Are You Enjoying The Ride?

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, and I am a liar. I want to do these things without thinking about why I should not be doing it. I don’t want to feel guilty and I don’t want to be a hypocrite!”

I replied, “You know you just rejected God.” I

asked her “if you should die right now, 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.

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. 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, curse, and gossip.  I have repeatedly told her to change her behavior. She continues to do so even though 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.

As with many Christians who are actively involved in various roles of the church that PRACTICES sins, such as, fornication, adultery, shacking-up, homosexuality, lying, stealing, gossiping, backbiting, pride, and arrogance.  Many Christians are unkind and selfish.

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 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) 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.” 

The Holy Spirit is each Christian Comforter.  The Holy Spirits is within us to help us grow, teach, help guide us, strengthen us during our trials and tribulations, and chastens us; convicting our hearts when we want or have sinned that we may repent – turning completely away and staying away from those sins and people that will keep us bound and from receiving the blessing of promises that God has already purpose for those who love him by obeying his word (1st Corinthians 2:9).

When a confessed Christian purposely practices sin then he or she does not love God as they admit. God says that “they praise me with their mouths but their hearts are far from me.”

The sin is more important than that Christian’s love for God.  The sin act becomes his or hers god. These sins open the door for Satan to become ruler over one’s life. One who practices sins has literally rejected God’s love, mercy, and grace.

If a confessed Christian that practices sins continues to ignore the Holy Spirit’s conviction then God says he will turn them over to a reprobate mind.  In Romans 1:28 “Since they though it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.” (NLT)  Otherwise, “go ahead and DO YOU. I will release you and let you go to hell since this is what you have chosen to do.”

Now, I understand how it is to get “caught-up” in fornication being a single Christian virtuous voluptuous woman. I remembered when I had fallen short.  I wanted to be love by this Christian man and I wanted to feel his love for me, so I thought by committing fornication with him, he would love me.

Before, I fell short in fornication; I use to say what “I will never do.” It is very easy to say such things when one stay away from those sins that will tempt a person. The Holy Spirit will not let me rest in my sins. I felt so convicted after committing the fornicating acts.  I was literally torn.  The sin “ride” was enjoyable for only that moment.  The sin left me “broken” feeling unloved and not receiving the love I wanted to feel from this Christian man.  The relationship became “broken.” I was left feeling degraded and disrespected.

I truly repented for allowing my thoughts and flesh to break my fellowship and relationship with God.  The good thing that came out of it was that God had shown me that I was his. God love me so much that the Holy Spirit convicted me, for God chastens those who he loves (Hebrews 12:6). I am in God and He is in me.

Sin when practice, breaks our fellowship and relationship with our Lord and Savior.  Remember that God does not hear a sinner’s prayer as stated in St. John 9:31 “We know that God does not listen to sinners.  He listens to the godly person who does his will” – obey God’s Word. When Christians practices sin, God does not hear them, for He is Holy.

The eighteen year old who does not want salvation, because she wants to do what she wants to do, without having a conscience and does not want the Holy Spirit to convict her, and the Christians who practices sins and does not obey God’s word – all enjoy the ride for only a moment, but when the moments are done – over with, the consequences of those sins are the brokenness of fail relationships, unforgiveness, and damnation.

Those of you who get “caught up” in your practice sins; there is a way of escape.  God promises in 1st Corinthians 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted; he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (NIV)

1st John 1:9 “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”(NIV)

I ask you again.

Are you enjoying the ride?

 

 

 

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