As I sat across from an eighteen year old young woman, I asked the question “why don’t you want to be Saved?”
She responded. “I want to curse. I want to fornicate. I am a liar and I talk bad about people. I do not want to be a hypocrite. ” I want to do what I want to do without feeling bad about what I do.” I appreciated her honesty. However, I replied, “You know you just rejected God. “If you should die right now, you know that you will go to hell. Are you telling me you would rather go to hell then to received salvation?”
She responded. “I guess I just go to hell.”
I asked her to think about her salvation. I hugged her and told her that I will love her no matter what. However, I had to release her, but I pray that God will not let her rest in her sins and that she will repent and receive salvation. I had a wonderful summer plan for her before she went to college. However, she has chosen the ride down the road to sin. She wants to enjoy the ride of sin than the road of salvation.
I reared her, off and on, from the age of three to eleven years old. Her mother was 17 years old when she first became a member of The Safe Program that I founded and directed in 1995 through 2001. As I remember her childhood, I remember her mother’s behavior. This eighteen year old is now displaying most of her mother’s sins. Even though her mother is in her late thirties, married, and a Christian, she still lies, backbites, curses, and gossip. I have repeatedly told her to change her behavior. She is a faithful member of her church. Her daughter is displaying the same sins as her mother. The sins were never broken, for her mother continues to do the same sins. This is an example of a generational curse. The curse is the consequence of the sins.
Many Christians who are actively involved in various roles of the church PRACTICES sins, such as, fornication, adultery, shacking-up, homosexuality, lying, stealing, gossiping, backbiting, pride, and arrogance., and many Christians are unkind and selfish. They are good at putting on the “face.”
Most often, Christians forget that Jesus, by the Blood of reconciliation that govern our lives, is Lord over and within our lives. We gave God permission to rein within our bodies which becomes God’s temple. We should treat our temples with the highest reverence because God is now living within us. However, many only focus on the appearance of the temple but not the depth.
God want us to have depth – becoming one with him, which is His Word. 1st Corinthians 6:17 “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit” (NIV). St. John 17:21-23 says “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, are in me, and I in thee, that they also be one in us…”(NIV) We are becoming one with God each time that we obey God’s word. God says in St. John 14:23 “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching…, and St. John 14:15 says “if you love me, keep my commandments.” God is saying that only those who obey my Word (teachings) and commandments are those who love me. Read more about Are You Enjoying the Ride? …