Worthless salt crushed under foot by men

Posted: October 30, 2013 in End Times, Wake Up!
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You are the salt of the earth
But if its taste goes from the salt, how will you make it salt again?
It is then good for nothing but to be put out and crushed under foot by men.

As I sat down to write this article I am heavy in spirit.  I have felt the Lord impressing upon me the severity of the judgment that about to come upon those who call themselves “Christians.” I am acutely aware of the criticism that will be directed my way by proud “born-again believers” who are claiming to be “saved by grace” that I would even dare to write this article. But I have not rushed into this article by any means; rather I have been hesitant for a while to approach the subject myself by writing knowing it places me firmly in front of the mirror whereby as we judge others, so shall we be judge. Nevertheless, my convictions to obey the Lord has set me before my keyboard praying for God’s people and humility, grace and wisdom to address this subject as the Lord would lead.

The world is as full of those professing to be Christians as the rainbow is diverse in colors and hues. Today, Christendom encompasses a contrasting spectrum of thousands of denominations from archaic orthodox churches all around the world steeped in tradition to America’s modern social lounge churches settings with couches, subdued lighting and contemporary music and music videos playing on huge screens while some cool guy or gal assures everyone of the greatness of God’s love for them “just as they are.”

Thanks to the Mother of Harlots there is no shortage of places of “worship” and even more reasons that people go to them. Some go regularly out of cultural religious obligations, while others actually go mainly for business reasons. Many people go to church solely for acceptance, though not by God but socially by others, reasoning that at church others as a minimum will have to act like they love them. The prideful go in order to feel important, so they can routinely impress others with their superior knowledge of the bible and philosophy. Then there are the patriotic church goers that go routinely simply accepting it as their religious duty and to boldly declare their faith before men though often having little true charity for others or love and faithfulness to the one they claim to serve.

Sadly, unless they repent, many of these people are destined for a rude awakening when one day they hear the Lord Jesus say unto them, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels” and “I never knew you. Depart from Me for you who practice lawlessness!” Such strong words as these should sober up with fear those who claim “The Law” has been done away with “through grace,” Many of people who say such don’t even have the slightest idea what they are affirming as divine truth, and are like mimicking parrots endlessly chattering confidently their position with ignorant boldness.

What has long appeared as seemingly mere ceremonial practices to the vast unlearned was actually detailed prophetic actions explosive with revelations that completed their purposes and fulfillment upon  Jesus’ body being crucified upon the cross with His blood flowing and His life being  given a ransom for many. And so, what so many fail to realize is that “The Law” was not discarded, rather it was fulfilled, and the obligations of the Old Covenant was replaced by a greater New One directed by the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.

Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

Through the man Jesus Christ being crucified, God has given humanity everything necessary to be saved and to thus become both “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world.” The promises and benefits of the Gospel leave all without excuse should they “fall short” as the author of Hebrews warned us above. Blessings upon blessings available,

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

I personally strongly favor how Young translated verse 2, “Grace to you, and peace be multiplied in the acknowledgement of God and of Jesus our Lord!” It is not our knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord, rather our consistent acknowledgment of Him through our surrendered obedience.  For we who claim to be members of the followers of Jesus Christ need to be careful not to follow after the same pattern of unbelief that those who were first given the “oracles of God.” As Christian we are all made stewards of the “New Covenant,” even the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and therefore must be found faithful… or we will be declared faithless.

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.

Sadly, too many professing Christians have striven to be faithful and have consequently become lukewarm, complacent and have “settled on their lees” just as Jeremiah and Zephaniah had prophesied about Moab and Jerusalem-

Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

 Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

God will never be pleased if those He has called out to be separate stubbornly refuse to. Those He delivers and saves are meant to be salt and light to a fallen world by their acknowledging Him and continual seeking to know Him as He so desires to be known. Instead, just as Moab became idle and slothful, they too refuse to empty themselves from their old wineskin (life) and be placed in a new wineskin where they can be filled with the flavor and scent of Jesus Christ crucified as they pick up their crosses and follow Christ.

Because many seemingly go unpunished and are not immediately taken into captivity, they like Moab say in their heart, “The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.” They think they can just go on with their life foolishly rationalizing that God will neither bless their obedience nor chastise their sins. Yet what did the Lord say to Moab? . . . and to Jerusalem?

Jeremiah 48:12 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I shall send him wine-workers Who will tip him over And empty his vessels And break the bottles. 13 Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, As the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence. 14 “How can you say, ‘We are mighty And strong men for the war’? 15 Moab is plundered and gone up from her cities; Her chosen young men have gone down to the slaughter,” says the King, Whose name is the LORD of hosts. 16 “The calamity of Moab is near at hand, And his affliction comes quickly. 17 Bemoan him, all you who are around him; And all you who know his name, Say, ‘How the strong staff is broken, The beautiful rod!’

Zephaniah 1:13 Therefore their goods shall become booty, And their houses a desolation; They shall build houses, but not inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards, but not drink their wine.” 14 The great day of the LORD is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out. 15 That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of devastation and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of trumpet and alarm Against the fortified cities And against the high towers. 17 “I will bring distress upon men, And they shall walk like blind men, Because they have sinned against the LORD; Their blood shall be poured out like dust, And their flesh like refuse.” 18 Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the LORD’S wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land.

Do not think because judgment seemingly tarries here, do not allow yourselves to be distracted into complacency! For how few recognized what was transpiring at the 2012 Olympics after the song “Jerusalem” concluded, a song about rebuilding Jerusalem “in England’s green and pleasant land . . . among these dark Satanic Mills” referring to the industrial revolution, a whole new era. Once the song concluded, a man in the top hat begins a satanic prophecy quoting  words spoken by a half man/ half beast from The Tempest. But after the quote the tree was plucked up by its roots as the band Underworld began to beat out on drums a rhythm called Pandemonium as hordes of workers come up out of the depth.  “Pandemonium” is the capital of hell in the poem Paradise Lost by 17th century English poet John Milton and can be interpreted “all demons.”

Below are the words quoted –

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine ears and sometime voices that, if I then had waked after long sleep, will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me that, when I waked, I cried to dream again.”

The purpose of these words were to announce to the nations that the plans of darkness have been put into place, for the “noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not” mentioned refers to the sounds from a spirit which was set loose from its place of captivity in The Tempest were but to put to sleep those not watching and aware, to charm them into inertness, false peace and security.

Yet God too has sounded His warning as house stenographer Diane Reidy cried out on the floor of the Congress three times that God will not be mocked; He will surely avenge Himself against the wicked. But if you look around, it seems many who have taken the name of Christ unto themselves have forgotten that “judgment MUST begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Be assured, before God brings His swift and sure judgment upon the rest of the world, viz. the atheists and those in false religions worshipping in lies and darkness fallen angels and false gods, He will first address those who have taken His name in vain and lived lawlessly by serving their own appetites and desires while claiming the name of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Jeremiah 25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 49:12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? Thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. 13 For I have sworn by Myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. 14 I have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.

People, this handwriting is not written on a back alleyway wall, it is being written like graffiti all over the whole earth, “You have been weighed in the balances, and are found to be lacking.”  Not only  are wicked going to be experience the wrath of God, it is written judgment MUST begin at the house of God, upon those who with pharisaical arrogance claim to be the Bride of Jesus Christ and serving Him as Lord.

John 4:23 But the hour comes and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

No law? No more circumcision? No, at least not of the oldness of the letter, but certainly in the newness of the Spirit. Paul declares the true worshippers of Jesus Christ are the circumcision, those who have cut of the flesh having picked up their crosses and are following Him, walking in the spirit and not the flesh. Such are true saints, within whom the righteousness of the law is actually realized as they continually empty themselves unto God as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable. Therefore their old “taste” does not “remained” in them, nor their “scent” linger unchanged, rather they become a “sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God” much like “the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.”

Please, be not deceived, not all the persecution happening now against the “Christian” churches is the wrath of the adversary against God’s people, much of it is actually God’s wrath against those who have taken His name in vain. This is the heart of this message and believers need to awake unto righteousness. For some, even in light of the gospel being professed from their own lips, have not a personal, intimate knowledge of God to their own shame. Jesus said, “My sheep know Me. They hear My voice and follow Me.” Is this you?

We cannot take name of Christ and call ourselves Christian and still walk in the flesh and not be condemned, it is contrary to scripture. The Almighty has warned us repeatedly in His word that He will not hold them guiltless who have taken His name in vain.  Those “in Christ Jesus . . . walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” and only then “there is therefore is now no condemnation.” This is an everlasting precept and foundational truth of “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” that makes believers “free from the law of sin and death.”

Do you think it was merely a discretionary suggestion when Jesus told us to pray that we might be accounted worthy to escape the judgment foretold to come upon the religious and the world?

Luke 21:31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.  32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. 34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

Church of Jesus Christ, we have been forewarned that if we as “the salt of the earth has lost its savor, it is good for nothing. But to be thrown out and trodden under foot of men.” This is precisely what God did repeatedly with those to whom He gave stewardship over His oracles and yet were unfaithful. Stewards MUST be found faithful. But because they did not like, or search, to retain God in an intimate knowledge of truth and spirit, their hearts remained unchanged. It was easier to just settle on the lees and dregs, embracing the dead works of ceremonies and traditions of empty (but often well-organized) religion of the flesh while their hearts drifted far from God. Sadly, hearing they hear not, seeing they see not. Therefore did God cast them out to be trodden under the foot of their enemies. Let your hearts be struck with godly fear at the cry of Jeremiah-

Jeremiah 4:3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Our God is a consuming fire! This is not merely an Old Testament concept, for Hebrews sounds the alarm loud and clear that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Oh you should fall face down to the ground with shame if you do not sense the heartache and anguish poor Jeremiah suffered as he was commanded to proclaim the righteous judgment of God upon his own country and kinsmen. Nonetheless God’s word burned as a fire and Jeremiah could not contain, he had to cry out the judgment of a holy God against an hypocritical and adulterous people who God had called by His name to be a holy people, people who carelessly allowed their hearts to become harden against Him by keeping the dead works of their own man-serving religion which they wickedly sanctioned in His holy name.

Jeremiah 4:5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. 7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. 8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us. 9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder. 10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely You has greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, You shall have peace; whereas the sword reaches unto the soul.

In Jeremiah 23 the Lord asks a simple question, “What is the chaff to the wheat?”  It is but an empty shell whereas the wheat is the very heart and meat for which both the sower and harvester labored. The chaff is fit only to be tossed to the wind and blown away, or as John the Baptist testified of Jesus, “He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire . . . He will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Considerably these words of Job –

Job 21:17 How often is the candle of the wicked put out? How often does their destruction come upon them, The sorrows God distributes in His anger? 18 They are like straw before the wind, And like chaff that a storm carries away. 19 They say, ‘God lays up one’s iniquity for his children’; Let Him recompense him, that he may know it. 20 Let his eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

I urge you to think carefully about just how the wicked have their candle put out, especially in light of Proverbs 20:27, “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” If the candle of the wicked is put out, it is because this candle is represents their spirit which was created to be “the candle of the Lord.” That which causes a man to be wheat and not merely chaff is nothing within him; rather it is the life comes into him. But what is this life?

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shined into the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

What makes men more than mere chaff is whether the seed/kernel/life is within us; it is as John testifies the Light which lights every man that comes into the world. All men have their candle lit with the true Light, but there comes a point in time when their candle is put out by their own willful wickedness. At such a point they become as the chaff which burst open allowing the kernel of life to escape and being left empty are blown away by the winds of sin’s deceitfulness and the doctrines of devils.

Paul testified to his Jewish brothers how he too was once alive . . . before he was old to understand and thus be convicted by God’s holy commandments. Yet, when he willfully chose to sin against the clear conviction and Light of God’s law written in his heart, that very Light which was his life departed from him and Paul died and immediately became in need of being born/lit again.

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

Jesus gave us another parable worth pondering with the tares and wheat which grow together because an enemy managed to sneak in and sow corrupt seeds in field which was planned for the growing of wheat.

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, did not you sow good seed in thy field? From where then has it tares?” 28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” Then said the servants unto him, “Will you then that we go and gather them up?” 29 But he said, “No, lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

What many fail to come to terms with here is the gathering of the tares into bundles to be burned before the gathering of the wheat into the barn. Clearly the tares are the counterfeit wheat which has no desirable kernel of wheat in them. The tares looked like wheat in the very beginning, but quickly became distinguishable to the servants of the householder as mere tares, worthless. However, to uproot them straightway would only have served to damage the young wheat, so they were permitted to grow together until just prior to harvest. At that time the tares will be gathered together into bundles only to be burned. I am inclined to think many of these bundles are nothing more than dead churches that have Christ in name only but are really dead like the Church of Sarduis-

Revelation 3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars says these things. I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead. 2 Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found your works being fulfilled before God. 3 Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

What a horrible thing this would be, for the Lord to know of your works and to tell you that even though you might call yourself a “born-again Christian,” that you’re really dead. He has withdrawn His life from you because you have defiled your garments. He forgave you and washed you in His blood so He could come afresh into you as His temple and you counted his blood as a common thing and chose to compromise your walk with Him by continuing in the flesh, trampling His sacrifice underfoot as you pursue carnal appetites while rejecting the convictions of the Spirit of Grace given you to empower you to be a overcomer. Fortunately that wasn’t the status of all the believers in Sardis –

 Revelation 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. And they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

How is it so many do not recognize it is very nature of faith and love and responsibility of believers to utilize all the benefits of the Lord and to purify themselves before Him? Why are so many are content to simply say “I’m forgiven?” Are they really so dull of hearing and ignorant of God’s word that they don’t recognize scripture teaches us it is one thing to be forgiven and a whole other thing to make one’s own self ready? The first is the starting line where all must begin while the second is the running of the race, fighting the fight and keeping of the faith, for not all who start will finish the race.

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.

Consider again His words to Sardis, “Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.” God will not be mocked, nor will He do anything without showing it to His prophets first. All generations have been thoroughly warned by holy precept and the divine historical record of God’s repeated dealings upon an adulterous people called by His name. Therefore, I have written this to warn the body that much of what is happening and being called “Christian persecution” is actually His coming upon those who have taken His name in vain and like salt have lost their flavor and have become foolish and are therefore being trodden under foot of men. As the Holy Spirit said through Peter, I believe He is warning again even this day, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

I am afraid for many in the church, for I fear for so long they have carelessly only celebrated the goodness of God and have become ignorant and slack regarding His severity. Paul warned God would assuredly break off any wild branches full of vain confidence when the time comes for the natural branches to be grafted back in; with the unfruitful branches, they are all surely destined for the fire.  With godly fear, Sisters and Brothers, and brokenness and gratitude we must redeem the remaining time, diligently seeking the Lord in all prayer with fasting while He may be found. With purposeful striving we must single our eyes and hearts and draw ever closer and closer, hiding ourselves under His wings while with fresh boldness of the Spirit proclaiming His glorious name, everlasting kingdom and righteousness.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the narrow gate. For I say to you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able. 25 And once the Master of the house has risen up and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us, and He shall answer and say to you, I do not know you; from where are you; 26 then you shall begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You have taught in our streets. 27 But He shall say, I tell you, I do not know you; from where you are. Depart from Me, all workers of unrighteousness! 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you will see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves being thrust out.

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

 Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake you that sleeps, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Extra study points for consideration –

  Mt 5:13 (KJV) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour <mwrainw>, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

<mwrainw>  – moraino,  (mo-rah’-ee-no); to become insipid; figuratively, to make (passively, act) as a simpleton:–become fool, make foolish, lose savour.

From the word – moros, (mo-ros’); dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd:–fool(-ish, X -ishness).

All scriptures with the Greek word mwrainw  – moraino,  (mo-rah’-ee-no);

Mt 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour <mwrainw>, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

 Lu 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour <mwrainw>, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

 Ro 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools <mwrainw>,

 1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath <mwrainw> not God made foolish <mwrainw> the wisdom of this world?

All scriptures with the word <mwrov> – moros, (mo-ros’);

– dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd:–fool(-ish, X -ishness).

Mt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool <mwrov>, shall be in danger of hell fire.

 Mt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish <mwrov> man, which built his house upon the sand:

 Mt 23:17 Ye fools <mwrov> and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

 Mt 23:19 Ye fools <mwrov> and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

 Mt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish <mwrov>.

 Mt 25:3 They that were foolish <mwrov> took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

 Mt 25:8 And the foolish <mwrov> said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

 1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness <mwrov> of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish <mwrov> things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

 1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool <mwrov>, that he may be wise.

 1Co 4:10 We are fools <mwrov> for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

 2Ti 2:23 But foolish <mwrov> and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

 Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish <mwrov> questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Summary:

It is very foolish to be salt and then lose the flavor.

(Also check out an excellent and very thorough 2012 Olympics expository by Nathan Leal at Watchman’s Cry.)

 

Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    better check name of house stenographer (not sebellius)

  2. bowingsrev178 says:

    Awesome!….Thank you for speaking Truth…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Speaking from experience I was just in that place and thank God he pulled me out, so I say to all those who see this, time is short, please get on your knees and ask, no, beg God to forgive you and let you hear and see what others cannot. Amen !!!

  4. Kim says:

    William, I have noticed of late how many say that God loves us “just as we are” and “no matter what we do”, and while I know that He does, isn’t it true that God loves the sinner and hates his sin? In other words, does He really love us just as we are and no matter what we do? When we ask Christ to live within us and to be our savior, aren’t we asking Him to change us so that we are no longer the same? Do you see or understand what I am trying to say?

    • William E. Males says:

      Greetings Sister Kim,

      The more truthful way to say it is that God loves us regardless of how we are. But a problem of confusion manages to persist within the church because many simply do not understand God’s love. This is not a mere emotion that God has for us where He has intense feelings towards us, rather His “love” is a righteous commitment to His own workmanship to provide a remedy where problems (sin) exists.

      God’s righteous love is what compels Him the visit the prisoners (to bring keys to being set free) and clothes us when we are naked (without righteousness) and to feed us (spiritual food to grow in Him) and visit us when we are sick (assure us He can heal us and make all things new). God’s love is not the acceptance of our sins, rather a compassionate commitment to alter everything in our lives from dark to light, death to life and captivity to bondage… if we let Him. Grace and peace are multiplied in the lives of believers when they acknowledge God through faith(fulness) . This is why He gives grace, for obedience to the faith.

      Acts 6:7 And the word of God was increasing. And the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was multiplying exceedingly; even a great crowd of the priests OBEYED THE FAITH.
      Ro 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 (which He had promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures), 3 about His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead; 5 by whom WE HAVE RECEIVED GRACE and apostleship, TO OBEDIENCE TO THE FAITH among all nations, for His name.

      Ro 15:17 Therefore I have boasting in Christ Jesus as to THE THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ did not work out by me for the OBEDIENCE OF THE NATIONS IN WORD AND DEED, 19 in power of miracles and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem, and all around to Illyricum, I HAVE FULLY PREACHED THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.

      Ro 16:25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, having been unvoiced during eternal times; 26 but now has been made plain, and by the prophetic Scriptures, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations FOR THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH.

      The Gospel is that God loves sinners enough that He will not leave them in their sins if they are willing to confess their sins and repent and return the commitment of righteous love through obedience to the faith back to Him with their whole hearts, once dead sinners now living sacrifices, holy and acceptable.

      Nevertheless and regardless of God’s love for us regardless of how we are when He called us, grace can be frustrate and longsuffering does have a limit.

      Deut 28:63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

      Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

      William

  5. Deirdre says:

    Time to come out of ‘churches’ all together!
    Peace,
    Deirdre

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