While we may find our daily lives is a balancing act, our Spiritual life are also a balancing act.
Or at least it should be.
On my last post I mentioned “There has to be an even level approach to preaching/ministering the Word of God” While I was refering to ministering both sides of the Gospel: Repentance and Grace, I also believe that we need to extent that idea in our relationship to the body of believers.
Simply put: we may not always need to deal with all Christians/all people the same way.
Just because one doesn’t believe in a harsh approach to ministering the Gospel doesn’t make them the enemy. Just because someone doesn’t believe in a softer approach to ministering the Gospel doesn’t make them the enemy either.
If we learn to listen, we may actually hear that soft-spoken preacher deliver a scorching message on repentance.
If we learn to listen. we may actually hear that so offensive preacher deliver a heart-warming, soul saving message.
If we learn to listen.
If we learn to understand.
While I don’t believe in always sugar sweet Gospel, according to the reality of the crucifixion of the Lamb of God, Â I do believe in the Fathers’ love for both the lost and found. You know, because our relationship with Jesus is like that: He’s happy when you are on the straight and narrow.
Yet when you start slipping and sliding Â He can get get really stern real quick.
Continue to slide, past the slipping point, and He will start to enforce the laws in a harsh manner.
That’s the point I am afraid is not being preached from the Pulpit.
Truthfully, although a harsh word is so dearly needed in light of the circumstances of the world today, what we really need is a preacher that can go from zero to 120 mph in under 5 seconds.
Remember, you are preaching to a body that needs a harsh rebuke at times, yet a loving word continually.
The Lord doesn’t always rebuke. He does call out for His Bride to come home to Him!
Lean 100% all of the time towards the left or right, and you are NOT going to please God. You cannot run the same circle when God has called you to the straight and narrow.
God is still the Judge, depending on your relationship with Him, He is also the jury and the executioner.
Yeah, Jesus is your lawyer, but still…have you ever seen a lawyer defeat the Law?
Sometimes mercy has to give place to the law. They work hand in hand, like a balancing act.
Always remember what brought you to the Lord: His mercy.
Always remember what kept you in line: His wrath.
So if one Christian comes singing God’s mercies, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t know, or don’t care about His wrath.
If another Christian comes preaching Hell’s fire, that doesn’t mean they don’t know, or don’t care about His mercies.
God’s wrath is actually very potent, it will definitely consume you.
But it doesn’t last forever.
His love, however, is everlasting. Forever and ever!!!!
There are two sides to the same God.
Which side are you on?
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelation 22:13
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good. Proverbs 20:23