Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"You are quick to boast about your accomplishments and the things you do, yet I am not impressed. You are filled with self-satisfaction and with excessive pride. You say and do these things to gain the approval of men and think that I approve. Only those who do the will of My Father will share in my glory (Rev 3:12 All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God--the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name). For in these days, men have become pleasure seekers and have allowed their minds to become filled with the foolishness of their hearts. You seek to build on My word, yet you labor in vain for your eyes seek the rewards of those who follow you. Therefore I declare you have received what you seek. Repent this day, turn from your wickedness and run back to me, for I desire to heal your heart and cause you to walk in My truth. Come, seek My face, listen to My voice, for I am the One calling you and gather those who diligently seek and obey My voice. Come, set aside your foolishness, render your heart, deny your flesh and worship Me"... Declares the Lord
My friends, we are living in a time that everything is drawing to an end. A time where we need to discern now more than ever what is of God. Many have been tricked by the craftiness of man and have fallen prey to the lies and the deceit of the enemy. We live in a quick fix society and our motivations is rooted in greed. We have run after the lies because our motives are self-centered and our focus is on things that are of no value to the Kingdom of God. It is as if we are not satisfied with what Jesus has to offer, we are looking to establish kingdoms for ourselves, yet, this is and remains foolishness, for anything born outside of Christ is doomed and will fail. The Church is in crisis and we think that we are okay, but God by His blessed Holy Spirit causes the hearts of those who diligently seek Him to see the Truth.
We run after false teachers who tell us that we can become rich and have made money their God and we think this is the way of the Lord. Their hearts chase after foolish things and cause many to follow. This is a time to warn the Church, to encourage the Body to turn from their foolishness and to turn back to the Lord. There is only One way, and this remains through Christ (John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me). There is no alternative my friends, there is NO other way that would cause righteousness to manifest in the hearts of those who seek the Truth. Jesus is the Truth and life is found in abundance through Him.
Why seek the way of the pleasure seekers, when we are instructed to set our minds on those things that are above? Therefore, we must search our hearts to ensure that we are not following the call or the leading of man, but rather, unconditionally surrendered to the purpose of Christ in us, for herein lies the victory.