Saturday, May 22, 2021

EXPECT no love from the world

 

Mark 16:15-16

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Go ye into all the world, 

and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; 

but he that believeth not shall be damned.


Are you a true born again?

How have people received you, so far?

Are you welcomed into people's hearts?

Or are you shunned from society?

Are you mocked?

Reviled?

Avoided?

Do people listen to the gospel of Jesus that you share?

Or even to a few verses from Scripture you share?

Or are they still so much in themselves, not desiring to comprehend the Word of God?

Do people look at you blankly, or wish you'd go away?

Do people look at you strangely, thinking you're nuts?

Or perhaps thinking you're obsessed with Jesus?

Are they scared you might convert them?

Are they scared of changing?

Well, expect all that when you start sharing the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST.

Expect no love from the world.

If you can stand alone, shunned, and yet your heart is full of love for Jesus, living on His Word, then you're a true born again.

The thing about the gospel of Christ is that it's too beautiful, sacred, and precious not to share.

When you've come to know the Word of God, the promises, the prophecies, the mysteries of the Lord, how can you keep it to yourself?

You'd want everyone to meet Jesus in the air on that day God appoints.

You would not want them to suffer the tribulation.

But people are of the flesh.

They waver, and prefer the world.

They're sorely addicted.

James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


That's why, as born again, don't take rejection personally.

If Jesus suffered rejection, He being the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, for whom everything was created, who are we to think we are more special than the Lord?

We are servants of the Lord.

We take up that cross, too.

Luke 9:23

King James Version

23 And he said to them all, 

If any man will come after me, 

let him deny himself, 

and take up his cross daily, 

and follow me.


Expect hardship.

Expect rejection.

Expect hatred.

For this world belongs to a different god.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


Only the Holy Spirit of God can change men's hearts.

Follow the path led you by Jesus, as a born again.

Deliver the message you are meant to.

Obey the will of the Lord.

Share the gospel as much as you can.

If people want to listen, the Lord has opened their heart.

Matthew 10:13

King James Version

13 And if the house be worthy, 

let your peace come upon it: 

but if it be not worthy, 

let your peace return to you.


If you are rejected, Jesus told us what to do.

Matthew 10:14

King James Version

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, 

nor hear your words, 

when ye depart out of that house or city, 

shake off the dust of your feet.


He also said what would happen to such people, or city.

Matthew 10:15

King James Version

15 Verily I say unto you, 

It shall be more tolerable for the land 

of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, 

than for that city.


Keep going, in service to the Lord.

Do what God appoints you to do.

Please no man.

Only please God.

Watch, pray, and wait for the day the Lord descends from heaven, with a shout.

Don't even focus on your reward.

Focus only on serving God.

Keep your heart pure.

Follow the Lord's commandments.

It's really wonderful being born again.

Our lives have real meaning.

Our work has real value.

Our Master is the REAL Master.

Only by becoming a true born again, can we see clearly.

The true born again only focuses on JESUS.

Welcome to the real world of those born again in Christ!


Updated 26 January 2022


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