Does God find glory in killing? He is a God of Grace and Mercy? To find glory in killing is contrary to the character of God.
Will you find glory in strapping a bomb to yourself and blowing up God’s children? Will God truly reward you? God forbade others to kill Cain. He could have allowed others to kill Cain, but would it have brought glory to them or God?
We are our own worst enemy. Our preservation lies in our ability to die to ourselves and abide in God. To preserve our faith, we must align ourselves to the Word of God through obedience. If we succumb to fear and live in fear, then we destroy ourselves.
The world takes rights without righteousness. When we force our will upon another, there is no righteousness. Will God reward unrighteousness? As people of God, our righteousness lies within God. We become righteous only through His covering. Again, God created man to have freewill. If man’s freedom is taken away forcefully, his captor must use darkness, force and lies to keep him in bondage. Therefore, you have not won any victory for you have become bound and a prisoner of darkness–Satan’s slave.
The Truth, not only sets you free, but gives you the power to live holy and righteously. There is great power in the Word of God. It draws or repels. If we live our lives, obedient to His Word, we will draw others to follow. Our faith preserves us and makes us whole. Our peace comes in knowing that we are not of this world. What is in the world is for the world. We cannot force the world to change. Neither can you shame the devil or make him feel guilty.
As you walk, bearing God’s Fruit, your life is a Living Message and others will be drawn to the God in you.
Those who live by the sword, will indeed die by the sword; be it physical or spiritual. The Word of God is a Mighty Sword. If you do not keep His Word, then, by His Sword, you will perish.
Satan sends us to attack the flesh and the soul because that is all He can touch. He cannot touch our spirit. Therefore, His efforts are in vain; for God will allow another, born of the spirit to rise up and another and another. Will your efforts and your life be in vain?
Are you ignorant of the true meaning of freedom? Just as the hearing of God’s Word, freedom does not come by force. Even as the Israelites were released from pharaoh’s bondage, they were not truly free; for darkness enslaved their minds. Tradition and pride held the Pharisee and Sadducee captive, as it enslaved the minds of the Jewish people. Are your people enslaved to hatred and darkness? Has the blanket of Satan’s lies fallen upon you to cover you in your grave?
Freedom comes with God’s renewing of your mind to know who you were created to be. You were created in His image and given freewill. In His image, you walk in holiness, bearing His fruit, giving all glory to God. In whatever state or circumstance you are in, no one can take this from you. You give this away, when YOU allow darkness to prevail.
If you are discontent today. You have allowed darkness to prevail. If you are depressed today. You have allowed darkness to prevail. If you are angry or full of hate today. You have allowed darkness to prevail. If you have lost hope. You have let darkness prevail. If you are full of shame and guilt. You have let darkness prevail; for true repentance is seen and heard by God, who forgives and forgets all sin.
Throw down your weapons of metal and despair and take up the Armor of God that shields you from the darkness of the world. Rebuke your untamed tongue and your weapons of the flesh that kill your brother and abide in His Holy Spirit to bear his fruit to encourage and edify others.
He who teaches you to hate your neighbor is not of God, neither are they under true obedience to God. Abba Father tells us to love even our enemy; for because of our favor in Him, He makes our enemy our footstool.
Finally, my brothers and sisters, with faith, there must be trust; for without trust in God, faith has no meaning; for faith is everlasting belief, not only in His name, but His power. Trust in God is an act of obedience.
Be still and know that I am God, He said. Be still and know that I AM God. Oh ye of little faith, who feel they must take things into their own hands and try to turn the world upside down. You cannot kick against the pricks–that is–the authority of God. The Word has been spoken and the invitation given. Those who wish to come to the feast will come. Those who do not wish to come make room for others who are hungry and thirsty. Are you hungry and thirsty for God, who is Love, or are you hungry and thirsty for blood and death?
By the grace of God–not by man–Noah and his family were saved during the flood. God extends salvation and He has extended it to all–His Way. Again, You cannot kick against the prick, that which God has planned and ordained. Who can question God’s ways? Who can box with God?
When the floods of life come upon you, will you be carried away by the weakness of bitterness and hatred or strengthened by love, grace and mercy? Will you be saved from the depths of hell or will the fire of His Sword pierce a hardened heart and vanquish you from His presence? Like lovers of the world and sin, those with hardened hearts are enemies of God and cannot enter His Kingdom.
Remember, that our peace and our strength comes from knowing who we are in Christ, through following His example, as the perfect man; knowing that we can do all things through He who strengthens us. We are not of this world. We are spiritual beings. Yet, as long as we are in these earthly bodies we will endure the hardships of this world. Within this reality we endure the true test of faith, belief, trust, and obedience to God.
Time and time again, I am told that not everyone believes as I do and I should come to accept and respect their beliefs. However, where is the respect for Truth? Where is the acceptance within knowingly leaving someone to perish? Are we being obedient to Christ and the Will and Way of God? Are we loving our neighbor as God loves them and as we love ourselves?
We cannot live in fear of what the world thinks of us. God told us to rule over our feelings. He has given us the ability to do so, through our abiding within Him. If we succumb to our fleshly feelings and our acceptance of the ideology and doctrine of the world; if we fight flesh instead of darkness, we, too, will perish. As One, we are more than conquerors; ruled not by our feelings, as Cain was, but rulers and over-comers, OBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD.
Walk by faith and love always my brothers and sisters, trusting and obeying God, Who is always in control.
By the Grace and Mercy of God,
Your Loving Servant and Soldier, united with the One,
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